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May 29, 2009
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem) has signed a technology license agreement with ExxonMobil Chemical for a previously announced 200,000-m.t./year tubular high-pressure...
May 29, 2009
The recession has zapped power from the latest-reporting information technology (IT) firms serving the chemical industry. Licensing revenues, in particular, at many firms have been hit...
May 28, 2009
By Brian Willson, Microsoft When visiting a customer of mine in the chemical industry, I asked the sales team how it started its day, and the unanimous answer was “checking my...
May 28, 2009
Arch Chemicals has chosen Microsoft CRM software in an attempt to streamline its customer relationship data, Arch and Microsoft say. Arch, whose two core business units are Treatment...
May 26, 2009
The development of novel bioprocesses for producing chemicals is accelerating at a pace never seen before, thanks to the convergence of sophisticated information technology (IT)...
May 22, 2009
New Database Aims to Improve Inter-Company Communication A pioneering Internet-based system for screening and monitoring contractors is set to go live on June 1 in Texas City, TX. The...
May 1, 2009
Nova Chemicals says it has agreed to license its expandable polystyrene (EPS) cup bead technology to Supreme Petrochem Ltd. (SPL; Mumbai) for a project at SPL’s Nagothane, India...
April 20, 2009
Enterprise software developer Oracle (Redwood Shores, CA) says it has agreed to acquire hardware and server systems firm Sun Microsystems (Santa Clara, CA) for about $7.4 billion, or...
April 13, 2009
Management and IT consulting firm BearingPoint says it has agreed to sell its Japan operation to PwC Advisory (PwC Japan), a PricewaterhouseCooper firm operating in Japan. BearingPoint...
April 13, 2009
Venturbay Consultants Private Ltd., a unit of Tech Mahindra (Pune, India), has won the bid to acquire a controlling stake in Satyam Computer Services (Hyderabad, India). Satyam says...
April 10, 2009
Companies are significantly increasing the movement of back office work, including accounting and human resources, to emerging regions, especially India, to save costs, analysts say...
April 10, 2009
IT expenditures at U.S. chemical companies are expected to increase about 4.3% this year, to $6.2 billion, according to a recent study by Manufacturing Insights, a unit of IDC...
April 6, 2009
Developing and executing a clear pricing strategy is a crucial component of success and can help companies emerge strongly from the difficult economy, say Paul Adair of Vendavo and...
March 31, 2009
The International Chemical Identifier (InChi), an International Union of Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) global standard for identifying chemical substances, seems to be moving forward with...
March 26, 2009
IBM plans to lay off about 5,000 U.S. workers, roughly 1.3% of its total workforce, and transfer much of the work load to India, according to a recent story in the Wall Street Journal...
March 25, 2009
BearingPoint, which filed for bankruptcy protection last month, says it plans to sell all of its businesses to several parties, including Deloitte as well as Pricewaterhouse Coopers...
March 20, 2009
Tosoh says it will reorganize its operations in Europe to strengthen its business in the region. Tosoh Bioscience N.V. (Tessenderlo, Belgium), the European sales and distribution arm...
February 20, 2009
BearingPoint filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for its U.S. operations yesterday with a pre-arranged restructuring plan that will help alleviate some of its $1-billion debt...
February 20, 2009
India’s Company Law Board (CLB) has approved Satyam Computer Services’ (Hyderabad, India) plan to increase equity so that the financially troubled IT consulting firm may...
February 2, 2009
Spice Group (Mumbai) has made a rupee20-billion ($408 million) offer for a majority stake in IT consulting firm Satyam Computer Services (Hyderabad, India), according to media reports...
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