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Pfizer Inc. is a research-based, global pharmaceutical company started in 1849. They discover and develop innovative, value-added products that improve the quality of life of people around the world and help them enjoy longer, healthier, and more productive lives. The company has three business segments: health care, animal health and consumer health care. Their products are available in more than 150 countries.

With a combined budget of $4.7 billion in research and development this year alone, the new Pfizer boasts the industry’s largest pharmaceutical R&D; organization: Pfizer Global Research and Development (PGRD).

From PGRD’s new world headquarters in New London, Connecticut, to major research campuses in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Fresnes, France; Groton, Connecticut; La Jolla, California; Nagoya, Japan; and Sandwich, England, to numerous satellite research centers around the world, PGRD works tirelessly to find new cures. Alliances with more than 250 partners in academia and industry strengthen their leadership in science and biotechnology.

A project was initiated to provide and deploy Help Desk management tools to support the Ann Arbor, Michigan campus. Capricorn Diversified Systems provided consulting services along with procurement of the Network Associates Magic Service Desk application tool.

Capricorn Diversified Systems, Inc. provided an engineering staff of certified NAI project manager and engineers to configure the Microsoft and Netware Servers for applications and databases along with installation, customization, consulting, training and go-live implementation.

This project included a successful rollout of product and deployment of two technical staff over 2 weeks to install the application and train staff. After the initial implementation, Capricorn engineers have returned to provide an upgrade to the application in additional consulting engagement.