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Redknee   Based on 3 reviews
Software Provider Eases Use of Product by Offering Oracle-Based Application in Cloud
4-page Case Study posted: 04/03/2014 Views: 601

Redknee makes software that helps communications service providers deliver flexible billing options and great customer care experiences. When Redknee entered the utility market with its Oracle-based Redknee Utility Suite, it discovered that utilities desired a cloud-based rather than on-premises deployment model, to keep costs down while evaluating new services. When Microsoft and Oracle announced a partnership that made it easier to run Oracle software in Windows-based environments, Redknee was one of the first customers to move an Oracle-based application to Microsoft Azure. With the move, Redknee removed the cost and deployment-time barrier for customers who wish to use its product. It can also provide nearly limitless scalability to utilities as their data volumes grow. With a cloud-based offering, Redknee can also more easily deploy its product in any part of the world.

  • Publication Date:
  • 04/03/2014
  • Industries:
  • Power & Utilities
  • IT Services
  • Business Need:
  • Cloud & Server Platform
  • Service Delivery
  • Country/Region:
  • Canada
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft Azure
  • IT Issue:
  • Cloud Services
AtmanCo   Based on 6 reviews
Software Firm Expands Market Reach and Revenues by Running Product in Cloud
2 page Case Study posted: 01/20/2014 Views: 222

AtmanCo is a leader in personality testing, which helps firms place the right person in the right job. To expand its business, AtmanCo decided to host its web-based product in Windows Azure, which gives the company a global market reach, vast scalability, and higher availability. With the move to Windows Azure, AtmanCo expects to increase revenues significantly, reduce IT costs by as much as US$60,000 a year, and reduce downtime.

  • Publication Date:
  • 01/20/2014
  • Industries:
  • Other Services
  • Country/Region:
  • Canada
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Azure SQL Database
  • Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine
  • IT Issue:
  • Cloud Services
Genetec   Based on 1 reviews
Video Security Provider Offers Customers Cloud-Based Security and Reliability
Business Value Case Study posted: 12/04/2013 Views: 477

Montreal-based Genetec has developed a global customer base with its enterprise grade Security Center solution for unifying and managing images from an organization’s video security, access control, and license plate recognition cameras to help reduce theft and other crimes. To make its services more affordable to smaller organizations, the company decided to create a cloud-based offering, but required a platform that provided the same high level of security and reliability as its Security Center. Genetec created its Stratocast solution built on the Windows Azure Platform. The Azure-based offering provides Genetec with a game-changing offering for small to medium-sized businesses that is more affordable, provides strong security, robust reliability, and includes a deployment model that doesn’t require capital expenditure for traditional on-site servers.

  • Publication Date:
  • 12/04/2013
  • Industries:
  • High Tech & Electronics
  • IT Services
  • Business Need:
  • Identity and Security
  • Cloud & Server Platform
  • Country/Region:
  • Canada
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Technologies
  • Microsoft Azure Platform
  • IT Issue:
  • Cloud Services
SoftCom   Based on 2 reviews
Cloud Hosting Provider Expands Services, Boosts Revenue Using Network Virtualization
4-page Case Study posted: 11/20/2013 Views: 205

SoftCom Inc. wanted to expand its virtual private server business by offering customers on-demand hybrid and private clouds—at the same time minimizing the cost of virtual network administration that these scenarios require. SoftCom turned to the Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system and Hyper-V Network Virtualization, which comes with a built-in network gateway, and gained a scalable, flexible solution to administer the isolated virtual networks required for providing elastic, flexible hybrid cloud services for customers. As a result, SoftCom can generate additional revenue through a new offering that differentiates the company from its competitors. With the network virtualization solution built into Windows Server 2012 R2, SoftCom also simplifies network administration and increases resource utilization at its data centers.

  • Publication Date:
  • 11/20/2013
  • Industries:
  • Hosters & ISPs
  • Business Need:
  • Cloud & Server Platform
  • Software Defined Networking
  • Country/Region:
  • Canada
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft System Center 2012 R2
  • IT Issue:
  • Cloud Services
F12 Networks   Based on 1 reviews
Canadian IT Provider Keeps SMB Customers in Business During Floods with Cloud Solutions
2-page Partner Case Study posted: 10/14/2013 Views: 298

When Alberta, Canada, experienced heavy flooding in June 2013, most F12 Networks small and midsize business (SMB) customers were able to keep operating, because they hosted their IT infrastructures at F12 or used Microsoft Office 365 for email messaging. By using F12 and Windows Server cloud-based IT services, SMBs can instantly scale their IT infrastructures to meet business needs, deliver IT services to far-flung employees, and “disaster-proof” their business IT.

  • Publication Date:
  • 10/14/2013
  • Industries:
  • IT Services
  • Business Need:
  • Cloud & Server Platform
  • Country/Region:
  • Canada
  • Software and Services:
  • Windows Server Remote Desktop Services
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • SharePoint Online
  • Exchange Online
  • Lync Online
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • IT Issue:
  • Cloud Services
INDIGO BOOKS AND MUSIC INC   Based on 0 reviews
Bookseller Continues Advancing Multi-line Expansion with Cloud-Based Tools
4-page Case Study posted: 06/17/2013 Views: 370

Transformation has been a necessity for Indigo Books & Music, Canada’s largest book retailer. While many traditional booksellers struggle to compete in today’s digitally-driven landscape, Indigo has found success in breaking the mold and constantly thinking ahead. Since opening its first brick-and-mortar shop in 1997, the organization has evolved into a multichannel destination for specialty toy, home and lifestyle products while continuing to remain close to its booklover customers. To help achieve this transformation, Indigo needed an operating model that reflected its commitment to innovation. Indigo’s leaders considered multiple options but after thoughtful consideration, they chose Microsoft Office 365. Today, the company is radically redefining the way people work together—and what’s possible for the organization.

  • Publication Date:
  • 06/17/2013
  • Industries:
  • Specialty Retail
  • Business Need:
  • Business Productivity
  • Country/Region:
  • Canada
  • Software and Services:
  • SharePoint Online
  • Exchange Online
  • Lync Online
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • IT Issue:
  • Hosted Messaging and Collaboration
  • Cloud Services
VRX Studios (MediaValet)   Based on 0 reviews
Content Management Firm Improves Services with Scalable, Cloud-Based System
Video Only posted: 05/23/2013 Views: 123

VRX Studios, which provides photography and content management services to the global travel industry, needed a digital asset management solution that could handle thousands of concurrent users and hundreds of terabytes of data. For optimal scalability, the company created MediaValet, a cloud-based asset management system that runs on the Windows Azure platform. Geo-replication and triple redundancy ensure continuous availability, and the company can quickly increase its computing and storage capacity to handle more users. By using Windows Azure to improve performance, functionality, and usability, the company believes that MediaValet will become its most successful endeavor yet. VRX Studios plans to keep evolving together with the Windows Azure platform, continually adding more features that improve the end-user experience.

  • Publication Date:
  • 05/23/2013
  • Industries:
  • IT Services
  • Business Need:
  • Business Intelligence and Reporting
  • CRM
  • Cloud & Server Platform
  • Country/Region:
  • Canada
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Azure Platform
  • IT Issue:
  • High Performance Computing
  • Cloud Services
  • CRM
  • High Availability
blueballoon   Based on 0 reviews
Company Brings Developmental Therapy Closer to Families, Thanks to Office 365
4-page Case Study posted: 05/15/2013 Views: 252

Inspired by a family who understood the challenges of finding pediatric services, blueballoon Health Services takes a unique approach to healthcare delivery. “Our business model involves running multiple centers in multiple communities,” says CEO and co-founder Stephen MacEwen. “We want to be in our families’ communities, rather than having them travel long distances.” Thanks to the comprehensive package of cloud-based software that comes with Office 365, blueballoon’s therapists can work nearly anywhere. The company chose Office 365 over Google Apps for its easy-to-manage access to email, calendar sharing, chat, and other collaboration tools. Now, therapists can quickly share information and expert advice with each other. And it’s all simple enough that no IT support is needed for remote workers. MacEwen says that today, Office 365 is core to the way blueballoon works.

  • Publication Date:
  • 05/15/2013
  • Partner(s):
  • VI Professional Solutions
  • Industries:
  • Health Provider
  • Business Need:
  • Mobility
  • Country/Region:
  • Canada
  • Software and Services:
  • SharePoint Online
  • Exchange Online
  • Lync Online
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Microsoft Office 365 Plan E3
  • IT Issue:
  • Hosted Messaging and Collaboration
  • Cloud Services
Queen’s University   Based on 1 reviews
University Improves Campus Life, Student Productivity with Online Collaboration Tools
2 page Case Study posted: 04/26/2013 Views: 603

Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, replaced its email solution with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 licenses for faculty, staff, and graduate students and Microsoft Office 365 for its undergraduates. With this hybrid solution, Queen’s retained on-premises authentication, furthered its reputation for superior student services, and avoided infrastructure renewal costs that would have been at least in the high six figures. Students gained cloud-based email and integrated calendaring on their PCs, laptops, and mobile phones, boosting productivity.

  • Publication Date:
  • 04/26/2013
  • Industries:
  • Higher Education
  • Business Need:
  • Business Productivity
  • Cost Containment
  • Country/Region:
  • Canada
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
  • Microsoft Office 365 for education
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
  • IT Issue:
  • Cloud Services
School District 23 (Central Okanagan)   Based on 7 reviews
School District Extends Learning Beyond the Classroom with Online Productivity Tools
2 page Case Study posted: 02/25/2013 Views: 609

School District 23 replaced its outdated email solution with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 for staff and Microsoft Office 365 for students, who now use their PCs, laptops, and mobile phones to communicate with one another and their teachers through cloud-based email and instant messaging. This hybrid deployment fosters connected learning, helps students work more productively, and will reduce email costs by 90 percent over five years.

  • Publication Date:
  • 02/25/2013
  • Industries:
  • Primary & Secondary Edu/ K-12
  • Business Need:
  • Cloud & Server Platform
  • Country/Region:
  • Canada
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • IT Issue:
  • Cloud Services
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