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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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How Acxiom used SQL server to turn info into actionable insights

Companies spend enormous sums marketing their product—in some cases, up to 24 percent of their entire operating budget. That’s hundreds of billions of dollars. A great deal of those funds are invested in big data solutions. But turning huge volumes of information into actionable insights isn’t a simple matter. Big data solutions have big requirements...

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Three new features improve app development and system management

Regardless of whether you build apps, design games, or manage IT infrastructures, ensuring everything is running error-free and at peak performance is vital. However, with an increasing number of variables to consider—from hybrid ecosystems and platforms to accelerated development timeframes—it can be difficult to keep up with maintenance and find issues before your users do....

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Improving healthcare, costs, and consistency with data

Hospitals and health systems around the world are turning to data-driven healthcare to provide better patient care while managing costs and driving operational efficiencies. In the U.S., there’s a movement toward compensating health providers based on patient outcomes rather than just reimbursing for services provided—particularly for Medicare and Medicaid patients. All of these changes require...

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Moving businesses forward with Microsoft Business Applications in Australia

Today were in Melbourne, Australia for our Microsoft Business Forward event where were sharing how leading Australian organizations are accelerating their digital transformation together with Microsoft. Im excited to see how organizations across industries, including healthcare services groups to technology and communications providers to snack food companies, are all building systems of intelligence and digitizing...

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New extensions streamline app updates, testing and releases

Even as software applications become more interconnected and complex, today’s users still expect them to function flawlessly. This makes the ability to proactively test code, locate bugs, and apply patches an essential aspect of development. Recent updates to Visual Studio Code are aimed at helping developers find and fix errors quickly, as well as deliver...

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How AI is helping solve our biggest environmental challenges

Today’s biggest environmental challenges—including climate change, the loss of biodiversity, water quality, and sustainably feeding a growing human population—are vexing issues without easy fixes. Solutions require a systems-thinking approach and sophisticated tools that allow collection and analysis of vast amounts of data to derive new insights and make impactful changes. Artificial intelligence (AI) already is...

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Feedback-driven updates focus on performance and productivity

Performance and productivity in the cloud are two of the leading priorities for developers. To meet the needs of their customers, keep up with industry trends, and collaborate more efficiently with their teams, they demand more responsive features, proactive updates, and strong security.   Improved developer experiences across platforms Developers require lighting-speed load times and a...

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