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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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