It’s no secret that IoT is revolutionizing business around the world. However, investing in IoT is not as simple as investing money in new platforms or applications. The real challenge lies in finding a model that works for your business and adjusts to your organization’s focus and competitive advantage. In other words, it’s the opposite of a one-size-fits-all approach, and making the wrong choice can have profound consequences that can take years to overcome.
In this infographic, we’ll cover the distinctions between Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service models, as well as explain the main variables that can determine where your business stands when choosing one of these models.
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So far, we've extensively covered the topic of how digital transformation enables governments to become more efficient and increase the scope of their services. We've learned how digital allows them on a general level to better manage their budgets, protect their taxpayers' data, increase their productivity, integrate siloed information to gain accurate insights, and eliminate paperwork.
But what about the people who use these digital collaboration tools on a daily basis?
In this video, you’ll step into the shoes of Raymond, a social worker who spends most of his time in the field solving complex cases that require careful analysis to make the right choices for the city’s most vulnerable citizens. You’ll also learn how the New York Administration for Children’s Services office uses Microsoft Dynamics 365 to give their workers access to accurate insights that allow them to successfully care for the wellbeing of the city’s children.
Creativity is like a living organism. It requires the right conditions to appear, careful nurturing to become more capable, and a diverse ecosystem to thrive. However, just like any organism, it can disappear in an instant if its environment doesn't provide the conditions it needs to grow and reach its full potential.
Ironically, nothing generates the mass extinction of creative ideas faster than alienating cubicles. So organizations quickly began to change from the inside to create environments that foster innovation and dynamic work methodologies. With the advent of digital, they realized that not only did physical spaces need to change, but also their digital counterparts. Let’s face it—when was the last time you read a company-wide email reply and thought it was a good thing?
In this video, you’ll learn the inspiring example of how J. Walter Thompson—one of the largest communication agencies in the world—has mastered the art of digital collaboration thanks to Microsoft Teams. From collaborating with the world’s leading experts in prosthetics to give a veteran the ability to once again swim with his family, to simply networking and having fun, you’ll see how Teams is much more than a work tool—it’s a hub for inspiration and creativity.
Chatbots are already used by many organizations, but their flexibility, functionality and value can vary widely. As you consider the adoption of virtual agent technology in your own enterprise, you need to be sure you’ve done your homework at the front end to understand what problems you want to solve and what business results you hope to achieve. This article from Forbes examines best practices for implementing virtual agents in your organization.
In this video, you'll see how Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales and Office 365 go beyond sales force automation to leverage CRM, engagement data, and insights to help your enterprise break down silos, drive more efficient sales, and win more revenue.