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How Entrepreneurs Are Connecting the World With IoT

As we enter a new decade, the number of IoT-connected devices is predicted to grow 3x from 2019 to 2020, totaling 21 billion devices. As competition increases, so does innovation, and companies across the world are coming up with new uses and applications for the ever-increasing number of devices that are turned on each day.

In this Entrepreneur.com article, you’ll learn how companies and startups are finding new market niches to exploit the near unlimited potential of IoT technology, and how they’re causing disruptive waves that ripple across different trades to nurture a near trillion-dollar industry.
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Improve Your Brand’s Online Reputation with SEO

In today’s digital world, a positive online reputation relates to much of a business’s success. Good reviews and high scores along with relevant content help consumers find your website. That’s why Search Engine Optimization (SEO) should be a main part of your online reputation management. SEO involves tailoring your website’s content to rank high in search engines’ criteria—and put you at the top in buyer searches for products and services. It includes identifying and using key words, content optimization, link building, and blog and social media presence. In her article, “Improve Your Brand’s Online Reputation with SEO,” Jessica Wong explains that the “right blog can contribute to your SEO ranking, generate more clicks from the search engine results page and help turn those clicks into sales.” A blog post should have a good mix of search keywords, relevant videos and pictures, and links to and from your page, she explains. Read Wong’s entire article for an overview of the four stages to SEO implementation and the six areas to focus on for improving your brand’s online reputation related to SEO.
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Microsoft Teams at 3: Everything you need to connect with your teammates and be more productive

Microsoft Teams continues to invest in experiences that will make it easier for teams to communicate and collaborate. This article by Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft 365, informs how new capabilities reflect commitment to two things: building the very best online meeting experience for customers and bringing technological solutions to traditionally underserved professionals, including Firstline and healthcare workers.

The latest features include new integration between Teams and RealWear head-mounted devices, real-time noise suppression during meetings, booking apps, pop out chats, the raise hand feature, and more
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Finding the right IoT solution for your business

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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How to enhance government services with Microsoft Dynamics 365

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.

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J Walter Thompson Unlocking creativity with Microsoft Teams

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.