Mapping Digital Workplace Insights to Business Value Context

Most enterprise organizations are traveling along the journey to digital today.  There is no definitive measuring stick for how digital they have become but that does not stop them from continuing to invest and trying to find that edge to define new opportunities. Investments take many different shapes ranging from IT modernization, mobile investments, the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Top Three Things to Know When Moving to Office 365

The following blog post was co-authored by Tom Hoglund, Executive, and Brad Gephart, Senior Director, of Platforms and Offerings. Microsoft’s ‘cloud first’ strategy has helped propel Office 365 (O365) into becoming Microsoft’s fastest growing commercial product to date. The latest research conducted by the Digital Workplace Group (DWG) found that almost half (48 percent) of […]

The DNA of Digital Disruption

Regardless of what stage companies are in while going through their digital transformation journey, the potential for market disruption is always looming. As I see it there are four market needs that are driving organizations to transform themselves digitally: increasing innovation, moving faster, staying connected and getting personal. The Need to Increase Innovation:  Digital disruption […]

Identity Management: Why Wait a Week for Access to Biz Apps?

As a Security Consultant, I have spent the last 5 years of my career working to improve the security of Avanade’s clients using Microsoft security technology. One area of security I specialise in is corporate identity management, using these skills I have helped clients improve their joiner, mover, and leaver changes through automation and process […]

Are Business Processes and Apps Really Linked in Your ERP System?

The ERP holy grail of seamless, integrated business functions achieving their full potential has been elusive, for sure. According to a Gartner report, a whopping 75% of ERP implementations fail to achieve their objectives, due in large part to how they start off and the outcomes stakeholders think they will achieve. While I think those […]

Fortune Favours the ‘Bold’ With Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is no longer a distant dream – it is under way, with more organisations than you might think already reaping the benefits of replacing ageing legacy infrastructure with the latest cloud-based and digital technology. I’ve had the opportunity to speak with many of our Avanade clients over the past six months. Each organisation […]

Why a New Economics of IT Demands Innovation and Efficiency

Working on your core at the gym is great — but if it’s all you do, you’re limiting what could be. You need the cardio, the weights, and the full-body routines to really unlock your true potential.  It’s the same idea for companies going digital. As we’ve seen in the New Economics of IT blog […]