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Take 40   0 reviews
Design framework and technical tips reduce pop-music app-development time 80-90 percent
2 page Case Study posted: 01/19/2014

Australia’s most popular music video show, Take 40, had to react at lightning speed when its young audience started migrating from online media to apps. Keeping apps fresh, however, consumed scarce IT resources. In 2012, Take 40 used the prescriptive design features in Windows 8 to launch a new app in a record three weeks, with minimal .Net coding resources. Development costs dropped 80-90 percent, while Take 40 created its most compelling app to date.

  • Publication Date:
  • 01/19/2014
  • Partner(s):
  • Movideo
  • Industries:
  • Other Services
  • Business Need:
  • Business Productivity
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Cloud & Server Platform
  • Application Management
  • Business Continuity
  • Country/Region:
  • Australia
  • Software and Services:
  • Cloud Services
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Windows 8
  • IT Issue:
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Cloud Services
  • Interoperability
  • High Availability
Nintex   0 reviews
ISV Helps Customers Create Project Workflows and Gains Double-Digit Sales
2-page Partner Case Study posted: 11/08/2012

Microsoft partner Nintex is a global leader in workflows for Microsoft SharePoint products and technologies. To extend its workflow expertise to project management, Nintex built a product called Nintex Workflow for Project Server, based on Microsoft SharePoint Server and Microsoft Project Server. Project managers use it to create workflows with drag-and-drop convenience. Because Project Server is built on SharePoint Server, Nintex was able to quickly develop and get the new product to market. Since launching Nintex Workflow for Project Server in December 2010, Nintex and its partners have gained access to the fast-growing project management market, and the company has seen a double-digit sales increase and gained competitive advantage.

  • Publication Date:
  • 11/08/2012
  • Industries:
  • IT Services
  • Business Need:
  • Enterprise Project Management
  • Country/Region:
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft Project Server
  • Microsoft Sharepoint Server
  • IT Issue:
  • Product Lifecycle Management
Ministry of Justice, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia   11 reviews
Saudi Ministry Modernizes Administration with Data Warehouse Solution
2 page Case Study posted: 10/08/2012

The Saudi Ministry of Justice (MOJ) needed a resilient and scalable data warehouse to support the modernization of courts administration and notaries who act in non-contentious matters. It chose Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise data management software and interrelated technologies. Eventually, 500 internal entities will connect to the data warehouse. The MOJ now plans to upgrade to Microsoft SQL Server 2012.

  • Publication Date:
  • 10/08/2012
  • Industries:
  • Public Sector
  • Government
  • Public Safety & Justice
  • Business Need:
  • Business Productivity
  • Corporate Software Licensing
  • Cost Containment
  • Identity and Security
  • Country/Region:
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
  • Microsoft System Center 2012
  • IT Issue:
  • Data Warehousing
  • Document and Records Management
  • Development
  • Personal Productivity
  • Product Lifecycle Management
DATEV   3 reviews
Hosting Solution Provider Offers Cloud Computing Services to Customers
2 page Case Study posted: 08/29/2012

DATEV, one of the leading IT service providers for tax advisers, auditors, and attorneys in Germany, intended to deliver hosted cloud-based Microsoft solutions to its 39,000 customers. DATEV is now offering hosted Microsoft Office 2010 to replace an earlier version of Microsoft Office software to 1,000 of its 39,000 customers that have already moved to the private cloud. DATEV is considering adding other hosted services, including Microsoft Lync 2010 and the Windows Azure cloud operating system.

  • Publication Date:
  • 08/29/2012
  • Industries:
  • Communications & Media
  • Telecommunications
  • Hosters & ISPs
  • Business Need:
  • Business Productivity
  • Corporate Software Licensing
  • Cost Containment
  • Identity and Security
  • Support and Services
  • Country/Region:
  • Germany
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft Office 2003
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • Microsoft Office 2010 Suites
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
  • Microsoft System Center 2012
  • Windows Server 2012
  • IT Issue:
  • Data Warehousing
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Regulatory Compliance and Controls
  • Software + Services
Skipton Building Society   3 reviews
U.K. Building Society Increases Business Agility with Private Cloud Solution
2 page Case Study posted: 08/17/2012

Skipton Building Society needed a self-service portal for development environments for its mortgage services division HML. Its IT Shared Service Centre was tasked with finding a solution that would allow HML to provision virtual machines to keep pace with its agile development requirement. By deploying Hyper-V virtualisation technology, along with the Microsoft System Center 2012 suite of products, the firm avoided a £42,000 expenditure on a proof of concept and licences from the incumbent vendor.

  • Publication Date:
  • 08/17/2012
  • Partner(s):
  • Risual
  • Industries:
  • Financial Services
  • Banking
  • Business Need:
  • Business Productivity
  • Corporate Software Licensing
  • Cost Containment
  • Financial Management
  • Support and Services
  • Country/Region:
  • United Kingdom
  • Software and Services:
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Microsoft System Center 2012
  • IT Issue:
  • Development
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Virtualization
Sally Beauty Holdings   1 reviews
Sally Beauty Global Gets Microsoft Dynamics Makeover
Business Impact Article  posted: 08/16/2012

Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc., a specialty retailer of beauty supply products based in Denton, Texas, faced a tangled mess in dealing with international product and service management. CIO Chad Ehmke discusses this competitive environment and how Microsoft Dynamics helps the company manage their business operations, which last year generated $3.3 billion in sales across more than 16,000 SKUs.

  • Publication Date:
  • 08/16/2012
  • Industries:
  • Retail Consumer Products & Services
  • Retail and Consumer Goods
  • Health & Personal Care
  • Business Need:
  • Financial Management
  • Sales Management
  • Country/Region:
  • Mexico
  • United States
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft Dynamics components
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX modules
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009
  • IT Issue:
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Supply Chain Planning and Execution
  • Supply Chain Visibility and Collaboration
DrillBoard Worldwide   2 reviews
Consultancy Uses Software-as-a-Service for Football Association Training System
2 page Case Study posted: 06/28/2012

DrillBoard Worldwide, which creates coaching software for football clubs and associations, wanted to use the software-as-a-service model to deliver its product over the Internet. It is replacing CD-ROM distribution with a subscription-based system using the Windows Azure platform. The company’s first major customer—the Football Association of Wales—aims to sign up every affiliated football coach from amateur level to the national team.

  • Publication Date:
  • 06/28/2012
  • Partner(s):
  • IQ Cloud Consulting
  • Industries:
  • Professional Services
  • IT Services
  • Business Need:
  • Business Productivity
  • Corporate Software Licensing
  • Cost Containment
  • Support and Services
  • Country/Region:
  • United Kingdom
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Azure Platform
  • Microsoft Silverlight Technologies
  • Microsoft SQL Azure
  • IT Issue:
  • Data Warehousing
  • Development
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Virtualization
  • Software + Services
Tube Lines   4 reviews
Tube Lines Cuts Costs and Complexity with Standardised Enterprise Environment
4-page Case Study posted: 06/18/2012

Tube Lines, owned by Transport for London, equips its employees with the latest technology to lower costs and complexity. By investing in a standardised environment with key Microsoft technologies, Tube Lines can upgrade and deploy all Microsoft products within 12 months from release. With its recent move to the Wave “14” stack, it has saved hundreds of thousands of pounds and countless person hours. The refresh included a range of Microsoft security and systems management products, as well as unified communications and collaboration software. Using standard Microsoft technologies has contributed towards a reduced IT operating cost of more than 70 per cent in the past five years. By using the standardised approach with a simplified environment, Tube Lines is well placed to upgrade to Wave “15” technologies.

  • Publication Date:
  • 06/18/2012
  • Industries:
  • Logistics
  • Transportation
  • Business Need:
  • Business Productivity
  • Corporate Software Licensing
  • Cost Containment
  • Support and Services
  • Unified Communications
  • Country/Region:
  • United Kingdom
  • Software and Services:
  • Windows 7
  • Microsoft Office 2010 Suites
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise
  • Microsoft System Center
  • IT Issue:
  • Data Warehousing
  • Development
  • Personal Productivity
  • Product Lifecycle Management
Benenden School   3 reviews
U.K. School Deploys Unified Communications Saving 40 Per Cent on Cost of New PBX
2 page Case Study posted: 06/15/2012

Leading United Kingdom (U.K.) girls school Benenden School needed to replace its private branch exchange (PBX) telephony system. Having considered offers from four different PBX vendors, the school chose Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Standard Edition for telephony and unified communications. The Microsoft solution cost 40 per cent less than any of the competing offerings. Plus, it is scalable, easily accommodating new accounts for staff and students.

  • Publication Date:
  • 06/15/2012
  • Partner(s):
  • Modality Systems
  • Industries:
  • Education
  • Primary & Secondary Edu/ K-12
  • Business Need:
  • Business Productivity
  • Corporate Software Licensing
  • Cost Containment
  • Identity and Security
  • Support and Services
  • Unified Communications
  • Country/Region:
  • United Kingdom
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2
  • Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
  • Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
  • Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010
  • Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Standard Edition
  • IT Issue:
  • Personal Productivity
  • Product Lifecycle Management
SABIS International Schools Network   2 reviews
Education Provider Makes Time Savings with Automated Development System
2 page Case Study posted: 06/01/2012

SABIS—a global education provider with a network of 79 schools and one university—wanted a comprehensive solution to automate its software development life cycle and meet recognized international standards. It deployed Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2010 and is now realizing significantly faster time to deploy products. This has led to higher satisfaction in the SABIS IT team and other stakeholders, including SABIS administrators, teachers, and students.

  • Publication Date:
  • 06/01/2012
  • Industries:
  • Education
  • Primary & Secondary Edu/ K-12
  • Business Need:
  • Business Productivity
  • Corporate Software Licensing
  • Cost Containment
  • Support and Services
  • Country/Region:
  • Lebanon
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft ASP.NET
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
  • Microsoft Lync Server 2010
  • IT Issue:
  • Development
  • Product Lifecycle Management
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