Mobile Solutions Connecting Citizens with Government

Government agencies often deal with the same types of issues as other businesses. With increased pressures to cut costs, minimize risk, and keep pace with change, government agencies need modern, secure and affordable mobile solutions to ensure their employees are able to stay connected and productive wherever they are. Government ultimately exists – whether it…

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Students Prepare for the Business World with Mobile Technology

Schools across the globe are looking for ways to improve the educational experience and better prepare students for the workforce. We believe technology has the power to inspire and motivate students to learn and to help teachers manage their classrooms and curriculum more efficiently, so we are working with schools and key partners to ensure…

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Manufacturing Brings Mobile Technology into its Processes

Manufacturing is one of the main engines of our economy. Throughout our history it has helped drive progress, create incredible products, and will always be an important part of our country’s psyche. But there are challenges that require manufacturing companies to constantly change their business models. Pricing pressures, variable demand, growing competition and other challenges…

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Making Doctors and Patients Happy with Mobility

Going to the doctor can be a complicated and time-consuming process: long wait times, drab examination rooms and lengthy, handwritten medical forms are only a few of the things you may encounter – not to mention dealing with the actual reason for your visit or that of a loved one. Fortunately, mobile advances in healthcare…

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Mobile Technology as a Tool to Deliver Greater Consumer Value in Retail

This is a guest post from David Vitak, Global Business Solutions at Avanade Consumers today are challenging retailers to deliver more value than ever before. And the retailers that successfully respond to this challenge will benefit in terms of greater customer loyalty and in turn, greater revenue and profit growth. Today’s global economic conditions have…

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The new world of work: How mobile technology is transforming the way small businesses do business

The following post is from Thomas Hansen, Vice President, SMB Worldwide, Microsoft.  The office has changed. Yesterday’s workplace was a different place. Look at the TV series “Mad Men” and you see that we’ve come a long way. No instant messages, no email, no video conferencing, no collaboration tools. That was an era of largely…

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Financial Service Companies Get Down to Business with Mobility

The financial services industry is in the process of rebounding from the financial crisis but now faces disruption of another kind. Technology is increasingly changing how customers and employees interact with banks, capital markets firms and other financial institutions. While the industry may be moving  beyond the era of cost-cutting and retrenchment, customers’ and employees’…

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On the Move or In the Sky: Mobility Makes Life Easy for Travel and Hospitality Customers

The mobile era is creating new customer expectations during travel. People want their information and to stay connected wherever they may be going. The companies that understand how important mobility is for hospitality and travel are setting themselves up for success in the future. It helps that these companies are starting to become more optimistic…

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Microsoft is Getting Down to Business with Mobility

Today, in New York City Susan Hauser, corporate vice president of our Enterprise Partner Group, is hosting a media event at the W Union Square in New York to discuss business mobility and Microsoft’s unique view of mobile strategies for businesses, and how it differs from competitors. Susan will be joined by well-known and forward thinking customers and…

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How trading shares can be made simple – and cool

This is a guest blog post from our partner Peterevans We are currently witnessing a massive change in the way we approach financial literacy. Historically, handling money was seen as the domain of banks and financial services firms, before the 2008/09 financial crisis radically changed the mainstream population’s perception. Last year, polls showed that two-thirds…

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