05 May 2019

Information Overload is why Collaboration is the New Black

Definition: A collaborative team is a group of individuals who share common beliefs and work towards common goals. Collaborative team members spend time discussing what they hope to accomplish as a team and individual goals for reaching that vision.

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05 May 2019

What’s Microsoft’s vision for conversational AI? Computers that understand you

Today’s intelligent assistants are full of skills. They can check the weather, traffic and sports scores. They can play music, translate words and send text messages. They can even do math, tell jokes and read stories. But, when it comes to conversations that lead somewhere grander, the wheels fall off.

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04 Apr 2019

From finance firms to factories — technology powers industry innovation

Recently, I joined a ribbon-cutting at the new Bank of America location on Microsoft’s campus in Redmond, Washington. The financial center is a great example of co-innovation with our customers. It features some test technology only available at this location, like a holographic greeter, with capabilities in English, Spanish and American Sign Language. The bank’s associates are equipped with...

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04 Apr 2019

Machine teaching: How people’s expertise makes AI even more powerful

Most people wouldn’t think to teach five-year-olds how to hit a baseball by handing them a bat and ball, telling them to toss the objects into the air in a zillion different combinations and hoping they figure out how the two things connect.

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03 Mar 2019

Protect your phone number like you would your password – or maybe even better

It’s no secret the mobile phone has become a device we rely so heavily on in today’s world. Forget the password to your social media account? Receive a four-digit pin sent to your phone. The same goes for your banking account, your credit card login, your work network login, etc. Simply enter the digits sent to your mobile phone to recover access and you’re all set. So if it’s so critical and so...

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03 Mar 2019

Solving a common corporate conundrum: Making sense of all that data

Most companies today are collecting enormous amounts of data, and chances are they know that data contains crucial insights about everything from what customers want to purchase at 10 p.m. on Friday versus 7 a.m. on Wednesday to how they could run their businesses more efficiently any day of the week. What’s more, that data is all available in real time.

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02 Feb 2019

Security Threats and Your Business

Data is your business’ most critical asset. Keeping it secure and available are essential to keeping the business running. From Internal threats to external breaches, we encourage all companies to take a good look at their business and determine how secure their data really is.

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02 Feb 2019

Microsoft service helps healthcare organizations develop and deploy virtual health assistants

Every year, tens of millions of adults in the U.S. are asked to contact Quest Diagnostics for healthcare-related services that range from routine blood work to complex genetic and molecular testing. In today’s increasingly self-service healthcare industry, details such as where to go when and what to do beforehand are typically up to patients to figure out for themselves.

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01 Jan 2019

Major Microsoft Operating Systems Approach End-of-Life

On January 14th of 2020, Microsoft will end extended support for two of their cornerstone operating systems – Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008R2. 12 months may seem like a long time, but it’s really not when you think about the computing life cycle and all the tasks and requirements that will go into meeting this deadline. It’s important to start thinking about it and planning now, so you’re not...

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12 Dec 2018

Is New Technology on your Wish List this Holiday Season?

With December here and the year coming to an end, most of us find ourselves answering those family group chats asking what you want for the holidays. If you’re anything like me, obviously technology is on the holiday wish list, not only for my personal life, but even more so for my professional life. If we take a step back and look at the business and technology advances that impacted your...

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