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Dutch National Police CorpsIn order to enhance public safety and security through effective use of online data, the Dutch National Police Corps adopted the PublicSonar social media monitoring tool. Developed by Dutch company PublicSonar, the product runs on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. With the tool, the police force detects risk and provides on-scene officers with additional information about incidents, and it can even help prevent violent or dangerous situations by monitoring what people are saying on sites like Facebook and Twitter.
Smiles Co.,Ltd.Smiles Co., Ltd. is a company with kindness behind everything it does. “We seek to find new value in things that, in our hectic day-to-day lives, are taken for granted and ultimately overlooked,” says the company’s website. Smiles operates a wide range of enterprises and, in order to accelerate the decision-making and strategic planning processes, the company built a business data platform using Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Azure. By operating in the cloud, Smiles increases user friendliness and cost savings.
IllyriadWhen UK studio Illyriad Games releases Age of Ascent this year, it will be the largest massively multiplayer online game in history. Because it runs on the Azure Service Fabric distributed systems platform in the cloud, Age of Ascent can automatically scale up to meet the demand of thousands of concurrent players joining battles directly in their browsers. And because ASP.NET Core is open source, developers can collaborate to continuously improve performance, making the most epic real-time gaming experience to date.
OMD OM GroupOMD OM Group comprises several mass media agencies and has worked on the Russian market since 1992. The group includes independent agencies and departments that provide a range of services for strategic, communications and media planning, media procurement, studies of marketing and media, development and execution of new and original projects in these fields. OMD OM Group services such wellknown companies from Russia and elsewhere as Pepsi, McDonald’s, Henkel, Renault, Nissan and more.
Rolls-RoyceFlight delays are a familiar headache for most people who fly on commercial airlines. At a personal level, they are disruptive and costly, but for the airlines the impact is exponentially larger. Minimizing the cost and disruption of maintenance activities is a key focus for these businesses.
Steffes CorporationTilting at windmills is nothing new, but it’s taken a different turn in discussions about renewable energy. While there is little argument about the need to reduce dependence on fossil fuel, the debate continues over how best to accomplish this. Wind and solar energy are two obvious choices, and countries such as Germany and the United States have been leading the way. Today, Germany produces approximately 30 percent of its electricity from renewable energy and has set a goal to reach 45 percent production by 2030.
AxiomaFollowing the global financial crisis of 2008, capital markets organizations have faced increasingly stringent regulatory reforms designed to make global markets safer for investors, improve transparency, reduce risk and avoid another financial meltdown. Financial institutions are actively working to enhance and future-proof risk analysis across their business and investment needs.
Pet Supplies PlusAlmost a year ago, Pet Supplies Plus had 300 stores across the United States and was planning aggressive store growth in the coming years. Decision makers at the company knew they would need a strong technological backbone to support such an ambitious expansion, so they chose Microsoft Dynamics AX to replace the company’s disparate ERP systems. Now that Pet Supplies Plus has begun deployment, the company is beginning to see the fruits of its labor—and the validation that it made the right choice.
PolyporeGrowing businesses face common challenges when rapid expansion outpaces existing processes. Too frequently, companies open new facilities without established workflows or acquire existing facilities that operate independently. High-tech manufacturing company Polypore recognized that implementing a standardized ERP system was paramount to solving its own growing pains. So, the company decided to implement Microsoft Dynamics AX to standardize its business processes, leading to cost savings and better access to data.
CarviresaCarviresa is a winery in Catalonia, the northeastern region on Spain famous for its vibrant landscapes, architecture, and gastronomy. To improve enterprise resource planning and centralize production data across its three locations, Carviresa decided to deploy Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Now, the winery has a unified view of its information and a faster, streamlined process for earning each wine’s Certificate of Origin. Carviresa also gains more time to focus on what it does best—creating high-quality regional wines.