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  • Case Studies // May 2013

    Direct Edge: Stock Exchange Gains Deeper Understanding of Data and Drives New Business Growth

    Direct Edge is the world's fourth largest equities exchange. The organization offers its customers market data services and trading functionality across two distinct platforms: EDGA and EDGX. Direct Edge, one of the largest equities exchanges in the world, wanted a better, faster Business Intelligence (BI) solution for its financial analysts...

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  • Case Studies // May 2013

    Energy Company Boosts Employee Productivity with Switch from Gmail to Office 365

    SEPCOIII wanted to give its employees a single solution that they could use to communicate and collaborate with other employees, partners, and customers around the world. Employees had been using Gmail for external communication, but found it unreliable and cumbersome. By implementing Microsoft Office 365, SEPCOIII now has a dependable...

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  • Case Studies // May 2013

    Firm Supports Remote Creative Operations With Dynamic Network Management Tools

    The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) was established by architects Rem Koolhaas and Elia Zenghelis in 1975. The firm has offices in New York, Beijing, Rotterdam, and Hong Kong, and is working on client projects in 45 countries. OMA relies on IT partner Asapnet Network Solutions to protect its valuable...

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  • Case Studies // May 2013

    WEBZEN Inc. Launches an Online FPS Game, Arctic Combat, Using Windows Azure

    WEBZEN unveiled the official gaming service for Arctic Combat, the highly anticipated FPS game, after successfully completing the global open test using Windows Azure. In 2011, WEBZEN initiated the technology verification process for the hybrid method of connecting Windows Azure with its own private cloud. WEBZEN reviewed its methods to...

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  • Case Studies // May 2013

    Professional Services Firm Speeds Management Processes by 30 Percent with Private Cloud

    One of the world's largest professional services organizations, with a worldwide network of independent firms, needed a global IT infrastructure - without a global-sized price tag. The solution: a private cloud infrastructure built on Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V and Microsoft system center 2012 service pack 1. The organization is...

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  • Case Studies // May 2013

    Logistics Firm Uses Data Visualization Tool to Differentiate Its Service, Win Business

    Deliver Australia works with local partners to provide transport solutions across the Australian continent. Its business runs on a Microsoft Office 365 and Windows Azure cloud infrastructure. The company sought a process diagramming tool and chose Microsoft Visio 2013 because it works in a cloud environment. Now, Deliver Australia and...

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  • Case Studies // May 2013

    Utility Deploys PC Management Solution to Enhance Security, Improve Productivity

    Incorporated in 1992, American Water Enterprises (AWE) has four lines of business: service-line protection programs for residential buildings; municipal and community on-site water systems; water and wastewater management for military bases; and a water reuse business in Canada. American Water Enterprises (AWE) needed better tools to secure and manage approximately...

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  • Case Studies // May 2013

    Messaging Solution Helps Construction Equipment Manufacturer Improve Collaboration

    With 82 sites across Australia, New Zealand, and New Caledonia, Komatsu Australia has employees who work in many locations. Because its employees rely heavily on its messaging solution to communicate with each other and with customers, Komatsu must ensure that it has a highly available, efficient system in place to...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2013

    German Startup Widens Global Reach with Cloud-Based Services

    Agheera, a tiny German logistics startup, had shipping giant DHL as its first client. The company saw how valuable Agheera's real-time shipment tracking and surveillance services were and backed the startup in 2010. Agheera set its sights globally and wanted to grow quickly without spending a bundle on IT at...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2013

    University Speeds Up Productivity by 50 Percent With Business-Critical Process Improvements

    Microsoft SharePoint not only provides an excellent platform for content management and team collaboration, but also for connecting line-of business (LOB) systems. The University of Nottingham started a SharePoint development team to leverage on this core capability. Using a rapid application development framework from Webparts360, they created a Business-Critical SharePoint...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2013

    Professional Services Firm Enhances Business Processes with LOB Systems Connection

    One of the most distinguished independent law firms in Portugal, Vieira de Almeida & Associados had accumulated various disconnected line-of-business systems throughout the years, each serving a certain department and causing communication gaps across the company. Safira helped them break down the siloes and improve productivity with a business-critical SharePoint...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2013

    University Improves Campus Life, Student Productivity with Online Collaboration Tools

    Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, replaced its email solution with Microsoft exchange server 2010 licenses for faculty, staff, and graduate students and Microsoft Office 365 for its undergraduates. With this hybrid solution, Queen's retained on-premises authentication, furthered its reputation for superior student services, and avoided infrastructure renewal costs that would...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2013

    WHPacific Will Enhance Customer Relationships With Faster Decision-Making Capabilities

    WHPacific particularly wanted to integrate human resources information with CRM and project management because proposal and project costs are often based on staff qualifications. \"Each department wanted a single, integrated and complete ERP system to improve business-process efficiency and enable faster decision-making. WHPacific adopted the corporate ERP system, Deltek Costpoint,...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2013

    California Gives More Than 38 Million People BI About Government Salaries With Microsoft

    The California State Controller's Office manages the State's $100 billion budget, which equates to the world's ninth-largest economy. Before 2010, the only insight that taxpayers had into state expenditures, including employee salaries, came from the media. To give citizens information about state and local government employee salaries, the California State...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2013

    WISEITECH: World Windows Azure-Based BI Service Spreading Throughout the World

    WISEITECH, one of the representative enterprises in the domestic enterprise solution industry, is now concentrating on the cloud-based solutions, moving away from the business strategy focused on the package solutions. That is, WISEITECH designed a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environment consisting of Windows Azure, SQL Azure, and Hadoop on Windows Azure, and...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2013

    Ddanzi Group: Opening a Door for New Digital Media Experiments with Windows Azure

    Ddanzi Group, well-known for one of its services, The Ddanzi Ilbo, transferred all of its services to Windows Azure early in 2013. The Group's decision to adopt the cloud solution came from its ever increasing numbers of listeners and emerging security threats. The Group was unfortunately unable to handle either...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2013

    Opening a Door for New Digital Media Experiments With Windows Azure

    Ddanzi Group, well-known for one of its services, The Ddanzi Ilbo, transferred all of its services to Windows Azure early in 2013 to secure IT competitiveness to a degree comparable to that of mainstream media outlets. The group's decision to adopt the cloud solution came from its ever increasing numbers...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2013

    IT Services Provider Upgrades Email Solution, Improves Employee Collaboration

    Axept Webcall is a division of Swisscom, the largest telecommunications company in Switzerland. It provides engineering and operation services and specializes in Microsoft unified communications and collaboration solutions. Axept Webcall recently deployed Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 on-premises to provide updated messaging capabilities to its employees. As a result, it improved...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2013

    Gold Fields Limited: Gold Mining Firm Deploys Office 365 ProPlus to Reduce Costs, Boost Productivity

    Gold Fields Limited is a South African gold mining firm. Headquartered in Johannesburg, the company owns and operates mines on several continents including Africa, Australia, and South America. With employees working in different locations around the world, Gold Fields faced a challenge keeping workers on the same version of Microsoft...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2013

    FHI 360 Nonprofit Organization Chooses Microsoft Office 365, Gains Global Productivity

    FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization working to improve lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Following an acquisition, half of its employees used Google Apps and the other half used on-premises Microsoft messaging and collaboration solutions. FHI 360 wanted a single, cloud-based suite of...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Fine Grained Authorization Through Predicated Grants

    Authorization in SQL is currently at the level of tables or columns. Many applications need a finer level of control. The authors propose a model for fine-grained authorization based on adding predicates to authorization grants. Their model supports predicated authorization to specific columns, cell-level authorization with nullification, authorization for function/procedure...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2013

    DB Results: Smart Collaboration - Easy Set-Up

    DB Results is an independent professional services consultancy that specializes in the delivery of transformation programs and systems integration. Growing fast, DB Results was hiring five to ten new people a month, outgrowing its ageing in-house IT systems and impacting reliability. The company wanted to provide the latest collaboration technology...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2013

    Correct Solutions: IT Provider Gives SMB Customers Flexibility with Mixed Cloud and On-Premises Solutions

    Correct Solutions is an IT consultancy that serves small businesses in the Sydney, Australia, area. It prides itself on understanding each customer's business problems and finding technology that truly fits. Correct Solutions is excited about a new foundation for Small and Midsize Business (SMB) growth: Windows Server 2012 Essentials, which...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2013

    CloudAccess.net Brings High Performance to the Cloud

    CloudAccess.net provides a comprehensive range of hosted cloud solutions. When CloudAccess.net was chosen to host the Joomla! content management system demo site, the company needed to build a cloud platform that met huge performance and capacity demands. CloudAccess.net built the Joomla! Virtual Private Memory Cloud, delivering data center-class performance at...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2013

    CBS Subsidiary Delivers on the Promise of Superior Customer Service

    CBS outdoor delivers an unsurpassed variety of campaign advertising media including billboard advertising, transit and street furniture advertising, digital advertising, mobile advertising and much, much more. The service promise of CBS Outdoor is simple: \"To continue to serve their customers in an unmatched level of client service and touch points\"....

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2013

    Dmg Events Middle East & Asia: Events Planner Excites Employees and IT Team with Move From Google to Office 365

    dmg Events Middle East & Asia in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is a subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust, one of the largest media companies in the United Kingdom. dmg Events Middle East & Asia wanted to transition from an on-premises email system to a cloud-based solution. The...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    South African Tech Firm Upgrades Messaging to Ensure Customer Confidence

    First Technology is one of South Africa's leading single-source providers of IT products and solutions. Because email is a business critical tool internally and for its customers, First Technology deployed Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 in its own production environment to understand and experience the latest architecture and capabilities. The deployment...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    French TV Group Moves Its Email Solution to the Cloud

    Founded in 1992, Arte France is a cultural television channel that focuses on programming about the arts and culture. Based near Paris, Arte France broadcasts throughout France and in Germany, and also operates a radio station. Many of Arte France's programs are available in other countries via cable. The company's...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    Hyperlocalizer: Open, Flexible Platform Helps Web Curator & Localizer Add Customers, Expand Abroad

    Founded in Sydney in 2009, Hyperlocalizer is a pioneering web technologies company that enables content publishers to boost the relevance of stories and video by localizing content to align with specific audiences or users based on their interests. Yellow Pages in Singapore wanted web content curator, Hyperlocalizer, to deliver their...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    Open, Flexible Platform Helps Web Curator & Localizer Add Customers, Expand Abroad

    Yellow pages in Singapore wanted web content curator, Hyperlocalizer, to deliver their location-based listings on the Microsoft public cloud service, Windows Azure. The platform proved flexible and easy to work with: it supports the PHP and MySQL open source software originally used to build the Hyperlocalizer product, and accommodates the...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    Supporting Rapid Growth and Real Time Inventory with Microsoft Dynamics

    The Mattress Firm, a major mattress retailer in the United States, grew quickly, both organically and after several acquisitions. The company's continued rapid growth strategy exposed a decentralized IT infrastructure that was labor intensive, difficult to manage, and not scalable. Recognizing the shortcomings of its legacy IT solutions, Mattress Firm...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    Healthcare Australia: Office 365: A Smarter Office Collaboration Platform for Less

    Healthcare Australia supplies contingent labour to hospitals and aged-care facilities across Australia. With its unwavering focus on staffing Australia's hospitals, Healthcare Australia had let its IT systems fall a little by the wayside. With a legacy infrastructure that included a ten-year-old email system, newly appointed CIO Mark Botros felt it...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    Net Balance: Office 365: A Sustainable Collaboration Platform

    Net Balance is an advisory firm that helps organisations achieve environmental, social and economic sustainability. Net Balance depends on email for communications and niggling outages on the firm's Melbourne server were disrupting business. With IT managers also concerned about device security, it was time to investigate a more stable solution....

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    Turk Telekom Group Replaces Openwave Messaging with Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

    Turk Telekom group is a full-service communications and convergence technologies provider in Turkey. The company's 2,000 retail salespeople used Openwave messaging to communicate with the corporate office, but the solution was difficult to manage. When Turk Telekom learned about Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, it deployed the solution to help reduce...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    NTTX Select: Hosting Provider Uses Industry-Standard Storage to Slash Storage Costs by 30 Percent

    NTTX select is a United Kingdom - based service provider and member of the Microsoft partner network that offers custom managed IT solutions, including customized virtual desktops; hosting services; and cloud-based storage, backup, and antivirus solutions. To gain a competitive advantage in the UK hosting market, NTTX Select built a...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    Single Password Authentication

    Users frequently reuse their passwords when authenticating to various online services. Combined with the use of weak passwords or honeypot/phishing attacks, this brings high risks to the security of the user's account information. In this paper, the authors propose several protocols that can allow a user to use a single...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    Green Prefab: A Window Into the Future: Eco-Testing a Building Before It Is Even Built

    Currently, the complexity of the design process makes it difficult to determine, precisely, a building's future energy use - but this won't always be the case. Microsoft Research and the Royal Danish Academy are collaborating with Green Prefab, a small startup in northern Italy, to develop civil engineering tools that...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    A Window into the Future: Eco-Testing a Building Before It Is Even Built

    Currently, the complexity of the design process makes it difficult to determine, precisely, a building's future energy use - but this won't always be the case. Microsoft research and the Royal Danish Academy are collaborating with Green Prefab, a small startup in northern Italy, to develop civil engineering tools that...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    Dunamare Education Group: Dutch School System Chooses Microsoft Office 365 to Reduce Costs and Improve

    Because communication and collaboration are important in education, Dunamare had deployed Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 to provide email for 14,500 staff and students. While the email solution was popular and reliable, students quickly filled up their mailbox quotas and were asking for more storage. Unwilling to invest in more storage,...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    Dutch School System Chooses Microsoft Office 365 to Reduce Costs and Improve

    Because communication and collaboration are important in education, Dunamare had deployed Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 to provide email for 14,500 staff and students. While the email solution was popular and reliable, students quickly filled up their mailbox quotas and were asking for more storage. Unwilling to invest in more storage,...

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