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PCS Security   1 reviews
Solution Provider Uses BI Tools to Quickly Create Reports and Improve Decision Making
2 page Case Study posted: 03/18/2014

PCS Security—a Singapore-based provider of security solutions—sought to improve manual reporting processes in order to get information to management faster. To meet that goal, PCS deployed a business intelligence (BI) solution based on Microsoft Excel 2013. With the new solution, PCS employees can quickly create and share their own analytical reports, which helps managers make better decisions about allocating resources. In addition, the company’s IT employees are now able to spend more time working on critical internal projects.

  • Publication Date:
  • 03/18/2014
  • Industries:
  • IT Services
  • Business Need:
  • Business Intelligence and Reporting
  • Country/Region:
  • Singapore
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • IT Issue:
  • High Performance Computing
AMD   7 reviews
Leading Semiconductor Manufacturer Improves Operational Agility with Microsoft BI Solution
2 page Case Study posted: 02/20/2014

AMD, a leading designer and integrator of technology that powers millions of intelligent devices, wanted better business intelligence (BI) tools. To help improve reporting, the company is implementing a self-service BI solution based on Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013. By working with tools such as SQL Server 2014 Power View, the company expects to speed implementation while simplifying access to data. As a result, AMD can help improve both business agility and efficiency companywide.

  • Publication Date:
  • 02/20/2014
  • Industries:
  • High Tech & Electronics
  • Business Need:
  • Business Intelligence and Reporting
  • Country/Region:
  • United States
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 PowerPivot for Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Reporting Services
  • IT Issue:
  • High Performance Computing
Dell   15 reviews
Dell Uses Cloud Solution to Manage Online Traffic, Customer Deals During the 2013 Holiday Season
2 page Case Study posted: 02/20/2014

Facing an ever-growing number of online shoppers looking for great deals over the Black Friday to Cyber Monday holiday weekend, computer manufacturer Dell used Windows Azure to rapidly build and implement a deal management solution for the 2013 season. The solution managed traffic and added new levels of business agility for online “deal” campaigns.

  • Publication Date:
  • 02/20/2014
  • Industries:
  • High Tech & Electronics
  • Business Need:
  • Mission Critical
  • Cloud & Server Platform
  • Country/Region:
  • United States
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
  • IT Issue:
  • High Performance Computing
  • Cloud Services
Xbox   1 reviews
Xbox One Game DVR Uses the Cloud to Scale, Store, and Distribute User Video Game Clips
2 page Case Study posted: 02/19/2014

The Microsoft Xbox team recently introduced the Xbox One, an all-in-one entertainment system that you can use to play games, watch TV, listen to music, and more. To give users enhanced access to their Xbox One DVR video game clips, the Xbox team uses Windows Azure—a cloud platform that supports multiple console formats, scales up or down instantaneously, enhances security, and is available 99.99 percent of the time.

  • Publication Date:
  • 02/19/2014
  • Industries:
  • IT Services
  • Business Need:
  • Cloud & Server Platform
  • Country/Region:
  • United States
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Azure Cloud Services
  • IT Issue:
  • High Performance Computing
  • Cloud Services
Blackball   2 reviews
Taiwanese Tea and Dessert Restaurant Chain Gains Big Data Insight with Hybrid Cloud Solution
2 page Case Study posted: 12/11/2013

BlackBall, a Taiwanese restaurant chain, wanted better business intelligence (BI) to help support regional growth. With help from Fusionex, BlackBall implemented a Big Data solution in a hybrid cloud deployment based on Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise and Windows Azure HDInsight Service. The company is using new insight into data from multiple sources, including social media feedback and its own product sales, to improve its competitive advantage and make better marketing decisions

  • Publication Date:
  • 12/11/2013
  • Partner(s):
  • Fusionex
  • Industries:
  • Food & Beverage
  • Business Need:
  • Business Intelligence and Reporting
  • Country/Region:
  • Taiwan
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft SQL Server PowerPivot for Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Azure HDInsight Services
  • IT Issue:
  • High Performance Computing
bwin.party   6 reviews
Gaming Site Can Scale to 250,000 Requests Per Second and Improve Player Experience
2 page Case Study posted: 08/01/2013

Online digital entertainment company bwin.party provides online gaming and other offerings to almost 2 million people. Because the organization needed a better ability to support rapid business growth and improve website performance, it deployed an in-memory online transaction processing (OLTP) solution in Microsoft SQL Server 2014. The company can now handle 250,000 requests per second and can offer players a faster, smoother gaming experience. bwin.party also expects to save as much as US$100,000 on hardware costs and is increasing revenue.

  • Publication Date:
  • 08/01/2013
  • Industries:
  • Amusement/Gambling/Recreation/ Perf Arts/ Spectator Sports
  • Business Need:
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Business Critical
  • Business Agility
  • Country/Region:
  • Gibraltar
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • IT Issue:
  • High Performance Computing
  • CRM
  • High Availability
VNG   3 reviews
Microsoft Lync 2013 is successful tool supports VNG boost the level of customer satisfaction
2 page Case Study posted: 07/23/2013

VNG deploys Microsoft technologies and open source as well as other commercial solutions from Oracle, BBS or Hyperion. Those solutions are deployed for different operation purposes. VNG also deploys many different communication tools but those tools were not integrated into unity for users’ convenience and management..

  • Publication Date:
  • 07/23/2013
  • Industries:
  • Other Services
  • Country/Region:
  • Vietnam
  • Software and Services:
  • Lync Online
  • Microsoft Lync Server
  • IT Issue:
  • High Performance Computing
Edgenet   1 reviews
Data Services Firm Gains Real-Time Access to Product Data with In-Memory Technology
2-page Partner Case Study posted: 07/11/2013

For Edgenet, serving up real-time information is its lifeblood. To ensure that its customers receive timely, accurate product data, Edgenet powers its online selling guide with the In-memory OLTP solution delivered with Microsoft SQL Server 2014. Edgenet is also using self-service business intelligence (BI) to improve its own operations. By taking advantage of Microsoft in-memory technologies, the company can provide real-time access to product data, gains seven times faster throughput, and improves both customer satisfaction and business insight.

  • Publication Date:
  • 07/11/2013
  • Industries:
  • IT Services
  • Business Need:
  • Business Intelligence and Reporting
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Country/Region:
  • United States
  • Software and Services:
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Analysis Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 PowerPivot for Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Reporting Services
  • IT Issue:
  • High Performance Computing
  • Customer Relationship Management
Ferranti Computer Systems   3 reviews
Utilities ISV Scales to Meet Customer Needs for Storage and Analysis of Big Data
4-page Case Study posted: 07/08/2013

Ferranti Computer Systems, the developer and distributor of MECOMS™—a business support system for the energy and utility industry based on Microsoft Dynamics AX—needed to help its customers solve an emerging Big Data business problem. Increasing adoption of smart meter technology has created very large volumes of structured data that must be quickly and continuously processed by the energy and utility companies to support business processes. To solve this problem, Ferranti teamed with Microsoft to incorporate the In-Memory OLTP, Reactive Extensions, and HDInsight technologies into its MECOMS™ solution. MECOMS™ can now process a continuous data flow of up to 200 million measurement channels, making the system fully capable of meeting the demands of smart meter technology.

  • Publication Date:
  • 07/08/2013
  • Industries:
  • Power & Utilities
  • Business Need:
  • Business Intelligence and Reporting
  • Business Productivity
  • Business Critical
  • Country/Region:
  • Belgium
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft Azure Platform Technologies
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX Technologies
  • Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • IT Issue:
  • High Performance Computing
Hong Kong Jockey Club   1 reviews
Racing Club Boosts Availability of Betting System with 15 Times Faster Failover
2 page Case Study posted: 06/13/2013

Hong Kong Jockey Club is a leading provider of horse-racing and betting entertainment. To improve the availability of its mission-critical betting system, the club is implementing a solution that includes Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012. As a result, it will cut failover time from half an hour to two minutes. The club is also consolidating its server infrastructure by 30 percent, cutting deployment time from two days to three hours, and gaining better support for operational goals.

  • Publication Date:
  • 06/13/2013
  • Industries:
  • Amusement/Gambling/Recreation/ Perf Arts/ Spectator Sports
  • Business Need:
  • Cost Containment
  • Mission Critical
  • Country/Region:
  • China
  • Software and Services:
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise
  • Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
  • Microsoft Services Premier Support
  • IT Issue:
  • Data Warehousing
  • High Performance Computing
  • High Availability
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