Discover Your Real Blend Giveaway

Discover Your Real Blend Giveaway

Typically, blend related data is stored in disparate software systems. Although specialist software systems are used to control the actual blend during its cycle, there is value and insight in providing automated analysis of multiple blends by grade. Here are some potential considerations that affect the ability and function of such point solutions: Is the… READ MORE

Everyone Has A Plan Until…

Everyone Has A Plan Until…

“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth”, Mike Tyson. I was checking out Bill Gross’s TED talk, ‘The single biggest reason why startups succeed’ and at the point where Bill quoted Mike Tyson, it occurred to me that Mike’s, and of course Bill’s, insight could be applied to how we help… READ MORE

Operational Intelligence and Risk Management

Operational Intelligence and Risk Management

Leading Indicators for Early Risk Recognition and Avoidance Given the thousands of mechanical components and moving parts, innumerable organizational policies and procedures, and potentially dozens of regulatory perspectives; remaining ahead of it all and managing to full compliance is a formidable task. And, while most organizations have instituted some manner of operational performance management based… READ MORE

[Infographic] 5 Refining Challenges

[Infographic] 5 Refining Challenges

A few weeks ago, we had a question on Linkedin asking where XHQ has been used in the last 16 years. Siemens did a recalculation of XHQ’s usage statistics and here are the latest numbers: 100,000+ users world-wide 600+ Sites 175+ Major Refineries 350+ Chemical / Petrochemical plants 100+ Upstream Sites Check out our XHQ… READ MORE

Balanced Investments (Part 2 of 2)

Balanced Investments (Part 2 of 2)

This is the second segment of a two part series on Balanced Investments. Assessing and Achieving Balance The ability to generate maximum benefits from existing IT investments requires: All features and capabilities of technology to be fully utilized Employees to be fully equipped and enabled to deliver their expected value While organizations will commonly expend… READ MORE

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