Mixed Reality: It’s Not Virtual Reality, It’s Actual Reality

Whilst Facebook’s announcement to shutter its mixed reality content studio has many thinking it’s maybe too early for the technology, the reality is quite different within the enterprise and commercial space where it is gaining momentum and traction. Here in Australia, businesses are moving beyond Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality animated overlays, (typical in many […]

Achieving ROI from Robotic Process Automation in Financial Services

Automation is a hot topic among banks and financial institutions today. Faced with agile competitors snapping at their heels and a rising trajectory to their cost-to-income ratios, Financial Services institutions are looking at automation to improve their productivity and efficiency. These organizations are showing particular interest in robotic process automation (RPA) and rightly so, as […]

3 Big Benefits for Moving SAP to the Azure Cloud

In the past, if you’d have said you were taking SAP to the cloud, your colleagues would tell you that you need a vacation. Today though, it isn’t a matter of if you’re taking SAP to the cloud, it’s when – and more importantly – how you’re going to do it. As we just shared […]

Millennials are Driving New Digital Workplace Trends in Healthcare

Millennials have a significant presence in the healthcare field and are harbingers of change in this industry. For this demographic, gone are the days of long hours, years spent building a practice, and long-term allegiance to employers, traits commonly attributed to Boomers and Gen-Xers. After watching many clinicians experience burnout, millennials are forcing a change […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

4 Benefits from Investing in a Digital Workplace

A few facts on our changing world: digital natives will have 20 different jobs in five different careers in their lifetime. Technology has made us five times more productive since 1972. 50% of the workforce will be Millennials by 2020 and could be working with their grandfathers. By 2025, 45% of workers will be contractors. […]

Top 3 Highlights from Gartner Digital Workplace Summit

I’ve just come back from Gartner’s Digital Workplace Summit and it’s reassuring to see much of what I’ve been discussing with Avanade clients for years make its way into the limelight. The event is only entering its second year, at a time when creating an advanced, digital workplace couldn’t be more urgent.  After all, without […]