Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Meet Pam, a marketer who's planning an event while running the rest of her marketing operation. She can check her activity feed at home before leaving for work to see the priorities for the day. She can join a status meeting remotely using Microsoft Teams and using OneDrive-lined documents she can share documents, co-edit files in PowerPoint, Excel and access outside apps like Adobe Creative Cloud, Hootsuite and much more. Take a look and explore how Microsoft Teams can bring together everything a team needs to be productive!
If you're trying to find the best solution for your data analysis needs, read this white paper to get the inside details on what Power BI offers. Dedicated capacity, ability to work within your firewall with an on-premises server, the ability to build and distribute solutions broadly, higher dataset refresh rates and much more, including a peek at future feature sets.
This guide will give you six strategies for meeting your sales challenges. You'll get tips on how to meet customers at any point in the possibly non-linear journey, implement seamless solutions, ease onboarding and alignment, and get holistic performance insights. 92% of sales organizations rank sales engagement platforms as critical to their success.(1) You can help your customers make this critical move and find a solution that scales with their business--Dynamics 365. (1) Craig Rosenberg, "Sales Engagement - the Definitive Guide," TOPO, accessed January 15, 2019
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
How can you improve and enable productivity across your team? This e-book outlines different types of remote workers and how you can best encourage their success, from addressing specific technical needs to making it easier for employees to work from anywhere, on any device.
More than 50% of employees report that mobile technology helps them achieve work-life balance by enhancing productivity. We know that you probably want to empower your employees to work remotely, but we also recognize that it can be a struggle to enable remote workers and enhance mobility within companies. Don't worry--we can help. With the latest communication technology from Microsoft, you can connect the tools and services that employees use every day in a single hub for easy access. You can also help increase productivity by integrating team chats and files, and you can even reduce your company's overhead by saving money on office space as employees are able to work remotely. Check out this infographic for industry trends, pain points, proof points, and more on why you should adopt a teamwork platform from Microsoft. And contact us to help you build it.
By 2021, AI augmentation will generate $2.9 trillion in business value. This makes the adoption of artificial intelligence, data and analytics a priority for companies that want to stay relevant. Watch this video for an overview of challenges related to AI adoption and how by automating business processes, organizations can gain deeper insights into data, customers and the competition.
As a global leader in professional staffing, career transition, and talent mobility, the Adecco Group has been transforming the world of work. They help customers embrace the changing employment landscape and develop new ways of working. With 34,000 team members across the globe, they needed more effective ways to collaborate in real time and a better way to access data for driving good decisions. Microsoft 365 equips HR leaders with the people data needed to drive business and cultural transformation. Now these leaders can tap into the idea of working out loud and stimulating employee creativity with Microsoft Teams. And with Power BI, they've unlocked data so they can get the analysis they need, right on the spot! Check out how Adecco is creating the future of work in these two brief videos!
"We have fun. We make fun. We share fun. The future is bright," that's what we heard from the New Belgium Brewing Company. What's CRM powers all this fun? Microsoft Dynamics 365, of course! "Technology now is a natural extension of how we do our job. And that tech must fit into the experience that we're trying to give to our co-workers and our customers," the brewer says. In this video, discover how Dynamics helps New Belgium Brewing discover the best path to reaching each and every buyer and engaging with personalized content.
Monday, October 28, 2019
Lowe's is the second-largest home improvement company in the world and is headquartered in Mooresville, North Carolina. With a purpose of "helping people love where they live," the company wanted to create a modern workplace for employees and provide cloud-based productivity tools. Lowe's decided to deploy Microsoft Office 365, giving employees anytime access to productivity tools from any device. Now employees can find the information they need faster, work together more easily, and develop more attentive, personalized customer relationships.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
What's the one question to ask your sales team to empower them to achieve more? Check out this article from award-winning researcher, sales expert and tech entrepreneur, David Priemer. In Entrepreneur, David shares advice for selling more, faster and with less friction --encouraging organizations to unveil "blockers and blind spots lurking in the dark corners of your sales operation."
Engagement matters to technology buyers. Check out this infographic to see how combining Dynamics 365 for Sales, Office 365 and LinkedIn Sales Navigator helps customers break through roadblocks to better sales efficiency by bringing relationship data together for actionable insights. Get out from under the complexity of disconnected tools, data and processes once and for all!
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
How can digital skills enable your employees to work remotely? With the right communication tools and apps geared toward facilitating better teamwork, the benefits of working remotely can include increased productivity and reduced downtime, not to mention hitting that sweet spot in work-life balance. Does your team need help navigating communication tools and apps? Contact us to learn how we can help you create a connected digital workspace.
IDC Whitepaper: Cloud-Based Predictive Analytics Becoming a Critical Source of Vendor Differentiation in Enterprise Storage
As enterprise storage vendors focus on driving improved customer experiences across their installed bases, cloud-based predictive analytics platforms are replacing traditional remote monitoring. This white paper defines cloud-based predictive analytics, discusses evolving storage requirements driving their rise, and looks at how these platforms drive incremental value for customers in performance, availability, management, recovery and IT infrastructure planning. It dives deep into the advantages of the HPE InfoSight cloud-based predictive analytics platform, highlighting how it drives value for customers.
Teams in today's modern workplace are often multi-office or even multi-continent affairs. As a result, team cohesion can challenge the best managers. In this Forbes article, "Creating world-class collaboration in a global team," learn how Kim DeLine, the COO for Elevate K-12, engages a distributed workforce in her role at the leading live streaming company in the education field. With Microsoft Teams, you can connect across geographical and organization boundaries, run status updates and team building with remote workers via a cloud-based meeting solution, and foster a culture of knowledge sharing. See how important it is to explain the "why" with a multi-cultural office and encourage an understanding of purpose during times of change.
In our data centric times, it's easy to equate lots of data with good data. Catch this article, "Good Decision Making Requires Good Data" in Entrepreneur Magazine. Author George Deeb of Red Rocket Ventures gives personal examples of thinking he had the data thing down and then realizing the need to continue to refine their AI efforts to have accurate and meaningful data. With Microsoft's AI Builder layered onto the Power Platform, you can ensure it will be easy to build dashboards, apps, and workflows. Get the information you need to run your business, whatever your field.
Clifton Coffee Roasters always had far-reaching ambitions. They needed to maximize efficiency in their company and create a better way for employees to communicate, no matter where they were individually located. With Teamwork solutions from Microsoft, their employees could work from virtually anywhere, on any device. With features like video conferencing and instant messaging, Microsoft Teamwork solutions help employees work more effectively. And with employees empowered to work remotely, Clifton Coffee Roasters created the digital office of its dreams.
Monday, October 21, 2019
April, a sales rep, is looking to grow her company's Midwest customer base. See how she starts her day finding a lead in Microsoft Teams and then uses Dynamics and Power BI to dig out connections that turn that lead into an opportunity. By 5pm she now has a new resource to amp up more sales opportunities in the region. Check out this infographic to see what deal building looks like with Microsoft Teams!
Modern business is being transformed by three major trends: Big data, the cloud and intelligence. The winners will master all three. Learn how Microsoft Cortana can get you there by unlocking the full potential of your data. Remove the divide between IT and the business side of your operation and empower your whole workforce to access data and drive better decisions. Transform data into intelligent action with Power BI and Microsoft Azure.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
AI will change the way businesses operate, but could it also change the way we see as well? Check out this article, which explores how the powerful combination of AI and mixed reality could transform the way we work by putting the information we need directly in front us. Then contact us to learn how you can plan for and implement AI and advanced tech into your business and workplace.
Data locked in silos prevents your teams from fully accessing all the info they need to remain competitive. Microsoft Power BI and Azure give your team the ability to leverage a secure, simple-to-manage infrastructure to analyze data and view reports when and where they're needed --across any device, online and offline. Make collaboration and data sharing easier and more engaging across teams with stunning visuals; plus, simple data discovery and reporting. Discover how Power BI can transform analytics with business intelligence like you've never seen before.
This blog discusses the need for cloud-based predictive analytics to meet growing storage demands. Read it for guidance on choosing the right provider.
How could your employees benefit if you improved your businesses everyday meetings? With meeting best practices, you can improve your company's bottom line and value your employees' time. Sounds good, right? Check out this eBook for more information on how to achieve simple, direct meetings focused on clear action items. Want to improve your employees communication in all aspects across your business? Contact our team to learn how we can help level up your communication game.
Sofia is a construction company superintendent who works at multiple sites and uses Teams to keep her schedule and projects all in one place. View this infographic to get a glimpse of a day in Sofia's life -- and how she uses productivity, collaboration, BI and enterprise mobility tools in Teams to stay on track.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
What better way to learn about the contributions women have made to space exploration than directly from Dr. Mae Jemison, the first woman of color in space. Dr. Jemison is collaborating with Microsoft HoloLens to offer the visitors of Smithsonian's Museum Day a lesson they'll never forget. At Fidelitech, we believe in the power technology to inform, empower, and inspire. How can you use AI and advanced technology to transform your business? Contact us today to find out.
This analyst report from Frost & Sullivan explores the challenges of placing workloads in the public cloud and alternative approaches to bringing cloud benefits to the data center without the risk-- including a consumption-based IT model.
The landscape of teamwork is changing. Did you know that 83% of employees depend on technology to work together? We know many businesses struggle with disjointed file sharing and dispersed resources. If it sounds like we're describing your company, don't worry--we can help. Now you can take the hassle out of workplace communication with Teamwork solutions from Microsoft. With an integrated Teamwork solution, your employees can bring their teams and resources together, connect with users outside the company, and even work remotely. What are you waiting for? Check out this infographic for more on how your company can benefit from a comprehensive teamwork solution.
Early adopters of Office 365, Fruit of the Loom uses Microsoft Teams to combine tools that allow 30,000 associates to collaborate across locations and countries around the world. The video in this episode tells the Fruit of the Loom story -- showing that no company is too established to transform. Watch it to discover how Microsoft Teams empowers employees to effectively express ideas and unlock creativity by bringing together chat, meeting, calling, Office 365 apps and third-party tools -- all in one place. In a world where enterprise-grade security and compliance are non-negotiable, Microsoft Teams gives Fruit of the Loom the protection it needs to create a secure culture of knowledge sharing and creativity.
Victrex Business Unit Director Andy Walton's a tough customer. He's worked with multiple CRM systems and knows just what he wants. When it became clear he needed a better way to capture and track data on all the contacts that influence buying decisions, he found his solution in Microsoft Dynamics 365. Watch this video to discover how Victrix uses Dynamics to map a sustainable business pipeline that enables sales to engage at scale and personalize outreach.
Monday, October 14, 2019
At Virgin Atlantic, Manuela Pichler and the Business Systems Development team is focused on being the world's most-loved airline -- a goal that requires creating quick wins and tactical development solutions. To achieve this goal, Manuela adopted Microsoft PowerApps to simplify and accelerate app development by connecting business data with Power BI. Watch this video to discover what Manuela and her team are able to achieve by using Microsoft Modern BI to simplify collaboration and data sharing and get quick access to data insights anytime and anywhere. From improving customer service to ensuring safety and compliance to sparking innovation -- Microsoft PowerApps and Dynamics 365 give Virgin Atlantic everything it needs to help business and field workers excel while bringing more love to the travel experience.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Meet the Intelligent Data Platform from HPE. It predicts and resolves problems, scales ahead of demand, & moves data easily to where it needs to be. So, are you ready to unlock your data's potential?
How can you improve teamwork for your team? And what does successful teamwork look like for employees across different generations? Research shows that regular constructive feedback is key to making employees feel that their contributions are valued, especially among younger workers. This in turn translates to increased motivation among all employees and a reinforcement of the team's core values. Check out this article for more on how to help engage your employees and facilitate better teamwork.
"Microsoft was born to do a certain set of things. We're about empowering people in organizations all over the world to achieve more. In today's world, we want to use AI to achieve that." That's Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, crisply explaining the company's artificial-intelligence vision in an interview with Fast Company. Read the article for a look at how Microsoft aims to tie everything from Cortana to HoloLens to Office to Azure into one amazing AI experience.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
We live in a world of constant disruption where business models are undergoing constant change. This article explores the impact of these trends on collaboration and teamwork and the most important skills for the 2020 workplace.
The broad applicability of AI offers exciting possibilities, but it can be so broad that businesses struggle to visualize their first step to implementation. At Fidelitech, we believe AI's true transformative potential lies in reimagining the role of data and AI in our day-to-day business and decision making. Check out this e-book to learn more about what this might look like for your business.
A priority of many businesses is integrating ERP software with their Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system. Read this article to discover the timesaving and data-related benefits these connections provide.
What's holding your business back from using AI to turn your data into actionable insights? Azure Machine Learning makes AI more accessible to businesses of all sizes and experience levels by reducing cost and helping you create and manage your modules. But you don't have to go it alone. We can help you assess your business needs and adopt the right AI solution. Contact us today to learn how we can help transform your business with AI.
For Clifton Coffee Roasters, the first step to growing their business was to improve internal communication within the company. In the past, communication among team members was extremely disjointed, so it was challenging for team members to connect in an efficient manner. And as the business expanded and more employees were onboarded, the communication breakdown became even worse. Enter Teamwork solutions from Microsoft. With a streamlined communication strategy that provided a single hub for company resources and multiple methods for team members to connect no matter where they were individually located, Clifton Coffee Roasters was able to grow into one of the UK's premier coffee companies. Contact our team to see how we can help transform your business with an upgraded teamwork platform.
Monday, October 7, 2019
Check out this infographic to see how Dynamics 365 for Sales integrates with LinkedIn and familiar Office 365 applications like Outlook to make it easy for you to navigate common sales challenges and deliver delightful customer experiences.
Meet Diego, a Compliance Officer who works closely with his company's IT team to ensure employees abide by internal policies and regulations set by regulatory bodies. Check out this infographic to see how Diego uses productivity and collaboration tools in Teams across his devices throughout the day to review, define, enforce and report on compliance policies to prevent unethical, illegal, improper and under-use of resources.
By the 2020s, only 25% of companies on the S&P 500 will be ones that exist today. An astounding 75% will be companies not on the index today. Check out this infographic to for an overview of how Power BI helps organizations thrive in a world of change by delivering insights to anyone, anywhere at any time.
Thursday, October 3, 2019
AI can and will replace rote work and repetitive tasks in business and aspects of everyday life. It can also help to unlock human potential. Creativity is becoming more attainable--and more valuable--than ever before and your business can realize that value easier with a simple to use AI platform. Contact us today to learn how Microsoft AI can help empower your employees to create and achieve more.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
In this case study, tourism management company, Semitour, describes how HPE SimpliVity helped it modernize infrastructure to improve availability, data security and ticketing management.
Teamwork is more important than ever for today's businesses--and Microsoft Teams makes it easier than ever for your business to begin realizing the promise of a digital workspace. Subscribe now to stay informed on how Teams, as the hub in Office 365, can elevate and transform communication, collaboration, and teamwork throughout your entire organization.
Today's sales professionals are stretched thin. They're on double the teams as only a few years ago, sales cycles are longer and more complex, and they're more mobile than ever before. Subscribe now to stay informed on how Microsoft Dynamics 365 is enabling modern sales pros to close more deals and increase productivity with tools and capabilities that help streamline sales processes, improve collaboration, and intelligently guide them toward optimal outcomes.
Business data is multiplying exponentially. To put this data to work for your business and gain a competitive advantage, you need an end-to-end analytics solution that's not only fast, secure, and easy to use, but more important, also places this data at the fingertips of everyone in your organization, enabling anyone to transform business data into actionable insights. Microsoft Power BI and Azure offer an unbeatable combination for analytics that enables your business to maximize the potential of its data by performing real-time analytics, visualizing the results, and leveraging insights to improve business processes, increase productivity, and ultimately gain a more competitive footing. Subscribe now to learn how Power BI and Azure, and other Microsoft solutions, can help your business excel.
Did you know that having resources available in Microsoft Teamwork solutions reduces downtime by 15%? The benefit to your company productivity can be huge. Want to propel your business forward and change the way your team communicates? Subscribe now to learn how you can change the way your team works together.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Customer story: Seattle Children's Hospital explores new avenues of research with Microsoft Genomics
AI is doing more for businesses than increasing the bottom line. It's bringing exciting new opportunities for change and discovery, especially in the medical field. Seattle Children's Hospital, in partnership with Microsoft Genomics, uses AI to process vast amounts of data in the search for a SIDS cure. But AI isn't just for world class hospitals. Your business can use AI to process more data than ever before. Contact us today to learn how we can empower your firm to transform with AI.
IDC Whitepaper: Datacenters Leverage HPE SimpliVity to Drive Operational Simplicity, Improve Performance, and Other Critical Datacenter Benefits
This whitepaper offers insights from an IDC study revealing the increase in use of HCI and the benefits businesses are seeing with HPE SimpliVity.
Clifton Coffee Roasters (CCR) is a popular coffee company that profited from the recent boom in café culture. As Clifton Coffee Roasters' business grew, so did the company leaders' ambitions. They credit digital business and communication tools from Microsoft with helping them to grow and scale their business. Now, they provide additional services like technical support and delivery service to coffee shops across the UK. Check out this video to see how Clifton Coffee Roasters upgraded their teamwork strategy to grow their business.
This report from Moor Insights and Strategy outlines the main problems businesses face maintaining security and compliance, demonstrates why hardware is a rising issue and shows how HPE helps enable end-to-end security.
At the Alcoa plant in the distant coastal town of Fjardaal, Iceland, employees relied on a magnetic board to assign and trade shifts, while standard email was used to communicate critical information from one shift to the next--both of which required people to be physically present to retrieve messages or confirm changes in shift assignments. The adoption of Microsoft Teams transformed these otherwise manual tasks into a workflow better suited to a new generation of digitally savvy Alcoa employees who all carry smartphones. With Teams, company-wide announcements are now made with the confidence that everyone will see them via their devices, regardless of location, while operational information is quickly disseminated and passed along from one shift to the next to improve processes, safety, and efficiency. Watch the video to see how Teams is delivering the future of communication to a new generation of Alcoa plant personnel.