A surge in new petrochemical production capacities across China, mainly for paraxylene, is likely to be the key factor that will heavily impact the sector globally, with US-China trade tensions next in line. Both factors have the potential to cause disruptions and change trade flows, while triggering fluctuations in margins.
Volatile upstream markets, such as crude oil and naphtha, are not making these markets any more predictable either, and 2019 is set to be a year full of challenges.
This special outlook report takes an in-depth look at the key themes expected to shape key Asian petrochemical markets in the months ahead.
Published By: VeriShip
Published Date: Jul 26, 2019
You may believe your shipping operation is a well-oiled machine; you pay your invoices on time, your costs seem to be under control and, as
far as you know, your customers are satisfied with your service… But with shipping, there’s more than what meets the eye.
Here are five common mistakes shippers make
You may see recommendations for universal tractor transmission oil, anti-wear hydraulic oil, zinc free hydraulic oil, TO-4 transmission drive train oil, and more. These varying recommendations can leave one confused and asking, “Is there one hydraulic oil I could use in all of my mobile equipment?” This is a question our technical team is asked frequently; after all, hydraulic systems perform similar duties, and some components, like pumps and valves, can be common across different OEM brands.
Published By: Airfoil PR
Published Date: Apr 21, 2010
In our latest Point of View, "The Dirtiest Word In Business," Airfoil has assembled a collective set of best practices to help technology marketers meet the communications challenges of a new digital decade.
Who among us has not recoiled before the horror of a terrible
Interactive Voice Response (IVR) experience? IVR technology was
created to save businesses money, but it has mutated into a timesucking,
customer experience-crushing monster!
If connecting with a customer in this day of customer experience is
the goal, there’s a better way! Contain the IVR before it kills another
customer relationship. Can we bring the technology to heel and
bend it to our will? And can we stop its rampage before artificial
intelligence makes it too powerful to be stopped?
Technological advances are disrupting the status quo and bringing huge turmoil in their wake. Industries are converging, and new competitors emerging, as never before. The nature of work is changing and demand for digital expertise is soaring, while other skills are becoming defunct. So how can CHROs chart a path through the turbulence and help their fellow executives understand the impact on the workforce?
Today’s mobile users are spoiled. They demand rich, desktop quality experiences tailored to their devices and delivered at lightning fast speeds. And while these “always on” users represent a tremendous business opportunity, satisfying their high expectations requires overcoming complex mobile delivery challenges. In this e-book, we review three key mobile delivery challenges and explain how you can overcome them by optimizing for fast APIs, mobile apps, and mobile sites to increase engagement, revenue, and customer loyalty.
Download today to learn how your business can Meet Today’s Mobile Mandate.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Aug 22, 2018
In the emerging digital enterprise, there’s a good chance some application development will be taking place outside the information technology department. It’s not that the role of IT is in any way being diminished – in fact, IT managers are getting busier than ever, overseeing the technology strategies of their enterprises. Rather, the pieces are in place for business users to build and configure the essential business applications they need, on a self-service basis, with minimal or no involvement of their IT departments.
As the world moves deeper into an era of ongoing disruption from digital players – be they startups, or teams within established enterprises – technology has become an essential part of every job, from the boardroom to the boiler room. Accordingly, the discipline of IT is no longer confined to the data center or development shop. Many business managers and professionals are building, launching or downloading their own applications to achieve productivity and respond
The way we produce and consume energy globally is changing. Over the next decade, the energy mix will undergo a significant shift at both a supranational and domestic level as we work towards a cleaner future.
By 2030, the offshore wind power market is expected to be worth £30 billion per year. Fast forward to 2050 and the industry is projected to contribute to at least a third of the total global electricity supply.
While this is great news for power generation companies, recent research has showed that the costs associated with maintaining wind farms will double between 2015 and 2020.
To secure its place in the future energy mix, protecting a wind turbines value and output through effective maintenance will prove critical to achieving a competitive edge.
There are steps that can be taken now, to reduce maintenance costs today and keep them lower in the future.
Shell Omala S5 Wind 320 – advanced synthetic wind turbine gear oil that can help to ensure your wind turbines work harde
We harness Shell gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology to create high-purity process oils that open exciting opportunities for your products and operations.
Conventional process oils are derived from crude oil, whereas Shell Risella X and Shell Ondina X are made from pure synthesis gas. That frees them from the impurities and large molecular variations found in mineral oils. Using GTL process oils could enhance your processes and final products to give you a competitive advantage
Land Rover BAR a renforcé son avantage concurrentiel grâce à une appliance VxRail destinée à intensifier la collaboration entre les parties prenantes au développement du voilier et roder les tactiques de navigation.
In the spring of 2015, IDC organized a study on the business value Vblock systems bring VCE customers. The organizations that took part in this study ranged from 400 employees to 200,000 employees, with an average employee count of 27,113. These organizations represent a wide array of industries and countries.
The results of this study were published in the VCE-sponsored IDC white paper entitled, “The Business Value of VCE Vblock Systems: Leveraging Convergence to Drive Business Agility, May 2015”.
This report discusses how Vblock Systems empowers IT teams to move quickly and more flexibly.
Développement et production sont sur de mauvaises voies. Le développement se concentre sur des innovations plus rapides et sur la mise en oeuvre de nouveautés. La production a quant à elle pour objectif la stabilité, le contrôle et la prévisibilité. Souvent, ces deux équipes ne dépendent pas des mêmes personnes dans l’organisation. Elles semblent évoluer sur deux voies différentes. Peu importe la vitesse à laquelle elles avancent, elles ne se rencontrent jamais. Seules, les équipes de développement et de production IT auront souvent du mal à communiquer, encore plus à collaborer, et resteront engluées dans des processus manuels. Résultat : des employés qui ne travaillent pas bien ensemble, des logiciels qui ne fonctionnent pas de manière fiable et des clients qui envisagent d’aller voir la concurrence. Vous voilà peut-être coincé dans ce que nous appelons un « noeud de dysfonctionnement.
The ability to apply software to strategic advantage is the de? ning technology theme of this decade. This is not just an IT issue. It is a business imperative. Every business is in the software business. In some industries, the number of software jobs has doubled over the past ? ve years. JP Morgan Chase has more software developers than Google and more technologists than Microsoft. If you think your company isn’t in the software business, you’re wrong. Airlines, oil companies, telecommunications providers all are using applications to attract customers and gain a competitive advantage.
With the ubiquitous adoption of mobile devices, a whole new platform for application and content delivery is evolving. With their colorful, interactive, intuitive user interfaces, always-on global connectivity, sensing capabilities such as GPS and device orientation and their ability to connect with users through personalized con? guration options, mobile is truly the de? ning platform of the applicat
Pour tous ceux dont l’enfance a été bercée par les dessins animés de Walt Disney, la chanson « Quand on prie la bonne étoile » déclenche en eux une réponse émotionnelle immédiate. Les cordes, les cuivres, les bois et les percussions ravivent des souvenirs empreints de nostalgie.
Profitability is the oil in your agency’s engine. Without it your agency could get by for a little while, but eventually it would lose momentum and stall. Ensuring agency profitability isn’t as difficult as it may seem. In this eGuide, you will find 10 actions that you can take immediately to turn your agency into a well-oiled profitability machine
One-fourth of all healthcare products today are temperature-sensitive and that number is growing. For many pharmaceutical or biologic shipments, 2 degrees Celsius is all that separates medicine from becoming spoiled inventory and a costly write-off. Here are four risk mitigation strategies for temperature-sensitive shipments.
Location has become paramount to building new apps, services, experiences and business models. If data is the new oil, then location is the crude oil. This is why most of the top location platform players have been developing technologies to power next-generation autonomous mobility systems. And the “richness” of location data and real-time intelligence are becoming strong monetization opportunities.
The 2018 Counterpoint Research Location Ecosystems Update compared 16 location platform vendors, including Google, TomTom and Mapbox. Learn why the HERE Open Location Platform – described as super-rich, always up-to-date, and a neutral offering – is a leader in the location data arena.
In this PDF you’ll learn how Drillinginfo (DI) provides accurate, current rig data in the Permian Basin. From permitting and leasing information to rig locations and pricing trends, you’ll find products and solutions to help transform how OFS companies drive leads. Tracking prospects can be a lucrative opportunity, but rigs move on a daily basis, so you need the latest information. See how DI can drive a company’s success by gathering up-to-the-minute rig intelligence from a single, comprehensive software solution.
The Permian Basin Play is seeing a surge of O&E activity, with reports indicating that almost 30% of future oil reserve growth in the U.S. will come from the formation. Does your oilfield service team have an innovative approach to your data source detailed enough to support competitive decision-making? See how to get the most accurate, timely drill-site and well event information to make better, faster decisions and drive the best leads — that can turn into opportunities.
OFS companies in the Bakken Play need fast, accurate rig intelligence from one comprehensive source to stay competitive. With Drillinginfo (DI) you’ll gain a competitive edge in the Bakken Play by using the best data and the broadest intelligence available.
In this PDF you’ll learn how DI provides everything you need, from permitting and leasing information to rig locations, pricing trends, and more.
While tracking prospects can be a lucrative opportunity, rigs move on a daily basis, so you need timely, accurate information. In this PDF you’ll see how Drillinginfo can drive your success by gathering the very latest rig intelligence from a comprehensive, easy-to-use SAS solution.
Learn how to prepare for the next well event with DI Rigs Mobile App. With this invaluable tool you can enjoy the luxury of having your own office on the road. Easy access to rig and well event coordinates and driving directions via GPS units located on over 1,800 rigs make the DI Rigs Mobile App a must.
Published By: ClearStory
Published Date: Oct 07, 2014
When it comes to “big data,” Gartner boils it all down to “value.” In their 2014 Cool Vendors for Big Data report, ClearStory Data was among 4 companies profiled. According to Gartner, ClearStory is “for companies looking at big data business intelligence and analytics from a data variety perspective.”
Les clients professionnels peuvent tirer parti des nombreux avantages qu'offre Amazon Web Services (AWS) pour parvenir à l'agilité commerciale, réaliser des économies de coûts et offrir une haute disponibilité, et ce en exécutant leurs environnements SAP sur le cloud AWS.
La plupart des clients professionnels exécutent aujourd'hui leurs charges de travail de production sur AWS, y compris celles qui tournent sur des bases de données autres que SAP (Oracle, MS SQL, DB2) ou sur des bases de données SAP (SAP HANA, SAP ASE). Pour prendre en charge la demande d'instances à mémoire élevée, AWS a dévoilé la feuille de route des instances SAP HANA (8 To et 16 To en 2018) et vient de rendre disponibles les instances x1e de 4 To. Parmi les quelques exemples qui illustrent de quelle façon AWS a aidé les clients SAP à réduire les coûts et à améliorer les performances, ainsi que l'agilité, citons BP qui a diminué d'1/3 le coût de son infrastructure SAP, Zappos qui a réussi la migration vers SAP H
Published By: B Channels
Published Date: May 01, 2018
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) originally described IoT as used across several industries: manufacturing, logistics, oil and gas, transportation, energy/utilities, mining and metals, aviation and other industrial sectors.
Download this paper to understand the research insights of the future of IoT.
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