Entries for September 2017


The first day of Microsoft’s annual technology summit Ignite has concluded and the sun has set on Orlando, but the buzz surrounding the technologies showcased today still continues. Ignite kicked off with a keynote speech by Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella which outlined Microsoft’s vision moving forward and reiterated its dedication and focus on cloud based offerings (Office 365, Dynamics 365, Azure, Microsoft Teams, etc.). Nadella focused on the “Modern Workplace”, which puts more emphasis on collaboration and “going beyond individual productivity and routine tasks” and focuses more on utilizing the skills and creativity that exists in your organization. To help organizations achieve this we are starting to see the lines between applications blur. A traditional implementation in many organizations would be that only sales would utilize a CRM solution, and the back office would use an accounting ERP system. This created two different data silos, two different user experiences, and required two skill sets. Microsoft is unifying the end user experience, utilizing one application to achieve more, and allowing the information to flow between team members easier than ever.

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