iLink Systems, an ISO and CMMI certified global software solutions provider, managed Microsoft SI Partner, winner of Microsoft's 2009 Public Sector Partner of the Year award and Mobility Partner of the Year for 2011, today announced its participation in the MURA (Microsoft Upstream Reference Architecture) Initiative, Microsoft Corp.’s approach to address challenges faced by Upstream businesses in the Oil and Gas Industry.
MURA is a set of principles that describe several ways in which computing and communications technology can be applied to improve the functions and processes of upstream organizations. These pillars govern an architecture structure - a performance-oriented IT infrastructure, providing an enhanced user experience, optimizing a domain-specific infrastructure, creating a rich application platform, and achieving comprehensive interoperability. This descriptive approach provides an agreed-upon set of principles to establish consistent performance, while also allowing for flexibility that companies need to innovate and establish competitive differences.
“Participating in the MURA initiative was a natural choice as the Oil and Gas Industry is facing significant challenges in terms of technology adoption, and iLink’s culture of innovation can add tremendous value. We already have highly satisfied clients in this space and are heavily invested in developing Industry focused frameworks, adhering to MURA, to address the key challenges faced by this industry and streamline adoption of latest and greatest Microsoft technology. We are glad to join the initiative and share our experience and vision for the benefit of this industry as a whole” said, Piyush Prakash, Practice Director at iLink Systems, Inc.
“iLink has shown a tremendous commitment toward helping the Oil and Gas industry overcome key challenges. The MURA provides iLink with a platform to come together with other industry leaders to help revolutionize the way energy companies use technology to optimize their business. We look forward to valuable contributions from iLink to address key challenges and drive continuous improvement of this industry,” said Ali Ferling, Worldwide Managing Director for Oil & Gas Industries at Microsoft.
Founded in 2002, iLink Systems, Inc. (ilink-systems.com) is an ISO and CMMI certified global software solutions provider, Microsoft Gold Level Partner and winner of the 2011 Mobility partner of the year award. iLink integrates software systems and develops custom applications, components, and frameworks on the Microsoft platform for IT departments, application services providers and independent software vendors. iLink solutions are used in a broad range of industries and functions, including healthcare, telecom, government, education, and life sciences. iLink's expertise also includes mobile and embedded systems, business intelligence, portals and collaboration, and user experience design. Headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, iLink has offices in Fairfax, VA; Houston, TX; Atlanta, GA; CA-Bay Area and Chennai, India, Trichy - India.