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Tips to avoid drowning in data

With the coming of digital transformation and IoT, businesses have begun a race to obtain more data from their customers and business processes. This may seem like amazing news until you realize that out of the 7.5 septillion bytes of data produced each day, most of it provides little or no value to generate actionable intelligence that can influence or alter a company’s bottom line. This means that carefully selecting and curating data is just as important as building the infrastructure needed to obtain it.

Read this article to learn how collecting unnecessary data can negatively impact your business and to gain insights into how you can better filter data to enable the creation of revenue-generating opportunities.
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How We Saved Our Culture of Collaboration: Tech Was the Means for Easing the Pain of Rapid Growth

What qualifies as a successful collaboration tool? The short (and kind of obvious) answer is: one that gets people to use it. In other words, your large investment in a new platform may have proven useless unless that platform resonates with your workforce. This is why today’s leading platforms like Microsoft Teams, Slack, and Workplace by Facebook have put customization and convenience at the top of their to-do list. And it’s paying off immensely, with the industry expected to reach a value of $60 billion by 2023.

So what’s the secret sauce behind the success and massive adoption of these platforms? Read this article to gain spot-on insights into how modern collaboration software has evolved to earn its place in the hearts—and devices—of today’s millennial workforce.
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Australian Red Cross rolls out self-isolator outreach platform in less than a week

Since the COVID-19 crisis hit, one of the Australian Red Cross’ important tasks has been maintaining contact with vulnerable self-isolators. With an archaic, error-prone client case system, they turned to Microsoft partner Velrada to develop a system to efficiently connect volunteers to essential tasks. Read more about how Dynamics 365 streamlined communication to deliver psychological first aid to those in need. 
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Back to school update with Puyallup SD

The traditional educational environment was forced to change this past year, but some school districts already saw the need for transformation, even before COVID required it.

The Puyallup School District in Washington state successfully shifted to remote learning last spring through widespread access to devices, integrated technologies, virtual trainings, and open collaboration for more than 23,000 students with Microsoft Education. Read this blog to learn how they did it.
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