September / October 2004

LIMS

Go with the workflow

If the trend is towards standardisation, how can LIMS be tailored to fit individual customers? The answer lies with workflows, according to Colin Thurston

LIMS AND ENTERPRISE PLANNING

Standardise, centralise, enterprise

Integrating LIMS with enterprise resource planning software is topical, but Peter Rees found that standardising and centralising are essential first steps

MATHS FOR THE WIDER PUBLIC

Count me in

Felix Grant believes that software can open up the big ideas in mathematics to the wider public, democratising the subject, and making it part of popular culture

NANOTECHNOLOGY

The big picture for nanotechnology and computational science

It's a science about working on the small scale, but it has big promise. Michael Francis of Accelrys looks to the future of nanotechnology

SOFTWARE SALES

Adding value through support

Although sometimes their role is overlooked, distributors can add value to scientific software through the technical support they provide. John Murphy talked to Adept Scientific, one of the largest distributors