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Gonzaga UniversityWhen Gonzaga University wanted to visualize and share Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager data across the organization, it chose Power BI. After using the Power BI solution template to quickly create an interactive, self-service dashboard, Gonzaga can provide virtually any stakeholder with deep insights into applications and devices throughout the university network.
Plante MoranFounded almost 100 years ago in Detroit, Michigan, Plante Moran is one of the largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms in the United States, with offices in 22 offices in Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois, as well as in China, Mexico, and India. Helping keep its staff of 2,500 highly mobile professionals effective, productive, and responsive to clients is the responsibility of the firm’s 66-member IT group. But the firm’s rising number of staff-owned mobile devices posed new challenges. For mobile device management, they turned to Microsoft Intune, which has helped improve the productivity of both IT and professional staff by simplifying device registration and improving staff mobility. For example, registration used to require several steps and took days; it now takes minutes. Related help-desk calls have fallen 93 percent. Overall professional staff time savings is estimated at 25 hours per person a year—about $3.1 million a year in equivalent salary.
Microsoft CorporationRevenue forecasting is required by most enterprises for critical-business decisions such as resource allocation, performance management, and inventory optimization. However, most organizations today rely on manual forecasts created in spreadsheets and based on a significant amount of human judgement. Taking advantage of Cortana Intelligence Suite, Microsoft’s world-class finance, data science, and IT groups teamed up to create a new forecast solution based on machine learning that combines the best of human and machine intelligence. Forecasting 100 percent of Microsoft’s revenue, the solution provides accurate and automated predictions on demand. As a result, it enables business leaders to enhance their deep expertise with data-driven, baseline forecasts.
IntaleIntale connects and streamlines the retail industry via its unified Business Intelligence and communication platform. Intale acts as the main pillar of a sustainable and interactive communication that bridges the gap among retail industry brands, the point of sale and the end consumer. This solution brings FMCG corporations closer to the unorganized retail channel, such as grocery stores, corner and convenience shops etc.
Dogus Media GroupThe Doğuş Media Group (DMG), the leading media company in Turkey, owns multiple local media outlets and also represents global brands such as National Geographic and Condé Nast in Turkey. To deliver a better and more consistent viewing experience across its many web properties, DMG is replatforming all its media websites using Microsoft Azure platform services. With this move, DMG has gained on-demand infrastructure scalability, uninterrupted availability, and a faster innovation cycle—all of which keeps viewers coming back for more.
GameforgeGameforge, a leading European publisher of online games, has more than 450 million registered users worldwide. As the company prepared to launch its first major real-time strategy title, it decided that it was time to upgrade its technology platform. To scale out quickly and affordably in a global marketplace, Gameforge shifted its game servers from on-premises datacenters to Microsoft Azure.
Stichting De PoliskluisThe mijnverzekeringenopeenrij.nl portal provides millions of Dutch consumers one consolidated location to find all of their insurance information. All policies for any insurance provider are presented in an easy-to-use interface via one single overview page. The portal, running Linux Virtual Machines on Microsoft Azure, is built in Java. It uses an array of open source technologies including Spring Boot, Akka, Docker, and Scala, thereby ensuring the portal remains secure, independent, and non-commercial.
OpenTextOpenText makes sophisticated information management systems that require equally sophisticated demonstrations to sell. To simplify and speed the ability of OpenText and partner salespeople to set up demo environments and to deliver the best possible demos, OpenText built a powerful new tool in Microsoft Azure. With this tool, hosted using the SAP HANA in Azure service, OpenText can better wow customers with real-life looks at how its products can solve their problems. And it can do so cost-effectively, using a pay-as-you-go, resource-usage model. OpenText continues to expand and refine its demo environment, which is easy to do in the cloud.
ESCP EuropeThe oldest international business school in the world has decided to include a credit in programming in its curriculum for future managers. 600 students in Paris, Madrid and Turin will have a virtual machine in the Microsoft Cloud that will allow them to access a Java development environment anywhere and any time.
ScorechainScorechain offers customized business intelligence and big-data solutions to help companies take better advantage of blockchain technologies. The company’s solutions include risk analysis and metrics to manage, monitor, and provide confidence in Bitcoin transactions and portfolios.