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Real stories of digital transformation: Find your inspiration, imagine the possible

By Microsoft in Business Team on January 4, 2017

Filed under IT Leader

In Dallas, a zoo uses RFID ankle bracelets and the cloud to understand how elephants behave and how to better care for them.  In Florida, smarter analytics improve how a top university provides for its students, and in Charlotte, new mobile tools enable case workers to better and more quickly serve local families. Across the country and throughout the world, businesses and organizations of all sizes and industries are discovering the tools of tomorrow and kick starting their own digital transformations to better serve their customers and stay competitive in an ever-changing business environment.

Welcome to the next industrial revolution.

This fourth, technology-driven industrial revolution—which was first identified and defined by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland—is fundamentally changing how people live, work, create, and connect.  This digital transformation is causing organizations across virtually all industries to reevaluate the way things have always been done and imagine what is possible. Everywhere we look, we are seeing amazing examples of companies using innovations in technology to disrupt markets, shatter the status quo, and leave lasting impacts on the global community.

The opportunities for growth and improvement made possible by this revolution are seemingly endless. Although every enterprise has its own unique response to the rapid advancements in technology, we have identified four key ways organizations are harnessing the power of the latest technology to drive their digital transformation journeys. These four components have become our pillars of digital transformation, as enterprises are discovering innovative new ways to:

4 pillars of digital transformation

Join us as we embark on a new adventure to bring you the real stories of organizations at the forefront of the fourth industrial revolution. We’ll introduce you to a myriad of businesses and organizations who will share their vision and results. You’ll meet the local heroes of change who are working to make digital transformation a reality for their businesses, you’ll learn what motivates them and what impact they’ve had on their businesses and industries. What’s more, we’ll also take you deep within the walls here at Microsoft, where you will get an inside view of how we are working to engage customers, empower employees, optimize operations and transform products.

Please stay tuned as we tell tales of what is possible today in #MSFTrealstories of #digitaltransformation:

How Stetson University democratizes data-driven decision-making and debunks myths

How Microsoft marketers use the Modern Marketing Dashboard to make better decisions

How NorthStar Anesthesia soothes healthcare analytics headaches with real-time data insights

How Holly Springs teachers tap technology to ignite young minds

How CarePoint Health saves time and lives with streamlined communications

How CDSS supercharges case workers to better serve California’s most vulnerable citizens

How FICO scores big with cloud-based collaboration and data solutions

How Astute, Inc. applies the latest technology to make profound changes in healthcare

How organizations achieve streamlined productivity with Windows 10 and Surface devices

How GSE Environmental is using technology to maintain an earth-friendly business

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