B3 provides a secure location for each participant to send and receive data. Participants report their costs in normalized dollars-per-barrel, which ensures that all responses are confidential and normalized to a common denominator. After receiving the survey responses, B3 meets with each participant to ensure clarity and accuracy, and verify that all metrics are compared equally across each cost section.
Each participant is assigned an alphanumeric code, so their company name is never associated with the data set. The final delivered report identifies participants by their unique code and includes blinded data from other participants for comparative analysis. Each participant receives a unique report with their data and all other participant data, so participants can directly compare their water costs to the rest of the group’s.
B3 uses Microsoft Azure to ensure security for cloud based computing
within our organization.