Process Automation: The best kept secret in business transformation

Modern business leaders have several different challenges to juggle, including a global struggle to engage employees, increasing compliance requirements between different regulatory regimes, and currency fluctuations. All this is in addition to changing macroeconomic factors in the job market – including the creation, movement, and reallocation of jobs – for example, changes to the H-1B […]

AI is the new UI – AI + UX + DesignOps

This blog post was originally published on CIO Review. Today you cannot read any technology or business article without some discussion around Artificial Intelligence (AI), whether explicit or implicit. We see AI integrating deeper in all elements of our life – be it at home with our families, or at work with our colleagues and […]

6 Things to Consider When Addressing Corporate Digital Ethics

Digital ethics is all across the mainstream press.  Avanade has been part of the discussion, with both Sarah Adam-Adam Gedge and Adam Warby have spoken to the press on this locally. With companies accelerating into an AI-first world, the need for all players – companies, governments, individuals – to consider the consequences of that shift, is […]

Technology Vision 2017: Every Business Will Be an AI-First Business

We’ve been talking about cloud-first and mobile-first for a while now. Here’s another “first” businesses need to start paying attention to: AI-first. We believe all businesses are only a few years away from a new era – one where we will need to focus first on artificial intelligence. Avanade’s Technology Vision 2017 explores AI and […]

New Dynamics 365 Platform Combines CRM and ERP Functionality

On November 1, Microsoft launched Dynamics 365 – the next generation of the award-winning cloud CRM and ERP software. There is one thing in particular that makes the Dynamics 365 release special. For the first time, Microsoft has united the CRM and the ERP offerings into one product. ERP customers can now ‘switch on’ the […]

Why a Blockchain EHR Makes Sense for a Patient-centered Approach

The following post was originally published on Health Data Management. By now, most people have heard of blockchain, at least as the Bitcoin ledger. As awareness of blockchain has grown, people have come to understand that it is a powerful technology in its own right. Blockchain is a general purpose, trustworthy, open, indelible ledger in […]

Smart Tech: Will it Displace or Replace Us?

What impact will smart tech have on the workplace? Picture the scene. It’s 2030. You are ferried to work in your driverless car. At the office, your AI personal assistant schedules all your meetings for the week in seconds. Your email app has machine-learned your tone of voice and writes your emails for you. Your […]

Let’s Be Smart about Smart Technologies

This is a guest blog post written by Avanade alum, Alex Cebulsky. I recently mentioned to my 12-year-old daughter that artificial intelligence will be able to outsmart us by 2045. She got very upset, feeling that this would be the end of the human race and saying, “Then we can kill ourselves, otherwise we will […]