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RCS MediaGroup becomes a cloud-based company using open source on Microsoft Azure

RCS Media Group

RCS MediaGroup is a leading international media publishing group and is focused on developing all media channels using its vast digital ecosystem.  
Mining company extracts more value from business processes with digital transformation

Capstone Mining

Canada’s Capstone Mining wanted to share information more efficiently, reliably, and affordably across remote locations. Capstone digitally transformed its business environment by moving from on-premises datacenters to the cloud with Microsoft Office 365 and the Microsoft Azure platform. As a result, the company has access to data and mission-critical applications anytime, anywhere. And by eliminating on-premises infrastructure, Capstone is on track to save US$6 million over three years. Most importantly, employees have more time for activities that add more business value.
Cloud-powered marketplace cuts IT operational costs by 65%


Trailblazing start-up mrUsta has streamlined how service providers (ustas) and customers connect in the UAE. The online marketplace has allowed service providers to promote their businesses online. Customers can also post job requests (plumbing, carpentry, AC repair, etc.) and connect directly with businesses that provide the service. At the heart of mrUsta’s platform is the desire to use the latest cloud technology for market-leading results.
Cloud gives Saudi school kids problem-free daily home-academy transport

Tatweer Educational Transportation Services Company

Set up in 2012 to help the Kingdom’s next generation of scholars, the Tatweer Educational Transportation Services Company ensures a safe, reliable and carefully-monitored national daily service for hundreds of thousands of young learners via a fleet of 25,000 vehicles. Central to this reliable daily service, which kids from rural and urban homes alike depend on, is Azure, which supports nationwide daily ride monitoring and failsafe disaster recovery.
Mobile provider stays agile in fast-moving market, thanks to Office 365


Three is a United Kingdom–based communications provider with a mission to help customers get the most out of their mobile devices. Because Three takes mobility as seriously for its employees as it does for its customers, the company is deploying Microsoft Office 365 to anchor a move to agile methodology and stay nimble in a competitive industry. Employees use Microsoft Teams to work in collaborative global teams, enhancing the company’s ability to challenge the mobile market with innovative customer products and service.
Marketing smarter by unlocking big data

Acxiom Corporation

Acxiom is a marketing analytics company that helps a range of businesses design highly targeted marketing campaigns through the smart use of big data. Acxiom is gradually replacing SAS, its longtime statistical modeling language, and Open Source R (CRAN-R) with SQL Server R services on SQL Server 2016 and is using Microsoft SQL Server 2016 R Services to implement R. With R Services, Acxiom is building better, more accurate models using larger data sets, which results in more precisely targeted marketing for customers. R Services licensing costs are lower than SAS costs, and Acxiom can better attract top talent because of the growing popularity of R.
Driving digital transformation for in vitro diagnostic medical devices with IoT

Roche Diagnostics

Background Diagnostic devices play a vital role in helping to improve healthcare delivery. In fact, an estimated 60 percent of the world’s medical decisions are made with support from in vitro diagnostics (IVD) solutions, such as those provided by Roche Diagnostics, an industry leader. Its IVD portfolio helps clinicians detect diseases, determine causes, monitor patient progress, and improve outcomes. Products include devices to assist in clinical chemistry and immunoassays, urina…
Mortgage banker unlocks data with cloud-based analytics service, gains insight, and boosts advantage

Sierra Pacific Mortgage

Any American resident who has recently purchased a home may be forgiven for thinking the mortgage business is still firmly ensconced in a paper-based industry. Until recently, the 850 employees at Sierra Pacific Mortgage would have agreed. But today, Sierra Pacific Mortgage, one of the largest independent mortgage bankers in the United States, is in the midst of a digital transformation. Sierra Pacific Mortgage uses a cloud-based business analytics service from Access Business Technologies, a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider partner, to gain unprecedented visibility into the business. Sierra Pacific Mortgage is reducing the delays of paper-based processes to accelerate loan processing, boost customer service, and drive its competitive advantage in a digital age.
Playing follow the leader can pay big dividends

eToro Ltd.

More than 6 million registered traders in over 140 countries have taken a new approach to investing their hard-earned money. Through the eToro Social Trading Network, traders and investors can buy and sell a wide variety of financial instruments, while following and automatically copying the investment decisions of other successful traders in real time. This makes their trading experience more social, simple, enjoyable, and transparent. In early 2015, eToro moved the bulk of its platform from on-premises datacenters to Microsoft Azure. Soon after that, it added Azure analytics tools, including Microsoft R Server and Azure Machine Learning, to expand its new CopyFunds offerings. With the machine learning version of CopyFunds, investors can automatically duplicate market strategies and actual investment decisions of successful  traders in the eToro network to use in their own portfolios.
French startup wins the race to optimize vehicle fleet management by using Microsoft Azure


Headquartered in Lille, France, WayKonect delivers a fleet management solution that helps companies save money by automating car maintenance tracking and optimizing driver performance. WayKonect won the 2016 France Digitale Tour, a technology competition for digital startups, and raised approximately €1.5 million to help fund the company.

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