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How to drive retail profitability in the digital shopping era with advanced analytics

There’s a schism in modern retailing today that’s headline news: Some companies are creating a virtuous feedback loop with deep customer knowledge, while others are driving profitability into a sea of red with generic discounts and endless sales.  Nowhere is this more apparent than with online shopping. Cyber Monday grabs media attention and wallet share,...

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ICYMI: Better app and data tools boost efficiency and access

Welcome to the latest installment of In Case You Missed It! With hybrid cloud deployments gaining in popularity, it is essential that businesses get more control over their datacenter operations, as well as the ability to analyze their customer data and transform it into valuable insights. This week, we’ll be reviewing some exciting updates to...

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Providing personal, efficient care through the power of the Cloud

Healthcare providers have one of the world’s toughest jobs: providing affordable, efficient and personalized care to people who would prefer to be anywhere else than a hospital. Yet the bond between patient and medical practitioner is sacrosanct. We tell our doctors things we might hesitate to tell our significant others, and we’ll heed their opinion...

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ICYMI: Smoother management of data, talent, and containerized apps

In this week’s “In Case You Missed It,” we’re giving a recap of our Business Forward event, where we shared some ways that Microsoft Dynamics 365 continues to be the best tool businesses can use to manage operations on all sides. We’ll also highlight enhancements that streamline application development and the delivery of big data...

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A decade inside Microsoft Security

Ten years ago, I walked onto Microsofts Redmond campus to take a role on a team that partnered with governments and CERTs on cybersecurity. Id just left a meaningful career in US federal government service because I thought it would be fascinating to experience first-hand the security challenges and innovation from the perspective of the...

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IoT solutions monitor holiday stock, shoppers for retail insights

For many shoppers, Black Friday is the highlight of the year. But it leaves some retailers and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies in a cold sweat. After months of preparation and production, they will try to keep their stores looking pristine and well-stocked. Meanwhile, wave after wave of dedicated deal hunters descend on stores with...

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ICYMI: new features to streamline processes and improve performance

Over the past few weeks, several enhancements for the Microsoft platform have been introduced to move obstacles out of the way, streamline processes and improve performance so developers and companies can focus on the tasks that matter most to their business. The announcements below demonstrate how some of the latest enhancements across the Microsoft cloud...

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SQL Server 2017 and Azure Data Services – The ultimate hybrid data platform

This post was authored by Rohan Kumar, General Manager Database Systems Engineering. Today at PASS Summit 2017, we are showcasing new advances across SQL Server 2017 and our Azure data services. And we’re demonstrating how these products – both on-premises and in the cloud – come together to form the ultimate hybrid data platform. Our recent…...

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