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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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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Discover True Integration with Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft takes collaboration to the next level with Office 365, a new service that combines business productivity solutions with cloud computing to deliver an innovative platform, helping organizations collaborate while cutting costs. Office 365 gives businesses the opportunity to access information via the cloud from anywhere on virtually any device in a simple and highly…

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Q&A: Sherle Webb-Robins on New Role Leading U.S. Enterprise Partner and Industry Team

Although with Microsoft since 2005, Sherle Webb-Robins was recently appointed General Manager for the newly formed Enterprise Partner and Industry Solutions Team in Microsoft’s U.S. Enterprise and Partner Group, where she’ll lead industry and partner-facing sales efforts.  The Microsoft Vertical Industries blog team spoke with Sherle to learn more about her priorities in this new…

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Offering Innovation to the Insurance Industry: Microsoft and Partners Attend ACORD

Today, thousands of people return for the second day of the 2011 ACORD LOMA Insurance Systems Forum, bringing together the best in insurance and technology. This year, Microsoft attends the conference (booth #403) with six key partners that offer innovative solutions to the industry: Wipro, Accenture, Hyland, Neudesic, VUE Software and Customer Effective.  As we…

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Microsoft Partners with Toyota to Deliver Telematics from the Cloud

A new partnership between Microsoft and Toyota Motor Corp. (TMC) was announced today during a live press conference, which places Microsoft Windows Azure at the heart of a global platform for TMC’s next-generation telematics services. Telematics is the fusing of telecommunications and information technologies in vehicles; it can encompass GPS systems, energy management and other…

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Video Case Study – Aon Corporation

Watch Aon Corporation talk about why they chose to move to the cloud for their IT needs.  Listen to why they chose Microsoft as their provider of choice and the benefits they’ve received by making this decision.  

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Making Cities Energy-Smart

This guest post is contributed from Microsoft’s Kat Willson, a member of the Environmental Sustainability team who works with Microsoft’s partners to bring sustainability solutions to market. Last week, we attended CERAWeek 2011 in Houston, Texas.  The theme for this year’s conference was “Leading the Way: Energy Strategies for a World of Change” which focused…

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Steve Ballmer Discusses Cloud Solutions at CERAWeek

Last week, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer discussed the changing role of technology in the energy industry and IT’s role in energy conservation to more than 1,000 global industry leaders at CERAWeek in Houston. With energy demand expected to increase at least 40 percent by 2035, Ballmer offered his thoughts on how new technologies, such as cloud…

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Living with the New Normal

According to Drew Gude, Microsoft’s director of U.S. High Tech & Electronics, “The cloud is central to all elements of the new normal.” This was said during a recent interview with Desktop Engineering’s Kenneth Wong, looking at trends and themes from the 2011 Microsoft Global High Tech Summit. The conversation explored the overall impact of…

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