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City of Houston: Optimizing business processes

In any type of organization, ensuring the resilience of your applications is a top priority. In other words, protecting your data against any and all threats is important, but certifying the recoverability and safety of your data in case of an incident can be just as crucial to guaranteeing the continuity of your business.  

This is especially important for public entities and governments, whose records include the data of millions of citizens, providers, and classified documents. For these organizations, constantly optimizing business processes to ensure the security and resilience of all their devices, platforms, and applications must become a vital part of their overall digital strategy.

In this video, you’ll gain insights into how the City of Houston, Texas leverages Microsoft technology to constantly improve the reliability of their data and increase the effectiveness of their public services.

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Kroger: Next-gen mobile shopping

Regardless of how skilled you are at creating shopping lists or how well you know your local supermarket's floor layout, you'll most likely be revisiting the same aisles in search of items you missed. In other words, shopping for groceries is far from becoming the most time-efficient activity on people's to-do lists—or at least that's how it was until digital transformation came along. Now, thanks to the IoT and cloud technology, grocery retailers are discovering innovative ways to streamline their customers' shopping experiences and increase revenue by providing relevant offers based on their unique profile. 

In this video, you’ll learn how Kroger, the largest U.S. supermarket chain, is using its Scan, Bag, Go solution to help consumers navigate its retail stores in the most efficient way possible. You’ll also watch how IoT devices and Microsoft technology integrate seamlessly to enable convenient features such as self-checkout, a real-time subtotal count, and personalized advertising within the store’s digital shelves.