Leading charity implements CRM system to revolutionize way of working

This nonprofit organization hit growing pains as its range of services expanded along with its personnel. It lacked the necessary technology to capture detailed data such as reporting on business activity, client outcomes, and employee information. Learn how Harrow Mencap leveraged Dynamics 365 to help to better serve its mission.

Building Autonomous Systems with Microsoft AI

This video is a powerful example of how autonomous systems can be aligned to intelligently perform routine tasks. Toyota Material Handling partnered with Microsoft using AirSim (an open source simulation platform originally developed to teach drones or robots to learn in high fidelity simulated environments) to train a forklift on tasks like picking up a pallet. This video illustrates the vision for a future warehouse with pre-trained, intelligent forklifts assisting people in everyday activities.

Three ways to make an app

Launch apps right away with Microsoft Power Apps. Pre-built templates and drag-and-drop simplicity give you the power to build apps now. When your business needs quick app deployment to keep ahead of the curve, Power Apps offers three easy ways to make your ideas a reality—using a blank slate, a data-driven model, or a template. See how you can get started:

Alcoa puts Firstline Workers at the center of its digital transformation

Alcoa, headquartered in Pittsburgh, is a global leader in bauxite, alumina, and aluminum production with locations in 10 countries. Alcoa deployed Microsoft 365 to improve communication and processes as part of the company's priority to reduce complexity. Employees at the company's Iceland facility embraced Microsoft Teams, using it to access business information from any location and on their own mobile devices. Alcoa uses Teams and Microsoft 365 to become more operator-centric with solutions that enable their employees in Iceland to manage schedules efficiently, streamline processes, and improve communication.

Building an AI Powered organization

The business world is rapidly changing. It is estimated that AI will add $13 trillion to the global economy over the next decade-and yet from thousands of executives surveyed, only 8% of firms are adopting core practices that fully support implementation. Businesses arrive at progress slowly, reflecting a failure to rewire within the organization. This article from Harvard Business Review demonstrates how companies can make a successful shift to utilizing AI and setting themselves up for success.

Why Only The Agile Will Survive

This compelling article written by Steve Denning for Forbes outlines how COVID-19 has been an accelerator for change—both good and bad. With this change becomes the imperative need to be agile to not only survive but to thrive.

Surface Hub 2S 85": Collaborate together, wherever you work

Introducing the new Microsoft Surface Hub 2S 85", a larger-display addition to the Surface Hub 2S family. Surface Hub 2S is a Microsoft Teams-certified meetings platform and modern collaborative canvas that brings teams together. Surface is known for innovative devices that enable people to collaborate, work, and create in new ways. Surface Hub 2S is no exception. Contact us to learn more. dcohendumani@Withum.com

This expert says business will secure stronger supply chains post-pandemic

This article from Forbes details the effects of the pandemic on companies that did not use intelligent supply chains. Insufficient data makes it difficult to recognize areas of the organization that are now at risk. Forbes Technology Council member Amit Ojha predicts that more businesses will leverage data to better prepare for disruptions in the future.

Speed up the process: develop an app in hours

This brief video shows how Microsoft Power Apps accelerates the process for building custom applications. Learn how to turn your creative ideas into a mobile or web application quickly. Instead of months, Power Apps can help you get your app up and running in a few hours. The simple drag-and-drop elements and pre-built templates accelerate app development. Learn how to build and deploy apps fast to extend value and agility for your business.

2 Types of Artificial Intelligence

Bring the future into your business today with AI. Explore two types: Pre-Built and Custom Built. Pre-Built AI has cognitive services - deep learning cognitive capabilities ready to use (vision, speech, knowledge, translation, etc.), whereas Custom Built AI uses machine learning capabilities to analyze data to build and an artificial neural network to address specific problems not covered by Cognitive Services.