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Microsoft and Accenture Upstream Oil & Gas Computing Trends Survey 2010 Shows O&G Wrestling With Information Overload

Microsoft and Accenture Upstream Oil & Gas Computing Trends Survey 2010, polled 172 upstream oil and gas professionals within national, international and independent oil companies and service and supply companies worldwide, found that for 44% of respondents, the upstream data explosion continues to have a negative effect on their ability to get their work done. In particular, respondents state that more extensive upstream IT standards 57%, a service-oriented architecture approach 57%, cloud computing 30%, and social media 30% hold the most value for providing enhanced computing.

Also, Microsoft Upstream Reference Architecture Initiative, continues to move forward to define and expand a common reference architecture as the “unifying language” and a force for productivity and integration in industry 60 industry players have announced their participation in the initiative — Esri, Idea Integration Corp., Neofirma Inc., NetApp, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. and The Information Store Inc. — bringing the total number of initiative participants to 25.


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