Roughly speaking, we’ve taken our healthcare product – the result of 30.000 development-hours – and implemented it onWindows Azure in the cloud. This makes it possible for us to
reach customers and partners all over the world through almost every single channel imaginable. No matter if they use a PC, a smartphone or tablet based onWindows Phone, iOS or Android.
This gives us tremendous opportunities to expand our business and to develop the accuracy and quality of our service, says Kevin Yunai.
Kevin Yunai is the CEO of Danish developing company MIRSK, whose speech technologies and product – MIRSK Dictation+ – have conquered the vast part of the Danish public healthcare sector by offering a hassle-free and economic way to turn spoken dictation
into written text in the original language or translated into a language of the customers’ choice. For the time being, MIRSK is expanding its language- and context offering. For instance, the company is launching a large scale offering for Danish municipalities.
Today, if you speak within content of our available solutions, our software recognizes approximately 95 percent of the words and sentences spoken by an educated Danish medical professional straight away. Afterwards, hired MIRSK secretaries can correct the
remaining parts manually, to make sure that the customer receives a first-class product. Kevin Yunai explains.
So, obviously, the business-case looks a lot better for MIRSK each time the accuracy of the software improves, he adds.
Scalability is an absolute priority
||Running our solution from Windows Azure made it pretty straightforward to integrate with any platform on market. Therefore, we’re now strongly represented on Windows Phone, iOS and Android – which in turn make it even easier to reach
customers on their platform of choice.
| Kevin Yunai
And, since the software is engineered to automatically adapt and “learn”, the more tasks it performs, the better it gets.
So for us, it’s really a priority, quality wise and business wise, that we’re able to scale our solution to accommodate a very large number of users. Therefore we have contemplated a number of cloud opportunities for quite some time, Kevin Yunai adds. The
company even tried a well-known cloud service before settling on
First of all, Microsoft have a very clear and compelling roadmap for Azure – and they have an incredibly strong partner-program that makes it a lot easier for us to reach out to new markets and partnerships. Secondly, as our service is NET-based, it’s comparatively
easier to migrate the engine into Azure than to any other platform. Finally, Azure is very secure and performs equally well on any of our potential primary markets, he says.
During the first half of 2013, MIRSK Dictation+ underwent extensive development, was migrated to Azure and eventually integrated with a number of third-party cloud products. All with the specific goal in mind to make it as easy as possible for users to sign
up, to mine and organize information on customer for customer relation purposes – and in order to minimize the administrative load usually associated with a rapidly rising number of customers.
At the same time, running our solution from Windows Azure made it pretty straightforward to integrate with any platform on market. Therefore, we’re now strongly represented on Windows Phone, iOS and Android – which in turn make it even easier to reach customers
on their platform of choice. And when new mobile platforms, apps, clients or units rise, we’re ready for them as well, Kevin Yunai adds.
Likewise, Azure makes it possible for us integrate Mirsk Dictation+ with almost every type of service or application. This provides our partners and customers with the opportunity to access it in the way that works best for them – productivity-wise or sales-wise.
Service “can handle a huge amount of data and customers”
Today, we’re able to scale to a practically arbitrary number of users worldwide. At the same time, it’s possible for us to reach out to – and work with – new partners as well as new subcontractors like translation- and proofreading companies around the globe
and to integrate to new platforms and services like journal- or ERP-services. And, since we’re able to scale the service effortlessly through Azure, it’s possible for us to upload and process huge amounts of data, for instance, if we wish to improve the accuracy
in a given language or line of business, Kevin Yunai elaborates.
Furthermore, the bet on Windows Azure have made it possible for MIRSK to make huge amounts of language-statistics easily available to students and researchers alike.
Basically, we reasoned that when we have the data, then why not use them constructively in order to encourage further research into – for instance – the very same linguistic models that form the base of our own service? It makes perfect sense, and with Windows
Azure, we’re able to do so effortlessly, the CEO concludes.