Congratulation to Microsoft global ISV partner Ferranti Computer Systems! Ferranti’s Microsoft Dynamics AX-based MECOMS-as-a-service solution was recently adopted for the first time in the UK by energy provider Our Power. Our Power will use the system for all of its customer care and billing needs, and because it is a SaaS installation, Our Power will have the power and flexibility of an onsite installation, but can deploy, host and maintain it entirely in the cloud using Microsoft Azure.
We have been talking about the importance of a connected and productive workforce for utilities. Enabling people to work where they want—in the office, on the go, and at home—and making it easy for them to collaborate with colleagues, partners, and customers around the world is key to innovation.
A growing workforce and new ways of working are changing our industry, and many utilities are investing in technology to attract, motivate, and empower their employees. IDC says that this year, the world's mobile worker population will reach 1.3 billion, representing 37.2 percent of the total workforce.
This summer has been a busy season for Microsoft and its industry partner community, including our annual Worldwide Partner Conference activity and our 2015 Partner of the Year Awards.
At this month’s Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, we were excited to have our partner Neudesic take the stage and recognize its award-winning innovation that is helping businesses overcome big data challenges using the Microsoft cloud.