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The Innovator's Guide to Modern Note Taking
By Microsoft | 7/9/2017

Today, we clunk away at a keyboard and end up with half a gigabyte of meeting minutes on our hard drive that we’ll never read again to go with the two dozen scribbled receipts we keep shoved in the glove box. That chaos can be tamed. With the right tools and attitude, we can capitalise on this familiar tool to boost productivity and innovation. Modern note taking takes the familiar scrawl of handwritten notes and pairs it with the sharing and storage capabilities of the Digital Age.

In addition, modern note taking gives you opportunities to visualise ideas in ways you never have before, expanding the innovative space and transforming the way you create. Together, this allows a method of note taking that’s easy to organise, share, save and access while improving retention, creativity and collaboration.

Take the first step to excellence with modern note taking.

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The Security Challenge for SMBs in a Mobile World
By Microsoft | 7/9/2017

There’s a big change happening in how small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) think about IT security as they take advantage of mobility and the cloud. They’re recognising the need for mobile device management (MDM), cloud security, and the importance of choosing the right devices.

In this paper, we’ll consider why blending on-site security with MDM will give you a more flexible and scalable way to secure your mobile devices, data, and user identities. We’ll also outline some key considerations when investing in new mobile devices, so your business gets the full benefits of the latest trends in IT. Plus, we’ll explore some typical workplace scenarios to show how this results in practical benefits for your people and your business.

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The Productivity Puzzle: How to Get the Very Best out of your People in the Modern Workplace
By Microsoft | 7/9/2017

Productivity remains one of the top issues facing small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) today. And while there’s no doubting the importance of trying to get the most out of your talent, the approach many SMBs take actually has the reverse effect. This is the ‘productivity puzzle.’

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How Technology Helps SMBs to Maximise the Value of Ideas
By Microsoft | 7/9/2017

In an increasingly competitive environment, ideas can differentiate businesses and fuel their growth. SMBs need to get behind ideas and the people that create them. They can do that by encouraging a culture in which ideas thrive, and by giving people the tools they need to shape, share, and sell their ideas.

The right tools are carefully crafted around what people need. They put people in the driver's seat, making it easier for them to bring their ideas to life and achieve more, faster.

These tools have been tried and tested, and this paper shares examples of how they’re supporting ideation and strengthening business for SMBs across the globe.

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Microsoft: Webjet Case Study
By Microsoft | 6/12/2016

Travel and accommodation booker Webjet has partnered with Microsoft to create a new proof of concept application that, they say, has the potential to transform the way the travel industry processes and manages online payments for hotel bookings.

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Microsoft: The Yield Case Study
By Microsoft | 5/12/2016

The Yield is an Internet of Things (IoT) AgTech product company. We use innovative IoT technology to improve yields and and reduce risks for our customers. The Yield’s solutions are powered by reliable, accurate and trusted data. We combine wireless sensor networks and localised data, then use data analytics to transform raw observations into value-adding information.

Using both mobile and web applications, we deliver solutions to customers that are tailored to address specific business problems. We take control of the whole process from providing and maintaining the sensors through to delivering stunningly simple user-interfaces.

The data is stored in a robust cloud platform using world-leading IoT standards and protocols. We use Robert Bosch, Microsoft and Intel technology in our stack. Local on-farm computing is integral to our solutions. This is intelligence at the edge.

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Embracing Digital Transformation: Experiences from Australian organisations
By Microsoft | 1/12/2016

This report is based on interviews with 30 C-suite executives, general managers and digital transformation leaders of Australian organisations. Each organisation has a relationship with Microsoft Australia as a customer, partner or developer.

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eBook: Migrating, Managing, and More
By Microsoft | 16/5/2016

This report is designed to help IT pros to learn from peers who are dealing with similar challenges and opportunities. Through it we share perspectives on how to use cloud computing to improve business performance and position for the future.

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Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems
By Microsoft | 16/5/2016

As the operational DBMS market enjoys a dynamic resurgence, new entrants are challenging established leaders. Information managers will be especially interested in the changes in the Leaders quadrant, the strength of dbPaaS vendors, and the emerging feature parity of new and old vendors.

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Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms
By Microsoft | 16/5/2016

The BI and analytics platform market's multi year shift from IT-led enterprise reporting to business-led self-service analytics has passed the tipping point. Most new buying is of modern, business-user-centric platforms forcing a new market perspective, significantly reordering the vendor landscape.

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