Robotic Process Automation is Here, Say Goodbye to Repetitive Tasks

By 2018, Gartner cites that 20% of business content will be produced by machines. Mr. Ford & Mr. Taylor most likely would have dreamt of this time: a new era of optimizing repetitive tasks under the umbrella acronym “RPA.” Robotic Process Automation encompasses all technologies, products and processes used to automate repetitive computer capture tasks […]

Windows 10 Creators Update: The Top 4 Benefits for Businesses

If you are one of the businesses already reaping the rewards of Windows 10, then Microsoft’s recent Creators update will likely be no surprise to you. For those who aren’t, a brief recap, this is Microsoft’s third feature update in their new Windows-as-a-service model, Microsoft’s new method of improving Windows over time rather than with […]

Moving to a Cloud-based ERP: The Importance of Preparation

In November 2016, Microsoft launched Dynamics 365 for Operations, its new cloud-based ERP solution, a complete re-architecting of the Dynamics AX platform that aligns with Microsoft’s cloud first, mobile first strategy. ERP in the cloud can and will offer businesses many advantages. However, it also requires a good preparation and the right choices. First of […]

Surrounding our Clients with Security Management to Avoid Risk

The security and protection of clients’ information and privacy of their data is essential to earning – and maintaining – trust. That’s why, at Avanade, we continually invest significant resources in our people, processes, and technologies to protect our clients’ information, mitigate risks, and meet our client obligations  [CLICK TO TWEET]. As Avanade’s Director of […]

What to Consider When Switching Your CRM to Microsoft Dynamics 365

A lot of clients think that switching their CRM to Microsoft Dynamics 365 can be daunting, confusing and filled with uncertainty. But I’ve now helped several enterprises attain a smooth transition with the necessary expertise and tools, and wanted to share some of my learnings  [CLICK TO TWEET]. Why Migrate to Microsoft Dynamics 365? It’s […]

IT Modernization: As Exciting as Artificial Intelligence?

In a world of IT where phrases like “artificial intelligence”, “IOT” and “wearables” seem to be prerequisites to any conversation related to “the next big thing IT needs to think about”, you wouldn’t expect “IT modernization” to rate that highly  [CLICK TO TWEET]. But at the risk of oversimplifying, or perhaps under dramatizing, IT modernization […]

Reimagine the Way Work Gets Done

Michelle Caldwell presented at Nintex InspireX 2017. This article originally published on Nintex Blog. Wouldn’t it be great if your office worked with you, instead of against you? What if your workplace actually knew who you are, and where you are, and what you’re doing? What if it were smart enough to serve up the […]

Big Brands Innovating to Drive New Customer Experiences and Value

I’ve got a riddle for you: what do Williams Martini Racing, Nippon Paint, Microsoft and Stockland have in common? This diverse list of well-known brands across the globe are innovating when it comes to their customer experiences. They are driving new value through personalization, connecting communities, leveraging data and moving at speed. Avanade and Sitecore […]

How a Cloud “Platform-Plus” Can Address the Need for Speed – and More

When I talk with clients about why they want to move to the cloud, I hear a common theme: They’re looking for speed. Now, speed may mean different things to different people. Some companies want to get their products to market faster. Others need to react more quickly to customer needs. And still others want […]

Avanade Receives ISO Certification Validating Client Security Priority

As Avanade’s Director of Global Client Information Security, this is my personal passion and the focus of my team, and I am proud to share a critical accomplishment with our clients! Avanade’s Unified Communication and Collaboration Managed Services recently achieved ISO27001 certification, signifying that our teams, people, and processes operate within a security management system applying […]