Microsoft announced the launch of the ChemRA initiative, an endeavor led by Microsoft and its industry partners.
“This initiative is not a Microsoft product-mandated system. Rather, it seeks to develop an IT framework that allows for the easy flow of information across organizations. ChemRA is based on a set of principles that map to the most common use cases of technology for users in the chemical and oil refining industries.”
The five pillars of ChemRA are: Natural User Experience, Application Interoperability, Enhanced Collaboration, Business Insight, Solid Infrastructure.