Three key shifts in digital transformation

Digital transformation is a massive topic. And its importance feels impossible to escape. No wonder, then, that in five blog posts, it feels as though we’ve touched on just a few ways to use technology for change. Things like getting ready for the modern workplace. And the apps and devices customers will be looking for….

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Getting the most from the Microsoft Partner Network

Whether you’re new to the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) or simply keen to explore your partnership further, our recent MPN101 webinar series can help. Over the last few months, we’ve been running a number of live webinar sessions aimed at developing your understanding of MPN and showing the best way to leverage all of the…

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Transforming infrastructure and apps in the next revolution

Previously, we’ve covered the modern workplace, business applications, and data & AI. In this final blog of the series, we look at how IT infrastructure and apps can be transformed to optimise business processes. In the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), the cloud has the power to turn the IT department into a revenue centre, rather…

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How to improve your digital marketing

In our recent Modern Marketing blog series we spoke a lot about marketing transformation, and the importance of investing in a connected modern sales and marketing strategy. But how can partners ensure they continuously improve on the success of their investments? Content creation may be key, but with over 27,000,000 pieces of content shared every…

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The importance of data and AI in the 4th industrial revolution

  So far in this series, we’ve covered both the modern workplace and business applications. This time we look at the role big data and AI. It’s an extremely important topic. Think of data as the currency of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR). In fact, it’s being said that big data plus artificial intelligence is…

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Business applications in the new revolution

Want to be ready for the fourth industrial revolution? Technology alone isn’t the answer. As we’ve seen from our previous blog, the fourth industrial revolution is coming soon. It’s going to be huge. And it’s going to completely change how we work. Want to turn this to your advantage? You’ll need to think about more…

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Microsoft Future Decoded 2017 – what you may have missed

After two busy days covering over 100 sessions and welcoming tens of thousands of Microsoft partners and customers, Microsoft Future Decoded has successfully ended for another year.   If you didn’t make it to the ExCel this week, or only managed to attend on one of the days, we’ve put together this event round-up from…

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Creating a company culture suited to the digital era

  At last year’s Microsoft Future Decoded, we launched a new report, based on comprehensive research and insight into the state of digital transformation in the UK. Whilst the findings clearly demonstrated that new digital services were changing every aspect of business, both for our partners and customers, it also uncovered widespread discrepancies between the…

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution – part 2

  First, let’s consider the impact of the workplace on employee engagement. The Steelcase Global Report sums it up nicely: “Workers who are highly satisfied with their workplace also demonstrate higher levels of engagement.” In addition: “Highly engaged employees have greater flexibility to make choices about where and how they work.” The rise of the…

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Apps & Infrastructure Announcements

  Last week Jon Woodward ran through the Data & AI updates that were announced at the Microsoft Envision and Microsoft Ignite events that recently took place in the US. This week, we’ve pulled together the key updates across applications and infrastructure, along with some further reading and resources to help you get up-to-speed on…

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