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Becton DickinsonIf you’ve ever had your blood drawn, more than likely it was collected with a Becton Dickinson device. From smart injectables to anesthesia and diabetes care to molecular diagnostics and microbiology solutions, BD is one of the largest providers of medical devices and technology. Its 45,000 associates enable medical professionals to help patients in 50 countries worldwide. Faced with company growth and acquisitions, Sheila McBride, Senior Director of Application Services, wondered how the company would adapt its complex on-premises SAP training environment to rapidly share policies and procedures with employees in order to support BD’s customers, health care providers around the world. Although the rest of the healthcare industry remained cautious when it came to the cloud, McBride thought flexibility and scalability might be the answer she needed. To help pioneer changes in her industry, McBride says she naturally turned to the partner she’d relied on for other solutions — Microsoft Services.
UberMillions of people worldwide have embraced Uber as a new means of reliable transportation and flexible income. To safeguard against fraud and enhance both driver and rider peace of mind, Uber uses the Face API, part of Microsoft Cognitive Services, to help ensure the driver using the app matches the account on file. The extra verification step is fast, works on all smartphones and in dim light, and scales to more than 1 million driver-partners. By using the Face API, Uber saved months of development work, time it could devote to tailoring the user experience.
Hendrick MotorsportsHendrick Motorsports holds a record 11 championships in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. But in any race, every second matters. In order to keep its competitive edge, the company wanted to gather race-related data quickly enough to make time-critical decisions during races. Hendrick Motorsports worked with Microsoft Services to deploy Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Azure, and Windows 10, and is now able to gather real-time data, communicate more efficiently between teams, and work seamlessly across devices.
Crystal GroupCrystal Group, a garment manufacturer in Hong Kong, is modernizing its workplace and embracing mobility to meet the challenges of accelerated sales cycles and more complicated orders from global customers. Crystal is deploying the Windows 10 operating system to its entire workforce and using Microsoft Azure cloud-based security services to enable anytime, anywhere productivity. Three Windows 10 apps automate the sales cycle, differentiating the company with its faster delivery of prototype garments.
Rackspace HostingRackspace, one of the biggest names in managed hosting, prides itself on providing customers with Fanatical Support, which means the uniquely best cloud solution and experience for every customer. However, the most security-conscious organizations would not host with Rackspace (or anyone) out of concern that Rackspace administrators could access their data. With the introduction of the Windows Server 2016 operating system, Rackspace was able to put that sales-blocker to rest. Using Shielded Virtual Machines and the Nano Server installation option in Windows Server 2016—augmented by Microsoft System Center 2016 and Microsoft Operations Management Suite for better security monitoring—Rackspace can move customers into a private cloud with the highest level of security assurance. And help them reap all the economic and scalability benefits of cloud computing.
Becton DickinsonBD manufactures medical devices, including diagnostic, diabetes, and pharmaceutical systems used in 50 countries worldwide.
TYCO INTERNATIONALTyco is the eyes and ears of thousands of companies around the world. It provides fire and security protection for sprawling corporate campuses, retail stores, universities, and even ships at sea. To keep its eyes and ears open, Tyco has to ensure that its monitoring systems are up and running around the clock. And that quickly takes us into the complex world of software application construction. Tyco is taking advantage of Windows Server 2016, and in particular Windows Server Containers, to first containerize legacy applications and then re-architect them using microservices. This one-two software punch will give the security giant the ability to update large, older applications in a modular fashion and keep monitoring applications running continuously. It also lets Tyco scale applications to handle larger monitoring loads and run those applications in the cloud to reduce costs. Systems run smoothly so everyone can sleep better at night.
WiproGlobally recognized for its ground-breaking approach towards delivering business value, accelerating digital innovation and enabling business platforms to be future-ready enterprises, Wipro Ltd. is one of the most successful IT companies in India and around the world. It is a trusted IT partner of choice for global businesses looking to ‘differentiate at the front’ and ‘standardize at the core’ through technology interventions.
First TechFirst Tech Federal Credit Union is used to going where no credit union has gone before. That’s what makes it a pioneer and an example to its industry. Its latest move is to the cloud. And not just any cloud—Microsoft Azure. First Tech expects that hosting most of its operations in Azure will reduce future costs, scale to support rapid growth, enhance security, and increase availability, helping achieve its “zero failed interactions” vision for member service.
Computer Sciences CorporationHeadquartered in Tysons, Virginia, CSC is a global organization with innovative strategies to capture new markets. Today, it is redefining its workplace business solutions to boost the productivity and agility it needs to serve clients as they transition to cloud computing. CSC took advantage of guidance from Microsoft FastTrack to expedite its deployment of Microsoft Office 365, migrating 55,000 employees to Exchange Online in five weeks. Now it’s ready to capture a new market of clients, waiting to do the same.