Engaging Retail Employees with Office 365

As Douglas Conant, former CEO of Campbell Soup once said: “To win in the marketplace, you must first win in the workplace.” One of the key challenges for the retail industry is retaining talent. While fewer employees are leaving their jobs since the recession began, retail industry turnover in the U.S. is substantially higher than…


Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 1/25/2013

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Nonprofit Saves $40,000, Boosts IT Efficiency 62 Percent with Cloud Collaboration SolutionHomeboy Industries increases IT efficiency by 62 percent and saves an estimates US $40,000 in capital expenditures by choosing Office 365. My Five Big New Year’s Resolutions…

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Reinventing the Retail Customer Experience with Office 365

Today’s omni-channel customers are more connected than ever before. With so much information readily available, consumers can easily research products wherever they are via their mobile devices, check on a store’s reputation, compare prices right in the aisles, and ultimately choose to buy wherever they get the best deal. Couple a highly-informed buyer with an…


Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 1/18/2013

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Retailers Giving a Lift to Microsoft’s Cloud AmbitionsEnjoying recent successful deals with J.C Penney Co. and British retailer Tesco PLC, Microsoft “is betting Office 365 is the right blend of mobile-hip and hard-nosed business tool that retailers want.”…

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Xelleration Leads Customers to the Cloud, Reduces Travel Costs with Office 365

Today’s guest blogger is Mo Khan, managing director of Xelleration, a consulting and technology solutions company and a Microsoft Gold Certified partner that provides business intelligence and office automation solutions. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., the firm works with businesses of all sizes across the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.    Over the…

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Office 365: Retailers’ Secret Weapon

As retailers head to the National Retail Federation Annual Convention and EXPO this year, most, I’m sure, have already heard the forecasts for continued slow growth in 2013. As one industry professional put it: Growth will be “challenging” and underlying economic conditions “uncertain.” Overall, Moody’s predicts that real U.S. growth domestic product will grow by…


Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 1/11/2013

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. jcpenney Aims for the Cloud with Microsoft Office 365With 1,000 stores in all 50 U.S. states, retailer jcpenney moves to Office 365 to enhance collaboration among its workers. Tesco signs up to use Microsoft Office 365Tesco, the UK’s…

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Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 1/4/2013

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. The Windy City Teams with Microsoft on Cloud StrategyThe City of Chicago moves 30,000 employees to Office 365, joining a growing number of state and local governments that are taking advantage of the cost savings and efficiency benefits…

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GW Computadores to Move 50 Clients to Office 365 by Mid-2013

Today’s guest blogger is André Henrique Buss, owner of GW Computadores, a technology consulting firm that specializes in cloud-based infrastructures. Headquartered in Blumenau, Brazil, the firm works with small- and medium-size businesses in Brazil. Today, there really isn’t a good reason for small- and medium-size businesses not to migrate to the cloud. And those that…

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