See Microsoft and Our Partners at DistribuTECH 2013

Microsoft’s worldwide power and utilities team is geared up for DistribuTECH 2013, where we are joining partners to demonstrate the latest and greatest technology for the utilities industry. The utilities industry is going through significant change. Workers are increasingly influencing the technology they use at work at a time when managing devices and corporate data…

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Cloud-based Identity Management Platforms Improve Joint Venture Performance and Security

By David Miller, Chief Security Officer, Covisint Companies in a joint venture situation need a secure, easy way to share information across a common portal. It is important that there is a quick mechanism for adding and removing either business partners or contractors on the project (especially for remote drilling projects) and still keeping the data…

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Innovation Takes the Lead at the 10th Annual Microsoft Global Energy Forum

By Randall Hoppe, Industry Manager – Manufacturing, Microsoft Corp. The oil and gas industry continues to undergo unprecedented change, and there is no slow-down in sight. New exploration, production, and refining technologies create opportunities to improve results, but they also require the right tools to make sure they deliver their full potential and don’t cause…

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Microsoft Partners ICONICS and PROS Showcase Solutions Conforming to Microsoft’s Chemical Reference Architecture (CHEMRA) at ACHEMA 2012

At the ACHEMA 2012 conference this week in Frankfurt, Germany, Microsoft partners PROS and ICONICS are announcing new solutions designed to help today’s chemical companies ensure they are successful in the future by leveraging the power of big data, streamlining processes and pricing, and enabling data exchange from multiple locations and devices.  At the event,…

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Right time, right place, right message – building loyalty in a digital age

This article appeared in the June 2012 issue of Direct Commerce magazine It wasn’t that long ago that building loyalty for the typical bricks-and-mortar retailer was fairly straightforward. Businesses could rely on in-store relationships and customer service to keep shoppers coming back. But the new reality of Web 2.0, social media and mobile apps means…

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Leading Banks Back into the Black

Like many other industries, banking embraced online and mobile channels to enable customers to take control of when, where and how they interact with their banks.  However, the proliferation of online and mobile channels has presented significant technology challenges. For decades, the industry has focused on lowering the cost per transaction –  but to be…

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Guest Column: Building Loyalty in a Digital Age

by Michael Griffiths, global product director of retail, Microsoft Business Solutions This article appeared in Integrated Solutions for Retailers It wasn’t that long ago that building loyalty for the typical brick-and-mortar retailer was fairly straightforward. Businesses could rely on in-store relationships and customer service to keep shoppers coming back. But the new reality of Web…

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A snipit of the manufacturing dialogue at Convergence 2012

Everything’s bigger in Texas, and Microsoft’s Convergence conference in Houston in March was no different. Nearly 11,000 attendees flocked to the Microsoft premier event for the Dynamics customer and partner community to make key business connections and discover the full potential of Microsoft Dynamics solutions.  Convergence kicked off with a tone of confidence from keynotes…

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Introducing the Razorfish Connected Retail Experience Platform (code-named “5D”)

This guest post is written by Luke Hamilton at Microsoft Partner Razorfish. Fresh out of R&D from the Razorfish Emerging Experiences team is a product code-named “5D”. 5D started out as an idea to re-invent personal shopping. Our goal was to create a retail experience platform for both consumers and sales associates that enables multi-channel…

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Microsoft Showcases “The Future of Retail Today” at NRF 2012

This week, New York will host the National Retail Federation’s 101st Annual Convention & EXPO at the Javits Center, with tens of thousands of attendees, hundreds of speakers, and a keynote from President Bill Clinton.  With all eyes on the consumer – whose shopping, how much is being spent and, most importantly how they’re shopping…

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