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Russell Reynolds AssociatesRussell Reynolds Associates is a global leadership advisory and executive search firm that uses the Microsoft hybrid cloud to better meet the needs of customers in a fast-changing digital world. Russell Reynolds moved backup to the cloud using Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager to safeguard VMware workloads and transfer them to Microsoft Azure Backup. It then created a business continuity/disaster recovery solution in Azure using Azure Site Recovery, which enabled it to cut its secondary datacenter footprint in half. With its hybrid cloud solution, Russell Reynolds better protects its business and reduces costs, enabling it to increase innovation investments. Also, the IT staff is relieved of the boredom of mundane backup work and freed to work on strategic projects.
M-KOPA SolarBy leveraging mobile technology, Internet of Things (IoT) enabled devices, and Azure Machine Learning. Thus M-KOPA is enabled to understand consumer behavior and provide continuous improvement to its product range. M-KOPA remotely controls the equipment, monitors its performance, troubleshoots issues and proactively intervenes to prevent system outages.
Osaka Prefecture UniversityOsaka Prefecture University is helping lead the development of smart agriculture technologies, including plant factories where crops can be grown indoors under carefully controlled conditions. The university is using Midori Cloud, developed by Seraku and built on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, to help manage these environments. With access to detailed image data of vegetables, along with climate, soil, and facilities data provided by Midori Cloud, farmers can produce more and better crops and help rejuvenate the Japanese agriculture industry.
CLP Power Hong Kong LimitedCLP Power Hong Kong Limited (CLP Power) prides itself on being one of the most reliable and reasonable electricity providers. To enable this, CLP Power takes every opportunity to adopt innovative technologies that can help it provide the best service to its customers. The company uses Microsoft solutions and cloud-based services to assist in transiting to a digital way of working. With the data analysis services from Microsoft Azure that’s displayed on devices running Windows 10 and mobile, highly secure access to data from its energy assets, CLP Power continues to make decisions to stay at the forefront of reliable energy service.
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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.
UnikeyUniKey, a provider of digital key technologies for smart locks, built a rapidly growing business on the Microsoft Azure platform. Manufacturing partners can bring new smart access control products to market quickly, and the “eKey” is now expanding to markets across the world. As a result, UniKey’s revenue has increased by 500 percent each year since the first smart-lock products launched in 2013. And with doors that unlock with a single touch, consumers are finally seeing The Jetsons come to life.
LG CNSLG CNS developed the cloud based smart factory solution ezUMS. By collecting real-time data pouring from factories or products and implementing machine learning, the solution allows management of production to forecast of breakdown. Above the all, technologies that were provided in a cloud and SI form transformed into service products.
Arçelik A.Ş.Customer service drives customer satisfaction. And, for global appliance maker Arçelik A.Ş., having the right spare parts available anytime and anywhere they’re needed is essential to serving its customers quickly and effectively. But an outdated forecasting system wasn’t able to meet that need. So, Arçelik A.Ş. turned to a solution based on Microsoft Cortana Intelligence Suite. Now, forecasting accuracy is up to 80 percent, inventory turnover is expected to climb by 10 percent, service calls are made faster and more cost-effectively, and—best of all—customers are happier. So is Arçelik A.Ş.
Carnival CruisesChurning an ocean of data Keeping a cruise ship afloat is not only a jaw-dropping example of the principles of physics, it also is a massive mechanical operation requiring complex industrial equipment that works around the clock keeping engines, boilers, and fans running smoothly below deck. On the ships of the Costa Group, a fleet of 26 cruise ships that sail all over the world, the industrial equipment is arrayed with thousands of sensors that collect data in real time. As part of its enterpri…