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Fresh ways to increase efficiency with new Microsoft tools and features

Becoming an agile company means building efficiency into every business function. With the explosive growth of the cloud, there are now countless tools and applications right at our fingertips for achieving this. Almost any aspect of work—from data storage to developer tools to the workspace itself—can benefit. Recent updates to a variety of Microsoft tools...

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The 5 new rules of modern hiring

This week at the SHRM18 Annual Conference and Exposition, we will be showcasing how to empower employees in the modern workplace with Microsoft solutions for Human Resources. While I am excited to attend my first SHRM conference and meet with HR leaders from around the globe, Im invigorated to see the Microsoft 365, Workplace Analytics,...

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Four steps to using data visualization to drive sales and growth

The proliferation of IoT and smart devices allows companies to gather more data than ever. But unless you’re a data scientist, key insights might not come easily from looking at reams of analytics. This is where data visualization comes in. The right tools can translate numbers into discoveries that boost business, using a visual language...

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Three ways you can improve data analysis from data expert Edward Tufte

The world is now awash in data, but that doesn’t always mean we’re better informed. Without a way to analyze and draw accurate insights from this information, we’re prone to making false assumptions that lead us astray. According to Edward Tufte, a best-selling author and pioneer in data visualization, there are a few best practices...

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The three benefits a social selling strategy gives sellers and customers

Customers have never been savvier. Greater connectivity and access to information has made it possible for them to instantly compare products and services, read reviews and specifications, and confer with friends or family on just about every purchase. As a result, modern customers have become less receptive to marketing pitches and more prone to shopping...

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AI and ML updates across the cloud securely improve efficiencies

Today’s digital marketplace puts a premium on efficiency. Customers expect quick access to new apps and updates, while developers demand more productivity tools and control over data to do their jobs better. Although there are more cloud-based solutions for maximizing efficiency than ever, they have to be user friendly and secure to result in real...

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The case for collaboration: 3 ways you can break down your business’s silos

Communication and collaboration are now easier than ever thanks to cloud technology. Employees can access and use data wherever there’s an internet connection, allowing them to work from home, on the road, or even abroad. Despite these capabilities, however, it’s still common for communication to break down between teams. For example, the State of Georgia...

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The final compliance countdown: Are you ready for GDPR?

On May 25, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace the Data Protection Directive as the new standard on data privacy for all organizations that do business with European Union (EU) citizens.[1]When GDPR goes into effect, government agencies and organizations that control, maintain, or process information involving EU citizens will be required to comply...

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