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There is widespread agreement that going digital will help us manage data better, make us more productive, more innovative and ultimately enable us to make smarter decisions—all the way from the bench to the boardroom. Yet, we remain relatively early in the transition from paper to paperless lab, despite the need for organizations to become more innovative and more competitive.

En route to SLAS 2016 in San Diego to talk about ‘Tackling Obstacles to Analytical Knowledge Externalization’ I was struck by the congruity of the breathtaking road I was taking with the topic planned for the Informatics–Data Wrangling session. National Geographic noted the road as “An exhilarating driving experience…In places, the road has narrow shoulders and sharp drop-offs, so stay alert”. The Informatics landscapes of modern science-based organizations also offer remarkable challenges to navigate.

This is a continuation of a series of posts that began here. In my last post, I promised to address how, by simply spending 2 minutes re-cutting their integrals, a chemist can extract much more valuable information from their spectra. The #1 thing in our NMR software that blows chemists away is the production of...

This post will mark the beginning of a series of several posts. Please note that for this particular series I am talking mostly about medicinal or synthetic chemists who acquire their own NMR data in an open access environment. Many chemists in the industry use our software, and when we were doing market research and...

I’ve been away for the better part of the last few months, haven’t been able to spend anytime blogging, and I apologize for those of you who have subscribed to the blog and anticipate hearing from me on a regular basis.  During my travels I have had a lot of discussions about ACD/1D NMR Assistant...

In a previous post, I asked the question, why does paper spectra continue to persist in chemistry? Of course there is the next challenge, as Rich Apodaca points out on his Depth-First Blog in an earlier post: The previous article in this series, suggested that the same dynamic applied to the compilation, management, and sharing...

Back to the chemists with their ELN who continue to resort to their paper spectra. Is it just an old habit? No. I think it is something else. In fact I think there are two major (and completely understandable) reasons why some chemist continue to resist the complete transition to the electronic world: One of...

This is the topic I will be presenting on at our annual ENC Symposium on March 9, 2008. If you happen to be attending this conference in Asilomar, check out the agenda and register here. I mentioned this before, but I follow the Depth-First Blog authored by Rich Apodaca rather closely and I highly recommend...

So here is my first attempt at showing you some of the features available in ACD/1D NMR Assistant. The first video will highlight how easy it is to process an NMR spectrum in 1D NMR Assistant. Make sure to check back early next week and I will post another video showing how the software can...