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  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Cloud Development and Test Environments

    Every software developer needs the infrastructure to design, develop, test, and deliver custom applications. Microsoft Azure gives you everything you need to provision and manage a complete development and test environment in the cloud. Azure helps you dramatically simplify and speed up the path to running a dev-test environment. And...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Virtual Machines: Bigger, Faster, and more Agile

    Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines allow you to deploy a wide range of computing solutions in an agile way. With Virtual Machines, you can deploy nearly instantaneously and you pay only by the minute. With Windows, Linux, SQL Server, Oracle, IBM, SAP, and BizTalk, you can deploy any workload, any language,...

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Big Data: New Insights Unlocked.

    Reveal new insights and drive better decision making with Azure HDInsight, a Big Data solution powered by Apache Hadoop. Learn more about the unique flexibility provided to you by HDInsight and make sure you and your organisation stay ahead of the technological curve

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    MSDN Dev and Test Pay-As-You-Go

    Discover special low Microsoft Azure rates for MSDN subscribers. Learn more about the Azure credits available as part of MSDN subscriptions and access Windows Virtual Machines, HDInsights and other Microsoft cloud services at discounted hourly rates. Using Azure as part of your MSDN subscription provides a great way for teams...

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    The Cost of Complacency in Manufacturing: Are you asking enough of your ERP

    Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is critical for management and innovation in today's complex, multi-partner manufacturing operations. The problem is, numerous financial and accounting tools are marketed as ERP solutions when, in fact, they don't provide an integrated suite of tools that form a complete system of record. According to research...

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Mar 2015

    Live Webcast: Building the Business Case for the Cloud

    Register for this LIVE event! Date: 5/14/2015 Time: 10:30 AM PDT / 1:30 PM EDT Dynamics AX’s Modern App Framework enables both partners and internal developers to develop, manage, distribute, and use modern applications. In this Webinar, Nucleus will discuss how simplifying the mobile experience and providing focused applications for...

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Mar 2015

    Live Webcast: The Benefits of Modern ERP

    Register for this LIVE event! Date: 4/23/2015 Time: 10:30 AM PDT / 1:30 PM EDT Dynamics AX’s Modern App Framework enables both partners and internal developers to develop, manage, distribute, and use modern applications. In this Webinar, Nucleus will discuss how simplifying the mobile experience and providing focused applications for...

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Forrester: Total Economic Impact™ Of Microsoft SQL Server

    From the information obtained through interviews with six organisations and surveys collected from 48 more, Forrester has constructed a Total Economic Impact (TEI) framework outlining the implementation of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and/or Microsoft SQL Server 2014. The objective of the framework is to identify the cost, benefit, flexibility, and...

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    IDC: Capturing the $1.6 Trillion Data Dividend

    In recent years, the promise and, in some cases, the hype of big data have produced plenty of critics who doubt the benefits of big data or point to the potential pitfalls facing organisations engaged in big data and analytics projects. This white paper provides the results of an IDC...

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Apr 2015

    Technology Solutions Firm Standardizes the Use of Portable Devices to Enhance Productivity

    After years of rapid growth, AssistRx decided to replace its mixed IT environment with an all-Microsoft setup to achieve greater consistency and reliability. Surface Pro 3 runs the Windows 8.1 Pro operating system and was fully compatible with all the Microsoft software used throughout the company. It gave Microsoft Surface...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2015

    Azure and Windows 8 Enables Drive to Customized Life Insurance Products to Fit the Needs of Individual Customers

    Aegon provides insurance, pensions and asset management in more than 25 countries. Aegon recently launched a new service with the objective of helping people plan their financial future through a personalized analysis of their needs. This service required technological support able to meet expectations. Aegon opened customer spaces in Madrid,...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Mar 2015

    IT Solutions Provider Upgrades Platform; Gains Efficiencies, Improves Productivity and Security

    KPIT Cummins, a global IT consulting and product engineering company focused on co-innovating domain intensive technology solutions for corporations, looks for the most efficient solution to streamline its processes and gain competitive advantage. With the release of Windows Server 2012 the IT staff now use its centralized, flexible tools to...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Mar 2015

    Live Webcast: A Closer Look at Dynamics AX and Usability

    Register for this LIVE event! Date: 3/26/2015 Time: 10:30 AM PDT / 1:30 PM EDT Nucleus has defined a next-generation approach to enterprise application development – the Dark Cockpit – that is drawn from the principles of commercial airplane cockpit design and focuses on simplifying and focusing the user experience...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Deployment of Hyper-V Failover Cluster using Powershell

    Hyper-V provides software infrastructure and basic management tools that the user can use to create and manage a virtualized server computing environment. This virtualized environment can be used to address a variety of business goals aimed at improving efficiency and reducing costs. For example, a virtualized server environment can help...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Securing SOA Services

    Corporations, worldwide, are steadily adopting SOA as a technique to establish enterprise architecture within their organizations. SOA exposes specific services that mimic business functions performed by the system. These services are consumed by either other parts of the system or the users directly. The advantages provided by SOA services have...

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  • Case Studies // Feb 2015

    Finnair Takes to the Cloud to Empower Employees While Trimming Costs by 15 Percent

    To improve customer service, increase employee effectiveness, and retain and recruit the best people, Finnair has adopted Microsoft Office 365. Employees use the cloud-based communication tools to work with one another and with partner airlines, find the information they need, and contribute great ideas to the company. Company information is...

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  • Case Studies // Feb 2015

    Dutch Media Firm Adopts "New World of Work" with Volume Licensing Solution

    As one of the Netherlands' largest media companies, Radio 538 Group runs several radio and television channels, relies on innovation to operate in a fast-paced, dynamic market. However, the company's IT systems used an older, traditional model that had reached the limits of its capacity. The time had come for...

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  • Case Studies // Feb 2015

    Cicero School District Takes ESL Learning to the Next Level with Surface Pro 3

    In the southwest suburbs of Chicago lies the small, close-knit Hispanic community of Cicero. Cicero's Superintendent and School Board members were looking for innovative ways to give their students an advantage in the competition for the jobs of tomorrow. By working with their local Microsoft Store to deploy 4,000 Surface...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Feb 2015

    Brewery Boosts Sales Force Productivity, Sells More Beer with Mobile CRM Solution

    To New Belgium Brewing Company, customer closeness is everything. It created a touch-enabled Windows 8.1 app called Rangerland that its sales force (beer rangers) uses to access account data in Microsoft Dynamics CRM. With account data at their fingertips and administrative tasks streamlined, Rangers have more time to focus on...

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  • Case Studies // Feb 2015

    NASCAR Accelerates Inspection Process with Modern Windows Touch Application

    NASCAR, synonymous with speed and innovation, has brought both qualities to its inspection process. It worked with Microsoft to build a mobile vehicle inspection application that runs on Windows 8.1 Enterprise. With the sleek tool, officials are more efficient, NASCAR series directors monitor the inspection process in real time, and...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Shimane Prefecture Turns to Windows 8 Tablets for Improved Road Repair Management

    Shimane lies between the Sea of Japan and the Chugoku mountains. By adopting Window 8 tablets for recording on-site inspection tasks the prefecture has improved the efficiency of road maintenance and management operations. The devices run an application that allows users to write information onto photos and organize them in...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Bank Updates Operating System, Increases Flexibility in Customer Consulting

    Swiss bank Glarner Kantonalbank wanted to use innovative technology to support a more efficient work environment and improve customer consulting. It updated its operating system and increased flexibility by deploying Windows 8.1 Pro on Lenovo tablet-laptop hybrids. The bank also standardized its IT infrastructure with Windows Server, Microsoft system center...

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  • Case Studies // Dec 2014

    Outreach One-stop Asset Management Service with Windows 8-based Tablet PC

    Mirae Asset wanted a device capable of providing full and extensive asset management services to customers as if they are in the office, rather than a simple mobile device for outdoor sales. However, the tablet PCs available in the market tend to focus primarily on mobility and convenience, which were...

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  • Case Studies // Dec 2014

    Global Software Provider Improves Support to High-Demand Developer Community

    Even as they were completing their migration to Windows 7, the internal support organization focused on providing the most modern, robust, consistent user experience possible by offering full Windows 8.1 support to those who would benefit most, their product software developers. Along with comprehensive re-envisioning of their active directory environment...

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  • Downloads // Nov 2014

    Microsoft Azure: One Month Free Trial

    Windows Azure is Microsoft’s cloud platform. It has been ranked by Gartner as an industry leader for both infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS). This powerful combination of managed and unmanaged services lets you build, deploy, and manage applications any way you like for unmatched productivity. Download the Azure free one...

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  • Videos // Nov 2014

    Predictive Modelling with Azure ML studio

    This video walks through steps to building, scoring and evaluating a predictive model in Azure Machine Learning. Azure Machine Learning features a pallets of modules to build a predictive model, including state of the art ML algorithms such as Scalable boosted decision trees, Bayesian Recommendation systems, Deep Neural Networks and...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Videos // Nov 2014

    Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Overview

    Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication is easy to set up, manage, and use - enabling companies to meet their security and compliance requirements while providing a simple sign-in experience for their users. Watch this video to see how the service works and how it is enabled for both on-premises applications and...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Sales Reimagined: Zero in, win faster, and sell more

    Customers are ubiquitously connected via their mobile devices, plugged into their social network and doing their own research to solve problems. In a world where buying decisions are made before you can even engage, salespeople must adapt to buyers. This whitepaper presents Microsoft’s vision for sales organizations to use technology...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2014

    The Hong Kong Institute of Education Jockey Club Primary School

    The Hong Kong Institute of Education Jockey Club Primary School was established to carry out innovative education practices and provide students with a quality education. It implemented an e-schoolbag project, and has given each participating student a tablet with the Windows 8 operating system and Microsoft Office 2013. The school...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2014

    Leading Global Aviation Company Takes to the Skies with Employee Innovation

    Emirates Group has an unrivalled reputation for innovation, dynamism and operational excellence. It understands that the bedrock of its service is the performance of its employees. By turning to Windows 8 it developed an employee self-service app that not only addressed a pressing business issue but also underscored its acknowledgement...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2014

    Publisher Builds Apps for Tablet and Phone with One Code Base , Cuts Operating Cost 50 Percent

    The Seattle Times wanted to create native mobile apps that provided better user experiences than those of its existing apps. With the Microsoft universal App platform, it created native mobile apps for Windows tablets and Windows phones with a single development effort, a single code base, and Microsoft Azure on...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2014

    Expanding Printing Company Uses Volume Licensing Agreement to Increase Efficiency

    Hobs Reprographics needed to reduce software deployment time, simplify licensing administration, and free up IT resources to better serve the business. To increase efficiency and meet its licensing needs, Hobs Reprographics adopted the new Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA) under the Next Generation of Microsoft Volume Licensing (NGVL) initiative,...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2014

    Luxury Appliance Distributor Uses Online Tools to Boost Productivity, Service

    Luwa Luxury Products offers personal customer service that sets it apart from traditional distributors. Today, Luwa is building its business and boosting its competitive advantage thanks to a move to Microsoft cloud-based productivity tools. Appliance owners are experiencing better service in the home because Luwa Advantage service technicians are using...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2014

    Distributor Improves Productivity and Customer Service with Operating System Upgrade

    Wholesaler Menzies Distribution needed to deliver first-call resolution to its 29,500 retail customers, but was restricted by the poor performance of aging hardware running an old operating system. Menzies Distribution considered Windows 7 initially, but with the support of Ricoh the distributor made the decision to deploy Windows 8.1 and...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2014

    Manufacturing Company Upgrades Operating System and Improves Productivity

    Shinola is a design and manufacturing company that needed the most efficient solution to streamline its processes and reduce manufacturing costs to gain a competitive advantage. In April 2012, three Shinola employees began using tablets running the Windows 8 Pro operating system. The company plans to use the tablets for...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2014

    Education Support Firm Fosters Greater Creativity by Using Windows 8-Based Devices

    School Improvement Network makes training videos that help educators teach more effectively. The company is replacing many of its Apple computers with tablets running the Windows 8.1 operating system. The company runs both Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows 8.1 Enterprise. The touch-enabled Windows 8 - based devices foster more creativity...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2014

    Credit Union Upgrades to Windows 8 Pro to Enhance Competitiveness, Business Continuity

    Raritan Bay Federal Credit Union (RBFCU) is a small financial cooperative that competes against big New York City banks. It upgraded its Windows XP PCs to mobile PCs running the Windows 8 operating system so that it can offer modern financial services. To improve security of the bank's sensitive data,...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2014

    Consulting Firm Increases Mobility, Works 15 Percent Faster with Latest Operating System

    Human resource consultants at PRM consulting group (PRM) help clients attract and retain employees, including executive search services and performance management. PRM sought a way for its employees to have the advantages of both mobility and connectivity. It became an early adopter of tablets running Windows 8 Pro. The company...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2014

    Renewable Energy Company Powers Development of SCADA Solution with .NET

    Being a plant operator at a 600-acre solar plant with more than 2,500 solar arrays is not an easy task. Checking out an alarm can require a 3-kilometer walk. To boost efficiency, ACCIONA energy upgraded its control system to work with mobile devices, enabling plant operators to review operating information...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2014

    IT Solution Provider Grows Business with App Development on Windows 8

    New Signature used Windows 8 Pro to build its business through developing Windows Store apps for customers that support mobile productivity and improve customers' revenue streams. New Signature expects that Windows Store apps will increase its app development business from 30 to 70 percent of its overall revenue over the...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Mar 2015

    Live Webcast: Building the Business Case for the Cloud

    Register for this LIVE event! Date: 5/14/2015 Time: 10:30 AM PDT / 1:30 PM EDT Dynamics AX’s Modern App Framework enables both partners and internal developers to develop, manage, distribute, and use modern applications. In this Webinar, Nucleus will discuss how simplifying the mobile experience and providing focused applications for...

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Forrester: Total Economic Impact™ Of Microsoft SQL Server

    From the information obtained through interviews with six organisations and surveys collected from 48 more, Forrester has constructed a Total Economic Impact (TEI) framework outlining the implementation of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and/or Microsoft SQL Server 2014. The objective of the framework is to identify the cost, benefit, flexibility, and...

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    IDC: Capturing the $1.6 Trillion Data Dividend

    In recent years, the promise and, in some cases, the hype of big data have produced plenty of critics who doubt the benefits of big data or point to the potential pitfalls facing organisations engaged in big data and analytics projects. This white paper provides the results of an IDC...

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Mar 2015

    Live Webcast: The Benefits of Modern ERP

    Register for this LIVE event! Date: 4/23/2015 Time: 10:30 AM PDT / 1:30 PM EDT Dynamics AX’s Modern App Framework enables both partners and internal developers to develop, manage, distribute, and use modern applications. In this Webinar, Nucleus will discuss how simplifying the mobile experience and providing focused applications for...

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Cloud Development and Test Environments

    Every software developer needs the infrastructure to design, develop, test, and deliver custom applications. Microsoft Azure gives you everything you need to provision and manage a complete development and test environment in the cloud. Azure helps you dramatically simplify and speed up the path to running a dev-test environment. And...

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Virtual Machines: Bigger, Faster, and more Agile

    Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines allow you to deploy a wide range of computing solutions in an agile way. With Virtual Machines, you can deploy nearly instantaneously and you pay only by the minute. With Windows, Linux, SQL Server, Oracle, IBM, SAP, and BizTalk, you can deploy any workload, any language,...

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    MSDN Dev and Test Pay-As-You-Go

    Discover special low Microsoft Azure rates for MSDN subscribers. Learn more about the Azure credits available as part of MSDN subscriptions and access Windows Virtual Machines, HDInsights and other Microsoft cloud services at discounted hourly rates. Using Azure as part of your MSDN subscription provides a great way for teams...

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Big Data: New Insights Unlocked.

    Reveal new insights and drive better decision making with Azure HDInsight, a Big Data solution powered by Apache Hadoop. Learn more about the unique flexibility provided to you by HDInsight and make sure you and your organisation stay ahead of the technological curve

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    The Cost of Complacency in Manufacturing: Are you asking enough of your ERP

    Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is critical for management and innovation in today's complex, multi-partner manufacturing operations. The problem is, numerous financial and accounting tools are marketed as ERP solutions when, in fact, they don't provide an integrated suite of tools that form a complete system of record. According to research...

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Optimal Distributed Online Prediction Using Mini-Batches

    Online prediction methods are typically presented as serial algorithms running on a single processor. However, in the age of web-scale prediction problems, it is increasingly common to encounter situations where a single processor cannot keep up with the high rate at which inputs arrive. In this paper, the authors present...

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  • Case Studies // Jun 2014

    Startup Implements Offline Sync for Its iOS App Using Microsoft Azure Mobile Services

    Software startup Q Branch needed a simple but powerful cloud service in order to add offline sync to its popular iOS app, Vesper. As iOS developers, they found Microsoft Azure offered the services they needed to start creating new features immediately using their favorite programming languages and tools. Q Branch...

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  • Case Studies // Jun 2014

    Software Developer Boosts Throughput 54 Percent with Data Management Solution

    PROS wanted to boost the performance of its pricing and sales effectiveness solutions. It did so by taking advantage of SQL server 2014 and in-memory OLTP capability. Throughput is 54 percent faster, and batch windows are as much as 40 percent shorter. PROS customers can also analyze a greater amount...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // May 2014

    Telecommunications Company Gains Performance and Flexibility in the Cloud

    Kordia is a leading provider of telecommunications solutions and services in Australia and New Zealand. Because the company needed to quickly upgrade several of its mission-critical SAP systems, it piloted the use of Microsoft Azure to migrate those systems to the cloud. Azure gives Kordia flexibility, scalability, and cost savings....

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  • Case Studies // May 2014

    Portugal Telecom Expands Digital Services, Trims Costs with Flexible Cloud Environment

    Portugal Telecom (PT) is extending beyond telephony into Internet, hosting, and other digital services. To accommodate its business shift, it built a state-of-the-art datacenter in Portugal featuring a Hyper-V private cloud. Marketed as the CloudPT, the new environment will help PT expand its digital services business, reduce IT costs and...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // May 2014

    High-Performance Storage Provider Expects Tenfold Sales Boost with Link to Public Cloud

    Zadara storage wanted to help its customers run their most demanding database applications in Microsoft Azure. It uses Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute to provide a secure, high-speed connection between Azure datacenters and Zadara storage solutions and enables Microsoft customers to move data and applications back and forth to Azure seamlessly. Zadara...

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  • Case Studies // May 2014

    Industrial Manufacturer Improves Data Management and Access to Business Info with Cloud Solution

    Wabtec Corporation, a manufacturer of industrial equipment, wanted to give its sales force better, more automated access to product information. To improve efficiency, the company decided to run its custom sizing software in the cloud on the Microsoft Azure platform. Employees including sales representatives can connect through browsers running on...

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  • Case Studies // May 2014

    Precious Metals Dealer Ups IT Reliability, Trims Costs by 40 Percent by Moving to Cloud

    Dillon Gage, is one of the largest international precious metals dealers, migrated nearly all of its business-critical applications - including Infor/Lawson enterprise resource planning software - to Microsoft Azure. With applications running in Azure, Dillon Gage has been able to create a highly available infrastructure that is easy to extend...

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  • Case Studies // May 2014

    Dell Doubles Application Speeds, Processes Transactions 9X Faster with In-Memory OLTP

    Dell wanted to boost its website performance so that each day, its 10,000 concurrent shoppers enjoyed faster response times. The company also needed to increase its ability to support up to 1 million concurrent shoppers during the holidays. To achieve these goals, Dell is migrating mission-critical databases to Microsoft SQL...

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  • Case Studies // May 2014

    Leveraging the power of Mobilizing-as-a-Service

    Kaonsoft is a Korean provider of software solutions. It came under the spotlight as a new hidden champion in the enterprise mobility market, creating a new category of mobile and cloud applications called Mobilizing-as-a-Service (MaaS). The MaaS concept evolved into the solution that's now known as MEERUE, which was selected...

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  • Case Studies // May 2014

    ABB Speeds BI Reports by up to a Month and Gains Faster, Fuller Insights for Decision Making

    When the ABB Italy subsidiary of manufacturer ABB wanted to update one of its Business Intelligence (BI) tools, it adopted Microsoft power BI for Office 365. The company has slashed the time to generate reports by as much as a month, so it can conduct faster, fuller analyses. It also...

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  • Case Studies // May 2014

    Microsoft IT Reduces Capital Investments, Expands Datacenter Capacity by Moving to the Cloud

    Microsoft IT faced growing business requirements, a reduced datacenter footprint, and significant costs to update its infrastructure. To meet the challenges and fully realize a hybrid cloud strategy, Microsoft IT has implemented Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, which enables near-limitless virtual expansion to existing datacenters, redundant connections, streamlined network engineering, consistent performance,...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    British City Council Improves Services and Gains Valuable Insight with Microsoft BI Solution

    England's Leicester City council wanted better insight into the services provided to citizens. To eliminate information silos and improve Business Intelligence (BI), the council implemented a solution based on Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 enterprise. Now, the council can quickly produce reports, gain valuable and actionable insight into its services...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    Telecommunications Provider Expands Market with Cloud-Based ILBS Solution

    SK Telecom, a South Korean telecommunications service provider, wanted to use its extensive experience in mobile network technology to move into a global market. It built an Indoor Location-Based Services (ILBS) solution for mobile devices called Wizturn that runs in the Microsoft Azure cloud-computing environment and added StorSimple, a cloud-integrated...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    ISV Switches from Amazon to Microsoft Azure to Gain More Cloud Services, Better Support

    To make it more efficient to run a range of cloud services, software vendor K2 decided to switch from Amazon EC2 to Microsoft Azure. Fellow Microsoft partner member vision solutions helped K2 accomplish the migration. With Microsoft Azure, K2 gets a rich suite of cloud services, easier portability between private...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2012

    Accelerating Nearest Neighbor Search on Manycore Systems

    The authors develop methods for accelerating metric similarity search that are effective on modern hardware. They algorithms factor into easily parallelizable components, making them simple to deploy and efficient on multicore CPUs and GPUs. Despite the simple structure of the algorithms, their search performance is provably sublinear in the size...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    Facility Services Provider Transforms Workflow and Deploys New Servers in Minutes on Microsoft Cloud

    ISS Netherlands, a leading provider of facility services, wanted to become more competitive by automating manual processes. To improve efficiency, the company designed an application that runs in the cloud on the Microsoft Azure platform and collects data from thousands of sensors. The solution automatically sends alerts to employees' mobile...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    Korean Toy Company Halves Product Design Time by Using Tablets and Cloud Sharing

    i-silicone is a young, innovative company that markets silicone modeling clay for children in Korea and beyond. After acquiring several Windows 8 Pro tablets and Microsoft Office 365 subscriptions, i-silicone has revolutionized how employees work. By sharing ideas and meeting \"In the cloud,\" employees can create new products in half...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    Financial Software Provider Doubles Application Performance, Giving Banks More Trading Time

    Financial software provider SunGard wanted to improve the performance of its credit risk application in response to customer demands. The firm also wanted to speed up one of its key system processes. To address these needs, SunGard tested in-memory OLTP n SQL Server 2014. Lab tests showed a 136 percent...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    Construction Firm Moves Workloads to Public Cloud to Gain Greater Agility, Scalability

    The Walsh group builds skyscrapers, subways, and bridges, and other big things all over the world. It's also a leader in using technology to do construction better. Walsh is busy moving significant chunks of its datacenter environment to Microsoft Azure to reduce IT costs and accelerate IT service delivery. Building...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    Progressive Data Performance Grows by Factor of Four, Fueling Business Growth Online Experience

    To help ensure a consistent, reliable online customer experience as it expands the workload of the underlying web database, Progressive Insurance is turning to Microsoft SQL Server 2014 and its in-memory OLTP feature. The software quadrupled data performance in company tests, without the need to upgrade hardware. Progressive is also...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    NASDAQ OMX Group Reduces 2 PB of Data to 500 TB with Microsoft In-Memory Technology

    NASDAQ OMX group is a leading global provider of financial trading services, exchange technology, and market insight. Every year, it adds more than 500 TeraBytes (TB) of uncompressed data to its archives. To better manage data growth, maintain fast queries, and reduce database maintenance time, NASDAQ OMX migrated data warehouses...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Feb 2014

    Cloud Technology Prepares Premium Property Developer for Aggressive Business Growth

    Emaar Properties specializes in creating value-added, master-planned communities that meet the full spectrum of lifestyle needs. Highlights include Downtown Dubai, the 500-acre mega-project including Burj Khalifa - the world's tallest building, and The Dubai Mall - the world's largest shopping and entertainment destination. Emaar is extending its expertise in developing...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    Global Firm Takes an Evolutionary Leap in Data Management with Self-Service BI

    Business Intelligence (BI) information is only valuable when the right users can discover, analyze, use and share it with others - and all in a timely manner. Current technologies produce data at overwhelming rates, often faster than business users can analyze it, and the bottleneck is frequently the time that...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    Software Provider Eases Use of Product by Offering Oracle-Based Application in Cloud

    Redknee makes software that helps communications service providers deliver flexible billing options and great customer care experiences. When Redknee entered the utility market with its Oracle-based Redknee utility suite, it discovered that utilities desired a cloud-based rather than on-premises deployment model, to keep costs down while evaluating new services. When...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    Movie Streaming Business Uses Cloud Service to Save Millions of Dollars, Scale Quickly

    Blinkbox is a UK movie and TV streaming service that is enjoying terrific growth. However, the company's London datacenter loomed as a barrier to future growth. To quickly and cost-effectively gain access to the prodigious amounts of compute power and storage needed to perform video encoding, blinkbox moved to the...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    Software Firm Relieves Customers of Infrastructure Worries with Cloud Offering

    IFS make IFS applications, a comprehensive enterprise resource planning and asset/service management software suite that is used by more than 2,100 companies around the world. IFS applications use Oracle database software and middleware and have traditionally required an on-premises or hosted deployment. To give customers and partners more deployment flexibility,...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    Golf Company Reduces Costs, Improves Scalability by Moving Servers, Services to the Cloud

    Like many companies that faced the global recession of 2009, Callaway Golf decided that it had to cut costs. The IT organization moved many web properties and databases to Microsoft Azure, which delivered more than US$300,000 annually to the company's bottom line. The use of cloud computing also gave Callaway...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    Olympic Committee Gains Website Availability, Scalability, and Security with Cloud Solution

    The Bahrain Olympic Committee promotes the country's participation in the Olympic games, trains athletes, and engages in a range of other activities related to the games. To support a new website, the organization needed to find a web hosting solution that offered availability, scalability, and security. The committee chose Microsoft...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    Danish Agency Saves Money, Gains Flexibility by Hosting Data in the Cloud

    The Danish natural environment portal wanted to reduce the cost of operating its data services, so it adopted Microsoft Azure and experienced cost-savings that made it possible to develop new services and test new environments at a negligible cost. Microsoft Azure has helped provide flexibility, simplify administration, and eliminated the...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    Xerox Sees Performance Gains of 40-100 Percent and Eases Bottlenecks with In-Memory OLTP

    When Xerox needed to improve the throughput of systems underlying its managed print services, it turned to the in-memory OLTP capability in Microsoft SQL server 2014. In a proof of concept, Xerox saw performance gains of 40 - 100 percent in key services, and it is planning to use the...

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