A Look at Strategic’s April

Birthdays Spencer Coleman                             May 20 Monica Gant                                      May 7 Eric Heck                                              May 23 Anniversaries Josh Ballard                                         May 19                 21 years Tina Baptista                                      May 7                    3 years Ronald Hamby                                   May 29                 3 years Chris Payne                                        May 8                    4 years We’re Hiring – Job Openings Cloud Pre-Sales Architect             Remote – Any Location Cloud Sales Account Executive   Remote – Any Location Norton Hospital …

Microsoft Surface enables teamwork anywhere

Remote work is no longer just for frontline workers or a rare work-from-home day. In this new reality, office employees and organizations are adapting to remote work—and the workplace is being redefined. Our reliance on technology has intensified, and the progression toward digital transformation continues to accelerate to meet the needs of this new work environment. Contact us to learn …

Why use .NET on Azure?

When you use Microsoft .NET apps, you get Visual Studio tools and over 100 cloud services. You also benefit from faster, simpler development. View: Why use .NET on Azure?

The City of Houston: Security as a job

Ensuring citizen safety is the utmost concern of any local government. With so many things that can go wrong at any given time, it pays to have the best technology available aiding these efforts to enable accurate situation analysis, quick response times, and effective monitoring of the response teams involved. Fortunately, digital transformation has empowered the rapid evolution of cities’ …

DHHS: Department of digital transformation

Improving operational efficiency is at the core of enabling better outcomes for patients. By freeing employees from manual intensive tasks and outdated legacy technology, organizations can focus on optimizing their processes and improving patient experiences. For the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in Victoria, Australia, part of this process meant eliminating the agency’s dependence on paper and improving …

Hong Kong Teaches Students with Remote Learning

Last spring, the global pandemic forced schools around the world to experiment with online learning. Schools that leverage technology to elevate education are finding the most success with this transition. Microsoft Hong Kong’s #FutureReady Limitless Learning Program supported over 50,000 teachers and 800,000 students from all 1,000 primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong. Read this blog to see how …

In an era of distractions, Microsoft wants AI to be your coworker

Microsoft is aiming to adapt its productivity suite to a short-attention-span world, bringing years of research into products like PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel. This article outlines how after years of slavishly digitizing and formatting words, numbers, and images, future versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint will be much more aware of your work and how you do it. Intelligent algorithms …

City of Houston: Collaborative tools

One of the defining aspects of modern productivity and collaboration tools is their ability to unify an entire organization in a single hub where ideas can be proposed and shared. This capability is crucial for keeping information from being siloed and ensuring that stakeholders have the highest possible visibility into their projects. Collaboration tools also play a key role in …

Building the AI-Powered Organization

The business world is rapidly changing. It is estimated that AI will add $13 trillion to the global economy over the next decade-and yet from thousands of executives surveyed, only 8% of firms are adopting core practices that fully support implementation. Businesses arrive at progress slowly, reflecting a failure to rewire within the organization. This article from Harvard Business Review …

How to build autonomous systems with AI

This video is a powerful example of how autonomous systems can be aligned to intelligently perform routine tasks. Toyota Material Handling partnered with Microsoft using AirSim (an open source simulation platform originally developed to teach drones or robots to learn in high fidelity simulated environments) to train a forklift on tasks like picking up a pallet. This video illustrates the …