ChemAxon's user group meeting (UGM) in 2014, Budapest started with a keynote, a talk between our CEO, Alex Drijver and Ian Berry, Manager, Informatics at Evotec, a contract research organization (CRO). The opening discussion of the meeting rolled mainly around four major topics: 1. IT background, systems the CROs are asked by their clients to cope with. 2. How does Evotec solve the externalization and collaboration issues? 3 and 4. About the future of the hosted services, cloud based solutions and finally about the new devices scientists will probably use.