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The Alberta Teachers’ Association   Based on 1 reviews
Teachers' Association Improves Disaster Recovery, Productivity with Messaging Upgrade
2 page Case Study posted: 02/27/2013 Views: 191

The Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) is the professional association for the teachers in Alberta, Canada. Email plays an important part in helping the ATA communicate with its 43,000 members on important education issues. Recently, the ATA upgraded its messaging solution to Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 to take advantage of the latest archiving and disaster recovery capabilities. It also expects to improve productivity through remote and offline access to email and calendars.

  • Publication Date:
  • 02/27/2013
  • Industries:
  • Primary & Secondary Edu/ K-12
  • Business Need:
  • Business Productivity
  • Data Protection and Recovery
  • Unified Communications
  • Team Collaboration
  • Country/Region:
  • Canada
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft Outlook 2010
  • Microsoft Lync Server 2010
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
  • IT Issue:
  • Personal Productivity
CNIB   Based on 6 reviews
CNIB Replaces Website Foundation to Enable Modern Functionality with Full Accessibility
4-page Case Study posted: 06/29/2011 Views: 1872

CNIB (the Canadian National Institute of the Blind) wanted to modernize its website with new functionality while still being a model of accessibility. The marketing and IT staffs worked hand in hand with interactive agency Digiflare to overhaul the site in just three months by using Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. The team used the many accessibility features included in SharePoint Server 2010 to make the site an accessibility showcase. Employees can post their own content, which encourages them to keep the site fresh and relevant. In fact, employees are so excited about using the site to help CNIB constituents that they are coming up with myriad ways to further improve the site. Fortunately, the IT staff has the time to implement these ideas, as it has been able to shift 90 percent of its time from maintenance work to new development.

  • Publication Date:
  • 06/29/2011
  • Partner(s):
  • Digiflare
  • Industries:
  • Nonprofit
  • Business Need:
  • Business Productivity
  • Collaboration
  • Country/Region:
  • Canada
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
  • Microsoft Sharepoint Designer 2010
  • IT Issue:
  • Personal Productivity
Algonquin College   Based on 4 reviews
Algonquin College Turns to Live@EDU to Meet Current and Future Needs of Students
2 page Case Study posted: 05/10/2011 Views: 737

Algonquin College wanted to better serve the new wave of digital-age students by making email and other productivity applications available to them from any device—regardless of their location. By moving to Microsoft Live@edu, a cloud services solution, the institution is reaching its goal of offering educational programs online, while at the same time improving student services and reducing costs.

  • Publication Date:
  • 05/10/2011
  • Industries:
  • Education
  • Business Need:
  • Collaboration
  • Mobility
  • Country/Region:
  • Canada
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft Live@edu
  • Windows Live Skydrive
  • Microsoft Office Outlook Live
  • IT Issue:
  • Identity, Security and Access Management
  • Personal Productivity
  • Cloud Services
PC Corp   Based on 2 reviews
Software Reseller Uncovers Revenue Opportunity with Cloud-Based PC Management Solution
2-page Partner Case Study posted: 05/04/2011 Views: 190

PC Corp is a value-added reseller and member of the Microsoft Partner Network that provides IT solutions to businesses with up to 100 users. Looking to expand its managed services capabilities at a reasonable cost, PC Corp decided to use Windows Intune, a cloud-based PC management and security solution from Microsoft. With this centralized solution for proactively managing customers’ PCs, the company is able to pursue new revenue opportunities.

  • Publication Date:
  • 05/04/2011
  • Industries:
  • IT Services
  • Business Need:
  • Business Productivity
  • Cost Containment
  • Country/Region:
  • Canada
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft Silverlight 3
  • Windows Intune
  • IT Issue:
  • Desktop, Device and Server Management
  • Personal Productivity
  • Cloud Services
Microsoft Store   Based on 8 reviews
Microsoft Launches Innovative Retail Business, Delivers Customer Service Excellence
4-page Case Study posted: 04/08/2011 Views: 3630

When the Microsoft Store decided to open retail locations to create closer connections with customers and let them experience new technology in an immersive experience, the deadline for the first opening was only a few months away. The retail group had to build a management infrastructure for an innovative, connected retail business. After reviewing many possible solutions, the Microsoft Store deployed Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail and integrated it with the corporate SAP financial system, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, and specialized applications. The retail group completed the implementation on time, providing advanced management capabilities and extensive resources for reporting and performance management. Now, the Microsoft Store can easily scale to support the growth of its retail operation and deliver a compelling customer experience with consistent service excellence.

  • Publication Date:
  • 04/08/2011
  • Industries:
  • Specialty Retail
  • Business Need:
  • Business Intelligence and Reporting
  • Business Productivity
  • Financial Management
  • Country/Region:
  • Canada
  • United States
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009
  • IT Issue:
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Personal Productivity
  • Supply Chain Planning and Execution
  • CRM
  • Integration with SAP
NonLinear Creations   Based on 1 reviews
Canadian IT Firm Rides a Tide of Expansion with Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010
4-page Case Study posted: 03/23/2011 Views: 240

Non-Linear Creations began in 1995 with a focus on web development. In the ensuing years, it expanded its approach to include a wide range of business solutions, with a redefined focus on aligning business objectives with online objectives. This Microsoft Impact award winner for Marketing Innovation has experienced rapid expansion from “a few guys in a shop” to a team of 80 employees across North America. To facilitate this growing enterprise, Non-Linear Creations turned to Microsoft Office solutions to create a unified technological and communications front, resulting in significant cost savings and increased productivity across the board.

  • Publication Date:
  • 03/23/2011
  • Industries:
  • IT Services
  • Other Services
  • Business Need:
  • Business Productivity
  • Collaboration
  • Unified Communications
  • Cloud & Server Platform
  • Country/Region:
  • Canada
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Sharepoint Workspace
  • Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 For Exchange Server
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
  • IT Issue:
  • Personal Productivity
Fully Managed   Based on 1 reviews
IT Firm Predicts 30 Percent Efficiency Gain with Cloud-Based PC Management Solution
4-page Partner Case Study posted: 03/17/2011 Views: 199

Fully Managed is a service provider in Canada that manages more than 5,000 PCs for 150 customers. Its customer base is comprised of mobile workers who are interested in cloud computing. The company wanted to adopt more efficient and secure ways to manage PC infrastructures and reduce its need for third-party management tools. In June 2010, Fully Managed added Windows Intune to its offerings. The solution helps simplify PC management by combining cloud services with upgrade rights to Windows 7 Enterprise. From the Windows Intune administration console, IT professionals can perform tasks ranging from monitoring security to inventorying hardware and software assets. Fully Managed uses the solution to increase its service capacity by 30 percent without adding overhead. Its customers benefit from easy asset and inventory tracking, standardized PC infrastructures, and enhanced security.

  • Publication Date:
  • 03/17/2011
  • Industries:
  • IT Services
  • Business Need:
  • Business Productivity
  • Country/Region:
  • Canada
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft Online Services
  • Microsoft Business Productivity Online Standard Suite
  • Microsoft Silverlight 2
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows Intune
  • IT Issue:
  • Desktop, Device and Server Management
  • Personal Productivity
Fujitsu Canada   Based on 1 reviews
Consulting Firm Improves Productivity with Expanded Reporting, Version Control Tools
4-page Case Study posted: 04/11/2010 Views: 340

Fujitsu Canada is a consulting firm offering business and IT services. The company had deployed Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio 2008 but wanted expanded reporting, version control, and task management tools. To gain those capabilities, it adopted Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate and Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010. The company expects to improve productivity and application quality with integrated features such as graphical representations of branched code, hierarchical work items with user-defined links, and a historical debugging tool. In addition, Fujitsu Canada can organize team projects into collections, making it easier to share not only code but also work and version history with customers. Reporting tools offer rich project metrics, and developers spend less of their time on repetitive tasks so they can concentrate on more creative, productive work.

  • Publication Date:
  • 04/11/2010
  • Industries:
  • IT Services
  • Business Need:
  • Business Productivity
  • Collaboration
  • Country/Region:
  • Canada
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010
  • Intellitrace
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Lab Management 2010
  • IT Issue:
  • Development
  • Personal Productivity
Imaginet   Based on 1 reviews
Developers Easily Connect Disparate Medical Platforms with Web-Based System
2 page Case Study posted: 03/24/2010 Views: 434

Imaginet Resources was given just 10 weeks to develop a platform-agnostic, Web-based physician referral system that would improve communication between general physicians and specialists. The goal was to ensure that referral appointments could take place with better speed and accuracy. The team of developers used familiar Microsoft technologies and the new, yet intuitive Microsoft Silverlight browser plug-in to create Bridging General and Specialist Care, an information systems solution. Developers collaborated efficiently without “crunch time” stress, and Imaginet delivered on time an application that was easy to deploy on disparate Web browsers and operating systems.

  • Publication Date:
  • 03/24/2010
  • Industries:
  • Architecture, Engineering & Construction
  • Business Need:
  • Business Productivity
  • Collaboration
  • Country/Region:
  • Canada
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft ADO.NET
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server
  • Microsoft Silverlight 2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard
  • Microsoft Silverlight 3
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
  • IT Issue:
  • Development
  • Personal Productivity
Creation Technologies   Based on 4 reviews
Executives Reduce Time Managing Documents by 75 Percent with Integrated Solution
4-page Case Study posted: 03/22/2010 Views: 1947

Canada-based Creation Technologies is a leading electronics manufacturing services provider with 2,100 employees. Executives at Creation are frequently away from the office, traveling to customer sites and to the company’s thirteen locations around the world. To stay connected and make strategic decisions, the Executive Leadership Team meets three times per month and depends on updates to critical management documents. Executives frequently spent valuable time trying to manage document revisions and consolidate individual edits. To resolve these issues, Creation deployed the Microsoft Office 2010 suites and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 to take advantage of co-authoring, offline access to documents, and other collaboration capabilities. Executives expect to reduce the time spent reconciling changes to documents by 75 percent so that they can devote more time to customer relationships.

  • Publication Date:
  • 03/22/2010
  • Industries:
  • High Tech & Electronics
  • Business Need:
  • Business Productivity
  • Country/Region:
  • Canada
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2
  • Microsoft Office 2010 Suites
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
  • IT Issue:
  • Personal Productivity
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