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Marico Gains Agility in Decision Making by Moving Data Warehouse to Cloud


Marico's move to Azure SQL Data Warehouse enables complete control of data management.  
Brazilian retailer stands out from the crowd with data analytics platform

Fast Shop

Fast Shop is a leading Brazilian retailer that specializes in providing customers with a unique shopping experience and personalized attention. To stay competitive in a challenging economic climate, Fast Shop has implemented a solution based on the Cortana Intelligence Suite. Now, Fast Shop has the real-time insight it needs to optimize multiple processes including pricing and customer engagement.
The secret life of water

Evoqua Water Technologies

Evoqua Water Technologies is a 100-plus-year-old company that has reinvented itself for the digital age. A provider of water purification solutions to 90 percent of the Fortune 500, Evoqua is using Microsoft Azure advanced analytics to transform field-equipment data into valuable insights for customers. This is helping Evoqua evolve from a supplier of water purification gear to a premium provider of water intelligence. Evoqua utilizes this same data intelligence throughout its organization; in particular, its field service team uses data-driven insights in combination with Microsoft Dynamics 365 to recommend new services while onsite with customers. In short, these new cloud tools are helping Evoqua do a better job than ever of taking the worry out of water.
Kansas State sets sights on top 50 distinction with an enterprise data analytics platform

Kansas State University

Kansas State University has a rich history. Opened in 1863—the same year that Kansas became part of the United States—it was the first fully operational land-grant college in America. One hundred and fifty four years later, the school has impressive numbers—it has awarded $230 million in scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study programs across its four campuses and 25,000 students—and lofty goals to match: K-State has committed to becoming a top 50 public research university by 2025. Achieving that distinction will put the institution in good company. Purdue, NYU, Wake Forest, Carnegie Mellon, UCLA, and Emory all made the list last year.1 K-State’s pledge to join them has required a massive rethink in the way the school views and applies data. Enter the K-State analytics team.
Creating real-time conversations with consumers, wherever they are


Targetbase helps consumer packaged goods and retail companies better engage with their customers. It does this by presenting relevant offers to consumers in real time, across devices and marketing channels. To create this real-time, anytime, anyplace consumer conversation, Targetbase rewrote its marketing platform using Microsoft Azure and the Cortana Intelligence Suite and Microsoft Azure analytics. By using the Cortana Intelligence Suite, Targetbase gained instant access to sophisticated machine learning, cognitive services, and data management capabilities. With Azure, Targetbase can quickly set up new customers, expand and scale anywhere in the world, and cut datacenter costs in half. Most importantly, Targetbase has transformed its offering with uniquely differentiated capabilities.
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.
Toshiba uses IOT data services to keep customers up and running

Toshiba America Business Solutions

Toshiba America Business Solutions (TABS) sells digital signage and multifunction printers (MFPs), along with a complete set of maintenance and management services to help customers optimize their digital and paper communications. TABS created two Internet of Things (IoT) analytics solutions—e-BRIDGE™ CloudConnect and CloudConnect Data Services—based on Microsoft Azure platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings, including Azure SQL Data Warehouse. Using e-BRIDGE, TABS remotely gathers device health data from thousands of installed devices and preemptively dispatches service technicians with the correct parts to perform repairs. With CloudConnect Data Services, TABS analyzes device health and repair history data to continuously improve product design and component choices. These solutions have helped the company improve device uptime and reduce service costs.
Delivering epic Xbox experiences by analyzing hundreds of billions of game events each day

Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Studios produces some of the world’s most popular game titles including the Halo, Minecraft, and Forza Motorsport series. To enhance the gaming experience, Microsoft Studios created a big-data solution based on the Microsoft Azure platform including Azure SQL Data Warehouse. By analyzing live game-play, diverse development teams are gaining insights to improve game performance and customer satisfaction.
Leading rewards program offers better insights with Azure

Maritz Motivation Solutions

When many of the world’s largest companies want to reward their employees, salespeople, suppliers, or loyal customers, they turn to Maritz Motivation Solutions to design and implement programs that get results. What Maritz knows is that, at their core, incentive programs are data programs. So when it wanted to consolidate its data and optimize data analytics to improve the insights it delivers to clients, Maritz Motivation Solutions turned to Microsoft Azure and Power BI.
Unique and powerful use of cloud sets innovative new standards in the public sector


To achieve its goal of supporting sport within the country the Bahrain Olympic Committee turned to the Azure cloud to create a hybrid data center to host an innovative open data platform and provide executives with mission critical financial data. The move is changing the way it operates, providing valuable insight for management while opening its doors to the public.

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