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Microsoft - Indiana University

Indiana University wanted to improve communications and make up for its increasingly mobile IT staff . It decided to implement a software solution that would provide more flexibility and increase functionality.

Microsoft - Pioneer Electronics

Pioneer Electronics needed to provide superior customer service. To help achieve this, Pioneer dealers needed a forum to share installation expertise for increasingly sophisticated after-market car audio products.

Microsoft - Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments wanted to insure its delivery of innovate technologies to meet customers real-world signal processing requirements. To do this, it wanted to create a Windows Embedded CE 6.0 board support package for markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Microsoft - Womble Carlyle

Womble Carlyle, a law firm based in North Carolina, needed to provide its employees who work out of disparate offices and client sites a better way of communicating, while at the same time improving the phone and voicemail systems.

Microsoft - Best Buy

Best Buy, a leading specialty consumer retailer, wanted to create a more efficient approach to scheduling and routing for their “Geek Squad” brand, a team of field-based support professionals who service customers in their homes or small businesses.

Microsoft - Brevard County Florida

The customer was running out of space for paper record and needed a way to electronically and easily manage documents to comply with the state of Florida’s public records management laws and also gain business intelligence.

Microsoft - MCI

MCI, one of the world's largest global communications firms, wanted to integrate and increase the efficiency of its systems with newer technology, thereby reducing the maintenance costs and improving the firm's financial and business management.

Microsoft - Accuride Corp

Accuride Corp, is a large manufacturer of components for commercial vehicles in North America, they needed a new comprehensive application platform that was rich in integration capabilities and had to deliver a new scheduling system and expose the data in multiple systems for access over the web.

Microsoft - Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee

The Arizona Super Bowl host committee, a nonprofit group that worked with the NFL during Super Bowl week, marketed and promoted the giant sports event. The committee needed to improve its IT infrastructure’s remote access capability and improve the existing e-mail solution they had in plac

Microsoft - Chicago Symphony Orchestra

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra was spending hours on manual accounting processes and wanted to streamline its accounting and reporting processes.

Microsoft - Hercules Offshore

Hercules Offshore, a leading provider of offshore contact drilling and inland barge services, recently acquired another company and decided to consolidate its health, safety and environmental departments into one. They wanted to create an automated solution to help employees.

Microsoft - L'Oreal

L’Oreal, the world's largest skin care and cosmetics company, wanted to broaden the scope of marketing for their luxury products division.

Microsoft - Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) a leader in innovative patient care, research, and education, wanted to develop an integrated information system to enhance early detection and treatment for a condition known as Sepsis, the tenth leading cause of death worldwide. It also accounts for 40 percent of total ICU costs.

Microsoft - WilliamsF1

For almost three decades the Williams F1 racing team has been at the forefront of Formula One development. The team wanted to establish a website for the upcoming racing season that would reflect its leading position. They had seven weeks to accomplish their goal.

Microsoft - Precision Results Manufacturing

Precision Results Manufacturing is a tube and sheet metal fabricator based in North Dakota. The company needed to link computers together through a central server to eliminate shutdowns that could potentially stop workflow.

Dell - Altran

Altran is a European leader in innovation consulting. Founded in 1982, the company has three areas of expertise: technology and innovation, information systems, and strategy and management. Altran needed to standardize various IT systems by installing common software solutions across Altran’s 150 companies. This included a financial consolidation application, ERP as well as e-mail.

Microsoft-Del Monte Foods

Del Monte Foods, a California-based company that began operations in 1916, produces, markets, and distributes a variety of foods and pet products for the U.S. retail market. Because so many of Del Monte’s customers still submit orders by fax, the company needed an efficient and reliable fax server solution that would integrate with their existing Microsoft IT infrastructure.

Microsoft-American Red Cross of Greater Cleveland

The Cleveland chapter of the American Red Cross has been serving the local community for more than 100 years. When the American Red Cross of Greater Cleveland began experiencing funding difficulties due to worsening economic conditions, they began searching for technological solutions that would allow them to lower overhead costs without sacrificing the quality of their services.

Microsoft-Norton Rose

Norton Rose LLP is a very large legal practice with offices in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The challenge the company was facing was that they had to find a way to reduce the amount of time individuals spent locating information.

Microsoft-Country Knolls Animal Hospital

The Country Knolls Animal Hospital is a well-established practice that has been operating in Ballston Lake, New York, for the past 30 years. When Dr. Kelly Cooper purchased the practice from the original founder in 2008, she quickly recognized that the operation was in need of a digital technology transplant. According to the new owner, the practice used virtually no technology, and basically ran on paper and pencil. She wanted to install specialized veterinary software to help her with a variety of tasks, but first she needed a network to run it on and a compatible computer operating system.

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