Azure Bot Service: game-changing conversational AI experiences for enterprise

2021-07-07T17:20:42-06:00By |

Today, most of us have first-hand experience of conversational AI from using smart assistants like Siri, Cortana, and Alexa. But for some organizations, it may not be a technology widely used in the workplace. However, Azure Bot Service is unlocking the potential of conversational AI experiences for enterprise organizations everywhere – including your competitors. This blog explores how chatbot application development with Microsoft’s Azure Bot Service can help you improve operations across a wide range of business use cases. We will look at the key benefits of integrating Azure bots into your network and explain how to maximize the [...]

Strike gold with Application Insights and Power BI integration

2021-07-01T08:38:29-06:00By |

It’s often said that data is now the world’s most valuable resource. Every organization, from small local business to multinational corporation, sits on a mountain of data that is growing with each passing minute. But if “data is the new oil” how do you go about extracting it? Data visualization is just one step in helping employees make sense of data and turn “ones and zeros” into actionable insights, but it is crucial. In this blog we will look at how Microsoft Power BI makes it easier than ever for non-developers and non-IT-specialists to leverage data to achieve everyday [...]

The business benefits of hosting WordPress on Azure

2021-05-19T10:16:04-06:00By |

WordPress is an extremely popular platform for creating and managing online content. This content management system is used by everyone from individuals to large organizations, thanks to its open-source license and easy, flexible customization. You’ve probably given a good deal of thought to what platform you want to build your site on, but have you applied the same level of scrutiny to where you host it? When it comes to hosting your WordPress site, there are some important considerations to be made. This blog will help you get a sense of why where you host your website is important and the key benefits of hosting WordPress on Azure, Microsoft’s [...]

Reimagine Banking and Finance in the digital disruption

2021-03-01T19:02:43-07:00By |

The healthcare industry is not the only industry undergoing rapid transformation amidst a global pandemic. The banking and financial services industry is ever-evolving, unlocking new opportunities through innovative business models, new products, and services, and redefining how finance employees work. The industry's rapid transformation offers one clear lesson: organizations with a robust digital foundation can endure disruption more efficiently. Explore how your company can benefit from digital transformation, how other companies are taking advantage of the new era of fintech, and how you can create a solution unique to your fintech organization's needs. Digital Transformation— Banking and Finance Institutions [...]

5 main advantages of Power Apps in 2021

2021-03-07T22:52:40-07:00By |

Microsoft’s Power Apps has been around for a few years now, and the hype has been steadily growing. The platform was already popular due to the ease and speed with which users can create robust and powerful applications, but in 2020 even more organizations realized the advantages of Power Apps while they adapted to widespread disruption.   The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown up many unexpected challenges for businesses. Organizations have had to roll out custom apps to accommodate remote working and to achieve business continuity. Power Apps has been invaluable in achieving this at scale, speed, and within budget.   In this blog, we propose five reasons why organizations can benefit from Power Apps in 2021 and beyond.   What is Microsoft Power Apps?  Part of Microsoft’s Power Platform, Power Apps is a unique set of apps, [...]

A firm need for change: Power Apps for professional services

2021-03-07T23:05:26-07:00By |

For as long as the “billable hours” model has existed, professional services firms have faced the imperative to do more with less. That’s because when a client is paying for your time, they want that time (and therefore their money) to be spent as cost-effectively as possible. Otherwise, the line of thought runs, they’ll get somebody else to do the job just as well but quicker and cheaper.   In 2021, “doing more with less” hinges on your willingness and ability to drive digital transformation and adopt new game-changing tech. And because you want to be that “somebody else” – not the firm getting ditched – I’ll explore how to do that. In this case by harnessing the possibilities of low-code development [...]

Digital transformation in healthcare: A cure for the industry?

2021-03-07T22:59:05-07:00By |

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced new challenges to the already ailing healthcare industry. However, technologies such as Microsoft Power Apps hold the key to solving many of its problems, so I’d like to explore how digital transformation in healthcare has the potential to be the powerful pick-me-up healthcare needs.    First of all, though, a little background. Let’s take a look at the charts.   Recent history and prognosis Even before the pandemic, the healthcare industry was running on fumes. Healthcare costs have been steadily increasing, with quality care becoming less affordable and accessible for many patients.   These strains have been felt by healthcare professionals, too. According to 2020 research from Medscape, as much as 42% of physicians reported being burned out. And the industry has also been drowning in a rising [...]

Transitioning in the Cloud: Why Hosting Everything on Azure

2021-01-28T12:51:25-07:00By |

Five years ago, Microsoft still did not run some of its major platforms on the Azure cloud. This statement is ironic since Azure is Microsoft's proprietary cloud. Since then, the tech powerhouse has made a significant effort to change the situation, and it is getting close to being able to say all their first-party services, including Office 365, Xbox Live, and Bing, are running on the Azure infrastructure. To fully comprehend what this means for Microsoft and businesses everywhere, we decided to go back to the beginning of the Azure transition and walk through the process step-by-step, so we [...]

In case of emergency, break out Power Apps for business continuity

2021-02-12T13:29:18-07:00By |

New challenges require new solutions. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 has seen plenty of the former, with new distances created between colleagues, customers, and businesses, together with new considerations that are necessary to carry out even everyday operations. Organizations everywhere have had to rely on new technology solutions to maintain productivity and collaboration, and Microsoft’s Power Apps has arguably been the breakout star of the year. Let’s look at why many are choosing Power Apps for business continuity. But first, a little recap of the story so far.   COVID-19 was a wakeup call   Until not so long ago, it was often expertise-and-time-intensive for a business to create its own bespoke technology solutions. It required professional developers and drawn-out development periods. The alternative was to enlist a third party, which could be expensive.   [...]

Terra: Microsoft and Verily’s Collaboration

2021-01-28T12:59:03-07:00By |

Everything is better together, even cloud-based data storage. Recently, Microsoft announced that it would contribute cloud-based storage data and computing power to Terra. Terra is a software project powering industry and academic research, allowing them to collaborate on large-scale health information analysis. Collaboration between industry and academia is crucial to furthering innovative and developing life-saving solutions. The life sciences company, operating under the umbrella of Google parent company Alphabet, Verily, co-created Terra. Verily has been using it for the past three years, partnering with the Broad Institute, a nonprofit health research institution brought about by Harvard and the Massachusetts [...]

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