Platform for Business Evolution

Platform for Business Evolution

Platform for Business Evolution

Microsoft is uniquely positioned to support you as you adapt and evolve in response to today’s rapidly changing business and technological landscape. It is our intent to ensure that our customers’ IT systems and application portfolios keep pace with their changing business, are able to turn ambient data into powerful business insight, and can efficiently innovate with the cloud solution best suited for their business, allowing our customers to stay focused on the future.

Customer stories

Postal service reinvents itself to help achieve a national vision

To support the national vision to increase citizen empowerment through technology, Botswana Postal Services needed to upgrade its entire IT infrastructure. In just 18 months, Microsoft Services helped the organization create a strategy, deploy a private cloud infrastructure, upgrade core infrastructure software, and deploy new communications solutions.

Financial services firm gains speed and reduces costs

Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.’s upgrade to the Windows Server 2012 operating system will help its remote employees be more productive, and by doing so will enable its developers to deliver new services to its customers faster. Microsoft Services helped the company select and deploy product options that enhance server security and availability, reduce maintenance work, trim storage costs by 40 percent, and reduce wide area network (WAN) and branch office server costs.

"Working with our Microsoft Services consultant was great; he was an absolute go-getter,” says Sean Burch, Systems Administrator at Jack Henry & Associates. “Any time we ran into a technical question, he had the answer or found the answer very quickly."

Cost reduction and competitive edge drive public cloud solution

Europcar South Africa discovered that the secret to delivering superior pricing and service is having cutting-edge technology in the data center. The company recently created a private cloud environment to keep operating costs low and deliver new services quickly. Europcar estimates that it has boosted IT efficiency by more than 85 percent and reduced operating costs by 35 percent, which includes a 25 percent reduction in data center energy costs. It has also compressed disaster recovery from two hours to 15 minutes. Microsoft Services worked closely with in-house teams and Europcar’s partners, providing architectural guidance and supervision. The local Microsoft team enrolled Europcar in the Microsoft Technology Adoption Program for Windows Server 2012 to make sure it had access to Microsoft resources while it explored the new operating system.

Related services

Future-proof your application portfolio by modernizing your apps to meet your business needs.

Enterprise businesses have a tremendous opportunity to make information more easily accessible to customers, employees, or others you chose, along with the ability to provide that data on any device, at any time, through new and modern business applications connected to cloud services. Microsoft Services can help businesses develop modern applications and modernize legacy applications to capitalize on IT paradigms, including cloud, social, mobility, and big data.

Turn raw data into business insight and competitive advantage through business analytics tools that are familiar and easy to use.

Data provides enterprise businesses with the insight to analyze the past, optimize the present, and make strategic business decisions for the future. The key question is: In a world of big data and information on demand, how does your business accelerate time to insight and action? Microsoft Services can help by delivering powerful data solutions that make it easier and faster to gather and prepare data and get it to the people who need it.

Innovate on your terms by evolving your infrastructure and processes with the many options available with cloud-based or shared-services operating models.

Today's business runs on IT. Every department needs technology to stay productive to help your business compete. As mobility and data continue to expand, a new wave of demands for applications and resources presses on your hierarchical IT infrastructure.

As your data center is the hub for storage, networking capability, and the computing capacity necessary to run your business productively, you need a data center that is not limited by the restrictions of the past. You need the ability to take everything you know and own today and transform those resources into a data center that is capable of handling changing needs and unexpected opportunities.


Evolving your business through modern applications

Four of the biggest factors influencing demand for modern apps are the increasing number of people connecting to the Internet, the number of devices being used to display and track data, the exponential increase in data volume, and the variety of data from new data types.

  • People: 2.5B connected to the Internet

  • Devices: 10B computers, smartphones, cars, appliances, wearable devices

  • Volume: Double the data every 2 years

  • Variety: 85% is from new data types

Your current and potential customers, employees, and business partners alike are rapidly changing their lifestyles and adopting always-on technologies. These trends are forcing organizations to respond and adapt to stay current. One way to remain competitive is to use modern apps to support your business.

This Enterprise Strategy Program paper highlights nine business scenarios in which applications can drive opportunity in customer experience and your business’s growth and performance.