Azure SQL databases are always up-to-date. When you migrate SQL Server databases to the Azure cloud, you can adopt Azure SQL Database managed instance for evergreen SQL that never needs to be patched or upgraded along. At the same time, you gain end-to-end SQL Server Engine compatibility for migration without code changes.
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Today, success is about quality over quantity, replacing the days of cold calling and cut-and-pasting of boilerplate email copy. This infographic provides 3 key themes to each part of a successful sales process.
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The IoT is changing today’s organizations into digital businesses. It’s also creating innovative business models, boosting efficiency, and fostering engagement in both employees and customers. Change is not always smooth, however. Sometimes the only way to adapt and stay relevant is by radically reinventing the way things have been done in the past, which can be a painful process for some companies.
There are other barriers to entry for IoT as well: most enterprises don’t know where to start implementing the technology; moreover, if strategies do exist, there’s almost always a conflict regarding who owns them. During these discussions, it’s the job of the CIO to fill the resulting IoT leadership void.
This book provides CIOs and IT leaders with a solid foundation for starting business conversations, developing initiatives, and creating successful IoT strategies with a quick time-to-market. Subscribe now to download your copy.
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In 2017, Wiltshire Council wanted to create a digital platform that made them less reactive and more predictive to their customer’s needs. Microsoft Dynamics 365 helped them streamline their user experience and automate many of their back-office processes, allowing them to respond to customer needs faster.
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.
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.
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.
When you offload server/storage infrastructures to Azure, you can reduce up to 80% in administration costs.
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