Why Microsoft Acquiring Xamarin is Good for Avanade

We learned last week that Microsoft is acquiring Xamarin. This is certainly great news for Microsoft and Xamarin, but it’s also good news for Avanade. We have a very special relationship with Microsoft as one of our parent companies. And, for mobility specifically, we were the Microsoft Mobility Partner of the Year for three years […]

MWC 2015: Embracing the Digital Customer and Workplace

 A few months ago, I wrote about how business transformation means implementing change in the way that a company operates. When embarking on a digital journey, companies need to think about changes across all elements of the organization – customers, product, employees, processes and technology. As we gear up for Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 […]

MWC 2014: It’s All about Being “Connected”

Mobile World Congress is typically the forum where the largest and most innovative companies in the world announce and promote their mobile-related, or more importantly, “connected” products, solutions and services to the world of consumer and business. This year was no different with announcements on new devices from manufacturers including Nokia, Samsung and M2M services […]

Delta Air Lines Flying High in Customer Excellence

By now you’ve likely heard about the exciting mobility work that Delta Air Lines is doing with Avanade. We started with the idea to use new forms of technology to rethink how it does business and to offer its customers a more comfortable in-flight experience. The vision – a mobile in-flight sales and services solution […]

Mobile Transforms the Retail Industry

The following is a guest post by Maribel Lopez, principal and founder of Lopez Research.  Mobile adoption has reached critical mass with over 5 billion mobile subscriptions worldwide. Today there are more than 1 billion smartphones in use globally and we continue to see new connected devices such as smartwatches. Mobile devices have changed the […]

Mobile Technology as a Tool to Deliver Greater Consumer Value in Retail

The following is a guest post by David Vitak, Global Business Solutions at Avanade. Consumers today are challenging retailers to deliver more value than ever before.  And the retailers that successfully respond to this challenge will benefit in terms of greater customer loyalty and in turn, greater revenue and profit growth. Today’s global economic conditions have […]

Nokia + Microsoft: A Bold Step Forward for Mobile Devices and Services

It’s no secret that mobile is permeating every aspect of businesses today. The rise of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), BTRD (Bring The Right Device) and the increase of virtual offices has had a significant effect on the workplace. As a result, a lot of companies are heavily investing in mobile devices and services to […]

Redesigning Delta’s In-Flight Customer Experience

On any given week, you’ll usually find me 30,000 feet in the air en route to my next business meeting.  I fly a lot; so much that I have reached Diamond level on Delta Air Lines. I’d be lost if it wasn’t for their incredible in-flight service. That’s why I’m excited to share some news […]

Accenture Positioned as a Leader in IDC’s Enterprise Mobility Report

Mobile devices have become a core part of our everyday lives, both at work and at home. As a result, businesses are asking for a new wave of mobile solutions, which meet the increasing expectation of both employees and consumers. However, enterprise mobility isn’t just deploying and supporting mobile devices for employees. It’s about developing […]

TweetChat on May 2 – How Consumer Technologies are Impacting the Way We Work

I’m excited to co-host Avanade’s first-ever TweetChat next Thursday, May 2, at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET. We’ll be chatting with technology analyst Maribel Lopez (@MaribelLopez) and industry leaders about how mobile and consumer technologies in the workplace are changing the way we work. It’s well-known that the use of certain technologies in […]