Microsoft Enterprise Thought Leadershiphttp://www.microsoft.com/enterpriseSyndication feed for Microsoft Enterprise Reengineering the tech platform for the new era of manufacturing In my previous blog post, I talked about the three areas of change that industrial manufacturers need to understand in order to take advantage of the opportunities of a connected world to create unprecedented business value: the technology aspect, the morphing of business practices, and the interconnecting of things, people and services. Today, I’d like to talk more about the technology side of things. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/discrete-manufacturing/blog/Reengineering-the-tech-platform-for-the-new-era-of-manufacturing.aspx Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:00:00 PST The Internet of Things Manufacturing Series, Part 2: driving transformation in the high-tech segment In part two of my three-part Internet of Things (IoT) series, I next take a deeper look at the potential of IoT for high-tech & electronics manufacturing. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/discrete-manufacturing/blog/the-internet-of-things-manufacturing-series2.aspx Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:00:00 PST Watch Modern Workplace On-Demand: Top 10 Takeaways for Business On the latest episode of Modern Workplace, we present our top ten tips to help businesses be more competitive and productive in 2015. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Watch-Modern-Workplace-On-Demand.aspx Tue, 13 Jan 2015 12:00:00 PST Creating connections with IOT Over the past year, the internet of things has become firmly rooted in retail and hospitality, enabling leaders across the industry to transform their businesses and create new customer experiences http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/retail-and-consumer-goods/articles/Creating-connections-with-IOT.aspx Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:00:00 PST Predictive Analytics in Retail Help to Control Inventory and Guide Service Levels Machine learning gives retailers a competitive edge. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/marketing-at-microsoft-blog/blog/Predictive-Analytics-in-Retail.aspx Thu, 08 Jan 2015 12:00:00 PST Enabling a continuous and seamless auto buying experience I was fortunate to be invited by one of our customers to discuss what it means to enable great auto buying experiences while walking around – and climbing over – the new structure for a brand new auto dealership property being constructed here in Seattle. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/discrete-manufacturing/blog/Enabling-a-continuous-and-seamless-auto-buying-experience.aspx Thu, 08 Jan 2015 12:00:00 PST Arysta LifeScience Agroscience Company Boosts Agility, Lowers IT Costs with Online Communication Tools https://customers.microsoft.com/Pages/CustomerStory.aspx?recid=16112 Wed, 07 Jan 2015 12:00:00 PST Marketing Mise en Place Getting your customers to return time and time again. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/marketing-at-microsoft-blog/blog/Marketing_Mise_en_Place.aspx#fbid=uPjqU-ciG-v Tue, 06 Jan 2015 12:00:00 PST Deeper Data, Better Health Millions of asthma sufferers worldwide depend on monitoring devices to diagnose and treat their disease effectively. Learn how Aerocrine is using a cloud analytics solution to boost reliability. https://customers.microsoft.com/Pages/CustomerStory.aspx?recid=12216 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 12:00:00 PST Building Effective Finance Teams To Transform the Business Learn how the role of finance is fundamentally shifting at Microsoft from controllership to business partnership, and the impact this has on hiring, promotions, and training investments. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/finance-at-microsoft-blog/articles/Building-Effective-Finance-Teams-To-Transform-the-Business.aspx Mon, 05 Jan 2015 12:00:00 PST Wired for Success: Four tips for managing your career At Microsoft, we have spent the past several years on an incredible transformative journey that has resulted in a new CEO, new partnerships and a new approach to product development – all while ensuring we put our customers at the center of everything we do. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/susan-hauser-blog/articles/Wired-for-Success-Four-tips-for-managing-your-career.aspx Mon, 05 Jan 2015 12:00:00 PST The Internet of Things Manufacturing Series, Part I: driving transformation in the automotive industry In this next post, I want to continue my discussion on IoT in a three-part segment series, first taking a deeper look at its potential for the automotive industry. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/discrete-manufacturing/blog/The-Internet-of-Things-Manufacturing-Series.aspx Mon, 05 Jan 2015 12:00:00 PST Data and Retail Answering the big questions around harnessing information for success. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/reimagining/articles/data-and-retail.aspx Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:00 PST The cloud that loves customers Where art meets data: watch how Pier 1 revolutionized its customer experience across the entire brand. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/one-pier-1-and-the-customer-centered-retail-experience-through-microsoft-cloud-azure.aspx Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:00 PST IOT goes to Paris AutoLib, a new car-sharing system powered by the internet-of-things, is changing rush hour in Paris. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/reimagining/articles/iot-and-autolib-redefine-and-ease-traffic-congestion-in-paris.aspx Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:00 PST Reimagining customer experiences How Microsoft IT approaches creating rich, engaging customer experiences. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/reimagining/articles/msit-and-creating-the-customer-experience-through-information-technology.aspx Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:00 PST Marketing: How we see it Our vision for marketing in the enterprise. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/microsoft-vision-for-marketing-reimagined-in-the-enterprise.aspx#fbid=Iq6YVC46Czb Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:00 PST Finance: How we see it Our vision for finance in the enterprise. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/finance-reimagined/articles/microsoft-vision-for-finance-reimagined-in-the-enterprise.aspx Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:00 PST Placing the customer at the heart of the enterprise Why it’s business-critical, and what business leaders are saying. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/reimagining/articles/placing-the-customer-at-the-heart-of-the-enterprise.aspx Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:00 PST Getting Your Message Heard The art of communication is still the key to getting anything done. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/marketing-at-microsoft-blog/blog/Getting-Your-Message-Heard.aspx Tue, 30 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST 15 Sales Thought Leaders to Follow NOW Leaders on the cutting edge of sales best practices. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/marketing-at-microsoft-blog/blog/15-Sales-Thought-Leaders-to-Follow-NOW.aspx Tue, 23 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Spreading Christmas cheer with Virgin Atlantic This weekend, flight VS011 from Heathrow to Boston took on a distinctly festive feel as teams from Microsoft and Virgin Atlantic injected a taste of Christmas enabled via some very cool technology. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/hospitality-and-travel/articles/spreading-christmas-cheer-virgin-atlantic.aspx Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Connected product innovation: The answer to modernizing product design and development Designing for customers’ needs has always been a priority for product-driven enterprises, but it’s much easier said than done, and especially so in today’s digitally-connected world. Customers have more information, more options, and evolving behaviors about what they buy—and how. Consumers expect innovative solutions rather than just clever or well-designed products. With customers now looking for solutions, what is the answer to staying relevant and keeping pace? http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/discrete-manufacturing/blog/Connected-product-innovation-The-answer-to-modernizing-product-design-and-development.aspx Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Marketing Automation: How Roses Can Drive Marketing Complexity The importance of taking a strategic view of marketing automation. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/marketing-at-microsoft-blog/blog/Marketing-Automation.aspx Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Learning from the leaders: how manufacturers are using IoT to reimagine connected services and customer experiences Learning from our manufacturing customers is one of the highlights of my work here at Microsoft. They are on the front lines, taking the latest insights, ideas, and technology and creating amazing solutions that drive customer value. Recently we shared two such customer stories on an interactive webcast where we discussed how the power of Microsoft Azure and the Internet of Things (IoT) are advancing manufacturing businesses. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/discrete-manufacturing/blog/Learning-from-the-leaders.aspx Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Top Enterprise Predictions for 2015 Regardless of their industry, location or size, successful companies share one thing in common – they understand the power technology can have to accelerate their business and deliver greater impact. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/susan-hauser-blog/articles/Top-Enterprise-Predictions-for-2015.aspx Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST TM Forum Digital Disruption 2014: Pineapple Express for Service Providers The Microsoft Communications & Media team just wrapped up a busy week at the TM Forum Digital Disruption 2014 event in (mostly) sunny San Jose, CA. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/communications-and-media/telecommunications/blog/TM-Forum.aspx Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Seducers vs. Conquerors Branding, marketing, and design in the human era. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/marketing-at-microsoft-blog/blog/Seducers-vs-Conquerors.aspx Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Nedbank reimagines face-to-face banking Realizing the Branch of the Future at Nedbank. See how Nedbank redesigned its channel strategy to improve client acquisition and retention while optimizing efficiencies. http://content1.catalog.video.msn.com/e2/ds/67717791-d4fa-43ea-99bc-05afddc426c4.mp4 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Windows Devices: Banking in a Mobile World See how Microsoft and Windows devices are enabling compelling new ways for financial institutions and their clients to mobilize their banking needs. http://content1.catalog.video.msn.com/e2/ds/a4f3785c-71a8-4d4b-ade4-b5781efb46d7.mp4 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Temenos moves flagship offering to the cloud and opens new markets Temenos, a global banking software provider, wanted to build a cloud-based version of its on-premises T24 core banking application to give customers functionality in the cloud. https://customers.microsoft.com/Pages/CustomerStory.aspx?recid=9321 Sun, 14 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST NatWest improves quality of service for business banking customers with Microsoft Dynamics CRM National Westminster Bank (NatWest) has a long history, having been formed from the merger of the National Provincial Bank and Westminster Bank, both of which can trace their lineage to constituents dating back to the 1650s. https://customers.microsoft.com/Pages/CustomerStory.aspx?recid=1857 Sat, 13 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Nationwide implements new customer service solution, increasing market share by 10 percent New regulation in the United Kingdom financial services industry meant Nationwide had to implement an account switching service to make it easier for consumers to switch the provider of their current bank or building society account within seven days. https://customers.microsoft.com/Pages/CustomerStory.aspx?recid=12598 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Meet our CMO Lead Get Jeff Marcoux’s take on the state of marketing, upcoming trends, and more. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/meet-our-cmo-lead.aspx Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Microsoft's cloud provides the flexibility and elasticity to deliver on Commonwealth Bank's customer needs Australia’s leading provider of integrated financial services, including retail, premium, business and institutional banking, funds management, superannuation, insurance, investment and share-broking products and services. https://customers.microsoft.com/Pages/CustomerStory.aspx?recid=11998 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Custom-tailored marketing: Because one size doesn’t fit all. Why you should be targeting the place, time, and medium of your marketing more than ever before. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/custom-tailored-marketing.aspx Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST The Key to Consumer Insights Start building your strategy with the consumer front and center. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/marketing-at-microsoft-blog/blog/The-Key-to-Consumer-Insights.aspx Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Private cloud solution brings renewed strategic focus and cost savings to UniCredit As the leading bank in Bosnia and Herzegovina, UniCredit Bank d.d. decide to implement a Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V as solution for virtualization. https://customers.microsoft.com/Pages/CustomerStory.aspx?recid=9719 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Quality versus Quantity In content marketing, which one is more important? http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/Content-marketing-quality-versus-quantity.aspx Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Standard Life Supports Employees in Digital Workplace with Productivity Solutions Office 365 enables Standard Life to drive collaboration across the organisation, enhancing customer service and helping staff bring new products to market rapidly. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Standard-Life-Supports-Employees-in-Digital-Workplace-with-Productivity-Solutions.aspx Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Nationwide: The Social Side of Success Since it was founded nearly 90 years ago, Nationwide has gone from... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Nationwide-The-Social-Side-of-Success.aspx Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Search versus Social As search and social become increasingly interlocked, understanding the differences can help ensure the most efficient allocation of resources. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/search-vs-social.aspx Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Aviva Climbs in the Driver's Seat Auto insurance company sources mobile driving data from customers. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Aviva-climbs-in-the-driver-s-seat.aspx Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Liberty Mutual Insurance Fosters Effective Collaboration and Communication Liberty Mutual Insurance’s 50,000 employees often work in teams spanning multiple offices. https://customers.microsoft.com/Pages/CustomerStory.aspx?recid=2606 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Banking on an Enterprise Social Network Africa’s largest financial services provider by asset value and market cap is also one of its oldest: Standard Bank has a 152-year history in South Africa and similar long-standing histories in many other African countries. https://customers.microsoft.com/Pages/CustomerStory.aspx?recid=9853 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST U.K. insurance giant sees 66 percent reduction in sales administration LV= is the United Kingdom’s largest friendly society, with 5,500 employees working in 17 offices. https://customers.microsoft.com/Pages/CustomerStory.aspx?recid=5156 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Insurance Broker Transforms Performance Through Real-Time Insight Into Operations In a highly competitive market, insurance broker Premium Choice needed to better understand performance in real time, in order to make faster, more informed decisions. https://customers.microsoft.com/Pages/CustomerStory.aspx?recid=2807 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Aon Benfield provides reinsurance services to global insurance companies Reinsurance Intermediary Gives Colleagues Powerful Reporting Tools, More Confidence in Client Data https://customers.microsoft.com/Pages/CustomerStory.aspx?recid=12068 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Insurance distributor delivers mobile CRM app to agents, drives adoption and sales growth Insphere Insurance Solutions, one of the nation’s largest independent, career-agent distribution groups, wanted to streamline its career-agent experience. https://customers.microsoft.com/Pages/CustomerStory.aspx?recid=6013 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Becoming Truly Customer Centric Context, the Key to Becoming Truly Customer-Centric. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/marketing-at-microsoft-blog/blog/Becoming-Truly-Customer-Centric.aspx Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Milliman: MG-ALFA Compute for Microsoft Azure Milliman's MG-ALFA financial modelling solution and actuarial projection system models both insurance liabilities and assets, and offers full ALM functionality for integrated financial projections. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/financial-services/insurance/articles/Milliman-MG-ALFA-Compute-for-Microsoft-Azure.aspx Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Numerix: Turn Your Analytics Platform into an Advantage Numerix CrossAsset provides a single analytics platform that can be scaled to meet your company’s needs. At the foundation of the Numerix architecture is the most sophisticated library of cross-asset models and methods.To learn more about this solution visit Numerix CrossAsset. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/financial-services/insurance/articles/Numerix-Turn-Your-Analytics-Platform-into-an-Advantage.aspx Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Business insight in today’s data-rich financial services industry The long-standing collaboration between Accenture, Avanade and Microsoft is helping the banking sector get to grips with analytics to improve performance. Cherie Rowlands reports. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/financial-services/banking-and-capital-markets/articles/business-insight-in-todays-data-rich-financial-services-industry.aspx Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Innovation in risk analytics Amber Stokes talks to Microsoft’s Colin Kerr and Rupesh Khendry about how financial services organizations can combine modern cloud and big data solutions with traditional risk reporting tools to gain deeper risk insight http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/financial-services/banking-and-capital-markets/articles/Innovation-in-risk-analytics.aspx Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Driving business results and cost efficiency with Hybrid Cloud How the Accenture Hybrid Cloud Solution for Microsoft Azure will allow enterprises to take full advantage of the agility and economics provided by the cloud with the confidence they have for traditional enterprise IT environments. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/susan-hauser-blog/articles/driving-business-results-and-cost-efficiency-with-hybrid-cloud.aspx Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Mission critical cloud is on the rise in the insurance industry Many insurance firms are expected to take advantage of the cloud to handle their mission-critical operations over the coming months and years. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/financial-services/insurance/articles/Mission-critical-cloud-is-on-the-rise-in-the-insurance-industry.aspx Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST How would you spend $135 billion? Because that’s how much marketers will invest in 2014 to make new digital marketing collateral. Find out how CMOs are spending. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/how-would-you-spend-135-billion.aspx Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST The Big Shift: Transforming the automotive value chain in a connected world With an always-on connection, consumer expectations have drastically changed when it comes to their vehicle—from their shopping and ownership experiences to the very essence of the automobile as it becomes an extension to their digitally-connected lifestyle. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/discrete-manufacturing/blog/The-Big-Shift-Transforming-the-automotive-value-chain.aspx Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST How Big Is Big Data? Big Data Usage and Attitudes among North American Financial Services Firms Commissioned by Microsoft, Celent conducted a study of US and Canadian financial institutions about their understanding of, attitude toward, and experience with Big Data. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/financial-services/banking-and-capital-markets/articles/how-big-is-big-data.aspx Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Security Trends in Financial Services Key findings from a survey conducted by the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Group, providing insights into current technology trends and security conditions in the financial services sector. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Security-Trends-in-Financial-Services.aspx Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Optimizing Sales and Service in Insurance Insurers with a holistic view of their customers can offer products and services that they actually need. Amber Stokes explores how Microsoft Dynamics CRM can help them to achieve this http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/financial-services/insurance/articles/Optimizing-Sales-and-Service-in-Insurance.aspx Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Yapi Kredi YapiKredi Emeklilik optimizes service levels for its life insurance and pension customers with Microsoft Dynamics CRM. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/financial-services/insurance/articles/Yapi-Kredi.aspx Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Defining customer segments Get above the clutter of bad advertising and reach your customers in a personal way. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/defining-customer-segments.aspx Fri, 05 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Delivering a complete connected customer experience through the Internet of Things Have you heard about the Internet of Things—or IoT—but not sure what it means for your business? http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/discrete-manufacturing/blog/Delivering-a-complete-connected-customer-experience.aspx Thu, 04 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST What’s the real value? Whether building software to sell or for internal use—or even purchasing software—understanding the true value of your software is business-critical. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/whats-the-real-value.aspx Thu, 04 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Welcome Modern Marketer The state of marketing and the dawn of the modern marketer. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/marketing-at-microsoft-blog/blog/welcome-modern-marketer.aspx Tue, 02 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST CIO + CMO = CIMO Why leading enterprises are hybridizing the two roles, partnering so that IT and Marketing share a common view. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/reimagining/articles/business-leaders-merge-cmo-and-cio-perspectives-for-customer-centric-it-and-marketing-choices.aspx Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST How automakers can compete on customer experience We all know that competition in the automotive industry is fierce. By our research, around two-thirds of car buying activities is happening online before anyone puts a foot inside a dealership showroom. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/discrete-manufacturing/blog/How-automakers-can-compete-on-customer-experience.aspx Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST The cloud that takes you there Merging cloud, the personal tour guide, real-time data, and auto manufacturing. Watch the super-creative story of how all these meet in Qoros. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/the-cloud-that-takes-you-there.aspx Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Behind the Lion’s roar One of the world’s biggest sporting events is run by a surprisingly small team. Watch the British and Irish Lions and find out how technology makes it possible. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/british-and-irish-lions-use-microsoft-cloud-and-surface-to-run-professional-sports-tour.aspx Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Following the money Reconfiguring reporting to follow a company’s change in direction. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/reimagining/articles/following-the-money.aspx Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST The Big Shift in Process Manufacturing and Resources Register today for a free webcast that focuses on the four big bets on the top solution areas for the process manufacturing and resources industry. https://vts.inxpo.com/Launch/QReg.htm?ShowKey=22984 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Enhancing the Real In-store or online, 61% of consumers are more likely to buy from a brand that allows them to touch and feel the products. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/marketing-at-microsoft-blog/articles/Enhancing-the-Real.aspx Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST A Tale of Two Heroes: Ad Pano Meets Tundra When your truck is the only one trusted to tow the space shuttle, where does your brand go from there? http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/marketing-at-microsoft-blog/articles/A-tale-of-two-heroes-Ad-Pano-meets-Tundra.aspx Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Reinventing Marketing from the Bottom Up A bumper crop of startups is turning marketing upside down. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/marketing-at-microsoft-blog/articles/Reinventing-Marketing-from-the-Bottom-Up.aspx Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST Dollars, Bits, and Atoms Exploring the not-so-distant future of the connected customer. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/marketing-at-microsoft-blog/articles/Dollars-Bits-and-Atoms.aspx Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST The Age of Serendipity Why more than half of consumers expect technology to deliver unique experiences that "feel like coincidences." http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/marketing-at-microsoft-blog/articles/The-Age-of-Serendipity.aspx Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:00:00 PST The Digital Detectives Inside Microsoft’s new headquarters for the fight against cybercrime. http://news.microsoft.com/stories/cybercrime/index.html Sun, 30 Nov 2014 12:00:00 PST Drive Insights and Streamline Sales Like most IT organizations, Microsoft IT historically operated with a fixed annual budget, negotiated across internal business partners and with senior management to deliver the services all parties thought were the top priorities for the year. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/office-of-the-CIO/blogs/Drive-Insights.aspx Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:00:00 PST Cloud-connected elevators Innovation, efficiency and IoT: How the Internet of Things is enabling ThyssenKrupp to improve elevator maintenance and reliability. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/susan-hauser-blog/articles/Thyssenkrupp-and-internet-of-things-connect-elevators-in-the-cloud.aspx Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:00:00 PST Reinventing productivity in today’s manufacturing industry In our mobile-first, cloud-first world we are always connected, always “on.” The pace of business is faster than ever before—and accelerating. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/discrete-manufacturing/blog/Reinventing-productivity-in-today-manufacturing-industry.aspx Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:00:00 PST How NASDAQ transformed to a truly digital cloud business Managing the NASDAQ stock market in the age of big data would be arduous if done solely on-premises—and impossible with the amount of data compounding each year. Watch the story of NASDAQ and how it transformed itself to a fully digital cloud business. http://az370354.vo.msecnd.net/videos/NASDAQ_OMX_Manages_over_1_Petabyte_of_Data_with_the_Microsoft_Platform.mp4 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:00 PST Watch On-Demand: Millennials Changing Business On the latest episode of Modern Workplace, we talked to three leaders from the millennial generation about the impact that millennials are having on business and what organizations must do to adapt. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Register-for-Modern-Workplace.aspx Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:00:00 PST How Microsoft cloud innovations accelerate adoption and business opportunities for manufacturers As worldwide demand for cloud computing continues to rise, Microsoft is investing to meet this demand. At a recent event in San Francisco, our CEO Satya Nadella outlined how Microsoft is using Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Microsoft Dynamics to deliver the most complete cloud for every business, industry and geography. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/discrete-manufacturing/blog/microsoft-cloud-innovations-and-business-opportunities.aspx Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:00:00 PST Microsoft Surface and Jack Henry Help Bring Banking into a Mobile World Jack Henry & Associates releases its BranchAnywhere app for Windows 8.1 on Surface Pro 3 http://youtu.be/KCkBcgbePi8?autoplay=1 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:00:00 PST The Innovation Challenge: Creating the 21st Century Utility View our free 30 minute on demand webcast to hear about how Power & Utility companies are reimagining themselves in the digital age. https://vts.inxpo.com/Launch/QReg.htm?ShowKey=22769 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:00:00 PST Watch "Social in Enterprise" On-Demand on Modern Workplace What drives the most successful entrepreneurs in today’s evolving workplace? http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Social-in-Enterprise.aspx Sat, 15 Nov 2014 12:00:00 PST CaixaBank See how CaixaBank is streamlining its operations and meeting the mobility needs of its customers with Microsoft. http://az370354.vo.msecnd.net/videos/CaixaBank_CS.wmv Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:00:00 PST A simple approach to Connected Operations: The industrial Internet of Things, people and services A complex manufacturing revolution is happening today. “Can systems for the Internet of Things (IoT) be simple?” is a question that I often get. Let’s think through it… http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/discrete-manufacturing/articles/A-simple-approach-to-Connected-Operations.aspx Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:00:00 PST Marston’s uses Microsoft Dynamics CRM to enhance customer experience Marston's gets social with Microsoft Social Listening http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/hospitality-and-travel/articles/Marstons-uses-Microsoft-Dynamics.aspx Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:00:00 PST IoT at Sea: Oceans of Data Aboard Floating Hotels The world of offshore oil rigs and drilling vessels may not be the first place you’d expect to find the Internet of Things (IoT), but the controls, sensors and machinery found there generate a vast amount of valuable data — a potential boon for businesses that know how to harness and use this rich resource. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/process/blog/articles/IoT-at-Sea-Oceans-of-Data-Aboard-Floating-Hotels.aspx Wed, 05 Nov 2014 12:00:00 PST Windows 10: what it means for manufacturers Microsoft recently shared its first sneak peek at the product direction for the Windows operating system and the upcoming release of Windows 10. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/discrete-manufacturing/articles/Windows-10-what-it-means-for-manufacturers.aspx Mon, 03 Nov 2014 12:00:00 PST The Internet of Things: Four ways manufacturers can drive the most business value Across the globe every day, businesses are connecting their things and harnessing their data to create powerful new business value. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/discrete-manufacturing/articles/Four-ways-manufacturers-can-drive-the-most-business-value.aspx Mon, 03 Nov 2014 12:00:00 PST The robot’s ballet Watch one of our favorite data stories as Kuka robotics’ machinery makes manufacturing a bit more elegant. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/kuka-robotics-uses-data-analytics-to-shape-its-production-line.aspx Sat, 01 Nov 2014 12:00:00 PST How to turn chaos into cash Make your enterprise more responsive by placing innovation at the heart of your business. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/reimagining/articles/becoming-more-responsive-through-turning-chaos-into-cash-and-technology-innovation.aspx Sat, 01 Nov 2014 12:00:00 PST Building tomorrow’s cloud Construction mega-firm Skanska reveals business innovations created through Microsoft Cloud. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/construction-firm-skanska-uses-cloud-technology-to-reshape-its-business.aspx Sat, 01 Nov 2014 12:00:00 PST Transforming to a digital business Reimagining for a digital-first world is now considered a requirement for virtually every enterprise. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/reimagining/articles/transforming-to-a-digital-business.aspx Sat, 01 Nov 2014 12:00:00 PST The phishing hole How to partner with your IT to plug vulnerabilities: protecting against industrial espionage, threats and cybercrime inside the enterprise. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/responsiveness-and-threat-intelligence-through-phishing-and-cybercrime-prevention-at-microsoft.aspx Sat, 01 Nov 2014 12:00:00 PST To dock, or not to dock Read why container technology should be an important part of your overall enterprise cloud strategy. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/container-technology-docker-gets-supported-by-microsoft-cloud-azure.aspx Sat, 01 Nov 2014 12:00:00 PST Carlsberg Group connects 20,000 employees with O365 Carlsberg Group chose Office 365 to implement a complete productivity and collaboration solution that its more than 20,000 employees can use to connect and streamline its global supply chain. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/retail-and-consumer-goods/articles/Carlsberg-Group-connects.aspx#fbid=PUOElC60tbB Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:00:00 PST Westpac Group Westpac differentiates its financial planning services Windows 8 tablets and line of business advisory services apps enabling its customer to ‘bank at the speed of life’. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/financial-services/banking-and-capital-markets/articles/Westpac-Group.aspx Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:00:00 PST Henkel upgrades 40,000 users to Office 365 ProPlus in 5 months Achieving the modern workplace: How Henkel upgraded 40,000 users to Office 365 ProPlus in 5 months. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/retail-and-consumer-goods/articles/Henkel-upgrades.aspx Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:00:00 PST 150 Days Thrilling fans and winning races takes plenty of nerve. And that goes for everyone involved: from drivers to fabricators, everyone must work together for the team to compete at the highest level of auto racing http://www.youtube.com/embed/IICivQyXIY0?enablejsapi=1;autoplay=1;showinfo=0;theme=dark;color=white;wmode=transparent;rel=0 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:00:00 PST The Twitter decoder ring Clearing some of the mystery behind the new Twitter design with a to-the-pixel guide of its new dimensions. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/twitter-design-change-in-dimensions-and-layout-2014.aspx Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:00:00 PST Sharpening your Facebook know-how Top-performing ads, Facebook engagement, and the best tools for marketers: why you should be in the know. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/how-marketers-can-best-use-facebook.aspx Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:00:00 PST Build-A-Bear Workshop and Infusion: creating great customer experiences Dave Rodgerson at Microsoft explains how Build-A-Bear Workshop is attracting and retaining customers by offering a truly memorable in-store experience http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/retail-and-consumer-goods/articles/Build-A-Bear.aspx Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:00:00 PST Eight quick tips for marketers Simple science-based hints to boost the effectiveness of your marketing. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/marketing-science-and-customer-relationships-top-8-tips.aspx Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:00:00 PST Introducing the Modern Workplace webcast series Innovative strategies to keep your business on top http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/Modern-Workplace-webcast.aspx Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:00:00 PST Life After Free WIFI 64% of hotels now offer free wireless Internet (WIFI) to guests, which has become one of the, if not the, most sought after amenity for hotel guests worldwide, whether traveling for business or leisure. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/hospitality-and-travel/articles/life-after-free-wifi.aspx Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:00:00 PST Enterprise Perspectives: Security and privacy in the cloud Watch Susan Hauser and Brad Smith chat about data in the enterprise and the urgency of securely protecting digital information. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/susan-hauser-blog/articles/enterprise-perspectives-brad-smith-security-and-privacy-interview.aspx Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:00:00 PST Un-Frequently Asked Questions Answers to the digital marketing questions you’ve always wanted to ask. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/frequently-asked-marketing-questions.aspx Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:00:00 PST Reimagining business at the LATAM CIO Summit How business leaders are accelerating profound enterprise transformation in Latin America. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/susan-hauser-blog/articles/latam-cio-summit-and-reimagining-the-enterprise.aspx Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:00:00 PST Show me the love Why carefully managing customer relationships is more important than ever—not less. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/managing-customer-relationships-in-the-age-of-the-customer.aspx Tue, 07 Oct 2014 12:00:00 PST No, thank you No more force-feeding! Three simple steps to creating customized creative for your customers. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/three-steps-to-simple-customized-creative-marketing-for-the-customer.aspx Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:00:00 PST Saving lives with software Watch how Operation Smile is bringing more children “from hopelessness to possibility.” http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/medical-nonprofit-operation-smile-saves-lives-with-office-365.aspx Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:00:00 PST Big Takeaways from Big Data Today’s digital oil field encompasses a comprehensive list of transformative technologies that deliver increased productivity in upstream, midstream and downstream operations. Of all these technologies, big data remains one of the most disruptive and elusive competitive advantages that an oil and gas company can achieve. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/process-manufacturing/articles/Big-Takeaways-from-Big-Data.aspx Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:00:00 PST Trading stock in the sky Discover how migrating to the Microsoft Cloud transformed NASDAQ’s trading power. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/nasdaq-omx-stock-trading-in-the-cloud-with-sql-server-and-windows-technologies.aspx Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:00:00 PST The Microsoft Periodic Table An elemental view of Microsoft’s structure—based on your favorite poster from chemistry class. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/the-microsoft-periodic-table.aspx Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:00:00 PST The science of relationships The quiet life of the brain: why neuroscience and behavioral economics should be in every digital marketer’s toolkit. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/research-behind-retention-behavior-and-digital-content-marketing.aspx Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:00:00 PST Closing the app gap Go behind the mobility movement inside Microsoft and see what it’s like designing apps in a mobile-first environment. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/microsoft-it-develops-new-mobile-first-app-development-strategy.aspx Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:00:00 PST Digital career development Find out how IT and HR partnered to build one of Microsoft’s most effective internal tools. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-human-resources/articles/microsoft-hr-digitizes-career-development-with-internal-tools-and-apps.aspx Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:00:00 PST Banks choosing Microsoft Dynamics CRM to enable personalized customer experiences and operational efficiency Leading banking institutions are modernizing their business operations and choosing Microsoft Dynamics CRM to shift from transaction-based businesses to customer-centric businesses. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/financial-services/banking-and-capital-markets/articles/Banks-choosing-Microsoft-Dynamics.aspx Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:00:00 PST Putting the Lid on Cybercrime Cybercrime costs businesses billions of dollars every year, and financial service institutions are at an especially high risk. Malware and Trojans deployed to consumer devices and corporate workstations alike puts the identity of individuals at risk, and makes the theft of funds a real problem. At a personal level, identity theft is a harrowing experience and at the corporate level, the idea that malware might be used to fraudulently initiate multi-million dollar funds transfers keeps treasurers and heads of information security up at night. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/banking/blog/articles/Putting-the-Lid-on-Cybercrime.aspx Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:00:00 PST Microsoft announces CitiDirect BE Tablet app for Windows 8.1 for corporate treasurers At the Sibos conference in Boston on Monday, Microsoft Corp. announced the availability of Citi’s CitiDirect BESM Tablet app for Windows 8.1. Citi, a leading provider of global transaction and trade solutions, designed the app for its largest corporate treasury clients. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/financial-services/banking-and-capital-markets/articles/Microsoft-announces-CitiDirect-BE-Tablet-app.aspx#fbid=PUOElC60tbB Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:00:00 PST New services and technology partnerships help broadcasters and media companies move to the cloud http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/media/blog/articles/new-services.aspx Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:00:00 PST Too much, or not enough? So how much content do you really need for successful content marketing? http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/too-much-or-not-enough.aspx Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:00:00 PST JT2Go for Windows 8 facilities mobility processes with Surface for leading Enterprises Today, at the JT Open International Conference in Tokyo, I shared details about the overall performance of 3D Viewer for JT and JT2Go for Windows 8, how they are used with the assistance of ATK Aerospace and demonstrated a few of the exciting new features targeted for a future release of JT2Go. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/discrete-manufacturing/articles/JT2Go-for-Windows-8-facilities-mobility-processes-for-leading-Enterprises.aspx Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:00:00 PST A picture is really worth a thousand words! As Steven Pinker said, we are visual creatures and a picture is worth a thousand words. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/process/blog/default.aspx Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:00:00 PST A picture is really worth a thousand words! As Steven Pinker said, we are visual creatures and a picture is worth a thousand words. Applying this to Life Sciences, great amounts of data are used and generated during different kinds of operations in this industry. In Research & Development (R&D), for instance, scientists and engineers use and generate huge piles of data. Not only is this data already vast, it is also climbing rapidly in volume and complexity at a staggering pace. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/process/blog/articles/A-picture-is-really-worth-a-thousand-words.aspx Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:00:00 PST Get Up and Go Banks and finance executives are increasingly looking for a rich, secure and actionable mobile experience. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/financial-services/banking-and-capital-markets/articles/Get-up-and-go.aspx Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:00:00 PST Liberating data Why the business review has finally evolved—and how. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/finance-at-microsoft-blog/articles/power-bi-q-a-liberates-date-in-business-reviews.aspx Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:00:00 PST Life After Free WIFI 64% of hotels now offer free wireless Internet (WIFI) to guests, which has become one of the, if not the, most sought after amenity for hotel guests worldwide, whether traveling for business or leisure. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/life-after-free-wifi.aspx Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:00:00 PST Open All Hours The right technology can enable retailers to serve consumers at any point of their shopping journey. \enterprise\industry\retail\retail-and-consumer-goods\articles\Open-All-Hours.aspx Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:00:00 PST The ROI in BI Tools Why the c-suite has come to love BI tools. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/finance-reimagined/articles/great-western-bank-finds-roi-in-power-bi-finance.aspx Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:00:00 PST Protecting Customer Data in Our Cloud through Microsoft Azure Last month we published guidance for IT Professionals looking to maximize the protection of their data using the tools and technologies available in the Azure platform and related services for encryption, access control and other aspects of data security. This paper, entitled “Protecting Data in Microsoft Azure” explores key areas that should be considered when using either the platform (PaaS), infrastructure (IaaS) or a hybrid database solution. \enterprise\industry\manufacturing-and-resources\power-and-utilities\Protecting-Customer-Data\Protecting-Customer-Data.aspx Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:00:00 PST Reveal New Insights with Big Data The retail industry continues to change as customer expectations evolve and become increasingly more sophisticated. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/retail-and-consumer-goods/articles/Reveal-new-Insights-with-Big-Data.aspx Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:00:00 PST Microsoft, Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software and ATK Aerospace To Share Mobility Progress at the JT Open International Conference At the 2014 JT Open International Conference in Tokyo, Japan, I will have the pleasure of reporting the progress made by Siemens PLM and Microsoft to enable JT (ISO 14306:2012) for mobility business processes. To help bring this progress to life, I will have the privilege of sharing ATK Aerospace experience with Surface Pro and JT2Go for Windows 8 for shop floor processes where product manufacturing information (PMI) is essential. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/discrete-manufacturing/articles/Microsoft-Siemens-Product-Lifecycle-Management-Software.aspx Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:00:00 PST To Pay or not to Pay The challenge of monetizing purchase data. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/financial-services/banking-and-capital-markets/articles/Stepping-Up-to-the-Payments-Challenge.aspx Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:00:00 PST Skype TX Released To Manufacturing, Microsoft Announces New Hardware Partners For It Microsoft announced Skype TX’s release to manufacturing and also welcoming three brand new hardware partners to the Skype family. http://microsoft-news.com/skype-tx-released-to-manufacturing-microsoft-announces-new-hardware-partners-for-it/ Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:00:00 PST Reimagine User Experiences When you see a movie or listen to a song, you’re naturally focused on the experience of that content—not on whatever complicated coding might be necessary to create or deliver it. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/office-of-the-cio/articles/Reimagine-User-Experiences.aspx Tue, 09 Sep 2014 12:00:00 PST Retail Big Data: The Reality vs. The Hype… Over the past quarter, I attended the traditionally busy season of retail user and industry conferences. Each conference offered a unique set of retailer stories and perspectives on ways to solve retail industry’s growing problems with data and its’ myriad of marketed ways to solve these problems by harnessing ‘Big Data’. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/blog/Retail-Big-Data-The-Reality-vs-The-Hype.aspx Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:00:00 PST Transform the Retail Store with the Internet of Things The Internet of Things (IoT) is a game changer for the retail industry, giving retailers the tools and insights to transform their businesses. And yet, with the prospect of billions of devices and things connecting to systems and the cloud, getting started on IoT may seem overwhelming and complicated. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/retail-and-consumer-goods/articles/Transform-the-Retail-Store-with-the-Internet-of-Things.aspx Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:00:00 PST Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s in-room experience Technology plays a key role in how Mandarin Oriental innovates and delivers a personalized luxury experience for their guests. http://az370354.vo.msecnd.net/videos/c8861ffd-2641-4294-a6ff-ea8baedc50bb.mp4 Thu, 04 Sep 2014 12:00:00 PST Jeppesen releases electronic flight bag solution. Jeppesen has released its FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag (EFB) solution for Microsoft Windows 8 tablets. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/hospitality-and-travel/articles/Jeppesen-releases-electronic-flight-bag-solution-for-Windows-8.aspx Wed, 03 Sep 2014 12:00:00 PST The Internet of Things gives the world’s cities a major lift With city populations exploding, city planners and builders have critical problems to solve. To make room for 3 billion people to live, work and play, planners know that the best direction to go is up. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/discrete-manufacturing/articles/the-internet-of-things-gives-the-world-cities-major-lift.aspx Wed, 03 Sep 2014 12:00:00 PST Man versus machine When transforming your business to a digital business, figuring out your localization strategy is essential. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/digital-content-marketing-and-localization-strategy.aspx Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:00:00 PST The magic of collaboration True visionaries span the ages—and visionaries need great productivity tools. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/why-visionaries-need-great-productivity-tools-office-365.aspx Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:00:00 PST Thyssenkrupp connects little boxes in the sky Watch what happened when ThyssenKrupp reimagined its elevator business in the cloud. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/thyssenkrupp-elevators-migrate-to-cloud-platform-with-iot.aspx Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:00:00 PST Recruiting 2.0 The future of recruiting has arrived—look behind the innovative tools Microsoft uses for interviewing inside the company. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/futuristic-recruiting-at-microsoft.aspx Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:00:00 PST Privacy, please If you collect data on your customers, then you should be reading this article. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/reimagining/articles/customer-data-collection-and-privacy-best-practices.aspx Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:00:00 PST Giving cities a lift with IoT ThyssenKrupp Elevator wanted to gain a competitive edge by focusing on what matters most to their customers: reliability. http://www.youtube.com/embed/ZBGKgiKQfeY?enablejsapi=1;autoplay=1;showinfo=0;theme=dark;color=white;wmode=transparent;rel=0 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:00:00 PST Saudi Airlines flies high by improving its business intelligence with Microsoft Saudi Airlines, among the largest airlines in the Middle East, has implemented a business intelligence (BI) solution with Microsoft to analyze, visualize and share data in a unified way, which allows the company to have better business visibility, more engaged employees, and projected savings of millions of dollars per year in the process. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/hospitality-and-travel/articles/Saudi_Airlines_flies_high_by_improving_its_business_intelligence_with_Microsoft.aspx Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:00:00 PST OSC Featured in New Edition of Speak Magazine The Autumn 2014 issue of Speak magazine looks at how the internet of things will change the way market goods are bought and sold, and explores how Microsoft partner, OSC, helped Dixons Retail to transform the way its employees work together. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/blog/OSC-Featured-in-New-Edition-of-Speak-Magazine.aspx Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:00:00 PST British Gas goes Social with Yammer The ways in which people connect and the speed with which they communicate is faster than ever before. Social communication is nothing new on the personal level, with the sharing of news, images and status updates. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/power-and-utilities/British_Gas_goes_Social_with_Yammer/default.aspx Sun, 24 Aug 2014 12:00:00 PST A Universe of Opportunities The Internet of things (IoT) has been the subject of a huge amount of press attention recently, and for good reason – it’s on track to spark the next digital revolution, and will have a significant impact on business and society alike. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/retail-and-consumer-goods/articles/A-Universe-of-Opportunities.aspx Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:00:00 PST Transforming the Hotel Intranet According to Accor’s Marc Champsaur, the world is changing very quickly – and so is the hospitality industry. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/hospitality-and-travel/articles/Transforming-the-Hotel-Intranet.aspx Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:00:00 PST Ten reasons retail businesses need a strategy for the Internet of Things now Tapping into the Internet of Things (IoT) mega-trend is becoming table stakes for businesses wanting to compete in virtually any industry. Retailers who want to maximize sales and optimize customer service need to equip sales staff to become brand and customer champions, optimize operations to meet customer expectations, offer interactive, differentiated in-store experiences—and much more. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/blog/Ten-reasons-retail-businesses-need-a-strategy-for-the-Internet-of-Things-now.aspx Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:00:00 PST Bangalore International Airport New Operating System Improves Productivity On-The-Go, Enriches User Experience https://customers.microsoft.com/Pages/CustomerStory.aspx?recid=1899 Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:00:00 PST London Underground Microsoft British Tube Lines Case Study - Empowering Staff & Improving Services http://mediadl.microsoft.com/mediadl/www/c/casestudies/Files/710000003367/TubeLines_MicrosoftServicesConsulting_6000k.wmv Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:00:00 PST Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) Germany's Largest Port Adopts Office 365 ProPlus, Reduces Administration by 75 Percent https://customers.microsoft.com/Pages/CustomerStory.aspx?recid=2440 Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:00:00 PST Helsinki Bus Firm Cuts Fuel Use, Offers Improved Transport Helsinki bus firm uses big data to cut fuel use, offer improved transport https://customers.microsoft.com/Pages/CustomerStory.aspx?recid=571 Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:00:00 PST A New Way of Working Dixons Retail is one of Europe’s largest specialist electrical retailing and services companies. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/retail-and-consumer-goods/articles/A-New-Way-of-Working.aspx Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:00:00 PST The internet of things: creating connected operations in manufacturing Sanjay Ravi explains how Microsoft can help manufacturers take advantage of the internet of things to transform their business and enhance the customer experience in a quick and inexpensive way by leveraging their current technology landscape. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/discrete-manufacturing/articles/creating-connected-operations-in-manufacturing.aspx Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:00:00 PST A New Way of Working Dixons Retail is one of Europe’s largest specialist electrical retailing and services companies. Its brands include Currys and PC World in the UK and Ireland, as well as many others across Europe. Employing approximately 30,000 people in ten countries, the organization welcomes more than 100 million customers every year online and in over 900 Dixons Group stores. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/retail-and-consumer-goods/articles/A-New-Way-of-Working.aspx Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:00:00 PST Empowering field workers with business-ready tablets I recently spoke with Speak Magazine’s Rebecca Gibson to discuss how Intel® processor-based tablets help to improve productivity in the mobile workforce. With the explosion of mobile workers and new devices available in market, now is a great time for retailers to consider taking advantage of new opportunities. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/blog/Empowering-field-workers-with-business-ready-tablets.aspx Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:00:00 PST On Demand Webinar: Creating the Internet of Your Things in Chemical Processing The Internet of Things is not a futuristic technology trend: it’s here today, and it starts with your things. You don’t need to rip and replace; you can create the Internet of Your Things by building on your existing infrastructure, using familiar devices and services in new ways, and combining data you are already collecting, to ultimately help you make better-informed business decisions. https://event.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1040037 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:00:00 PST The Path to Smarter Cities The world’s population is expected to reach 8 billion by 2025, and more than half of these individuals are expected to live in cities. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/partner/itron/article/the-path-to-smarter-cities/default.aspx Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:00:00 PST Reimagine Security – combat phishing with user education and awareness Within this context, social engineering and phishing schemes pose one of the toughest challenges in maintaining a secure IT environment. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/office-of-the-cio/articles/reimagine-security-combat-phishing-with-user-education-and-awareness.aspx Mon, 04 Aug 2014 12:00:00 PST Dirty data Data is like water—you should know your source before you drink. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/Dirty-data.aspx Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:00:00 PST Trifecta or Triumvirate? Facebook versus Twitter versus LinkedIn: a comparison of who’s using which social tool, and how. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/Trifecta-or-triumvirate.aspx Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:00:00 PST The New Manufacturing Workplace For decades, manufacturing was a productivity-driven business, setting an example to other sectors on how to run an efficient operation. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/process-manufacturing/articles/The-New-Manufacturing-Workplace.aspx Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:00:00 PST The future emerges This infographic explores the intersection of emerging technologies and marketing; the top three disruptors might surprise you. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/Emerging-technologies-and-marketing.aspx Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:00:00 PST Big Data Part II: Predictive Analytics MS researchers are applying learnings from web search to create enterprise productivity gains. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/susan-hauser-blog/articles/big-data-part-ii-predictive-analytics.aspx Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:00:00 PST Picking the winning numbers Six ways to take the pain out of budget-setting time for marketers. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/picking-the-winning-numbers-marketing-budget-setting-tips.aspx Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:00:00 PST Delving into the future of social and data Where machine learning and social tools intersect. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/delving-into-the-future-where-machine-learning-meets-social-tools.aspx Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:00:00 PST Big Data Part I: Neural Networks Microsoft Research’s pioneering work in the area of neural networks has had a profound impact on speech recognition. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/susan-hauser-blog/articles/big-data-part-i-neural-networks.aspx Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:00:00 PST Finance Byte This finance byte explores the value of marketing, tracking revenue performance, and ROI by marketing channel. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/finance-byte-return-on-investment-revenue-performance-and-marketing-value.aspx Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:00:00 PST Enterprise Perspectives: Revolutionizing communications with research Learn how Microsoft Research is shaping the next generation of communication and collaboration technologies. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/reimagining/articles/enterprise-perspectives-research-communications-and-natural-language.aspx Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:00:00 PST Love your variables This infographic for marketers shows you how to plan campaigns with an eye on what’s important. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/love-your-variables.aspx Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:00:00 PST Enterprise Perspectives: Immersive Computing How Microsoft Research is utilizing predictive analysis to deliver enterprise impact. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/susan-hauser-blog/articles/immersive-computing.aspx Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:00:00 PST Enterprise Perspectives: The payoff of research without boundaries Microsoft’s open-ended approach to research encourages scientists to gain broad insights that have interesting effects on the company’s products and services. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/reimagining/articles/Payoff-of-blue-sky-research-without-boundaries.aspx Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:00:00 PST Enterprise Perspectives: Reimagining with research Discover how Microsoft Research turns ideas into reality through innovation for the enterprise. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/reimagining/articles/enterprise-perspectives-spotlight-on-microsoft-research-development-and-innovation.aspx Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:00:00 PST Enterprise Perspectives: Reimagining with research Discover how Microsoft Research turns ideas into reality through innovation for the enterprise. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/reimagining/articles/Enterprise-perspectives-spotlight-on-microsoft-research-development-and-innovation.aspx Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:00:00 PST Enterprise Perspectives: The evolving role of the CIO How the changing business climate is shifting expectations of the Chief Information Officer. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/susan-hauser-blog/articles/Evolving-Role-of-the-CIO.aspx Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:00:00 PST Top ten phone apps for business Find out which business apps were polled as most useful for the enterprise. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Top-ten-enterprise-phone-apps-for-business.aspx Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:00:00 PST The world’s strongest thread If you want to support a vast network of employees and customers, what do you use to weave them together? http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Networking-with-customers-using-the-worlds-strongest-thread.aspx Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:00:00 PST The millennial marketing mystery How to market to the most diverse generation since the 1960’s. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/Reimagining-Marketing/articles/Age-diversity-in-the-millennial-marketing-mystery.aspx Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:00:00 PST CEO versus CIO? Rising tension between business leaders and IT forecasts new roles for both. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/reimagining/articles/CEO-versus-CIO-tensions-between-business-leaders-and-IT.aspx Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:00:00 PST Digitizing the customer decision journey With physical and virtual retail blurring, companies need to meet consumer demand anywhere and anytime. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/reimagining/articles/Digitizing-the-consumer-decision-journey.aspx Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:00:00 PST Contagious Content Three secrets to viral content development…and enhancing the customer experience. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/Reimagining-Marketing/articles/Three-secrets-to-viral-content-development.aspx Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:00:00 PST Media mogul or marketing dud? How to make sure you’re reaching your customers with the right medium at the right time. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/Reimagining-Marketing/articles/Reaching-your-customers-Media-mogul-or-marketing-dud.aspx Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:00:00 PST Merchandising meets the sentient machine How Azure Machine Learning is changing the face of retail. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Microsoft-Azure-Machine-Learning-Service.aspx Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:00:00 PST Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Service and what it means to the Retail Industry Retailers, today, have access to a variety of data sources that include social media, opendata, data generated by the internet of things. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Microsoft-Azure-Machine-Learning-Service.aspx Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:00:00 PST Untether your Team Technology is re-defining how, when, and where you work—as well as what you use to get that work done. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/untether-your-team.aspx Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:00:00 PST Top enterprise trends for a digital world Digital businesses have already begun to dominate global industry, and here’s what companies are doing to future-proof. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/reimagining/articles/top-enterprise-technology-trends-for-a-digital-world.aspx Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:00:00 PST Enterprise Perspectives: Carlsberg Group, Part two Susan Hauser continues her exploration of cloud-focused businesses with the Carlsberg Group. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Enterprise-Perspectives-Carlsberg-Group-Part-two.aspx Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:00:00 PST Enterprise Perspectives: Carlsberg Group, Part one Susan Hauser interviews the Carlsberg Group on the choice behind moving its business to the cloud. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Enterprise-Perspectives-Carlsberg-Group-Part-one.aspx Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:00:00 PST Enterprise Perspectives: Sogeti and customer-centricity Susan Hauser converses with Sogeti’s Michiel Boreel on how enterprises enable the possibilities of technology. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/susan-hauser-blog/articles/Enterprise-perspectives-sogeti-and-customer-focus-enable-technology.aspx Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:00:00 PST New Use Cases for Device & Mobile Retail and Preparing for the Next Wave- Internet of (Your) Things, Wearables, and Beacons Is the mobility and device revolution motivating or debilitating retailers in their quest to win consumer mindshare and walletshare? http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/retail-and-consumer-goods/articles/New-use-cases-for-device-and-mobile.aspx Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:00:00 PST Looking Beyond … To the Connected Customer Experience I find it appropriate that the title of this year’s Telemanagement Forum in Nice, France is “TM Forum Live!” It’s not because previous ones were dead, I assure you. Rather, it’s that everything in telecommunications has gone live-time. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/communications-and-media/telecommunications/articles/Looking-Beyond.aspx Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:00:00 PST Customer Spotlight: Toyota Susan Hauser interviews Toyota on their experience of transforming their business to the cloud. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/susan-hauser-blog/articles/Customer-spotlight-toyota-business-cloud-migration.aspx Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:00:00 PST Big Data: Business Insight for Power and Utilities For Power & Utilities the Big Data challenge is centered on harnessing massive new influxes of information to meet business imperatives such as reliability & efficiency, safety & security, profitability, and an evolving intelligent grid serving an increasingly sophisticated customer base. This list of business essentials can appear overwhelming, especially in the context of effectively integrating Big Data content and solutions. With this paper Microsoft aims to distill the Big Data drivers, challenges, and opportunities for power and utility enterprises toward a truly integrated end-to-end solution approach. For more information, download the whitepaper below. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/power-and-utilities/Big-Data-Business-Insight-for-Power-and-Utilities/default.aspx Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:00:00 PST Looking Beyond … To the Connected Customer Experience I find it appropriate that the title of this year’s Telemanagement Forum in Nice, France is “TM Forum Live!” It’s not because previous ones were dead, I assure you. Rather, it’s that everything in telecommunications has gone live-time. Long-planned, carefully scripted marketing campaigns and customer business operations for Communications Service Providers (CSPs) have become irrelevant thanks to smart devices, consumers who are constantly online, and information that is easily accessed over the Internet. We live in a rapidly changing world where human beings are constantly connected: in command, informed, social, and always on. Fundamentally, customers have gone live, and CSPs need to catch up to this pace. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/communications-and-media/telecommunications/articles/Looking-Beyond.aspx Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:00:00 PST From Data Exhaust to Data Insight—the Journey ahead for Telcos We’re at TM Forum Live! in Nice, France this week talking about topical issues of interest to Telcos who are reinventing their businesses to become digital service providers—among them, big data. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/From-data-exhaust-to-data-insights.aspx Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:00:00 PST Webinar: The Journey to Self-Service Business Intelligence – June 9th, 2014 Data is an asset that can be mined to gain valuable business insights, which help in optimizing operations and reducing costs. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/self-service-BI.aspx Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:00:00 PST Redmond Magazine MVP Award Redmond Magazine Overview of CommVault http://az370354.vo.msecnd.net/whitepapers/RedmondMag_January2014.pdf Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:00:00 PST CommVault & Microsoft executives discuss Azure CommVault CEO, Bob Hammer, Chief Technologist Randy De Meno & Microsoft CTO Fran Dougherty discuss Azure https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_MK-3x8TOY%26feature=youtu.be Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:00:00 PST Hyper-V Management with ability to migrate VMware CommVault’s enhances Hyper-V with the ability to migrate VMware http://az370354.vo.msecnd.net/whitepapers/MSFT%20Data%20Sheet%20CommVault.pdf Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:00:00 PST CommVault & Azure benefits video Watch this informative 2 minute video about the benefits of CommVault and Azure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qk2yitZwJEg Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:00:00 PST Overview of CommVault Simpana Watch an entertaining & informative video about the benefits of CommVault https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEwL7hprBeQ Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:00:00 PST Customer Spotlight: Metropolitan Police Service London’s Metropolitan Police modernizes law enforcement with technology and innovation. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/susan-hauser-blog/articles/London-metropolitan-police-customer-spotlight.aspx Tue, 03 Jun 2014 12:00:00 PST Transforming the Enterprise with Cognizant Technology Solutions Watch Susan Hauser interview Cognizant on helping customers incorporate transformational cloud-based business strategies. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Transforming-the-enterprise-cognizant-susan-hauser-smac-partnership.aspx Mon, 02 Jun 2014 12:00:00 PST Leading without frontiers How companies are shattering growth barriers through smart technology. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/Reimagining-Marketing/articles/Leading-without-frontiers.aspx Mon, 02 Jun 2014 12:00:00 PST Be your own enigma machine How to create hackproof passwords no bot can guess. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/How-to-create-secure-random-account-passwords-online.aspx Sun, 01 Jun 2014 12:00:00 PST Is your customer data safe? Why a few choices can make or break your business. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Protecting-customer-data-security-in-the-cloud.aspx Sun, 01 Jun 2014 12:00:00 PST Surfing the London Underground Find out how the London Underground used predictive analytics to change the landscape of public transport. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/London-underground-tube-predictive-analytics-monitoring.aspx Sun, 01 Jun 2014 12:00:00 PST How to cheat rock, paper, scissors Read how you can use analytics to beat the world’s most popular chance game. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/win-rock-paper-scissors-with-data-analytics.aspx Sun, 01 Jun 2014 12:00:00 PST Your customer is angry And your company’s reputation is on the line. What to do? http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Brand-perception-and-customer-service-strategy.aspx Sun, 01 Jun 2014 12:00:00 PST Saving the world with social How your business can be globally aware through social tools. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Social-activism-through-business-social-tools.aspx Sun, 01 Jun 2014 12:00:00 PST Loose lips Four quick tips for socially listening to what they’re saying about your brand. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Social-listening-brand-perception-marketing-loose-lips.aspx Sun, 01 Jun 2014 12:00:00 PST Introducing Smart Banking Accenture, Avanade and Microsoft have pioneered an initiative that demonstrates how banks can implement modern technology for a more innovative experience for their customers. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/financial-services/banking-and-capital-markets/articles/Introducing-smart-banking.aspx Sun, 01 Jun 2014 12:00:00 PST Ten reasons why you need an IoT strategy now The Internet of Things is integrating itself into the fabric of our world; are you ready? http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/susan-hauser-blog/articles/Top-ten-enterprise-internet-of-things-strategies-for-IoT.aspx Thu, 29 May 2014 12:00:00 PST Security Trends in Cloud Computing IT departments at retail businesses are expected to manage a number of important security tasks, some of which have evolved considerably in recent years. This includes meeting regulatory requirements, such as Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) specifications on protecting customer data, without diminishing the shopping experience in stores or online. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/retail-and-consumer-goods/articles/Security-Trends-in-Cloud-Computing.aspx Wed, 21 May 2014 12:00:00 PST Retail Industry News It’s been a busy spring for our team and a busy few months for Microsoft as a company with a number of conferences including the Build 2014 developer conference, our SharePoint Conference and Microsoft Dynamics Convergence, and many new product developments released at these events. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/retail-and-consumer-goods/articles/Retail_Industry_News.aspx Mon, 19 May 2014 12:00:00 PST Windows 8 devices enable in-store retail innovation Rebecca Lambert explains Avanade’s vision for how the entire retail customer service experience cycle should be managed http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/retail-and-consumer-goods/articles/Windows-8-devices-enable-in-store-retail-innovation.aspx Wed, 14 May 2014 12:00:00 PST Empowering employees to improve guest services Speak provides its readers with a quarterly digest of features, commentary and case studies focusing on the role of Microsoft technology in the retail, hospitality and consumer industries. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Empowering-employees-to-improve-guest-services.aspx Wed, 14 May 2014 12:00:00 PST Generating loyalty through seamless customer experiences Speak provides its readers with a quarterly digest of features, commentary and case studies focusing on the role of Microsoft technology in the retail, hospitality and consumer industries. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/retail-and-consumer-goods/articles/Generating-loyalty-through-seamless-customer-experiences.aspx Wed, 14 May 2014 12:00:00 PST Tap Into the Data Dividend to Compete In the Age of IoT There are a lot of tires on an 18-wheeler. Big ones, too. Monitoring their wear and tear, having them maintained and replaced is a big job for trucking companies. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/discrete-manufacturing/articles/Tap-Into-the-Data-Dividend-to-Compete-In-the-Age-of-IoT.aspx Tue, 13 May 2014 12:00:00 PST Turning chaos into cash How does your business innovate? http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/innovation-for-growth/articles/Turning-Chaos-into-Cash.aspx Sat, 10 May 2014 12:00:00 PST People and profit Why good finance is collaborative finance. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/People-and-profit-collaborative-finance-in-the-enterprise.aspx Sat, 10 May 2014 12:00:00 PST IT in the cloud How to deliver both ROI and business agility http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/finance-at-microsoft-blog/articles/IT-in-the-cloud-with-both-ROI-and-business-agility.aspx Thu, 08 May 2014 12:00:00 PST On-Demand Webinar: The Senior Executive Dilemma: Linking Strategic Plans to Daily Execution Automotive suppliers have long relied on forecasting tools fueled by data from third party providers to develop long-range plans. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/discrete-manufacturing/articles/the-senior-executive-dilemma-linking-strategic-plans-to-daily-execution.aspx Thu, 08 May 2014 12:00:00 PST Love & Discipline: Winning the User in Today’s Digital World Social and mobile technologies have changed how we live our lives and upended marketing as we know it. To keep pace with digital’s huge influence on consumer media habits, a brand’s integrated marketing strategy must incorporate digital marketing from the start. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/marketing-at-microsoft-blog/articles/Love-and-Discipline-Winning-the-User-in-Today-s-Digital-World.aspx Tue, 06 May 2014 12:00:00 PST Leading with Insights At Microsoft, we aspire to broad, sustained success across multiple factors – grow revenue and earnings, compete to win, and delight customers. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/marketing-at-microsoft-blog/articles/Leading-with-Insights.aspx Tue, 06 May 2014 12:00:00 PST New Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Alliances Help Enterprises Move to the Cloud on Their Terms Microsoft is committed to helping customers embrace and benefit from a mobile-first, cloud-first world. Part of our vision to helping customers embrace technology like cloud computing, is to form strategic partnerships to help bring the technology to a broader set of customers. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/communications-and-media/telecommunications/articles/New-Microsoft-Azure-ExpressRoute-Alliances.aspx Mon, 05 May 2014 12:00:00 PST Verizon Expands Cloud Solutions, With Secure Cloud Interconnect We aren’t doing this alone; we are working with partners and empowering customers to use the Azure cloud as a simple extension of their existing datacenters. This means customers can enjoy the benefits of higher security and improved economics as they extend their private networks to Azure. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/communications-and-media/telecommunications/articles/Verizon-expand-cloud-solutions.aspx Mon, 05 May 2014 12:00:00 PST Azure cloud services: the power of confidence and choice Across the world, we are seeing enterprises of all sizes recognize the potential of cloud services to boost efficiency and productivity, and ultimately transform their business. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/communications-and-media/telecommunications/articles/azure-cloud-services-the-power-of-confidence-and-choice.aspx Mon, 05 May 2014 12:00:00 PST Running a global cloud infrastructure Early December 2013, I had a chance to talk to Scott Guthrie, Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Windows Azure. I asked him what it takes to run a truly global cloud infrastructure and the kind of growth in the demand for cloud computing that we’ve observed over the last few year. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/communications-and-media/telecommunications/articles/running-a-global-cloud-infrastructure.aspx Mon, 05 May 2014 12:00:00 PST BT to provide high performance, more secure connectivity to Microsoft Azure to provide high performance, more secure connectivity to Microsoft Azure We are excited to announce a new Azure service called ExpressRoute. ExpressRoute offers private, reliable and low latency connections between customers’ datacenters and Azure. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/communications-and-media/telecommunications/articles/BT-to-provide-high-performance.aspx Mon, 05 May 2014 12:00:00 PST Work like a network Because it takes a network of people to serve a network of customers. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Work-like-a-network.aspx Thu, 01 May 2014 12:00:00 PST What did you say? Find out the inside story of the famous New York Times dialect quiz. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/What-did-you-say-the-inside-story-of-New-York-Times-dialect-quiz.aspx Thu, 01 May 2014 12:00:00 PST Shawna's big Yammer moment Find out why social tools transformed Shawna’s career. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Shawna-s-big-yammer-moment-career-transforming-social-tools.aspx Thu, 01 May 2014 12:00:00 PST The data dividend Data is currency, and forward-thinking companies are flush. So what’s the value of your data? http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/The-data-dividend-value-currency.aspx Thu, 01 May 2014 12:00:00 PST The chain gang What do you get when you mix supply-chain management and social tools? http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/The-chain-gang-supply-chain-management-social-tools.aspx Thu, 01 May 2014 12:00:00 PST Devices and Studios Today, Microsoft and its partner ecosystem are providing companies with a huge range of enterprise-ready devices to choose from. There are currently well over 1,700 Windows 8-certified devices available on the market, including desktop PCs, laptops, tablets, convertibles and rugged devices. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/communications-and-media/telecommunications/articles/devices-and-studios.aspx Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:00:00 PST Operating Systems Communications and Media Global Outlook 2014-2017 provides insight into the Microsoft and partner technologies that are being developed for communications and media companies to drive positive change and address new trends. Topics around mobile, cloud and the Internet of Things are covered in the technology roadmap and regional perspective sections of the guide. A comprehensive directory section also provides business information about some of the innovative technology suppliers in the industry, helping you to make positive technology decisions for your own company. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/communications-and-media/telecommunications/articles/Operating-Systems.aspx Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:00:00 PST Making the Right Analytics Investments to Capture the $1.6 Trillion Data Dividend IDC conducted a global study of business executives and decision makers that showed a correlation between better outcomes from business analytics projects and greater competitiveness of an organization in its industry or a better ability to fulfill its mission in public sector. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Making-the-Right-Analytics-Investments.aspx Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:00:00 PST Can Big Data predict the next American Idol? To answer this question, we took a look at data from American Idol, XFactor, The Voice, and The Singoff to see if we could decode the key to winning America's hearts and votes. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/americanidol.aspx Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:00:00 PST Cloud and Enterprise According to the Microsoft survey The New Era of Hosted Services, organizations globally are increasingly turning to the cloud as a strategy for business growth. As they look ahead to the next two years, more than 52% of organizations identify the cloud as beneficial for either growing their business or realigning their organization to a new company strategy. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/communications-and-media/telecommunications/articles/cloud-and-enterprise.aspx Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:00:00 PST The changing nature of media consumption The media industry has undergone some massive changes over the past few years and it continues to transform at a remarkable pace. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/communications-and-media/telecommunications/articles/the-changing-nature-of-media-consumption.aspx Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:00:00 PST Applications and Services These products are proving to be invaluable for the telecommunications and media sectors in particular, having been embraced by a number of the industry’s biggest players. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/communications-and-media/telecommunications/articles/applications-and-services.aspx Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:00:00 PST Dynamics With the new release of Dynamics CRM now available worldwide, Microsoft is enabling the telecommunications industry to unite customer service, sales and marketing solutions across multiple channels for improved operational efficiencies, business intelligence, customer satisfaction and return on investment. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/communications-and-media/telecommunications/articles/dynamics.aspx Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:00:00 PST The Connected Enterprise Jeremy Payne of Enghouse Interactive discusses how companies can bring customers closer to their business by leveraging Microsoft Lync. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/communications-and-media/telecommunications/articles/the-connected-enterprise.aspx Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:00:00 PST Becoming a digital business Customers gravitate to those companies that can personalize and deliver today on the products and services that they want. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/communications-and-media/telecommunications/articles/becoming-a-digital-business.aspx Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:00:00 PST Multi-Cloud Service Delivery and End-to-End Management Reference Architecture The Microsoft Multi-Cloud Service Delivery and End-to-End Management Reference Architecture defines how management support systems can coordinate the simple management interface aspects of an application or service with the associated state, health, and welfare of underlying cloud and network resources. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/communications-and-media/telecommunications/articles/reference-architecture.aspx Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:00:00 PST Transforming Payments from a Transaction Business to an Information Business For the payments business, Microsoft provides value to consumers and enterprises not as a payments processor, but as an innovation enabler throughout the payments value chain. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/communications-and-media/telecommunications/articles/the-future-of-productivity-in-financial-services-microsoft-office-365.aspx Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:00:00 PST Delivering Live and On-Demand Smooth Streaming Microsoft offers cost-effective tools and technologies to produce rich streaming media content with professional results. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/communications-and-media/media-and-cable/articles/delivering-live-and-on-demand-smooth-streaming.aspx Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:00:00 PST The cloud – a trend or a must? Capital Outsourcing's Khalil Harfouche discusses how the approach companies are taking towards cloud adoption has changed http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/communications-and-media/telecommunications/articles/the-cloud-a-trend-or-a-must.aspx Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:00:00 PST Microsoft Solutions for Managing the Media Supply Chain: A Services Oriented Architecture Blueprint for the Agile Media Company Microsoft presents a blueprint architecture for the back-end software landscape of a media company, managing the entire digital media supply chain—from inception through delivery—from a resource, financial, and content perspective. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/communications-and-media/media-and-cable/articles/managing-the-media-supply-chain.aspx Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:00:00 PST IT In the Cloud How to deliver both ROI and business agility. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/office-of-the-CIO/articles/IT-In-the-Cloud.aspx Sun, 27 Apr 2014 12:00:00 PST Drilling for New Business Value: How innovative oil and gas companies are using big data to out maneuver the competition By using big data to gain new insights, oil and gas companies can create enhanced business value that improves the bottom line and leads to true competitive advantage. The oil and gas industry is experiencing rapid market, competitive, and regulatory change. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/process-manufacturing/articles/Drilling-for-New-Business-Value.aspx Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:00:00 PST Six social tricks for business etiquette Build your brand and preserve your business reputation with these six quick social strategies. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Six-social-tricks-for-business-etiquette.aspx Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:00:00 PST Four mistakes you don't want to make Find out how to keep your company—and your home—safer with must-have advice from the CyberHeroes. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Four-enterprise-security-mistakes-you-don-t-want-to-make.aspx Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:00:00 PST BP implements Microsoft Dynamics CRM in its trading business This article was first published in Prime Magazine. Prime is the authoritative source on Microsoft software and services for discrete and process manufacturing. The magazine explores the key issues facing firms in the industry today and covers all the latest technology trends. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/process-manufacturing/articles/BP-implements-Microsoft-Dynamics-CRM-in-its-trading-business.aspx Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:00:00 PST Capitalizing on collaboration This article was first published in Prime Magazine. Prime is the authoritative source on Microsoft software and services for discrete and process manufacturing. The magazine explores the key issues facing firms in the industry today and covers all the latest technology trends. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/discrete-manufacturing/articles/Capitalizing-on-collaboration.aspx Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:00:00 PST Broadcasting and the cloud Microsoft unveils the latest innovations for the broadcast media industry. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Susan-hauser-broadcasting-and-the-cloud.aspx Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:00:00 PST Reimagining Productivity in Manufacturing Manufacturing Industry is undergoing significant transformation driven by consumers, connected experience, changing demographics and globalization among others. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/discrete-manufacturing/articles/Reimagining-Productivity-in-Manufacturing.aspx Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:00:00 PST Building tomorrow's Barcelona How the cloud is powering cities of the future, today. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Building-tomorrows-Barcelona.aspx Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:00:00 PST Meet the Microsoft cloud Discover the cloud that’s easy to adopt. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Meet-the-microsoft-cloud-platform.aspx Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:00:00 PST Creating the cloud of the future See how to rise above the competition in secure, forward-thinking cloud adoption with this infographic. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Creating-the-cloud-of-the-future.aspx Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:00:00 PST Painting with Data: Part 3 Where art and insight merge: 24 hours of airline traffic over Europe http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Painting-with-big-data-part-3.aspx Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:00:00 PST The brave new app world Read Avanade’s study on applications and how they can migrate from business enablers to business drivers. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Brave-new-app-world.aspx Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:00:00 PST Purposeful collaboration Everyone’s talking about the social workplace, but how do you actually create one? http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Purposeful-collaboration-in-the-enterprise.aspx Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:00:00 PST So you know you want the cloud... …but how much will it cost you, and is it secure? Find out here. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Cloud-migration-total-cost-and-security.aspx Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:00:00 PST The Senior Executive Dilemma: Linking Strategic Plans to Daily Execution On April 1st, Microsoft, along with partners PowerObjects and Saphran Solutions, will host a webcast where we will discuss the challenges faced by automotive suppliers and demonstrate a new PowerObjects/Saphran solution. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/discrete-manufacturing/articles/the-senior-executive-dilemma-linking-strategic-plans-to-daily-execution.aspx Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:00:00 PST Message to the executive: Why you can’t do it all…unless you have mobility. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Message-to-the-executive-c-suite-why-you-need-mobility.aspx Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:00:00 PST Transforming to a Digital Service Provider “Digital Transformation” is a term often applied to the telecommunications industry today. Traditional telecom lines of business have been experiencing declining margins in the face of fierce competition, market saturation and commoditization. At the same time, disruptive ‘over the top’ alternatives have held global telecom revenues flat in 2013 at about $1.7 Trillion worldwide… http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/communications-and-media/telecommunications/articles/transforming-to-a-digital-service-provider.aspx Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:00:00 PST Media Industry Forecast: Cloudy Tomorrow As over-the-top video becomes mainstream, media companies should be looking toward the cloud for their IT services. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Media_Industry_Forecast_Cloudy_Tomorrow.aspx Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:00:00 PST Time, Clocks, and the Ordering of Events in a Distributed System: Leslie Lamport Receives Turing Award We at Microsoft were very excited last week when we found out that the Association for Computing Machinery (“ACM”) named Leslie Lamport, principal researcher at Microsoft Research Silicon Valley, as the recipient of the 2013 A.M. Turing Award. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/power-and-utilities/Leslie-Lamport-Receives-Turing-Award/default.aspx Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:00:00 PST Data-driven insights Why Susan Hauser wants to democratize insights by bringing data to 1 billion people. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Data-driven-insights.aspx Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:00:00 PST From Sustainability Strategy to Project Implementation How Technology Can Get You There! Here’s a webcast on the intersection of sustainability and technology from a project implementation perspective that we are doing with our partner Schneider Electric. Please join us! http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/power-and-utilities/From-Sustainability-Strategy-to-Project-Implementation-How-Technology-Can-Get-You-There!/default.aspx Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:00:00 PST Improving Operational Excellence with Enterprise Asset Information Management For companies looking to achieve consistent integration between enterprise resource planning (ERP) and enterprise asset management (EAM) systems, an interoperable OpenText-Microsoft enterprise content management (ECM) solution... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/power-and-utilities/Enterprise-Asset-Information-Management/default.aspx Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:00:00 PST ALARA Planning with Siemens PLM and Microsoft To ensure that the health and safety needs of radiation workers are met, Siemens and Microsoft are working together to help utilities in the nuclear energy industry transition to next-generation technology for ALARA planning. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/power-and-utilities/alara-siemens-microsoft/default.aspx Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:00:00 PST Helping deliver great field services with Windows 8 Windows 8 is a boon for organizations with a field service arm, providing a host of capabilities to improve the customer experience and to make field service staff more efficient and managers more insightful. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/power-and-utilities/deliver-great-field-services/default.aspx Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:00:00 PST Global Media Agency Expects Better Campaigns and Multimillion-Dollar Gains from Cloud BI Advertising agencies have long sought a simple way to gauge the effectiveness of the campaigns they create for their clients. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Multimillion-Dollar-Gains-from-Cloud-BI.aspx Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:00:00 PST The world really does owe a lot to Microsoft Trustworthy Computing When I joined Microsoft to run its Power and Utilities business almost ten years ago I realized that one thing had to change if I was going to be successful. We had to make our software more secure by orders of magnitude. After all, my team and our partners are providing software to run the most critical of critical infrastructures and at the time confidence in our ability to provide software that was resilient against the escalating cyber anarchy seemed like an unattainable goal. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/power-and-utilities/Microsoft-Trustworthy-Computing/default.aspx Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:00:00 PST Maintaining momentum in wealth In 2012, global wealth rebounded, finally surpassing the asset levels that were reached before the financial crisis. Capgemini and RBC Wealth Management’s latest annual World Wealth Report confirmed that last year global investable wealth growth was led by high net worth individuals (HNWIs), which expanded in wealth and number by approximately ten per cent, amassing total assets of US$46.2 trillion. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/financial-services/banking-and-capital-markets/articles/maintaining-momentum-in-wealth.aspx Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:00:00 PST Banking on the branch The relationship between customers and banks has been transformed. Connected by mobile and social technologies and with an increasing number of banking providers to choose from, customers are demanding higher levels of service than ever before. They expect their banks to deliver a personalised, transparent and engaging experience seamlessly across all channels, from online transactions to in-depth discussions with advisors. Rising to that challenge is crucial to success – and the branch has a key role to play. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/financial-services/banking-and-capital-markets/articles/banking-on-the-branch.aspx Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:00:00 PST Reimaging Work in the Connected Factory Today's manufacturing enterprises must move faster and make decisions more rapidly in a highly complex and uncertain environment filled with more data but less insight. In general, lean concepts have not been applied to information sharing and communications processes on the factory floor, leaving a great deal of process latency still to be removed. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/event/reimagining-work-in-the-factory/default.aspx Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:00:00 PST Living the Digital Lifestyle As you can probably tell, I love to tell stories about real life experiences. These days I find myself telling one about how my wife and I live the digital lifestyle to partners, customers and Microsoft employees http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/power-and-utilities/Living-the-Digital-Lifestyle/default.aspx Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:00:00 PST Retail Threat Modeling Our industry team continues to take the pulse of the clients we serve including retail, consumer goods, hospitality, and travel. As part of our overall mission to bring industry-relevant business solutions to market we also listen and respond to client inquiries on various hot topics. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/retail-and-consumer-goods/articles/Retail-Threat-Modeling.aspx Mon, 03 Mar 2014 12:00:00 PST Every business is a digital business Accenture’s highly anticipated Technology Vision for 2014 always serves as an industry bellwether. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/Cloud-computing/articles/Every-business-is-a-digital-business.aspx Sat, 01 Mar 2014 12:00:00 PST Journey to the cloud Discover where you are in the cloud evolution. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/Cloud-computing/articles/Journey-to-the-cloud.aspx Sat, 01 Mar 2014 12:00:00 PST The enterprise evolution Some of these enterprise insights might surprise you. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/Cloud-computing/articles/The-enterprise-evolution.aspx Sat, 01 Mar 2014 12:00:00 PST Collaboration in the extreme For some businesses, fragmentation is lethal. Find out Helly Hansen’s antidote. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Collaboration-in-the-extreme.aspx Sat, 01 Mar 2014 12:00:00 PST Painting with Data, Part 2 Watch the captivating intersection of art and data. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Painting-with-Data-Part-2.aspx Sat, 01 Mar 2014 12:00:00 PST Driving into the future How Toyota reimagined—then implemented—their dream workplace. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Driving-into-the-future.aspx Sat, 01 Mar 2014 12:00:00 PST Taking a bite of the app world Did you build your app strategy with the right focus? http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Taking-a-bite-of-the-app-world.aspx Sat, 01 Mar 2014 12:00:00 PST Making mobile work How mobile tools changed the relationship between Microsoft and its employees. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/Reimagining-Human-Resources/articles/Making-mobile-work.aspx Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Empowering Retailers with Customer Insights The world of data is changing and retailers are challenged by the increasing scale, complexity and velocity of data. The past few decades have seen exponential growth in computing and storage: driven by Moore's Law, computing power has increased dramatically, making the modern laptop more powerful than a supercomputer from 1980s. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/retail-and-consumer-goods/articles/Empowering-Retailers-with-Customer-Insights.aspx Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Water heads to the Cloud! Yes, I know we are certifiable cloud crazy but you should take a look at this story from our global alliance partner Invensys concerning one of their water customers and why they deployed Invensys's Enterprise Historian in the cloud. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/power-and-utilities/Water-heads-to-the-Cloud!/default.aspx Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Office 365: A snowball’s chance in hell? One of the conversations I routinely have with customers is about Office 365 which is our subscription-based online office and software plus services suite. In my conversations I always ask customers what business are they in. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/power-and-utilities/Office-365-A-snowballs-chance-in-hell/default.aspx Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST The cloud under the hood Find out how cars and cloud partner for peak performance. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Cloud-under-the-hood.aspx Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Making mobile work How mobile tools changed the relationship between Microsoft and its employees. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/Reimagining-Human-Resources/articles/Making-mobile-work.aspx Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST What the whole world watches The cloud story you were a part of—and didn’t know it. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/What-the-whole-world-is-watching.aspx Sat, 22 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Making a splash Four reasons why Windows 8.1 is drowning Android. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Making-a-splash.aspx Sat, 22 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Social Retail How Westfield shopping center changed the industry standard. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Social-Banking.aspx Sat, 22 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST What the whole world watches The cloud story you were a part of—and didn’t know it. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/What-the-whole-world-is-watching.aspx Sat, 22 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Three for the price of one How cloud platform has moved from technical specialism to ubiquitous strategy. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Three-for-the-price-of-one.aspx Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Pandora’s box Unlike the myth, Pandora jewelry joins beauty and technology together. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/Reimagining-Marketing/articles/Pandora-s-box.aspx Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Tyco’s transformation How Yammer joined a fragmented company into a collaborative whole. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/Reimagining-Human-Resources/articles/Tyco-s-transformation.aspx Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST No stupid bank rules Metro Bank revolutionizes banking by putting customers first. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/Reimagining-marketing/articles/No-stupid-bank-rules.aspx Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST The intersection of finance and data Why insights are inseparable from finance. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/Finance-Reimagined/articles/The-intersection-of-finance-and-data.aspx Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Why cloud + network = powerful What happens when companies join forces? http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Cloud-plus-network-equals-powerful.aspx Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Chobani and the connected platform How a tiny yogurt company grew to a national brand in less than a decade. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/Finance-Reimagined/articles/Chobani-and-the-connected-platform.aspx Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Democratizing data visualization Seeing your data, powerfully, easily. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Democratizing-data-visualization.aspx Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Insightful selling How embracing analytics infuses your bottom line. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Insightful-selling.aspx Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST The revolving door Why your technology choices are causing worker defection. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/Reimagining-Human-Resources/articles/The-revolving-door.aspx Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Finance focus with Amy Hood and Frank Brod Watch Microsoft’s finance leaders discuss how analytics have driven company-wide impact and efficiency. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/Finance-Reimagined/articles/Finance-Focus-with-Amy-Frank.aspx Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Our vision for insights in the enterprise Intelligent use of data leads to insight—and good insight leads to competitive advantage. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Our-vision-for-insights-in-the-enterprise.aspx Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Manufacturing Innovation summit to explore how Industry 4.0 reshapes the manufacturing world We all know that the trends of big data, cloud computing, social media, and mobile computing are going to impact businesses, but what we often need are some concrete examples and dialogue around how these trends will reshape the way that manufacturers will innovate, perform, and grow. The Manufacturing Innovation Summit hosted by Microsoft will cover these topics. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/discrete-manufacturing/articles/Manufacturing-Innovation-summit-to-explore-how-Industry-4-reshapes-the-manufacturing-world.aspx Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST What we see in the cloud Our vision on the transformative power of cloud platform. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/What-we-see-in-the-cloud.aspx Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST The social side of Microsoft How we view social technology and the rise of the powerful consumer. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Social-side-of-MS.aspx Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST A day in the clouds Discover the secrets of how Microsoft runs its own cloud platform. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/a-day-in-the-clouds.aspx Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Any device, any user, anywhere How Microsoft can help empower your workforce and engage your customers. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Any-device-any-user-anywhere.aspx Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Helly Hansen’s hidden treasure How one manufacturer discovered streamlining in an unexpected place. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/Finance-Reimagined/articles/Helly-Hansen-s-hidden-treasure.aspx Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST How we do Human Resources Why Microsoft believes people are your greatest asset. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/Reimagining-Human-Resources/articles/How-we-do-HR.aspx Sat, 15 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Your best investment Here’s a hint: it’s not financial. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/Reimagining-Human-Resources/articles/Your-best-investment.aspx Sat, 15 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST A single solution for regulatory compliance Andrea Ruosi explains how an integrated solution can help manufacturers manage their regulatory environment in the most effective manner... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/process-manufacturing/articles/a-single-solution-for-regulatory-compliance.aspx Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST The Shipping News How Europe’s second largest port transformed their business. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Shipping-news.aspx Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Insights into customer purchasing behavior using Big Data analytics Nowhere is there a better opportunity for a company to learn about the interests of its customers than through its website. However, gaining insights from how customers use your website... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/office-of-the-CIO/articles/insights-into-customer-purchasing-behavior-using-big-data-analytics.aspx Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST The Power BI Journey with Microsoft Finance Join Microsoft Finance Director Marc Reguera and members of Microsoft’s finance leadership team to find out what they did to become a more empowered and influential finance organization. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/event/no-cfo-left-behind/default.aspx Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Carnegie Mellon improves operational efficiency, cuts energy consumption by 30% with Power BI and partner OSIsoft No need to write a long introduction to this hot off the press case study. It’s just the tip of the iceberg on how Power BI is changing the way people turn data into actionable information http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/power-and-utilities/Carnegie-Mellon-improves-operational-efficiency-cuts-energy-consumption-by-30-with-Power-BI-and-partner-OSIsoft/default.aspx Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Visit our Cloud Get the VIP tour of the Microsoft datacenters. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Visit-our-Cloud.aspx Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Better Serving Customers Microsoft’s Vic Miles explains the benefits of Windows 8 tablets for the retail industry. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/retail-and-consumer-goods/articles/Better-Serving-Customers.aspx Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Delta’s Pilots Go Paperless Flight bags stocked with Surface 2 enable in-flight updates and a paperless cockpit. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Delta-Pilots-go-paperless.aspx Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Delivering the Future of Retail Today Microsoft Highlights from the 2014 National Retail Federation http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/retail-and-consumer-goods/articles/delivering-the-future-of-retail-today-microsoft-highlights-from-nrf-2014.aspx Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Delivering the Future of Retail Today – Microsoft Highlights from NRF 2014 In January, we participated in the National Retail Federation's (NRF) Big Show to share how Microsoft technology and devices are helping retailers take advantage of this digital era. We showed attendees how we can help retailers get the right devices with the right information into the hands of employees to improve their customers' experiences. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/retail-and-consumer-goods/articles/delivering-the-future-of-retail-today-microsoft-highlights-from-nrf-2014.aspx Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Microsoft Aviation Technology Flies High at the Singapore Airshow Airlines around the world face tough competition, thin margins, increased passenger expectations and, as a result, are seeking new ways to achieve efficiencies while delivering great customer experiences. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/hospitality-and-travel/articles/microsoft-aviation-technology-flies-high-at-the-singapore-airshow.aspx Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Dawn of a new day: Power BI for Office 365 is here! Today, we announced that Power BI for Office 365 – our self-service business intelligence solution designed for everyone – is generally available. We have written about the incredible power of Power BI in this blog before while in product preview. But now, Power BI is available and empowers all kinds of business users to find relevant information, pull data from Windows Azure and other sources, and prepare compelling business intelligence models for analysis, visualization, and collaboration http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/power-and-utilities/Dawn-of-a-new-day-Power-BI-for-Office-365-is-here!/default.aspx Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Tourism in Ireland CRM Tourism Ireland http://az370354.vo.msecnd.net/videos/CRM_Tourism_Ireland.mp4 Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Breaking the tech barrier Microsoft Aviation Technology flies high at the Singapore Airshow http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/hospitality-and-travel/articles/microsoft-aviation-technology-flies-high-at-the-singapore-airshow.aspx Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Modern Application Framework for the Retail Enterprise Microsoft has developed an initial framework and reference model for using touch-first, modern applications – or “modern apps” – to interface effectively with existing and new operation systems. This framework consists of highly intuitive combination of modern devices, apps and cloud-based services that can help modernize and transform in-store retail operations. We present here the principles and best practices of this framework, and provide examples that illustrate how enterprise retailers today can apply it to their environments to enhance in-store workflow, improve service efficiency and cost-effectiveness, and deliver a highly differentiated, exceptional customer experience. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/hospitality-and-travel/articles/modern-application-framework-for-the-retail-enterprise.aspx Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Insightful Selling Cherie Rowlands explores how embracing data analytics can boost retailer sales and profitability http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/retail-and-consumer-goods/articles/Insightful-Selling.aspx Thu, 06 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Personalized Travel Experience Karen McCandless explores the solutions that can help airlines improve the in-flight experience through personalized customer service. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/hospitality-and-travel/articles/personalized-travel-experience.aspx Thu, 06 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Total Economic Impact of Windows Tablets for Retail Execution in Consumer Goods A few months ago we brought together retail and consumer goods companies in Grocery in "Reimagining Retail Execution with Windows 8.1 Tablets," where there was tangible excitement about the prospect of then yet to be released Windows 8.1 tablets and peripherals that could meet the varied and exacting needs of in-store managers, associates and merchants http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/total-economic-impact-of-windows-tablets-for-retail-execution-in-consumer-goods.aspx Wed, 05 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Books and Big Data Publishing giant HarperCollins reveals how an integrated data strategy reshaped their publishing business. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Books-and-Big-Data.aspx Wed, 05 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Success with Hybrid Cloud: How Retailers Benefit Throughout this series I’ve taken a close look at the definition of a Hybrid Cloud, our perspective on why a Hybrid environment is so valuable, and a piece-by-piece look at the solutions and tools that constitute a Hybrid Cloud. All of this was followed by an equally detailed look at how to plan, build, deploy, operate, and save money with a Hybrid Cloud. With this foundation in mind, now I want to show how the Hybrid Cloud can go to work. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/retail-and-consumer-goods/articles/success-with-hybrid-cloud-how-retailers-benefit.aspx Wed, 05 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Tea and Scones with Power BI In today’s competitive climate, there are few companies that can’t benefit from a powerful BI solution. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Tea-and-scones-with-power-BI.aspx Wed, 05 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Great Western Bank Great Western Bank increases profitability, simplifies compliance, and gains insight into customer relationships with Microsoft business analytics solution. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/financial-services/banking-and-capital-markets/articles/Great-Western-Bank.aspx Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST RaymondJames With Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Raymond James Financial Advisors make client service faster, more personalized, and more strategic to meet the demands of 4 million clients. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/financial-services/banking-and-capital-markets/articles/raymond-james.aspx Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Caisse d’Epargne Caisse d’Epargne implements Microsoft based private cloud solution to optimize service levels and reduce costs. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/financial-services/banking-and-capital-markets/articles/caisse-depargne.aspx Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Metro Bank With Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Office 365 and Yammer, Metro Bank gives its staff the solutions they need to provide a personalized customer experience. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/financial-services/banking-and-capital-markets/articles/Metro-Bank.aspx Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Total Economic Impact of Windows Tablets in Retail There are few topics that are more top of mind in Retail than mobile devices. On the heels of the National Retail Federation Big Show in New York, the industry is abuzz with talk about how tablets and handheld devices are reaching a tipping point in the Retail industry. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/total-economic-impact-of-windows-tablets-in-retail.aspx Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST ING Bank Turkey Microsoft Dynamics CRM enables ING Bank to optimize sales productivity and service levels to drive customer acquisition and retention. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/financial-services/banking-and-capital-markets/articles/ing-bank-turkey.aspx Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Tea and Scones with Power BI How hybrid cloud and intelligent data create a delectable dessert. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Tea-and-scones-with-power-BI.aspx Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Painting with Data Watch the captivating intersection of art and big data. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Painting-with-Data.aspx Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST The Power of Human Connection Discover how Yammer accelerated collaboration and innovation at Xerox. http://az370354.vo.msecnd.net/videos/Xerox_Yammer_500kbps.mp4 Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Books and Big Data Publishing giant HarperCollins reveals how an integrated data strategy reshaped their publishing business. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Books-and-Big-Data.aspx Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Compliance in the Cloud Why you should be checking the lawbooks when choosing your farm. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Compliance-in-the-Cloud.aspx Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Painting with Data Watch the captivating intersection of art and big data. http://az370354.vo.msecnd.net/videos/_lk_01_01_global_shipping_2Dv06_hi-q.mp4 Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Digital Detectives When mobsters start dealing in drone-bot armies instead of drugs, Microsoft’s new cybercrime unit starts digging. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Digital-Detectives.aspx Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST What Executives Should Know about Open Data The treasure trove of unexplored data is creating new opportunities for enterprise. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/What-executives-should-know-about-open-data.aspx Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Our Super Bowl Story - Using technology to change lives and empower people In yesterday’s Super Bowl (annual championship game of the National Football League, the highest level of professional American football in the United States) we decided to tell the story of how peoples’ lives can be changed through our technology. This one-minute ad celebrates what technology can do, and is narrated by Steve Gleason, former NFL player and post hurricane Katrina hero of the New Orleans Saints, now living with the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/power-and-utilities/Our-Super-Bowl-Story-Using-technology-to-change-lives-and-empower-people/default.aspx Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Books and Big Data Publishing giant HarperCollins reveals how an integrated data strategy reshaped their publishing business. http://az370354.vo.msecnd.net/videos/Books-and-Big-Data.mp4 Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST Microsoft Power & Utilities Team at the Electric Light & Power Executive Conference and DistribuTECH this week The Microsoft Power & Utilities team, along with many account and partner teams, are in San Antonio Texas this week to attend the Electric Light & Power Executive Conference on 27 – 28 and DistribuTECH on ,28 – 30 January, 2014. We will be available to discuss Microsoft in Power and Utilities, including the smart energy reference architecture (SERA) and the work we are doing with ESRI, Intel, Motion Computing, OSIsoft and Schneider Electric. The team will also be able to jointly demonstrate our solutions with our partners in their booths, including Windows 8, Devices, BI, and Azure. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/power-and-utilities/Microsoft-Power-and-Utilities-Team-at-the-Electric-Light-and-Power-Executive-Conference-and-DistribuTECH-this-week/default.aspx Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST Predicting product performance Manufacturers are gathering data directly from connected products and using it to engage more with customers to improve services and sales. Cherie Rowlands finds out more. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/discrete-manufacturing/articles/predicting-product-performance.aspx Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST Windows Azure Teams Up With NBC Sports Group Rick Cordella, senior vice president and general manager of digital media at NBC Sports Group discusses how they use Windows Azure across their digital platforms. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/communications-and-media/media-and-cable/articles/Windows-Azure-Teams-Up-With-NBC-Sports-Group.aspx Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST What's hot now, what's new and what's next for the Telecommunications Industry? The start of the New Year has brought the usual slate of annual predictions on what’s hot now, what’s new and what’s next for the industry. Mobile, cloud, social and big data technologies continue to be key catalysts driving change and innovation and transforming the way we communicate, create and access information… http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/communications-and-media/telecommunications/articles/whats-hot-new-and-next.aspx Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST All Media to the Cloud CES has launched and the feeding frenzy of product announcements that come with it are out. While the focus is shifting subtly from TV’s to the internet of things, the emergence of UltraHD and connected devices still remains in the forefront. Perhaps this is a good time to ... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/communications-and-media/media-and-cable/articles/all-media-to-the-cloud.aspx#fbid=Ljx_wlXODZF Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST What's Hot Now for Telco Industry? The start of the new year has brought the usual slate of annual predictions on what’s hot now, what’s new and what’s next for the industry. Mobile, cloud, social and big data technologies continue to be key catalysts driving change and innovation and transforming the way we communicate, create and access information. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/communications-and-media/telecommunications/articles/whats-hot-new-and-next.aspx Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST New Zealand Power Company Improves Asset Management and Information Access In our conversations with customers we routinely have a discussion about improving information access. With business truly moving @ the speed of thought and showing no signs of slowing we have to think differently about how we go about solving business problems and providing information access. It’s not surprising that in 1999, Bill Gates wrote "Business @ the Speed of Thought", a book that shows how computer technology can solve business problems in fundamentally new ways. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/power-and-utilities/Power-Company-Improves-Asset-Management/default.aspx Sat, 18 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST Interview with Fred Studer Interview with Fred Studer. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/Interview-with-Fred-Studer.aspx Thu, 16 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST Deep Dives: Understanding Big Data When we think of big data and analytics, it is numbers, not words that come to mind. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/understandingbigdata.aspx Thu, 16 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST A note from Microsoft Welcome to the inaugural edition of Project Evolution. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/onenotemicrosoft.aspx Thu, 16 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST Bytes: The Evolution of The American Household The American household has gone through some major shifts over the last several decades. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/evolution.aspx Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST Media Objectives What is the best medium to meet your objectives? http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/MediaObjectives.aspx Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST Bytes: Infographics: Merging Art and Data Infographics are artistic visual representations of data. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/trends.aspx Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST Briefs: Millennial Workforce Millennials are a generation like none other. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/workforce.aspx Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST Unfrequently asked Questions To understand ad exchanges, let’s first start with ad networks. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/uFaq.aspx Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST Marketing Planning With growing fragmentation in the marketing world, the next major evolution in marketing is designed to bring it all together. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/marketing.aspx Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST Millennials 79 out of 100 Millennials said they want to work for a company who positively impacts society, with 44% stating they'd actively pursue such companies. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/millennials.aspx Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST Customer Access Program Guidebook Microsoft Ventures is a strategic partner for promising startups around the world focused on business growth and development, industrial strength technology and beautiful usable products. http://download.microsoft.com/documents/en-us/Customer%20Access%20Program.pdf?WT.z_evt=WhitePaperClick Sun, 12 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST Forrester Study: The Total Economic Impact of Windows Tablets for Retail Microsoft commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact (TEI) study to examine the potential ROI retail and consumer goods organizations may realize by using Windows tablet devices in sales roles. http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/2/B/62BEDB20-A665-4A9E-B3E1-F31103824606/Windows%20Tablets%20for%20Retail%20TEI%20FINAL%20122713.pdf Sun, 12 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST Windows devices re-shape retail Watch this video to see how Microsoft is reimagining Retail Execution with Windows Tablets. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Watch-video-Windows-Devices-Delivering-the-Future-of-Retail-Today.aspx Sat, 11 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST The seamless HR experience: How Coles did it How Coles developed and anywhere-anytime tool, and why their employees loved it. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/human-resources-at-microsoft-blog/articles/The-seamless-HR-experience-How-Cole-s-did-it.aspx Fri, 10 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST Analyzing Black Friday and Cyber Monday Results with Power BI With the holiday shopping craziness over, we wanted to use Power BI to analyze the last 5 years of research around Black Friday and Cyber Monday including spending, new trends in online shopping and the use of different devices. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Analyzing-Black-Friday-and-Cyber-Monday-Results.aspx Fri, 10 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST Deep Dives: Localization - In a global economy There is one fundamental trait that separates humans from all other species. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/localization.aspx Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST The revolving door Are your technology choices causing worker defection? http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/human-resources-at-microsoft-blog/articles/the-revolving-door.aspx Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST Beyond the Buzz How to use social media as a risk management tool. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/finance-at-microsoft-blog/articles/beyond-the-buzz.aspx Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST Three Things Retailers Need To Do Now with Technology to Transform Their Businesses Never before has there been such dramatic shifts in consumer shopping behavior, preferences, and expectations than at the present time. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/retail-and-consumer-goods/articles/Three-things-retailers-need-to-do-now-with-technology-to-transform-their-businesses.aspx Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST Briefs: IMG types The use of image types explained. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/reimagining-marketing/articles/creative.aspx Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST The Future World of Work How a company dialogue about how we work changed the way we work. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/human-resources-at-microsoft-blog/articles/The-Future-World-of-Work.aspx Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST The Last Mile Uncover how top corporations are turning a Q4 reporting nightmare into model of agility and innovation. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/finance-at-microsoft-blog/articles/the-last-mile.aspx Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST Top retail must-do's: Three transformative solutions. Three things retail should do now to stay ahead of the competition. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/retail-and-consumer-goods/articles/Three-things-retailers-need-to-do-now-with-technology-to-transform-their-businesses.aspx Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST Utility Week Achievement Awards and Power BI Last month I spent a week visiting customers and partners in the UK. December is always special in the UK, as it’s the week of the Utility Week Achievement Awards. I travel all over the world and I have never seen an event where the Electric, Gas and Water industries come together for what is often called the Christmas party" for the Utility industry in the UK. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/power-and-utilities/Utility-Week-Achievement-Awards-and-Power-BI/default.aspx Wed, 08 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST How the Internet of Things will impact Retail I came across a fascinating blog post by Stephen Wolfram on the launch of the Wolfram Connected Devices Project. The media is abuzz with news about everyday devices having the capability of collecting data and communicating with other devices via the internet. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/blog/how-the-internet-of-things-will-impact-retail.aspx Tue, 07 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST Its the NRF Big Show once again NRF14 Once again, this year, we will be at the NRF Big Show with some amazing Retail Solutions and Partners. New York will once again be THE place to be when the National Retail Federation’s BIG Show comes to town from January 13 - 14, 2014. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/blog/its-the-nrf-big-show-once-again-nrf14.aspx Mon, 06 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST Analyze Real Time Hotel Availability Data using Excel The Expedia Affiliate Network is an excellent source of Hotel information and has REST API’s that you can use in Excel 2013 via Power Query. You can register for an account via http://developer.ean.com/. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/blog/analyze-real-time-hotel-availability-data-using-excel.aspx Sat, 04 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST B2B is the new B2C? How the business customer has borrowed shopping habits from the consumer, and the surprising ripple effects that have ensued. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/marketing-at-microsoft-blog/articles/B2B-is-the-new-B2C.aspx Fri, 03 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST Big Data: The organizational challenge Get the numbers on how early adopters of Big Data have stacked up against industry peers. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Big-Data-The-organizational-challenge.aspx Fri, 03 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST Predicting the future…with data? Fortune telling meets intelligent data with predictions for 2014. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Predicting-the-future-with-data.aspx Fri, 03 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST Reimagining the enterprise What does it mean to reimagine your company? http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/reimagining/articles/Reimagining-your-enterprise.aspx Fri, 03 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST The seamless HR experience: How Coles did it Watch how one special HR tool helped transform Coles from store to supermarket chain. http://content1.catalog.video.msn.com/e2/ds/b0f35e7a-6405-45da-8de3-90757adaddb6.mp4 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST The Business Value of Smart Meters The deployment of smart meters worldwide continues to accelerate and we have seen estimates of over 200 million being deployed by the end of 2014. It would probably be an understatement to call this the decade of the smart meter deployments but the question in my mind is whether we can call this the decade that smart meters deliver the promised business value. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/power-and-utilities/The-Business-Value-of-Smart-Meters/default.aspx Fri, 03 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST Reimagining the enterprise What does it mean to reimagine your company? http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/reimagining/articles/Reimagining-your-enterprise.aspx Fri, 03 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST Reimagining the enterprise What does it mean to reimagine your company? http://az370354.vo.msecnd.net/videos/Reimagining_Enterprise.mp4 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST How To: Visualize Real Time Flight Data & Correlate with Local Airport Weather A walkthrough of some of the research I did over the weekend on how to use Real Time Data in Excel. I used Power Query to acquire real time airport data from FlightStats, Inc.. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/blog/how-to-visualize-real-time-flight-data-and-correlate-with-local-airport-weather.aspx Thu, 02 Jan 2014 12:00:00 PST Using PowerBI to Visualize Real Time Airline Data I have been curious about handling real-time flight data using Excel. One of the scenarios of interest in the Airline world is realtime data about flights, airports & delays. FlightStats.com has real-time data available on their site and interestingly also have an API that can be accessed using a developer account. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/blog/using-powerbi-to-visualize-real-time-airline-data.aspx Mon, 30 Dec 2013 12:00:00 PST Reimagining manufacturing in a connected world Sanjay Ravi at Microsoft explains how the four big technology shifts are driving business transformation in discrete manufacturing. Imagine a business environment for manufacturers where underlying pressures like globalisation, shifting demographics, a complex regulatory environment, and increasing demands from connected consumers suddenly ease up or go way. That’s just not going to happen. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/discrete-manufacturing/articles/reimagining-manufacturing.aspx Mon, 23 Dec 2013 12:00:00 PST What Our Customers Are Saying: Top Enterprise Trends of 2014 So, with the New Year upon us, what trends should your business anticipate? http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/what-our-customers-are-saying-top-enterprise-trends-of-2014.aspx Mon, 23 Dec 2013 12:00:00 PST You Can Bring Your Own Device, but Identity too? Jim DuBois is interim CIO of Microsoft. DuBois is responsible for the company's global security, infrastructure, IT messaging, and business applications... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/office-of-the-CIO/articles/you-can-bring-your-own-device-but-identity-too.aspx Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:00:00 PST Zipping Up the Competition Find out how Helly Hansen redesigned itself, from design to supply chain. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Zipping-up-the-competition.aspx Tue, 17 Dec 2013 12:00:00 PST Zipping Up the Competition Find out how Helly Hansen redesigned itself, from design to supply chain. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/event/office-engage-video-series/default.aspx Tue, 17 Dec 2013 12:00:00 PST Driving Marketing Success Rising to the fore with the PGA Tour. http://az370354.vo.msecnd.net/videos/PGA-TOUR-uses-Dynamics-Marketing-to-Drive-Sponsor-Satisfacti.mp4 Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:00:00 PST Which airline has the most cancelled flights? Find out using Data Visualization. This is the time of year when airline travel is peaking and I was intrigued by the data visualization provided by FlightAware called the Misery Map. I love the real time nature of the data and the weather patterns that overlay the geospatial visualization. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/blog/which-airline-had-the-most-flights-find-out-using-data-visualization.aspx Sun, 08 Dec 2013 12:00:00 PST Aviva Climbs in the Driver’s Seat Auto insurance company sources mobile driving data from customers. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Aviva-climbs-in-the-driver-s-seat.aspx Thu, 05 Dec 2013 12:00:00 PST Why Go Mobile? Bloomberg TV goes inside Westpac’s mobile revolution with CIO Richard Holmes. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Why-go-mobile.aspx Thu, 05 Dec 2013 12:00:00 PST Building a Global Beauty Brand How Sephora energized its mobile workforce. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Building-a-Global-Beauty-Brand.aspx Thu, 05 Dec 2013 12:00:00 PST Reimagining Retail Execution with Windows 8.1 Tablets Research from Microsoft Advertising's Consumer Insights team, shows that many of us research brands and prices on our (largely) digital path to purchase on PCs and tablets, and armed with our smartphone, we as shoppers are often better informed than the retail store associate. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/retail-and-consumer-goods/articles/reimagining-retail-execution-with-windows-8-1-tablets.aspx Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:00:00 PST How Microsoft Helps Retailers Deliver the Experience Shoppers Crave Digital retail marketing, online shopping experiences and in-store interactive are changing the way people shop. It is no longer enough to create great merchandising experiences online and in-store. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/retail-and-consumer-goods/articles/how-microsoft-helps-retailers-deliver-the-experience-shoppers-crave.aspx Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:00:00 PST Brand Insights Using PowerBI I have been experimenting with the Bing Ads Intelligence Addin for Excel lately and find that in addition to Keyword analysis for SEO, it can also provide excellent insights into customer trends and demographics. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/blog/brand-insights-using-powerbi.aspx Fri, 15 Nov 2013 12:00:00 PST Mobile Collaboration Karen McCandless explores how having access to data from a connected manufacturing community on mobile devices can enable product innovation. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/discrete-manufacturing/articles/mobile-collaboration.aspx Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:00:00 PST Effective Campaigns Karen McCandless explores how Microsoft and its partners can help marketers to dynamically manage content and execute campaigns across multiple digital channels http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/retail-and-consumer-goods/articles/effective-campaigns.aspx Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:00:00 PST Barcelona Shapes a Futuristic City Barcelona creates a smart-city template with Big Data. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Barcelona-shapes-a-futuristic-city.aspx Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:00:00 PST Trusted Advisors Retailers are now dipping into their pockets to enhance technology in stores, as today’s shoppers demand it. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/retail-and-consumer-goods/articles/trusted-advisors.aspx Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:00:00 PST Consumerization of IT: where do you start? This four-part series takes you from trend analysis to deployment. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/How-to-build-a-consumerization-of-IT-strategy.aspx Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:00:00 PST Lync Boosts L.A. Fitness' Bottom Line Migrating to Lync saves L.A. Fitness over $650,000 a year in 150 clubs. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Lync-boosts-L-A-Fitness-bottom-line.aspx Sun, 10 Nov 2013 12:00:00 PST Avanade: The evolution of Social collaboration What is more important: where you work, or how you work? http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/The-Evolution-of-Social-Collaboration-within-the-Enterprise.aspx Sun, 10 Nov 2013 12:00:00 PST Lync Boosts L.A. Fitness’ Bottom Line Migrating to Lync saves L.A. Fitness over $650,000 a year in 150 clubs. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Lync-boosts-L-A-Fitness-bottom-line.aspx Sun, 10 Nov 2013 12:00:00 PST Next Generation Of Commerce Banks are at the forefront of payment innovation for consumers and many have developed innovation labs that focus on the development of captivating mobile app and digital wallet solutions. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/financial-services/banking-and-capital-markets/articles/resource-next-generation-commerce.aspx Sat, 09 Nov 2013 12:00:00 PST Luxury Hotels Reduce Carbon and Overhead In The Cloud Mandarin Oriental’s global sites revolutionize communications and data storage. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Luxury-hotels-reduce-carbon-and-overhead-in-the-cloud.aspx Sat, 09 Nov 2013 12:00:00 PST The Bigger Picture Amber Stokes finds out how key IT trends are helping to give manufacturers complete visibility into their supply chains. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/discrete-manufacturing/articles/the-bigger-picture.aspx Sat, 09 Nov 2013 12:00:00 PST Customer Insights with Bing Search Trends using Excel & PowerBI Bing Ads Intelligence is an Excel add-in that helps you perform sophisticated keyword research and observe keyword performance on the Yahoo! Bing Network. You can install the Addin via this LINK. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/blog/customer-insights-with-bing-search-trends-using-excel-powerbi.aspx Fri, 08 Nov 2013 12:00:00 PST Lexis Nexis Finds a New Way to Network What happens when a data superhouse transforms itself through Yammer? http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Lexis-Nexis-finds-a-new-way-to-network.aspx Fri, 08 Nov 2013 12:00:00 PST Security and Governance Strategies for the Consumerization of IT This white paper is one part of the “Microsoft Recommendations for a Consumerization of IT Strategy” series. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Security-and-governance-strategies-for-the-consumerization-of-IT.aspx Thu, 07 Nov 2013 12:00:00 PST Delta’s Pilots Go Paperless Flight bags stocked with Surface 2 enable in-flight updates and a paperless cockpit. http://az370354.vo.msecnd.net/videos/Keep-Climbing-with-Microsoft-Surface-2-Electronic-Flight-Bag.mp4 Thu, 07 Nov 2013 12:00:00 PST Considerations for a Successful Consumerization of IT Architecture Enterprise drivers for consumerization of IT strategies include increasing productivity, refocusing IT on strategic initiatives , and attracting and retaining valuable employees. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Considerations-for-a-successful-consumerization-of-IT-architecture.aspx Thu, 07 Nov 2013 12:00:00 PST GSU Saves $1 Million With Office 365 Why you shouldn’t pull the plug on mobile workers. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/GSU-saves-1-million-with-Office-365.aspx Thu, 07 Nov 2013 12:00:00 PST Ingenbohl Convent Meets Windows 8 Discover how these Franciscan nuns turned their hospital and convent into a mobile caregiving center. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Ingenbohl-Convent-meets-Windows-8.aspx Thu, 07 Nov 2013 12:00:00 PST How the Consumerization of IT Affects Your Business This white paper presents the reference model and taxonomy for the consumerization of IT, supported by business scenarios and strategies for supporting consumerization of IT initiatives. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/How-the-consumerization-of-IT-affects-your-business.aspx Thu, 07 Nov 2013 12:00:00 PST A Day in the Life of a CVP Shadow Microsoft CVP Susan Hauser to see how a comprehensive mobile strategy shapes her business. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/reimagining/articles/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-cvp.aspx Thu, 07 Nov 2013 12:00:00 PST GSU launches into the Cloud Why you shouldn’t pull the plug on mobile workers. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/GSU-saves-1-million-with-Office-365.aspx Thu, 07 Nov 2013 12:00:00 PST Hyatt Goes Ultra-mobile 500 worldwide locations, seamless communication. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Hyatt-goes-ultra-mobile.aspx Thu, 07 Nov 2013 12:00:00 PST Reimagining the Enterprise Explore how Microsoft customers are reimagining their business. Begin to imagine your own possibilities. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/reimagining/default.aspx Thu, 07 Nov 2013 12:00:00 PST Combatting Consumer Show rooming by Empowering Sales Associates The retail industry has been in the midst of a paradigm change. The industry is not known for making these shifts quickly and without clear impact on sales increases. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/retail-and-consumer-goods/articles/Combatting-Consumer-Showrooming-by-Empowering-Sales-Associates.aspx Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:00:00 PST Combatting Consumer Showrooming by Empowering Sales Associates The retail industry has been in the midst of a paradigm change. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/retail-and-consumer-goods/articles/Combatting-Consumer-Showrooming-by-Empowering-Sales-Associates.aspx Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:00:00 PST Store of the Future More and more stores are closing on high streets today. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/retail-and-consumer-goods/articles/Store-of-the-Future.aspx Sun, 03 Nov 2013 12:00:00 PST Telefonica 02 Yammer Case Study Yammer has been a great way for our teams to share ideas and solve problems across the business. By giving our people a platform to have open conversations, we've seen more ideas being suggested and problems solved faster. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/telefonica-o2-yammer-case-study.aspx Sun, 03 Nov 2013 12:00:00 PST Telefonica O2 Yammer Case Study Yammer has been a great way for our teams to share ideas and solve problems across the business. By giving our people a platform to have open conversations, we've seen more ideas being suggested and problems solved faster. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/telefonica-o2-yammer-case-study.aspx Sun, 03 Nov 2013 12:00:00 PST Connected Experiences Microsoft’s Matt Muta explains how the company's technology can help hotels provide superior service, build customer loyalty and improve revenue. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/hospitality-and-travel/articles/connected-experiences.aspx Sun, 03 Nov 2013 12:00:00 PST Connecting the Virtual Office Leading a large group of diverse human resource professionals spread across the globe provides many benefits – but also a set of challenges that are familiar to most HR managers. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/human-resources-at-microsoft-blog/articles/Connecting-the-Virtual-Office.aspx Wed, 30 Oct 2013 12:00:00 PST Empowering Deskless Workers With retailers increasingly competing against online counterparts like Amazon.com, as well as the emergence and subsequent rise of the informed shopper, it’s more important than ever to provide differentiation through superior in-store experience and customer service. A key part of this is the store-based workforce that sits on the front line of customer service and sales – the so-called 'deskless' workers http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/retail-and-consumer-goods/articles/empowering-deskless-workers.aspx Sat, 26 Oct 2013 12:00:00 PST Analyze your corporate travel costs with visual data Watch two Finance executives video blog about using visual data to gain insight into managing corporate travel. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/finance-at-microsoft-blog/articles/From-Data-to-Insight-Impact-Using-Power-View-to-Review-Airfare-Expenses.aspx Thu, 24 Oct 2013 12:00:00 PST From Data to Insight & Impact: Using Power View to Review Airfare Expenses In this post we offer a video from the Microsoft BI From Data to Insight & Impact series, in which Marc Reguera, Director of Finance at Microsoft talks with Frank Brod http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/finance-at-microsoft-blog/articles/From-Data-to-Insight-Impact-Using-Power-View-to-Review-Airfare-Expenses.aspx Thu, 24 Oct 2013 12:00:00 PST From Data to Insight & Impact: Using Power View to Review Corporate Airfare Expenses In this post we offer a video in which Marc Reguera, Director of Finance at Microsoft talks with Frank Brod, Corporate Vice President of Finance at Microsoft, to understand how his team uses Power View to gain insights and make decisions related to airfare expenses for corporate travel. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/finance-at-microsoft-blog/articles/From-Data-to-Insight-Impact-Using-Power-View-to-Review-Airfare-Expenses.aspx Thu, 24 Oct 2013 12:00:00 PST Surface 2 tablet gives Delta pilots innovative tools on the flight deck Delta announced its partnership with Microsoft to equip each of our more than 11,000 pilots with Surface 2 electronic flight bag devices operating on Windows RT 8.1. http://az370354.vo.msecnd.net/videos/Keep%20Climbing%20with%20Microsoft%20Surface%202%20Electronic%20Flight%20Bags.mp4 Mon, 14 Oct 2013 12:00:00 PST Big Data Panel with Amy Hood and Frank Brod Hear from Microsoft Finance leaders and learn how they drive company-wide insights, impact and efficiency. http://az370354.vo.msecnd.net/videos/CIO_Summit_8_CFO_Panel_1000k.mp4 Fri, 11 Oct 2013 12:00:00 PST Integrated Marketing Management through Marketing Pilot See the full power of an end to end solution with MarketingPilot and Microsoft Dynamics CRM. http://az370354.vo.msecnd.net/videos/IntegratedMarketingManagementandMarketingPilot.mp4 Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:00:00 PST The Appeal of Big Data in Oil & Natural Gas Find out what Oil & Gas companies want from big data and what they plan to do with it. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/manufacturing-and-resources/oil-and-gas-mining/articles/The-Appeal-Of-Big-Data-In-Oil-and-Gas.aspx Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:00:00 PST CityNext: Intelligent Cities Find out how we are helping to build the next generation of intelligent cities that provide world-class services to their citizens. http://content3.catalog.video.msn.com/e2/ds/a6fa8a56-0452-40be-b70c-a0223f141622.mp4 Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:00:00 PST Webcast: From Data to Insights Learn more about the social and economic benefits of mining data, featuring experts for an insider's view of the trends and technologies. http://youtu.be/8jPjkKM6nRs Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:00:00 PST FEI TV Interview: Turning Big Data into Insights Watch Microsoft Finance Director Marc Reguera discuss why big data is important and how to use it. http://az370354.vo.msecnd.net/videos/FEI_Big_Data.mp4 Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:00:00 PST Marketing with Kinect for Windows Kinect for Windows gives computers eyes, ears, and a brain. http://az370354.vo.msecnd.net/videos/retail-ski.mp4 Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:00:00 PST Using customer insight to drive company decisions Microsoft executives discuss the power of data-driven to marketing at the 2013 CIO Summit. http://az370354.vo.msecnd.net/videos/CIO_Summit_7_CMO_Panel_1000k.mp4 Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:00:00 PST Exploiting Enterprise Social Inside Microsoft When the researchers at the Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) in the MIT Sloan School of Management talk about the IT unit of the future, their research... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/office-of-the-CIO/articles/Exploiting-Enterprise-Social-Inside-Microsoft.aspx Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:00:00 PST 343 Industries Gains Insights and Improves Experience The story of a global entertainment phenomenon: how Halo 4 developers and managers data-mined a bestseller. http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?CaseStudyID=710000002102 Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:00:00 PST Microsoft devices improve air travel through empowered passengers and cabin crew Line, line, everywhere a line. From baggage check-in to ticketing to security, air travelers must often languish in lines before they can jet off on their vacation or business trips. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Microsoft-devices-improve-air-travel-through-empowered-passengers-and-cabin-crew.aspx Mon, 07 Oct 2013 12:00:00 PST Who wants a 300 percent return on investment? Learn how NPL, with over 4000 employees, replaced manual, siloed, paper-based processes with automated, self-service employee tools. http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Microsoft-SharePoint-Server-2010/NPL-Construction-Company/Pipeline-Construction-Leader-Exceeds-300-Percent-Return-on-Investment-by-Automating-Compensation-Processes/710000001698 Sat, 05 Oct 2013 12:00:00 PST Attend the Premiere Event for Senior IT Leaders - The Fully Virtual Microsoft US CIO Summit on October 8 The summit will follow the four big themes that are shaping how IT is transforming the business landscape: Mobility, Cloud, Big Data and Social, sharing real-world insights including examples from organizations pioneering business innovation through technology. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Attend-the-Premiere-Event-for-Senior-IT-Leaders-The-Fully-Virtual-Microsoft-US-CIO-Summit-on-October-8.aspx Fri, 04 Oct 2013 12:00:00 PST Next Generation IT Talent Information Technology universally, and specifically in Asia Pacific, is going through a marketplace shift. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/office-of-the-CIO/articles/Next-Generation-IT-Talent.aspx Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:00:00 PST Thinking Outside the POS By 2014, there will be more mobile phones on the planet than humans, says the International Telecoms Union. Meanwhile, the average consumer now uses four different devices each day. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/financial-services/banking-and-capital-markets/articles/thinking-outside-the-pos.aspx Sat, 07 Sep 2013 12:00:00 PST AstraZeneca and Lync AstraZeneca is a large, multi-national pharmaceutical company... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/AstraZeneca-and-Lync.aspx Fri, 06 Sep 2013 12:00:00 PST Enterprise Social Collaboration Progression Model Microsoft and the Eller MBA program at the University of Arizona jointly developed the Social Collaboration Progression Model that outlines... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Enterprise-Social-Collaboration-Progression-Model.aspx Fri, 06 Sep 2013 12:00:00 PST Delta Air Lines Soars With More Than 19,000 New Windows Phone 8 and Microsoft Dynamics for Retail Devices The next time you purchase a meal while 30,000 feet in the air, take a closer look at the device being used by the flight attendant... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Delta-Air-Lines-soars-with-more-than-19000-new-Windows-Phone-8-and-Microsoft-Dynamics-for-Retail-devices.aspx Fri, 06 Sep 2013 12:00:00 PST Weight Watchers Uses CRM to Deliver Information When and Where Customers Need It As the leading global weight management company, Weight Watchers was... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Weight-Watchers-Uses-CRM-to-Deliver-Information-When-and-Where-Customers-Need-It.aspx Fri, 06 Sep 2013 12:00:00 PST Powering Team Collaboration at One Kings Lane One Kings Lane works with top brands and designers to give members early access to designer home and lifestyle products as well as entertaining and travel needs through exclusive tag sales by top tastemakers. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Powering-Team-Collaboration-at-One-Kings-Lane.aspx Fri, 06 Sep 2013 12:00:00 PST Microsoft’s Vision for Enterprise Social Microsoft has an exciting vision for Enterprise Social: we want to help companies transform their business with Enterprise Social to achieve their strategic goals. Social capabilities must be a natural part of how you work, seamlessly woven into the tools you use every day to get your work done. Social tools should allow you to deepen your engagement with customers and partners; drive impact and innovation with agile, adaptive, and collaborative communities; and drive your business forward by bringing people and information together to make informed decisions. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Microsofts-Vision-for-Enterprise-Social.aspx Fri, 06 Sep 2013 12:00:00 PST Campus Experience and the Art of Modern IT Innovation Imagine you are one of Microsoft’s 94,000 employees trying to be productive navigating in and around company headquarters in Redmond, Washington... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/office-of-the-CIO/articles/Campus-Experience-and-the-Art-of-Modern-IT-Innovation.aspx Fri, 30 Aug 2013 12:00:00 PST Talking Retail Correlations & Patterns Thanks to Tina Munro, I had the unique opportunity of speaking at The Upstairs in downtown Seattle. The setting was interesting as it was in a homey Belltown bar. The talk was on something that fascinates me: finding unique combinations of data from multiple public sources and determining correlations and patterns hidden within. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/blog/talking-retail-correlations-patterns.aspx Thu, 22 Aug 2013 12:00:00 PST Unleash the business opportunity of Modern Apps Modern apps adapt to the needs of users by exchanging data with other apps as needed, and by providing personalized experiences, natural user interactions, and social connections from an array of device types that cloud services support.<br/>Organizations are unleashing the following business opportunities with modern apps:<ul><li>• Capturing new customers or retaining existing customers by providing engaging experiences on an array of devices to drive customer loyalty and generate revenue growth. </ul> http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Unleash-the-business-opportunity-of-Modern-Apps.aspx Thu, 15 Aug 2013 12:00:00 PST Microsoft IT Shares its Approach to Embracing Mobility In its Annual Report, Microsoft IT shares Microsoft’s experiences with you and invites you to meet to discuss and share learnings. CIOs are leading organizations into a new era of information technology. IT is the epicenter of enabling new business models, providing differentiated services, and attracting and retaining customers to name a few CIO priorities. This month we are featuring the “Mobility” chapter of the Annual Report and will feature other chapters in the months to come. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/microsoft-it/itreport/mobility/default.html?page=1 Thu, 15 Aug 2013 12:00:00 PST From Workplace to Workspace: how offices can undergo a mobile transformation The overwhelming amount of people accessing technology worldwide has brought mobility into the spotlight as an area that companies and businesses need to address. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/office-of-the-CIO/articles/Workplace-to-Workspace-how-offices-can-undergo-a-mobile-transformation.aspx Fri, 26 Jul 2013 12:00:00 PST A Different Approach to Mobile: People First Mobile devices have transformed the way we live and do business, and mobile applications are as hot a topic as any in the CRM world right now. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/A-Different-Approach-to-Mobile-People-First.aspx Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:00:00 PST Mobilizing teams to work (and succeed) worldwide Mobility isn’t about mobile phones these days. In a new era for IT, mobility refers to the global push toward connectivity, especially in the workplace... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/office-of-the-CIO/articles/Mobilizing-teams-to-work-and-succeed-worldwide.aspx Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:00:00 PST Digitizing the Executive Suite Digital experiences replace those traditionally associated with paper for today’s Executive Suite. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/executive-perspectives/digitizing-the-executive-suite/default.aspx Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:00:00 PST Enterprise Social Adoption Trends Across SMBs and Large Companies In 2013, Ipsos, an independent market research company controlled and managed by research professionals, conducted a survey... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Enterprise-social-adoption-trends-across-SMBs-and-large-companies.aspx Tue, 09 Jul 2013 12:00:00 PST Flight Bag TACCO by PaceBlade... Flight Bag TACCO by PaceBlade, a Windows 8 tablet application being used by fighter pilots in the cockpit to replace traditional paper checklists and reduces the time needed to access information by up to 75%. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Flight-Bag-TACCO-by-PaceBlade.aspx Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:00:00 PST BT retires Windows XP for increased mobility with Windows 8 Leading Telecommunications provider retires Windows XP to provide a more effective convertible device with Windows 8 to reduce costs, improve efficiency, stay on top of security, and deliver a great experience for its employees. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/BT-retires-Windows-XP-for-increased-mobility-with-Windows-8.aspx Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:00:00 PST Transportation Company Empowers Staff with Mobile Computing, Improves Service Windows 8 provides a mobile platform to enable anywhere, anytime access to critical information to ensure there is limited downtime in the maintenance of one of the busiest public rail transportation systems in the world. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Transportation-Company-Empowers-Staff-with-Mobile-Computing-Improves-Service.aspx Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:00:00 PST Microsoft Updates Enterprise Social Road Map, Highlights Momentum on Yammer Acquisition Anniversary Microsoft delivers on its enterprise social vision with accelerating user, customer and engagement growth. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Microsoft-updates-enterprise-social-road-map-highlights-momentum-on-Yammer-acquisition-anniversary.aspx Tue, 25 Jun 2013 12:00:00 PST Using Big Data to Democratize Insights from Halo 4 Gamers A rewarding aspect of working in Microsoft IT is that we work across the entire company, on all the software, online services... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/office-of-the-CIO/articles/Using-Big-Data-to-Democratize-Insights-from-Halo-4-Gamers.aspx Thu, 20 Jun 2013 12:00:00 PST Drilling for New Business Value with Big Data With the buzz about big data moving from technology publications into the business press, executives are recognizing a significant opportunity to optimize their business... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Drilling-for-New-Business-Value-with-Big-Data.aspx Fri, 07 Jun 2013 12:00:00 PST Four Benefits of Enterprise Social and Five Key Ways to Start Using It Employees conducting business on mobile devices. Offices scattered around the globe. More unstructured work than ever before... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Four-benefits-of-enterprise-social-and-five-key-ways-to-start-using-it.aspx Wed, 05 Jun 2013 12:00:00 PST Social Tools in the Workplace Infographic New survey reveals how information workers around the globe view social tools. SOCIAL TOOLS TODAY - Workers are often ahead of busi... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Social-Tools-in-the-Workplace-Infographic.aspx Wed, 05 Jun 2013 12:00:00 PST The Workplace is Flat: Social Tools Unifying the Workplace Everyone in an organization—from the CEO’s office to the mail room—has valuable information, says Adam Pisoni... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/The-workplace-is-flat-Social-tools-unifying-the-workplace.aspx Wed, 05 Jun 2013 12:00:00 PST Core of Our Marketing Strategy is About Engaging Customers: Tourism Ireland Tourism Ireland is a publicly funded organization responsible for marketing the island of Ireland overseas. Working together with their... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Core-of-Our-Marketing-Strategy-is-About-Engaging-Customers-Tourism-Ireland.aspx Wed, 05 Jun 2013 12:00:00 PST Yammer’s a Vital Part Of Our Transformation To The New Tyco Tyco’s products and solutions protect nearly 3 million commercial, government, and residential customers... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Yammers-a-Vital-Part-Of-Our-Transformation-To-The-New-Tyco.aspx Wed, 05 Jun 2013 12:00:00 PST Aston Martin. Driving strategy and innovation with the power of the Microsoft Cloud OS vision Behind every luxury sports car produced by Aston Martin is a sophisticated IT Infrastructure. The goal of the Aston Martin IT team is to optimize that infrastructure so it performs as efficiently as the production line it supports. This video describes how Aston Martin has used cloud and hybrid-based solutions to deliver innovation and strategy to the business. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Aston-Martin-Driving-strategy-with-Cloud-OS.aspx Fri, 31 May 2013 12:00:00 PST Global Survey Across 32 Countries Shows Worker Appetite for Social Tools is Increasing Global survey across 32 countries shows worker appetite for social tools is increasing, even if it means spending their own money and def... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Global-Survey-Across-32-Countries-Shows-Worker-Appetite-for-Social-Tools-is-Increasing.aspx Mon, 27 May 2013 12:00:00 PST Reinventing Retail One Bear at a Time Build-A-Bear Workshop is revolutionizing retail by providing each Guest with a personalized stuffed animal and making every trip to the store a fun family adventure. Microsoft helps bring the Build-A-Bear Workshop retail experience to life, enhancing their innovative approach with vivid, interactive digital technology that makes the most of today’s touch-screen and large format displays... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/business-leaders/Reimagining-Marketing/articles/reinventing-retail-one-bear-at-a-time.aspx Fri, 24 May 2013 12:00:00 PST Correlating Store Sales with Demographic Data Retailers are facing growing challenges extracting business value from their data. The growth of data continues, due to new de... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Correlating-Store-Sales-with-Demographic-Data.aspx Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:00:00 PST Sales and Demographic Data: the Perfect Match Do people buy more when it’s sunny? Exploring the relationship between sales and external data sources can yield powerful retail insights. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Correlating-Store-Sales-with-Demographic-Data.aspx Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:00:00 PST A ‘Golden Era’ of Insight: Big Data’s Bright Future For over 20 years, Microsoft Research’s labs around the world have focused on research across a broad spectrum of topics in computer... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/A-Golden-Era-of-Insight-Big-Data-s-Bright-Future.aspx Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:00:00 PST The Do’s and Don’ts of Open Wi-Fi for BYOD This is a guest post by Brian Fielder, general manager in the Information Security Management Organization within Microsoft IT... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/office-of-the-CIO/articles/The-Do-s-and-Don-ts-of-Open-Wi-Fi-for-BYOD.aspx Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:00:00 PST Up Next: Big Data + Great Western Bank = Triumph in a Time of Austerity Remember 2008? It was the year the Great Recession descended, bringing the global economy to a near-standstill. The finan... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Up-Next-Big-Data-Great-Western-Bank-Triumph-in-a-Time-of-Austerity.aspx Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:00:00 PST Latin American Researchers Use Data to Raise Awareness, Protect Species Currently, endangered species in Latin America are insufficiently studied compared to those in North America and Europe. Researchers at Microsoft Researc... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Latin-American-Researchers-Use-Data-to-Raise-Awareness-Protect-Species.aspx Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:00:00 PST The Big Bang: How the Big Data Explosion Is Changing the World In the battle of the buzzwords, “big data” is about to render “guestimation” obsolete. “Big data absolutely has the potential to change the way governments, organizations, and academic institutions conduct business and make discoveries, and its likely to change how everyone lives their day-to-day lives,” said Susan Hauser... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/The-Big-Bang-How-the-Big-Data-Explosion-Is-Changing-the-World.aspx Wed, 27 Mar 2013 12:00:00 PST Big Data Insights The explosion of devices, apps, the cloud and the Internet has ushered in the era of big data. Big data is changing the way organizations and people do business, discover insights and interact with one another. This Infographic is based from results found in “Global Enterprise Big Data Trends: 2013” study of more than 280 IT decision-makers. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Big-Data-Insights.aspx Wed, 27 Mar 2013 12:00:00 PST The Big Bang How the Big Data Explosion Is Changing the World http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/The-Big-Bang-How-the-Big-Data-Explosion-Is-Changing-the-World.aspx Wed, 27 Mar 2013 12:00:00 PST Up Next: The Weather Channel Forecasts the Business Value of Big Data Weather is money. It can be a fickle profit maker or shaker. Weather can propel an upstart skydiving outfit in Argentina... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Up-Next-The-Weather-Channel-Forecasts-the-Business-Value-of-Big-Data.aspx Wed, 27 Mar 2013 12:00:00 PST Changing the Game: Halo 4 Team Gets New User Insights from Big Data in the Cloud In late 2012, Halo 4 gamers took to their Xbox 360 consoles en masse for a five-week online battle. They all had the same goal... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Changing-the-Game-Halo-4-Team-Gets-New-User-Insights-from-Big-Data-in-the-Cloud.aspx Wed, 27 Mar 2013 12:00:00 PST CIO Considerations for Big Data: Obtaining real business value from Big Data Enterprises can now generate, capture, and buy large volumes of data from a variety of sources and then use analytical methods... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/CIO-Considerations-for-Big-Data-Obtaining-real-business-value-from-Big-Data.aspx Wed, 27 Mar 2013 12:00:00 PST Making Microsoft a Connected Enterprise with Yammer and SharePoint This is a guest blog post by Chris Slemp, principal solutions manager and Certified Yammer Administrator, in the strategic... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/office-of-the-CIO/articles/Making-Microsoft-a-Connected-Enterprise-with-Yammer-and-SharePoint.aspx Thu, 21 Mar 2013 12:00:00 PST CIO Considerations for CRM in a social media world-Part 2 This white paper provides lightweight guidance and tools to help leaders understand, align, and inject social media... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/CIO-Considerations-for-CRM-in-a-social-media-world-Part-2.aspx Fri, 08 Mar 2013 12:00:00 PST CIO Considerations for CRM in a social media world-Part 1 This white paper highlights the background and context surrounding the explosive role of social media in influencing... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/CIO-Considerations-for-CRM-in-a-social-media-world-Part-1.aspx Fri, 08 Mar 2013 12:00:00 PST CIO Considerations for CRM in a Social Media World-Part 1 This white paper highlights the background and context surrounding the explosive role of social media in influencing... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/CIO-Considerations-for-CRM-in-a-social-media-world-Part-1.aspx Fri, 08 Mar 2013 12:00:00 PST CIO Considerations for CRM in a Social Media World-Part 2 This white paper provides lightweight guidance and tools to help leaders understand, align, and inject social media... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/CIO-Considerations-for-CRM-in-a-social-media-world-Part-2.aspx Fri, 08 Mar 2013 12:00:00 PST Millennials in the Workplace Today there are about 80 million millennials in the US, with about half in the workforce, according to Dan Schawbel. These millennials have grown up with computers, software, the internet, intelligent devices and constant connectivity. Time magazine reports that for new 20-something workers, the line between work and home doesn’t really exist. They just want to spend their time in meaningful and useful ways, no matter where they are. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Millennials-in-the-Workplace.aspx Fri, 01 Mar 2013 12:00:00 PST Reaping Business Rewards from Social Networking Manhattan Associates provide software and professional services that help clients ranging from American Outfitters to... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Reaping-Business-Rewards-from-Social-Networking.aspx Fri, 01 Mar 2013 12:00:00 PST Westfield Group Uses Social Media to Boost Teamwork The Westfield Group owns and operates more than 100 shopping centers across Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Brazil. It manages all aspects of shopping-center development, from design... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Westfield-Group.aspx Fri, 01 Mar 2013 12:00:00 PST Change: Evolution or Revolution The following is a guest post from Simon Terry, the CEO of HICAPS (Australia’s leading health care and payments system) and... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Change-Evolution-or-Revolution.aspx Fri, 01 Mar 2013 12:00:00 PST Social media and location You have checked into the local cinema on Foursquare or the weekend retreat via Facebook places. You've tweeted your recent experience at restaurant and now with the aid of GPS you have shared your location. Was this truly the intent, did you really want to share your location to the world and have your private life so publically on display. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Social-media-and-location.aspx Fri, 01 Mar 2013 12:00:00 PST New World of Social Collaboration Today we are witnessing fundamental shifts in enterprises and societies. Four computing megatrends — cloud computing... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/New-World-of-Social-Collaboration.aspx Wed, 30 Jan 2013 12:00:00 PST Making the Enterprise Social In my last two blogs I talked about moving to the cloud and the way in which mobility is changing the way we work. The explosion of data and proliferation of smart devices has created new expectations from our customers and employees who want to be able to work and collaborate anytime, anywhere from any device. The future of enterprise technology requires solutions that are connected and highly collaborative. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Making-the-Enterprise-Social.aspx Wed, 30 Jan 2013 12:00:00 PST Helly Hansen Helly Hansen is known for its innovative blend of technology and design to produce... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Helly-Hansen.aspx Wed, 30 Jan 2013 12:00:00 PST National Retail Federation Show Retailers operate in a competitive environment competing for their share of a consumer’s wallet. Today’s 24/7 mobile... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/National-Retail-Federation-Show.aspx Wed, 30 Jan 2013 12:00:00 PST Xerox Xerox Uses Social Networking to Quickly Share Ideas, Save Time, Spur Innovation... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Xerox.aspx Wed, 30 Jan 2013 12:00:00 PST Today’s POS is Not Suited for Tomorrow’s Dynamic Retailers The POS as it’s commonly known (read: impersonal place at front of the store where money exchanges hands and a receipt... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Today-s-POS-is-Not-Suited-for-Tomorrow-s-Dynamic-Retailers.aspx Wed, 30 Jan 2013 12:00:00 PST Social Technology is an Expected Utility; Social Business a Way of Life Social technology is one of the dominant forces of change today which is playing a fundamental role in enabling businesses... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Social-Technology-is-an-Expected-Utility-Social-Business-is-a-Way-Of-Life.aspx Wed, 30 Jan 2013 12:00:00 PST Microsoft CISO agenda: more than Consumerization of IT This is a guest post by Bret Arsenault, chief information security officer, Microsoft IT. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/office-of-the-cio/articles/Microsoft-CISO-agenda-more-than-Consumerization-of-IT.aspx Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:00:00 PST Beyond the Buzz How to use social media as a risk management tool. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/finance-at-microsoft-blog/articles/beyond-the-buzz.aspx Wed, 09 Jan 2013 12:00:00 PST Delivering design led transformation Thinking like a designer can transform the way you develop products, services, processes, and strategy. It is about... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Delivering-design-led-transformation.aspx Fri, 04 Jan 2013 12:00:00 PST Hitting three birds with one stone How Cloud Decisions are moving from a Technical Specialism to a more Strategic Business One.One of the reasons I enjoy my role at Avanade is because I get to have discussions with major customers around how disruptive technology shifts, (such as cloud), will make a difference to their business and IT strategies. However, it is quite rare for a customer to deal with these trends in isolation. Increasingly, they are being seen as converging and tightly coupled, to such an extent that treating one on its own can often lead to a charged discussion even on the definition of the term. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Hitting-3-Birds-With-One-Stone.aspx Fri, 04 Jan 2013 12:00:00 PST “Hitting 3 Birds With One Stone” How Cloud Decisions are moving from a Technical Specialism to a more Strategic Business One. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Hitting-3-Birds-With-One-Stone.aspx Fri, 04 Jan 2013 12:00:00 PST People, devices and data going mobile: reasons to develop a Consumerization Strategy People have become mobile across locations and through time. During the last decade, working remotely has become increasingly prevalent. Many of the world’s leading organizations, including British Telecom, Procter & Gamble, Microsoft, IBM... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/consumerization-of-it/articles/People-devices-and-data-going-mobile-reasons-to-develop-a-Consumerization-Strategy.aspx Fri, 04 Jan 2013 12:00:00 PST Delivering design-led transformation Thinking like a designer can transform the landscape of your business. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Delivering-design-led-transformation.aspx Fri, 04 Jan 2013 12:00:00 PST Future of Entertainment: embracing an always on, mobile community Since the original Xbox came out in November 2001, its success has been led primarily by a box in the living room dedicated to delivering the best gaming experiences ever. But, now we live in a multi-device world. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Future-of-Entertainment-embracing-an-always-on-mobile-community.aspx Fri, 04 Jan 2013 12:00:00 PST Next Challenges for BYOD For the last few years, the BYOD debate has been rather intense as companies compare the benefits of corporate... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Next-Challenges-for-BYOD.aspx Fri, 04 Jan 2013 12:00:00 PST Inside Microsoft’s two-tier ERP strategy: build to last and build to change This is a guest blog post from Peter Loop, senior principal business architect within Microsoft IT. Peter works in a shared services team that manages... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/office-of-the-cio/articles/Inside-Microsoft-s-two-tier-ERP-strategy-build-to-last-and-build-to-change.aspx Tue, 18 Dec 2012 12:00:00 PST Retail Strategy Whitepaper - Journey to the Hybrid Cloud Microsoft, in partnership with the Fujitsu Center of Excellence, offers this paper as a starting point for understanding how to approach development of a comprehensive cloud computing strategy. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/industry/retail/retail-and-consumer-goods/articles/trusted-advisors.aspx Mon, 17 Dec 2012 12:00:00 PST Microsoft IT Experience in Application Portfolio Management This is the second and final part of a guest post from Paul Slater, an intellectual property development architect from the Enterprise Strategy team... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/office-of-the-cio/articles/Microsoft-IT-Experience-in-Application-Portfolio-Management-Part-2.aspx Wed, 12 Dec 2012 12:00:00 PST Microsoft IT Experience in Application Portfolio Management This is the second and final part of a guest post from Paul Slater, an intellectual property development architect from the Enterprise Strategy team... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/office-of-the-cio/articles/Microsoft-IT-Experience-in-Application-Portfolio-Management-Part-2.aspx Wed, 12 Dec 2012 12:00:00 PST Microsoft IT Experience in Application Portfolio Management This is the second and final part of a guest post from Paul Slater, an intellectual property development architect from the Enterprise Strategy team... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/office-of-the-cio/articles/Microsoft-IT-Experience-in-Application-Portfolio-Management-Part-2.aspx Wed, 12 Dec 2012 12:00:00 PST Recommendations for a Consumerization of IT strategy Consumerization of IT strategies provide user-focused value to enterprises because they can positively affect productivity, availability, job satisfaction, and workforce retenti... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/consumerization-of-it/articles/Recommendations-for-a-Consumerization-of-IT-strategy.aspx Mon, 03 Dec 2012 12:00:00 PST Driving Smarter Decision with Microsoft Big Data DRIVING SMARTER DECISIONS WITH MICROSOFT BIG DATA, presented by Mike Flasko. This is a shortened version of the presentation that he presented with Shawn Bice at the Strata+Hadoop World confer... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Driving-Smarter-Decision-with-Microsoft-Big-Data.aspx Mon, 03 Dec 2012 12:00:00 PST Emirates Airline and Windows 8 Emirates Airlines uses Windows 8 to improve productivy and increase level of service. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Emirates-Airline-and-Windows-8.aspx Mon, 03 Dec 2012 12:00:00 PST Tony Scott on Mobility Tony Scott, Microsoft CIO answers questions on the Mobility trend and what is means to CIO’s. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Tony-Scott-on-Mobility.aspx Mon, 03 Dec 2012 12:00:00 PST Office of the CIO on Mobility Office of the CIO answers questions on the Mobility trend and what is means to CIO’s. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Tony-Scott-on-Mobility.aspx Mon, 03 Dec 2012 12:00:00 PST Design Your Dream BMW with a Windows 8 app The world of work has changed as we know it. Do you remember talking about ‘going to work’ as if it were a physical place... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Design-Your-Dream-BMW-with-a-Windows-8-app.aspx Mon, 03 Dec 2012 12:00:00 PST Enable Cloud strategy and planning with predictable methods, models and tools We previously looked at why cloud is so important (Challenge the Status Quo and Advance Business through Cloud Computing)... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Enable-Cloud-strategy-and-planning-with-predictable-methods-models-and-tools.aspx Mon, 03 Dec 2012 12:00:00 PST A New Era of Work At the Microsoft Enterprise and Partner Group, we’re focused on delivering software and services to Microsoft’s largest customers. And from talking to these customers, it’s clear that we are on the cusp of a new era that will redefine the ways people—both your customers and your employees—engage with your company and your brand. Being aware of these trends and of how you can deliver on the new experiences will help your organization continue to thrive. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/A-New-Era-of-Work.aspx Mon, 03 Dec 2012 12:00:00 PST Yammer acquisition viewed through the M&A Playbook for CIO’s This blog is intended to share IT insights from my team’s experience integrating Yammer employees into Microsoft. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/office-of-the-cio/articles/Yammer-Acquisition-Viewed-Through-the-M-and-A-Playbook-for-CIOs.aspx Fri, 09 Nov 2012 12:00:00 PST CIO Considerations for Workstyle Transformation: Windows 8 in the Enterprise Embracing a work style transformation strategy provides compelling opportunities for organizations. For example, they can explore innovative ways to conduct business with customer... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/CIO-Considerations-for-Workstyle-Transformation-Windows-8-in-the-Enterprise.aspx Thu, 25 Oct 2012 12:00:00 PST Working in the World of Mobility The world of work has changed as we know it. Do you remember talking about ‘going to work’ as if it were a physical place? We now have the ability to work anytime and anywhere. In my role, I’m always on the go whether it’s moving between buildings on our Redmond campus or visiting with customers and partners around the world. I’m rarely in my office and in fact, no longer have a desk, desktop monitor... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Working-In-the-World-of-Mobility.aspx Thu, 25 Oct 2012 12:00:00 PST Seton Hall University (Oct 2012) As one of the Windows 8 early adopters, Seton Hall University has provided a customer testimonial of faculty, staff and students using Windows 8. See... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Seton-Hall-University-Oct-2012.aspx Thu, 25 Oct 2012 12:00:00 PST Microsoft CIO's Favorite Internal Business Application in the Cloud From the planning stages until today, Microsoft IT has taken a three-pronged approach to developing applications on Windows Azure. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Microsoft-CIO-Favorite-Internal-Business-Application-in-the-Cloud.aspx Thu, 25 Oct 2012 12:00:00 PST Hortonworks and Microsoft Partnership Last February we shared Microsoft’s progress on Big Data, specifically working to bring Hadoop to the masses through the simplicity and manageability of Windows and enabling customers... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Hortonworks-and-Microsoft-Partnership.aspx Thu, 25 Oct 2012 12:00:00 PST Hotelier Picks Windows Phone, Office 365 over iPhone, Android; Saves 33 Percent on TCO The only continent without a Hyatt Hotels hotel or resort is Antarctica; nearly 500 Hyatt facilities are located around the rest of the world. The extent of that highl... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Hotelier-Picks-Windows-Phone-Office-365-over-iPhone-Android-Saves-33-Percent-on-TCO.aspx Thu, 25 Oct 2012 12:00:00 PST MPN Live from WPC 2012: BYOD & Windows Phone 8 Jon Roskill, Microsoft Corporate Vice President discuss with Microsoft Partners how an enterprise enables a word class mobile platform. Windows Phone 8... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/MPN-Live-from-WPC-2012-BYOD-Windows-Phone-8.aspx Thu, 25 Oct 2012 12:00:00 PST Buildcorp Gains Competitive Advantage with a Cloud-based Collaboration Application Windows Phone frees Buildcorp's staff from the constraints of the office. With 20 years’ experience behind them, Buildcorp has always been a company that sees IT... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Buildcorp-Gains-Competitive-Advantage-with-a-Cloud-based-Collaboration-Application.aspx Thu, 25 Oct 2012 12:00:00 PST Money Changes Everything: Generate Revenue by Leveraging Technology for Strategic Differentiation Where is revenue being generated in your company today? Where else and how can new revenue streams be created? http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Money-Changes-Everything-Generate-Revenue-by-Leveraging-Technology-for-Strategic-Differentiation.aspx Thu, 25 Oct 2012 12:00:00 PST Cloud and Consumerization... the Power of Choice in Sourcing One of the reasons I enjoy my role at Avanade is because I get to have discussions with major customers about how disruptive technology shifts (such as cloud) will be to their business... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Cloud-and-Consumerization-the-Power-of-Choice.aspx Thu, 25 Oct 2012 12:00:00 PST Microsoft IT Experience in Application Portfolio Management The goal of application portfolio management is pretty simple –to increase the value of the application portfolio over time. But application portfolio m... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/office-of-the-cio/articles/Microsoft-IT-Experience-in-Application-Portfolio-Management.aspx Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:00:00 PST Hybrid Cloud Model: Update on Microsoft IT Application Migration This is a guest post by Patrick O’Rourke, director within the strategy, planning and communications team in Microsoft IT... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Hybrid-Cloud-Model-Update-on-Microsoft-IT-Application-Migration.aspx Tue, 25 Sep 2012 12:00:00 PST Why Enterprise Architects Must Drive Cloud Strategy and Planning Previously, we talked about the ways to achieve a balance between value and risk in order to get the most out of your cloud investments. In that post I identified the methods and tools used to identify value an... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Why-Enterprise-Architects-Must-Drive-Cloud-Strategy-and-Planning.aspx Mon, 24 Sep 2012 12:00:00 PST Microsoft Builds Trust in the Enterprise with Dynamics CRM Online Enterprise adoption of cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) continues to grow as organizations realize the inherent benefits of easy online access to solve their needs in sales, marketing, and cu... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Microsoft-Builds-Trust-in-the-Enterprise-with-Dynamics-CRM-Online.aspx Mon, 24 Sep 2012 12:00:00 PST Microsoft Data Center Tour Where is the Microsoft Cloud? In reality, it exists in globally distributed data center infrastructure, connected through a worldwide fiber optic network. This infrastructure supports over 200 online services... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/microsoft-data-center-tour.aspx Mon, 24 Sep 2012 12:00:00 PST Window Maker Improves IT Service Delivery, Efficiency with Hyper-V Private Cloud Pella has long been a trusted name in home and commercial construction, making beautifully crafted, energy-efficient windows and doors. But the construction business has been tough lately. Pella is a just in... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/window-maker-improves-it-service-delivery-efficiency-with-hyper-v-private-cloud.aspx Mon, 24 Sep 2012 12:00:00 PST A Day In The Microsoft Cloud Global Foundation Services (GFS) is the engine that powers Microsoft's cloud services. They focus on smart growth, high reliability, operational excellence, cost-effectiveness, environmental sustainability, a... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/A-Day-in-the-Microsoft-Cloud.aspx Mon, 24 Sep 2012 12:00:00 PST Economic Adaptability, Business Drivers and Strategy for a Private Cloud Businesses today are challenged to become more agile to facilitate their ability to innovate. To be competitive, IT departments must operate in an increasingly challenging economic environmen... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Economic-Adaptability-Business-Drivers-and-Strategy-for-a-Private-Cloud.aspx Mon, 24 Sep 2012 12:00:00 PST Windows Server 2012 Powers the Cloud OS On September 4, 2012 in a global online launch event Satya Nadella, president of Microsoft Server and Tools Business, announced the general availability of Windows Server 2012. In his keynote speech, N... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Windows-Server-2012-Powers-the-Cloud-OS.aspx Sun, 23 Sep 2012 12:00:00 PST Customer Conversations: The Cloud One of the most rewarding parts of my role is getting time to spend with the field and engaging with customers. I come away energized and with deep insights from every meeting... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Customer-Conversations-the-Cloud.aspx Sun, 26 Aug 2012 12:00:00 PST Microsoft IT’s Journey to the Cloud: An Application View Microsoft IT (MSIT) currently uses mostly conventional on-premises products, but is moving rapidly to a mixed-use environment in which it utilizes some combination of on-pre... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Microsoft-ITs-Journey-to-the-Cloud-An-Application-View.aspx Sun, 26 Aug 2012 12:00:00 PST The Cloud - Unlocking New Enterprise Paradigms The late 90’s saw the advent of online presence. Enterprises started realizing greater opportunities beyond the traditional brick-and-mortar business model. The millennium saw the momentum shift to "as-a-service" models. Organizations built business by leveraging innovative business models, low cost to entry and unbridled entrepreneurial spirit. Traditional powerhouses realized the sway in momentum albeit a little lately and in the process lost some ground. The cloud provides yet another such scenario and opportunity... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/The-Cloud-Unlocking-New-Enterprise-Paradigms.aspx Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:00:00 PST Deploying Windows 8 within Microsoft This is a guest post by Patrick O’Rourke, director within the strategy, planning and communications team in Microsoft IT... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/office-of-the-CIO/articles/Deploying-Windows-8-within-Microsoft.aspx Tue, 07 Aug 2012 12:00:00 PST Podcast: Office of the CIO discusses Microsoft IT Transformation to Business Process, Digitization of Business Office of the CIO was recently interviewed by Peter High, president of Metis Strategy, for the "Forum on World Class IT" podcast series. During the 30-minute interview, Tony discusses the following issues with Peter... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/office-of-the-CIO/articles/Podcast-Tony-Scott-Discusses-Microsoft-IT-Transformation-to-Business-Process-Digitization-of-Business.aspx Mon, 30 Jul 2012 12:00:00 PST Podcast: Tony Scott discusses Microsoft IT Transformation to Business Process, Digitization of Business Tony Scott was recently interviewed by Peter High, president of Metis Strategy, for the "Forum on World Class IT" podcast series. During the 30-minute interview, Tony discusses the following issues with Peter... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/office-of-the-CIO/articles/Podcast-Tony-Scott-Discusses-Microsoft-IT-Transformation-to-Business-Process-Digitization-of-Business.aspx Mon, 30 Jul 2012 12:00:00 PST How the Modern CIO Shifts from Infrastructure Optimization to Innovation This trends report addresses several questions commonly asked by enterprises: How quickly will I be able to move elements of my technology infrastructure to the cloud to address innova... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/innovation-for-growth/articles/How-the-Modern-CIO-Shifts-from-Infrastructure-Optimization-to-Innovation.aspx Sun, 22 Jul 2012 12:00:00 PST Visualizing the History of Everything ChronoZoom is an open-source community project dedicated to visualizing the history of everything. Big History is the attempt to understand, in a unified, interdisciplinary way, the history of cosmos, Eart... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/innovation-for-growth/articles/visualizing-the-history-of-everything.aspx Thu, 19 Jul 2012 12:00:00 PST Paperless: Digitizing the Executive Suite: Executive Perspective Digital experiences replace those traditionally associated with paper for today’s Executive Suite. Paper represents one of the last silos of information within enterprises — a place where information resides in a form that that’s difficult to capture, store and share. Paper keeps executives at arm’s length from the information they need to make timely decisions. Digitizing the executive suite enables you to turn great ideas into action; draw a picture, record a note, scribble a plan and capture that information in a way that you can share and collaborate with colleagues to bring them to life... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/executive-perspective/digital/default.aspx Thu, 19 Jul 2012 12:00:00 PST Strong Union Technology Brings Mobile Banking to Millions Many large banks in China were looking to add new services for their commercial customers. Strong Union Technology developed a mobile banking solution that uses Windows Embedded Standard to create kio... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/innovation-for-growth/articles/strong-union-technology-brings-mobile-banking-to-millions.aspx Thu, 19 Jul 2012 12:00:00 PST Strategy is Innovation Vijay Govindarajan, the bestselling author of Reverse Innovation and professor at Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business, and keynote speaker at Microsoft's Global High Tech Summit share... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/innovation-for-growth/articles/strategy-is-innovation.aspx Mon, 25 Jun 2012 12:00:00 PST How to Accelerate Insight from Data Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, talks with Microsoft Technical Fellow Dave Campbell about new tools for data. While... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/How-to-Accelerate-Insight-from-Data.aspx Sun, 24 Jun 2012 12:00:00 PST The CIO’s Role in Innovation Tony Scott, Microsoft’s CIO shares his perspective on the role that the CIO and IT plays in Innovation. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/innovation-for-growth/articles/The-CIO-s-Role-in-Innovation.aspx Sun, 24 Jun 2012 12:00:00 PST The CIO’s Role in Innovation Office of the CIO, Microsoft’s CIO shares his perspective on the role that the CIO and IT plays in Innovation. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/innovation-for-growth/articles/The-CIOs-Role-in-Innovation.aspx Sun, 24 Jun 2012 12:00:00 PST Predictions: Enterprise Architecture in 2020 At the Troux Worldwide Enterprise Architecture Conference I had the pleasure of being invited to an EA industry panel to answer and discuss questions from the confe... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/innovation-for-growth/articles/Predictions-Enterprise-Architecture-in-2020.aspx Sun, 24 Jun 2012 12:00:00 PST Cloud Strategy Begins with Value and Balances Risk In my previous post, Understanding Which Investments Should Go to the Cloud, I opened the door to a discussion around qualifying opportunities for the cloud, and looked at the best ways to determine what’s right for your organization. Today, I’m going to take that discussion one step further, and talk a bit about how to achieve balance between value and risk to get the most out of your cloud investment... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Cloud-Strategy-Begins-with-Value-and-Balances-Risk.aspx Sun, 24 Jun 2012 12:00:00 PST Interfacing Innovation Emerging technologies in the areas of the cloud, big data, mobility, social computing, and natural user interfaces (NUI) present new opportunities for companies t... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/innovation-for-growth/articles/Interfacing-Innovation.aspx Sun, 24 Jun 2012 12:00:00 PST Supplier Sourcing for Real-Time Enterprise This is a guest post by Danielle Fox de Aguilar, director of supplier management in Microsoft IT... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/consumerization-of-it/articles/Supplier-Sourcing-for-Real-Time-Enterprise.aspx Thu, 07 Jun 2012 12:00:00 PST Help CIOs Grow and Transform with the Cloud – Part 2 In this video Microsoft CIO Tony Scott discusses budgeting, IT talent, data access and operations when moving to the cloud... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Help-CIOs-Grow-and-Transform-with-the-Cloud-Part-2.aspx Sun, 27 May 2012 12:00:00 PST Help CIOs Grow and Transform with the Cloud – Part 1 Join Microsoft CIO Tony Scott as he shares his insight on the various aspects of the cloud such as benefits, time to market, employee productivity and maintaining or reducing IT cost... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Help-CIOs-Grow-and-Transform-with-the-Cloud-Part-1.aspx Sun, 27 May 2012 12:00:00 PST Social Communities Allow Users to Connect, Innovate and Share Enabling collaboration and communication using social tools can help businesses be more competitive by allowing... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/social-communities-allow-users-to-connect-innovate-and-share.aspx Fri, 25 May 2012 12:00:00 PST CIO Priorities for the Next 3 Years In my last post, I was examining The Evolution of Today's CIO and What kind of CIO's will transform businesses?, and how it has morphed into a more strategic, business-driven role than ever before—one that direct... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/CIO-Priorities-for-the-Next-3-Years.aspx Fri, 25 May 2012 12:00:00 PST IT Leader Perspectives: Social in the Enterprise See what IT executives are saying about opportunities and challenges on leveraging social media in the enterprise... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/IT-Leader-Perspectives-Social-in-the-Enterprise.aspx Fri, 25 May 2012 12:00:00 PST Simon the Intern and Evolution of Communication Open the information floodgates by letting customers and employees communicate the way they want... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Simon-the-Intern-and-Evolution-of-Communication.aspx Thu, 24 May 2012 12:00:00 PST Understanding Which Investments Should go to the Cloud In my last post in this series, "CIO Priorities for the Next 3 Years", we examined the future of Corporate IT, and made some predictions on what CIO priorities for t... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Understanding-Which-Investments-Should-go-to-the-Cloud.aspx Thu, 24 May 2012 12:00:00 PST SharePoint 2010: People Working Together Drive Business Results In the information workplace of today, a convergence of trends is changing the way we work together. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/SharePoint-2010-People-Working-Together-Drive-Business-Results.aspx Thu, 24 May 2012 12:00:00 PST Raising the Bar: Social Media, Consumerization of IT and Security What are some of the key security threats that Microsoft is currently facing? Which of these are being introduced due... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Raising-the-Bar-Social-Media-Consumerization-of-IT-and-Security.aspx Tue, 01 May 2012 12:00:00 PST Making Microsoft Social - Part 2 Once we made the business case for Microsoft’s internal Next-Generation Intranet, we then had to build it so people... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Making-Microsoft-Social-Part-2.aspx Thu, 26 Apr 2012 12:00:00 PST It’s not just about technology. It’s about your growth. Certainly the technological landscape is changing, but even more importantly, it’s influencing change in businesses around the world. Connecting the why and how of these technological changes is one way Microsoft is helping our customers achieve business growth. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/microsofts-vision-for-the-enterprise/articles/What-s-on-the-Mind-of-Enterprise-Executives-in-2013.aspx Tue, 24 Apr 2012 12:00:00 PST The Evolution of Today’s CIO The face of today’s CIO has changed dramatically. Once upon a time the CIO was only concerned about the business of IT, from the development process and implementation to the operation of the IT world. What... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/platform-for-business-evolution/articles/The-Evolution-of-Todays-CIO.aspx Fri, 20 Apr 2012 12:00:00 PST Making Microsoft Social - Part 1 I’ve been working in Microsoft IT for several years, and several other areas of Microsoft before that. Throughout... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Making-Microsoft-Social-Part-1.aspx Fri, 20 Apr 2012 12:00:00 PST Social Networking: Build a Vibrant and Forward-Looking Enterprise Employees’ ability to share knowledge with their co-workers about market trends, customer demands, best practices... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Social-Networking-Build-a-Vibrant-And-Forward-Looking-Enterprise.aspx Thu, 19 Apr 2012 12:00:00 PST Connect with Customers Through Social Media The Internet and social media are making collaboration easier than ever, and many companies are finding that they have an... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Connect-with-Customers-Through-Social-Media.aspx Thu, 19 Apr 2012 12:00:00 PST June 5th Executive Webcast Innovate with Social Improving Collaboration and Connections in the Enterprise As use of social media explodes, the business value of leveraging social technologies inside an Enterprise has been hotly debated. Most CIOs agree that social media can help companies gain a competitiv... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/June-5th-Executive-Webcast-Innovate-with-Social-Improving-Collaboration-and-Connections-in-the-Enterprise.aspx Thu, 19 Apr 2012 12:00:00 PST The Data Deluge Is "big data" on your agenda? According to most analysts, it should be. How a business uses data today has significant implications for how competitive can be. As data volumes continue to explode, the challen... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/the-data-deluge.aspx Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 PST CIO Perspectives: Big Data and SQL Server 2012 Take a sneak peek at some of the buzz around Big Data at the Microsoft's recent US CIO Summit in Redmond, WA. CIOs share their thoughts on opportunities around Big Data and how SQL Server 2012 will help their co... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/CIO-Perspectives-Big-Data-and-SQL-Server-2012.aspx Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 PST Bruno Aziza on Big Data Microsoft's BI expert, Bruno Aziza shares his perspectives around Big Data including: opportunities and challenges associated with Big Data, ideas on the role Big data can play in driving success as companies ... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Bruno-Aziza-on-Big-Data.aspx Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 PST Moving to Big Data within Microsoft IT The other day I participated in a live webcast to discuss "the new world of data on-demand now." In short, the importance of big data processing to organizations. You can watch the 90-minute show here. The webcast included my colleague Terri Jordan, who heads up IT for Microsoft’s retail stores, and one of my favorite writers and the data editor at The Economist, Kenn Cukier [his blog, Twitter: @kncukier]... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Moving-to-Big-Data-within-Microsoft-IT.aspx Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 PST Bruno Aziza on Big Data VP of Marketing at SiSense and BI expert Bruno Aziza, shares his perspectives around Big Data including: opportunities and challenges... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Bruno-Aziza-on-Big-Data.aspx Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 PST The Imagine Cup U.S. Finals This Weekend! For college basketball players, it’s the NCAA Tournament. For aspiring pop stars, it’s American Idol. But for tech students, there’s no bigger challenge than the Imagine Cup. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/innovation-for-growth/articles/The-Imagine-Cup-US-Finals-This-Weekend.aspx Sun, 08 Apr 2012 12:00:00 PST Is it Still Big Data if it Fits In Your Pocket? Big Data is all the rage. While the big data systems, patterns, and value were initially demonstrated at Petabyte scale with large scale Internet services... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Is-it-Still-Big-Data-if-it-Fits-in-Your-Pocket.aspx Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:00:00 PST Owens & Minor: IT Modernization Effort Funds Itself When Owens & Minor, Inc., a Richmond, Va., distributor of medical and surgical supplies and a healthcare supply-chain management company, needed to move its busine... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/platform-for-business-evolution/articles/Owens-Minor-IT-Modernization-Effort-Funds-Itself.aspx Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:00:00 PST Do We Have The Tools We Need To Navigate The New World Of Data? In a world where data increasing 10x every 5 years and 85% of that information is coming from new data sources, how do our existing technologies... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Do-We-Have-the-Tools-We-Need-to-Navigate-the-New-World-of-Data.aspx Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:00:00 PST Is it Still Big Data if it Fits in Your Pocket Big Data is all the rage. While the big data systems, patterns, and value were initially demonstrated at Petabyte scale with large scale Internet services... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Is-it-Still-Big-Data-if-it-Fits-in-Your-Pocket.aspx Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:00:00 PST O’Reilly Media Interview with Dave Campbell O'Reilly Media sits down with Microsoft Technical Fellow, Dave Campbell to discuss topics related to Big Data. Listen to Dave share his thoughts about today's technology infrastructure, managing the rece... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/OReilly-Media-Interview-with-Dave-Campbell.aspx Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:00:00 PST Join Us: Microsoft Virtual CIO Summit, April 24, 2012 I would like to personally invite you join me on April 24, 2012 at 8:30am (PST) as I host the 2nd Annual US CIO Summit Virtual Event. This exclusive event will be broadcast live from... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/innovation-for-growth/articles/Join-Us-Microsoft-Virtual-CIO-Summit-April-24-2012.aspx Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:00:00 PST Transforming your business through design Putting people and culture at the center of the enterprise. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/platform-for-business-evolution/articles/Design-Led-Business-Transformation.aspx Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:00:00 PST A Modern Application Portfolio Makes CIOs Agents of Change No matter what industry a company is in and whatever the size of its operations, chances are it is looking for ways to enable IT to better address the ever-changing needs of management, end users, customers and partners -- all while continuing to innovate and invest in strategic priorities... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/platform-for-business-evolution/articles/A-Modern-Application-Portfolio-Makes-CIOs-Agents-of-Change.aspx Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:00:00 PST Design-Led Business Transformation We have always identified with the way "outsiders" and maverick designers thought about the world around them and the inhabitants within it... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/platform-for-business-evolution/articles/Design-Led-Business-Transformation.aspx Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:00:00 PST A Mergers & Acquisitions Playbook for CIOs, Part 1 Business transactions, be it mergers, acquisitions, divestitures or joint ventures, are nothing more than actions of business strategies. The ultimate goals of M&A deals vary, but they’re typically intended to... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/innovation-for-growth/articles/A-Mergers-Acquisitions-Playbook-for-CIOs-Part-1.aspx Thu, 08 Mar 2012 12:00:00 PST April 10th Executive Webcast: Lead the Way in the New World of Data Join me and my colleagues in our upcoming executive webcast. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/April-10th-Executive-Webcast-Lead-the-Way-in-the-New-World-of-Data.aspx Wed, 29 Feb 2012 12:00:00 PST SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event! We are excited about the launch of SQL Server 2012. Please join us for SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event kicks off on March 7, 2012 starting at 8:00AM Pacific (-8:00 GMT) with keynotes fro... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/SQL-Server-2012-Virtual-Launch-Event.aspx Mon, 27 Feb 2012 12:00:00 PST Businesses Change the Game with Technology The business world is becoming much more mobile, and the workforce more technologically savvy. At the same time, new opportunities are arising in cloud computing, soc... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/platform-for-business-evolution/articles/Businesses-Change-the-Game-with-Technology.aspx Mon, 27 Feb 2012 12:00:00 PST Automated Global Solution Helps GroupM Capture Multiple Data Sources from its Agencies Worldwide Turning to Avanade to address its collaboration challenges, GroupM is now empowered with an automated global solution which helps to easily capture multipl... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Automated-Global-Solution-Helps-GroupM-Capture-Multiple-Data-Sources-from-its-Agencies-Worldwide.aspx Mon, 27 Feb 2012 12:00:00 PST Meet the Experts Live: What is the Impact of Social CRM? Join Microsoft® Dynamics CRM Director and industry expert, Matt Keenan, as he breaks through all the hype and shares... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Meet-the-Experts-Live-What-is-the-Impact-of-Social-CRM.aspx Mon, 27 Feb 2012 12:00:00 PST From Information to Insights Social networking analysis site Klout is in the business of measuring online influence. Vice President of Engineering David Mariani explains how deriving insight from large volumes of d... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/From-Information-to-Insights.aspx Mon, 27 Feb 2012 12:00:00 PST The Journey to Modern IT Like many of you who lead and work in IT departments, the leadership team within Microsoft IT regularly reflects on what we do and how we do IT. It’s ingrained in us, and our company for that matter, to be self-critical, accountable, willing to take on big challenges and to do so with passion and integrity... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/platform-for-business-evolution/articles/The-Journey-to-Modern-IT.aspx Fri, 03 Feb 2012 12:00:00 PST To The Cloud: Enable Cloud Computing in Your Organization This is a guest post by Pankaj Arora, Senior Manager in the Global Strategic Initiatives team, Microsoft IT. See his prior post about the new book, "To the Cloud: Cloud Powering an Enterprise." http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/To-the-Cloud-Enable-Cloud-Computing-in-your-Organization.aspx Fri, 03 Feb 2012 12:00:00 PST Tony Scott on to the Cloud Tony Scott, corporate vice president and CIO at Microsoft, talks about the role of cloud computing in emerging markets and provides some recommendations to CIOs based on material from the book, To the Clo... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Tony-Scott-on-to-the-Cloud.aspx Wed, 25 Jan 2012 12:00:00 PST Office of the CIO on the Consumerization of IT Office of the CIO discusses how Consumerization of IT is changing the way we do IT at Microsoft, in particular in the areas of devices, security and management, employe.... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/consumerization-of-IT/articles/Tony-Scott-on-the-Consumerization-of-IT.aspx Wed, 25 Jan 2012 12:00:00 PST Office of the CIO on to the Cloud Office of the CIO talks about the role of cloud computing in emerging markets and provides some recommendations to CIOs based on material from the book, To the Clo... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Tony-Scott-on-to-the-Cloud.aspx Wed, 25 Jan 2012 12:00:00 PST Tony Scott on the Consumerization of IT Tony Scott, corporate vice president and CIO at Microsoft, discusses how Consumerization of IT is changing the way we do IT at Microsoft, in particular in the areas of devices, security and management, employe.... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/consumerization-of-IT/articles/Tony-Scott-on-the-Consumerization-of-IT.aspx Wed, 25 Jan 2012 12:00:00 PST Embracing the Private Cloud As we begin a new calendar year, we’ve been excited to read analysts’ predictions that 2012 will be the year that many companies truly embrace cloud computing... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Embracing-the-Private-Cloud.aspx Tue, 24 Jan 2012 12:00:00 PST Alistair Croll: Thoughts on Hybrid Cloud Computing When it comes to plotting a cloud strategy, CIOs should stop thinking about labels and start looking for configurations that best fit their... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Alistair-Croll-Thoughts-on-Hybrid-Cloud-Computing.aspx Tue, 24 Jan 2012 12:00:00 PST Garth Fort on Private Cloud: All About the Application Garth Fort, General Manager of Microsoft's Security and Management Division, discusses what is new with applications management in this new world... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Garth-Fort-on-Private-Cloud-All-About-the-Application.aspx Mon, 23 Jan 2012 12:00:00 PST Garth Fort on Enabling the Private Cloud Garth Fort, General Manager of Microsoft's Security and Management Division, discusses what factors are leading IT executives to evaluate a private cloud solution... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Garth-Fort-on-Enabling-the-Private-Cloud.aspx Mon, 23 Jan 2012 12:00:00 PST Customer-centricity in retail The art of retail in the age of information overdrive. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/innovation-for-growth/articles/Customer-Centricity-in-Retail.aspx Sun, 01 Jan 2012 12:00:00 PST The trading platform of the future An industry perspective for capital markets http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/innovation-for-growth/articles/Trading-Platform-of-the-Future-A-Microsoft-Industry-Perspective-for-Capital-Markets.aspx Sun, 01 Jan 2012 12:00:00 PST To The Cloud: Exploring Cloud Models and Hybrid Ecosystems This is a guest post by Pankaj Arora, Senior Manager in the Global Strategic Initiatives team, Microsoft IT. See his new book, "To the Cloud: Cloud Powering an Enterprise." http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/To-the-Cloud-Exploring-Cloud-Models-and-Hybrid-Ecosystems.aspx Sat, 24 Dec 2011 12:00:00 PST Join Us: Transforming IT with Microsoft Private Cloud Executive Webcast, January 17 In 2012, cloud computing will transition from hype and discussion, to part of every enterprise's reality, and IT is uniquely positioned to lead this... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Join-Us-Transforming-IT-with-Microsoft-Private-Cloud-Executive-Webcast-January-17.aspx Thu, 22 Dec 2011 12:00:00 PST Preparing for the Private Cloud-Rethinking IT Roles A growing number of companies are moving to cloud computing environments to take advantage of potential benefits such as lower IT costs, increased efficiencies and the greater fle... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Preparing-for-the-Private-Cloud-Rethinking-IT-Roles.aspx Thu, 22 Dec 2011 12:00:00 PST To The Cloud: A Book Made for CIOs and Their Teams When Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer publicly declared "We’re all in" on cloud computing in March 2010, he wasn’t just referring to Microsoft’s products and platforms. He a... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/To-the-Cloud-a-Book-Made-for-CIOs-and-their-Teams.aspx Wed, 14 Dec 2011 12:00:00 PST CIO and CMO: Closer Than Ever Before I travel the globe speaking with a lot of CIOs, sharing best practices and learning what’s new. They tell me there has been a change in the importance of their relationship with the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Today’s consumers want real-time access to companies. They want a rich dialog and immediate access to products and services. And they want this primarily online. This ‘digitization of business’ creates new dependencies at all levels of an organization. CIOs are no longer hidden deep within the infrastructure of an organization. We are more visible in the Board Room and are becoming an important consideration in how a company interacts with its customers... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/innovation-for-growth/articles/CIO-and-CMO-Closer-Than-Ever-Before.aspx Mon, 28 Nov 2011 12:00:00 PST Paul Bryan on Innovation with Windows Phone Innovation comes in different shapes and sizes. Where should organizations put their focus to... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/innovation-for-growth/articles/Paul-Bryan-on-Innovation-with-Windows-Phone.aspx Thu, 24 Nov 2011 12:00:00 PST Innovation and the Retail Industry Business innovation not only helps companies enhance processes and improve the bottom line, it also allows them to stand out from competitors in a dramatic way. That’s certa... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/innovation-for-growth/articles/Innovation-and-the-Retail-Industry.aspx Thu, 24 Nov 2011 12:00:00 PST Microsoft on Innovation: Support Organizational Performance A company’s strong performance today is no guarantee of longevity: companies that survive and prosper in the long term continually adapt, evolve, and reinvent themselves to stay relevant in the changing marketplace. Microsoft corporate vice president and CIO, Tony Scott says that "successful innovation is more than just invention. True innovation must also support organizational performance, either by directly contributing to revenue growth or by delivering new efficiencies that help improve a business’s competitiveness." http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/innovation-for-growth/articles/Microsoft-on-Innovation-Support-Organizational-Performance.aspx Tue, 25 Oct 2011 12:00:00 PST Students Drive Innovation Creating a culture of innovation is more critical than ever to a company’s success. Customers and business partners expect organizations to embrace new and inventive ways of pr... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/innovation-for-growth/articles/Students-Drive-Innovation.aspx Tue, 25 Oct 2011 12:00:00 PST Innovation in the Public Sector? You Betcha! Contrary to what many believe, lots of public-sector agencies and governments are very innovative when it comes to IT. That’s the finding of research conducted by Dr. Mark W.S... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/innovation-for-growth/articles/Innovation-in-the-Public-Sector-You-Betcha.aspx Tue, 25 Oct 2011 12:00:00 PST IT Driven Innovation: Not as Easy as You Think It would seem that all an IT team has to do is snap its fingers and innovation happens. After all, these are the best and brightest technologists in the enterprise working... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/innovation-for-growth/articles/IT-Driven-Innovation-Not-as-Easy-as-You-Think.aspx Tue, 25 Oct 2011 12:00:00 PST Sustainability 3.0: How Technology Will Help Companies Win in the Coming Age of Radical Transparency Since the emergence of the industrial economy, we have not had the mindset to place a dollar value on many of the earth’s ecological resources: clean air, water, land, and a stable climate. As a result... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/platform-for-business-evolution/articles/Sustainability-3-0-How-Technology-Will-Help-Companies-Win-in-the-Coming-Age-of-Radical-Transparency.aspx Tue, 25 Oct 2011 12:00:00 PST How Microsoft IT is Landing End-to-End Cloud Quality I recently joined Microsoft and Tony Scott’s team within Microsoft IT after several years at BP in London, as the VP/CIO Corporate Functions. I am excited to be part of Microsoft, a company that it rep... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/How-Microsoft-IT-is-Landing-End-to-End-Cloud-Quality.aspx Fri, 14 Oct 2011 12:00:00 PST Consumerization of IT Executive Webcast Invitation Today IT faces an ever growing challenge on satisfying end-user experience in supporting a variety of new devices while keeping business processes secure. At the sam... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/consumerization-of-it/articles/Consumerization-of-IT-Wheres-the-Win-Win.aspx Mon, 10 Oct 2011 12:00:00 PST Garth Fort on Consumerization of IT Garth Fort, General Manager of Microsoft’s Security and Management Division, discusses what IT leaders are starting to see as a result of... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/consumerization-of-IT/articles/Garth-Fort-on-Consumerization-of-IT.aspx Mon, 03 Oct 2011 12:00:00 PST Preparing for Consumerization of IT Microsoft commissioned a research report a few months ago to gauge how enterprises are approaching the consumerization trend ("IT Managers Selectively Embrace Consumerizatio... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/consumerization-of-it/articles/Preparing-for-Consumerization-of-IT.aspx Wed, 28 Sep 2011 12:00:00 PST Enabling Consumerization of IT The flood gates of consumerization have opened, and the advice on all fronts? Don’t try to stand in its way. Great advice, but what does that mean to the CIOs that need to maintain information security and compliance? Careful plans and policies need to be put in place or you’ll end up with a much larger issue on your hands than just drowning in user demands... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/consumerization-of-it/articles/Enabling-Consumerization-of-IT.aspx Wed, 28 Sep 2011 12:00:00 PST Anywhere Application Access: Balancing Productivity and Control Back in 1985, the corporate interloper was a beige box with a big square head and a glowing, blinking eye. That was the PC, and it forced its way into... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/mobility/articles/Anywhere-Application-Access-Balancing-Productivity-and-Control.aspx Wed, 28 Sep 2011 12:00:00 PST Brad Anderson on IT’s Central Role in Attracting Best and Brightest Companies often interview/hire employees who are resistant to IT control over the devices they use for work and collaboration. What’s your sense... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/innovation-for-growth/articles/Brad-Anderson-on-ITs-Central-Role-in-Attracting-Best-and-Brightest.aspx Wed, 28 Sep 2011 12:00:00 PST Beyond the Back Office: Innovation and the CIO Innovation is at the heart of business growth—accelerating speed to market, improving and developing business processes, partnering with business groups to develop new products/services, creating more cus... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/innovation-for-growth/articles/Beyond-the-Back-Office-Innovation-and-the-CIO.aspx Sun, 18 Sep 2011 12:00:00 PST Duncan Simester on Creating and Capturing Value Through Strategic Partnerships Relationships between strategic partners are often endangered by tension between two conflicting objectives: creating and capturing value. While IT may provide opportunities to create value by improving coordin... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/optimizing-costs/articles/Duncan-Simester-on-Creating-and-Capturing-Value-Through-Strategic-Partnerships.aspx Sun, 18 Sep 2011 12:00:00 PST Barry Briggs on the Impact of Technological Changes on Outsourcing This blog is an excerpt of a longer interview with Barry Briggs for an upcoming book by QS Advisory titled, “Emerging Models of Infrastructure Outsourcing.” Please contact Oksana Bukiy for more information about the book. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/platform-for-business-evolution/articles/Barry-Briggs-on-the-Impact-of-Technological-Changes-on-Outsourcing.aspx Sun, 18 Sep 2011 12:00:00 PST Dr. Ian Goldin on Globalization and Building Resilience in Business Against Systemic Risk Technological and economic growth have the potential to lead the 21st century to being the best period of human existence on the planet, but there are challenges. The scale of issues with which we are faced... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/platform-for-business-evolution/articles/Dr-Ian-Goldin-on-Globalization-and-Building-Resilience-in-Business-Against-Systemic-Risk.aspx Sun, 18 Sep 2011 12:00:00 PST Dr. Hans Rosling Interview: Mindset Upgrade for the G20 World! Microsoft Chief Technology Officer, Barry Briggs, interviews global health professor Dr. Hans Rosling. Rosling offers, with animated statistics and a provocative view of historical economic and social tren... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/platform-for-business-evolution/articles/Dr-Hans-Rosling-Interview-Mindset-Upgrade-for-the-G20-World.aspx Sun, 18 Sep 2011 12:00:00 PST Barry Briggs and Michael Friedenberg on Consumerization of IT We are all dealing with the consumerization of IT – the demand from employees to access corporate data using any device of their choosing, along with social networking and other “consumer” applications running i... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/consumerization-of-IT/articles/Barry-Briggs-and-Michael-Friedenberg-on-the-Consumerization-of-IT.aspx Sun, 18 Sep 2011 12:00:00 PST Tony Scott Ponders on the Creative Management of IT Complexity How are creative CIOs dealing with the consumerization of IT and managing the use of technology to bridge the intersection of work and personal life across generations, support consumer and enterprise requireme... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/innovation-for-growth/articles/tony-scott-ponders-on-the-creative-management-of-it-complexity.aspx Tue, 30 Aug 2011 12:00:00 PST Office of the CIO Ponders on the Creative Management of IT Complexity How are creative CIOs dealing with the consumerization of IT and managing the use of technology to bridge the intersection of work and personal life across generations, support consumer and enterprise requireme... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/innovation-for-growth/articles/tony-scott-ponders-on-the-creative-management-of-it-complexity.aspx Tue, 30 Aug 2011 12:00:00 PST Office of the CIO on Business Relationship Management for CIOs How are successful CIOs managing key internal relationships and helping to align IT with their businesses? What are some prime success factors internal relationship managers need to monitor? Hear about t... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/office-of-the-CIO/articles/Tony-Scott-on-Business-Relationship-Management-for-CIOs.aspx Tue, 30 Aug 2011 12:00:00 PST Balancing Productivity and Risk is Key to Consumerization of IT A few months ago, a gentleman from Dell wrote a blog why CIOs can’t ignore consumerization of IT. I tell CIOs ignore at your own peril. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/consumerization-of-it/articles/Balancing-Productivity-and-Risk-is-Key-to-Consumerization-of-IT.aspx Tue, 30 Aug 2011 12:00:00 PST Does More Data Necessarily Lead to Better Decisions? Is getting the right data to the right people at the right time enough to ensure the “right” decisions are being made? What roles do collaboration, informal processes, and analytics play in the decision-mak... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Does-More-Data-Necessarily-Lead-to-Better-Decisions.aspx Tue, 30 Aug 2011 12:00:00 PST Driving Energy Efficiency through Virtual Lab Environments What might traditional lending libraries and cutting-edge computer labs have in common? Learn about Microsoft’s Redmond Ridge, a virtual lab environment that is helping Microsoft IT be more energy efficient an... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/optimizing-costs/articles/Driving-Energy-Efficiency-Through-Virtual-Lab-Environments.aspx Tue, 30 Aug 2011 12:00:00 PST Making the Most of Consumer IT Now that your sales force is accessing files on tablets, your retail customers are tweeting about products on your website, and executives are arranging meetings... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/consumerization-of-it/articles/Making-the-Most-of-Consumer-IT.aspx Tue, 30 Aug 2011 12:00:00 PST Tony Scott on Business Relationship Management for CIOs How are successful CIOs managing key internal relationships and helping to align IT with their businesses? What are some prime success factors internal relationship managers need to monitor? Hear about t... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/office-of-the-CIO/articles/Tony-Scott-on-Business-Relationship-Management-for-CIOs.aspx Tue, 30 Aug 2011 12:00:00 PST Microsoft CIO Tony Scott: Why this CIO Cares About a Modern Browser As CIO at Microsoft, my role is similar to my peers across industries. All CIOs care about risk management. We want to enable revenue and growth for our organizations. We focus on reducing enterprise cost... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/consumerization-of-it/articles/Microsoft-CIO-Tony-Scott-Why-this-CIO-Cares-About-a-Modern-Browser.aspx Fri, 12 Aug 2011 12:00:00 PST Managing Global IT Change at the Speed of Thought How can CIOs with globally diverse teams deal with the complexity of a rapidly changing technology environment? Meet Walter Puschner, Microsoft VP of Worldwide Field IT, Strategy and Planni... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/platform-for-business-evolution/articles/managing-global-it-change-at-the-speed-of-thought.aspx Fri, 12 Aug 2011 12:00:00 PST Tim O’Reilly: The Future of Business Intelligence is Now s data now at the heart of competitive advantage? How is it changing the traditional role of business intelligence, and what stage are we at in the maturity of useful, actionable.... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Tim-OReilly-The-Future-of-Business-Intelligence-is-Now.aspx Fri, 12 Aug 2011 12:00:00 PST Microsoft CIO: Why this CIO Cares About a Modern Browser As CIO at Microsoft, my role is similar to my peers across industries. All CIOs care about risk management. We want to enable revenue and growth for our organizations. We focus on reducing enterprise cost... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/consumerization-of-it/articles/Microsoft-CIO-Tony-Scott-Why-this-CIO-Cares-About-a-Modern-Browser.aspx Fri, 12 Aug 2011 12:00:00 PST Managing Enterprise Operations in a Global Environment How does a company like Microsoft facilitate operational business strategies that foster corporate growth while reducing costs? Learn about the 5 strategies that support this mission within Microso... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/platform-for-business-evolution/articles/managing-enterprise-operations-in-a-global-environment.aspx Fri, 12 Aug 2011 12:00:00 PST The Coming Culture Shift for IT/Web Analysts and CIOs With analytics technology available to practically any business person, IT professionals have an opportunity to help business leaders ask the right questions and make the most of “big data.” But how ... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/the-coming-culture-shift-for-it-web-analysts-and-cios.aspx Fri, 12 Aug 2011 12:00:00 PST Sony and the Role of IT in the Transition from Multi-National to Global Presence How is the CIO of one of the world’s largest consumer electronics and entertainment corporations addressing collaboration and communication across an organization that is making the transition from a mu... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/platform-for-business-evolution/articles/sony-and-the-role-of-it-in-the-transition-from-multi-national-to-global-presence.aspx Thu, 11 Aug 2011 12:00:00 PST Kevin Turner On Some Top Concerns and Opportunities for Today’s CIOs What are some of the key issues that keep CIOs up at night, and what is Microsoft doing to help put them at ease? Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner spoke with Microsoft CTO Barry Briggs abou... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/articles/Kevin-Turner-on-Some-Top-Concerns-and-Opportunities-for-Todays-CIOs.aspx Thu, 11 Aug 2011 12:00:00 PST Spotlight on Infosys: Managing a Massive Corporation’s Footprint Have you ever wondered about the top challenges for one of the world’s leaders in consulting and information technology? What are some of the actions and initiatives that can help make IT greener? How can you get inf... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/platform-for-business-evolution/articles/spotlight-on-infosys-managing-a-massive-corporations-footprint.aspx Thu, 11 Aug 2011 12:00:00 PST Transforming Technology into Corporate Value What does Intel VP and CIO Diane Bryant see as her company’s top challenges? How does she balance corporate priorities? If the trend of more women entering the IT field is to continue or acc... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/consumerization-of-IT/articles/transforming-technology-into-corporate-value.aspx Thu, 11 Aug 2011 12:00:00 PST The Killer One-Two Punch: Combining IT Principles with Business Strategy How can CIOs help make IT a driving factor behind business success? How does the move from older models to a global model affect the way companies are being managed? Join Microsoft CTO Barry Br... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/consumerization-of-IT/articles/the-killer-one-two-punch-combining-it-principles-with-business-strategy.aspx Thu, 11 Aug 2011 12:00:00 PST From Local to Global: The Role of IT in Supporting Worldwide Competition How is IT helping a once local brand grow to global proportions, make better decisions, and increase its competitive edge? To learn the answers, check out this CIO Network interview with Carlsberg Gr... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/platform-for-business-evolution/articles/From-Local-to-Global-the-Role-of-IT-in-Supporting-Worldwide-Competition.aspx Wed, 10 Aug 2011 12:00:00 PST Embracing IT to Help Drive Business Transformation How is Korea’s largest telecom using IT to integrate internal business operations, address new business opportunities, and improve efficiency? What efforts is the company making to embrace green IT strategie... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/platform-for-business-evolution/articles/Embracing-IT-to-Help-Drive-Business-Transformation.aspx Wed, 10 Aug 2011 12:00:00 PST Harvard Law’s Jonathan Zittrain Tackles Net Neutrality, Copyright, and Innovation Should people have the ability to connect to any other point on the Internet? Have copyright extensions deadened the pace of U.S. innovation? And what is the generative pattern of technology? Microsoft C... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/innovation-for-growth/articles/Harvard-Laws-Jonathan-Zittrain-Tackles-Net-Neutrality-Copyright-and-Innovation.aspx Wed, 10 Aug 2011 12:00:00 PST IT and Marketing Finding Common Ground Stephen Gillett, Starbucks’ executive vice president and CIO, may be ahead of the curve when it comes to meshing IT and marketing efforts. Not only does he try to infuse product and consumer knowle... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/connecting-to-the-new-Consumer/articles/IT-and-Marketing-Finding-Common-Ground.aspx Thu, 04 Aug 2011 12:00:00 PST The CIO vs. the Marketing Technologist There are plenty of blogs by and for marketing executives that spend an inordinate amount of time and energy denigrating IT’s efforts to “control” technology. One of the most vociferous is Chief Marketing Technologist... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/connecting-to-the-new-consumer/articles/The-CIO-vs-The-Marketing-Technologist.aspx Thu, 04 Aug 2011 12:00:00 PST How to Make Clearer Cloud Decisions CIOs seem to “get” the strategic benefits of cloud computing — agility, better resource utilization and more flexible budgeting. At the same time, questions persist about when to leverage corpor... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/How-to-Make-Clearer-Cloud-Decisions.aspx Thu, 28 Jul 2011 12:00:00 PST Microsoft Recognized by Gartner as a Leader in Business Intelligence Based on “Ability to Execute” and “Completion of Vision” We are happy to see Microsoft acknowledged by Gartner as a Leader in the Business Intelligence Platforms Magic Quadrant... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Microsoft-Recognized-by-Gartner-as-a-Leader-in-Business-Intelligence-Based-on-Ability-to-Execute-and-Completion-of-Vision.aspx Thu, 28 Jul 2011 12:00:00 PST A Pragmatic Approach to Security in the Cloud The pressure to do more with less is familiar to most, if not all CIOs. Successful CIOs have to quickly master the skill of understanding and managing both change, and the associated risks... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/A-Pragmatic-Approach-to-Security-in-the-Cloud.aspx Thu, 28 Jul 2011 12:00:00 PST The Future of Productivity: A Microsoft Insider View Many potential barriers can prevent information workers from making the most of corporate IP to make informed decisions. Join Microsoft Director and Worldwide Strategy Lead for Business Intelligence Br... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/innovation-for-growth/articles/The-Future-of-Productivity-a-Microsoft-Insider-View.aspx Wed, 27 Jul 2011 12:00:00 PST Microsoft CIO: How to Avoid “Cloud Paralysis” Originally published on The Official Microsoft Blog. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Microsoft-CIO-Tony-Scott-How-to-Avoid-Cloud-Paralysis.aspx Wed, 27 Jul 2011 12:00:00 PST When IT Hits the Fan: the 3 P's of Business Continuity I’ve been working in IT for 25 years, both inside and outside of Microsoft, at companies of various sizes. While the scale of IT operations changes with each company, there’s a lot that’s common. I was recen... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/platform-for-business-evolution/articles/When-IT-Hits-the-Fan-the-3-Ps-of-Business-Continuity.aspx Wed, 27 Jul 2011 12:00:00 PST Microsoft CIO Tony Scott: How to Avoid “Cloud Paralysis” Originally published on The Official Microsoft Blog. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Microsoft-CIO-Tony-Scott-How-to-Avoid-Cloud-Paralysis.aspx Wed, 27 Jul 2011 12:00:00 PST BI Gets It Right This Time Business intelligence has reemerged as a critical strategy for the enterprise. No longer considered a resource-intensive, high-cost IT problem, BI tools and their analytics offspring are p... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/BI-Gets-It-Right-This-Time.aspx Fri, 22 Jul 2011 12:00:00 PST The Secret to a Successful Marketing Communications Strategy for IT: Listening Why is Marketing Communications so important to the CIO? How does listening help to connect IT to a number of audiences that are integral to successful IT investments? Join Microsoft CIO Tony Scott and Microso... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/innovation-for-growth/articles/The-Secret-to-a-Successful-Marketing-Communications-Strategy-for-IT-Listening.aspx Thu, 21 Jul 2011 12:00:00 PST Tony Scott on Leadership in Today’s Enterprise “CIOs increasingly have the best view of all of the things that are going on across the whole business,” Tony notes. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/innovation-for-growth/articles/Tony-Scott-on-Leadership-in-Today-s-Enterprise.aspx Thu, 21 Jul 2011 12:00:00 PST Office of the CIO on Leadership in Today’s Enterprise “CIOs increasingly have the best view of all of the things that are going on across the whole business,” Tony notes. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/innovation-for-growth/articles/Tony-Scott-on-Leadership-in-Today-s-Enterprise.aspx Thu, 21 Jul 2011 12:00:00 PST Reaching Beyond the Enterprise and Helping to Make the World a Better Place Why is it important for CIOs and other executives to get behind philanthropic initiatives? What are some of the charitable projects Microsoft is currently involved with, and how can other corporate executives an... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/innovation-for-growth/articles/reaching-beyond-the-enterprise-and-helping-to-make-the-world-a-better-place.aspx Thu, 21 Jul 2011 12:00:00 PST Environmental Sustainability and the CIO: Making a Difference, Bit by Bit Eighty-five percent of IT pros don't know how much energy they consume. How can CIOs drive energy improvements in and through the use of IT, accelerate scientific research related to the environment an... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/optimizing-costs/articles/Environmental-Sustainability-and-the-CIO-Making-a-Difference-Bit-by-Bit.aspx Thu, 21 Jul 2011 12:00:00 PST Imagine Cup 2011: People’s Choice and the Technologies the Competitors are Using As I shared in my previous posts about the Imagine Cup and Collaboration and then about the US Finals, the Imagine Cup is a competition that challenges students (ages 16+) to use technolo... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/innovation-for-growth/articles/Imagine-Cup-2011-Peoples-Choice-and-the-Technologies-the-Competitors-are-Using.aspx Sun, 19 Jun 2011 12:00:00 PST With the Cloud, What Happens to Outsourcing? Over the years, outsourcing has been a proven strategy to lower costs, manage complexity and free IT to become more strategic in making the business more profitable... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/With-the-Cloud-What-Happens-to-Outsourcing.aspx Wed, 25 May 2011 12:00:00 PST BI Is in Fashion at Elie Tahari In the world of high fashion, Elie Tahari competes with its cutting-edge clothing, chic shoes and stylish runway shows. In the world of IT, the company competes by using business intelligence and data analytics... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/BI-Is-in-Fashion-at-Elie-Tahari.aspx Mon, 23 May 2011 12:00:00 PST Charting Your Course to the Cloud Earlier this week at TechEd North America, CVP Robert Wahbe had the opportunity to talk to thousands of IT professionals and developers about evolving trends in technology, the incredible changes i... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Charting-Your-Course-to-the-Cloud.aspx Thu, 19 May 2011 12:00:00 PST Top Considerations in Moving to the Public Cloud As a product manager for Office 365, I focus each day on addressing our customers’ current and future needs for cloud workloads... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Top-Considerations-in-Moving-to-the-Public-Cloud.aspx Thu, 19 May 2011 12:00:00 PST Microsoft, Skype and Productivity in the Enterprise There’s been a lot of discussion this past week about Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype as a consumer play. And there’s no doubt that consumers will benefit. But in my view this deal also has important benefi... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/consumerization-of-it/articles/Microsoft-Skype-and-Productivity-in-the-Enterprise.aspx Fri, 13 May 2011 12:00:00 PST Seize the Day with Calendar Analytics Business may be good and the future bright, but there’s one thing that hasn’t changed: your calendar is still a mess. You start your day, then 6 meetings and 14 phone calls later it’s dark outside... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/big-data/articles/Seize-the-Day-with-Calendar-Analytics.aspx Fri, 13 May 2011 12:00:00 PST Our Complicated Relationships with Technology A fellow Softie remarked to me today that I take a lot of care of my tech - my laptop is carried in its own neoprene sleeve and even my power cables have a little tidy bag before being placed... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/consumerization-of-it/articles/Our-Complicated-Relationships-with-Technology.aspx Fri, 06 May 2011 12:00:00 PST Social in the Enterprise Recently I sat down with Christian Finn, Director, SharePoint, Microsoft, to get his thoughts on social media... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Social-in-the-Enterprise.aspx Fri, 29 Apr 2011 12:00:00 PST Technology and Culture: Leveraging a Radical Intersection It’s apparent by now that the workplace is undergoing a radical change. It’s the result of two factors inextricably intertwined in our modern environment: technology and culture. This comes as a time ... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/consumerization-of-it/articles/Technology-and-Culture-Leveraging-a-Radical-Intersection.aspx Tue, 26 Apr 2011 12:00:00 PST The CIO Dynamic: Should I Stay or Should I Go? Just as signs of spring finally are revealing themselves, so are signs of an economic recovery. These economic “green shoots” include the promise of increased hiring. While IT job growth is still slo... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/consumerization-of-it/articles/The-CIO-Dynamic-Should-I-Stay-or-Should-I-Go.aspx Tue, 26 Apr 2011 12:00:00 PST IT Hiring Warms Up It’s far from a heat wave, but after several years of belt-tightening and IT hiring freezes, some thaw seems to be taking place. Data from research firms and anecdotal reports from recruiters an... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/platform-for-business-evolution/articles/IT-Hiring-Warms-Up.aspx Tue, 26 Apr 2011 12:00:00 PST Earth Day 2011: Cloud Computing, Can it Help? The global scale of climate and energy challenges is daunting. As world population approaches the 7 billion mark a growing majority people now live in cities. These billions of new urbanites need energy; energy for lights... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Earth-Day-2011-Cloud-Computing-Can-it-Help.aspx Thu, 21 Apr 2011 12:00:00 PST The Microsoft Home: The Technology That Dreams Are Made Of Who hasn’t dreamed of a house that you can interact with just by speaking its name? Or a kitchen that helps you prepare a meal? Or a child’s bedroom with walls... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/innovation-for-growth/articles/The-Microsoft-Home-the-Technology-that-Dreams-are-Made-of.aspx Fri, 15 Apr 2011 12:00:00 PST 3 Top Microsoft Execs Talk Consumerization of IT On Tuesday, April 5th, the Microsoft CIO Network hosted an executive webcast on the Consumerization of IT. Stephanie Stahl, Executive Editor, Techweb, moderated an outstanding panel consisting of Chris Capo... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/consumerization-of-it/articles/3-Top-Microsoft-Execs-Talk-Consumerization-of-IT.aspx Thu, 14 Apr 2011 12:00:00 PST The Imagine Cup: Collaboration at its Finest Yields Powerful Solutions What do students studying business, industrial engineering, writing, social anthropology, pathology, art and computer science have in common? Usually not too much... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/innovation-for-growth/articles/The-Imagine-Cup-Collaboration-at-its-Finest-Yields-Powerful-Solutions.aspx Wed, 13 Apr 2011 12:00:00 PST Facebook and Docs—Office Web Apps the Easy Way Originally published on the Microsoft CIO Network. Join today... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/Facebook-and-Docs-Office-Web-Apps-the-Easy-Way.aspx Fri, 01 Apr 2011 12:00:00 PST In Social Media, is Privacy the First Casualty? Last December on TechCrunch, Rohit Khare posted an article called “Privacy Theater: Why Social Networks Only Pretend... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/social-enterprise/articles/In-Social-Media-is-Privacy-the-First-Casualty.aspx Fri, 18 Mar 2011 12:00:00 PST A Mergers & Acquisitions Playbook for CIOs, Part 2 This is part 2 of a guest post by David Spinelli, intellectual property (IP) development manager, and George Anderson, IP architect, Enterprise Strategy Services team within Microsoft’s Services organization... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/innovation-for-growth/articles/A-Mergers-Acquisitions-Playbook-for-CIOs-Part-2.aspx Wed, 16 Mar 2011 12:00:00 PST IT Reels as Consumer Tech Rocks the Enterprise When the first iPad was unveiled a year ago, few thought it would be part of a stampede of consumer technologies into the enterprise - especially, CIOs... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/consumerization-of-it/articles/IT-Reels-as-Consumer-Tech-Rocks-the-Enterprise.aspx Tue, 15 Mar 2011 12:00:00 PST Consumerization of IT: Where's the Win-Win? Everyone in business was glad to see Steve Jobs up and around and as excitable as ever when he introduced the new and improved version of Apple’s runaway hit tablet computer, the iPad, on March 2nd. Stil... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/consumerization-of-it/articles/Consumerization-of-IT-Wheres-the-Win-Win.aspx Tue, 15 Mar 2011 12:00:00 PST The Next Level of Productivity Thinking back to CES in Las Vegas, one of the things that stood out was the tremendous increase in choice for consumers when it comes to accessing and consuming information... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/consumerization-of-it/articles/The-Next-Level-of-Productivity.aspx Fri, 11 Mar 2011 12:00:00 PST Getting “Mission Critical” Right A while ago I had the opportunity to sit down with Microsoft’s CIO Tony Scott to talk about “mission critical” applications... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/articles/Getting-Mission-Critical-Right.aspx Fri, 04 Mar 2011 12:00:00 PST Your IT Platform: Powerful Business Platform or Perilous Menace? The Greek poet Homer told the now-classic tale of Odysseus. As part of Odysseus’ quest to return to his home and... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/platform-for-business-evolution/articles/Your-IT-Platform-Powerful-Business-Platform-or-Perilous-Menace.aspx Mon, 28 Feb 2011 12:00:00 PST The Business Platform in Action: Three Examples The following examples illustrate some of the benefits today’s IT leaders are gaining for their organizations by embracing an integrated platform approach powered by the Microsoft Application Platform. http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/platform-for-business-evolution/articles/The-Business-Platform-in-Action-Three-Examples.aspx Mon, 28 Feb 2011 12:00:00 PST Microsoft Services and the Dynamic Workplace The bottom line is, it’s about the productivity of the individual employee... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/platform-for-business-evolution/articles/Microsoft-Services-and-the-Dynamic-Workplace.aspx Fri, 25 Feb 2011 12:00:00 PST Microsoft IT and the Road to Azure — Part 2 “For new applications, the world is your oyster. You really have the flexibility to design the app the way you always wanted to.”... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Microsoft-IT-and-the-Road-to-Azure-Part-2.aspx Fri, 18 Feb 2011 12:00:00 PST Governments Embracing Cloud Models The U.S. space program’s computational research agency, NASA Ames, and the state of Utah appear to have little in common at first glance. But when it comes to cloud computing... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Governments-Embracing-Cloud-Models.aspx Tue, 15 Feb 2011 12:00:00 PST Microsoft IT and the Road to Azure — Part 1 “There’s no rocket science here. It’s all about due diligence.”... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/cloud-computing/articles/Microsoft-IT-and-the-Road-to-Azure-Part-1.aspx Fri, 11 Feb 2011 12:00:00 PST The Path We Take Together What if you built a campus and let the students decide where the sidewalks should go? Years ago I recall reading something about Pepperdine University... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/consumerization-of-it/articles/The-Path-We-Take-Together.aspx Fri, 04 Feb 2011 12:00:00 PST The Multi-Device Era This article was originally published on the Office Matters web site on January 19, 2011 http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/consumerization-of-it/articles/The-Multi-Device-Era.aspx Wed, 19 Jan 2011 12:00:00 PST Can CIOs Stem the Big Spending Tide? Too often over the years IT has been accused of big spending without big results. And with the recession adding new financial pressures, it’s time for CIOs to stem the tide and demonstrate their fiscal responsibility... http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/it-trends/optimizing-costs/articles/Can-CIOs-Stem-the-Big-Spending-Tide.aspx Thu, 11 Nov 2010 12:00:00 PST Cost Cutting vs. Competitive Advantage: Serving Both Priorities The continuing economic weakness demands extreme cost consciousness on the part of CIOs. 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