Develop Applications with Confidence

Develop Applications with Confidence

The cloud promises a vast array of resources that can help developers create new value and open new markets. Sometimes the challenge is figuring out where to start. If you're interested in using the cloud as your application platform, you can learn how to get started quickly, and start building applications that take advantage of the efficiencies of cloud computing. Azure is a complete cloud platform that can host your existing applications, streamline the development of new applications, and even enhance on-premises applications. Let's take a closer look as to how Azure integrates the cloud services that you need to develop, test, deploy, and manage customer facing and internal LOB applications. The Way We Build Applications Today Has Changed Azure provides several cloud-based compute offerings to run your application so that you don't have to worry about the infrastructure details. You can easily scale up or scale out your resources as your application usage grows. Azure offers services that support your...
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Intelligence in the Cloud and on the Edge with Azure IoT

Intelligence in the Cloud and on the Edge with Azure IoT

Maximizing the impact of your IoT Proof of Concept Whitepaper. Download Here The Internet of Things (IoT) is real and it’s here today, but to many of you, IoT may seem confusing and hard to understand how it applies to your business. In this post, we hope to offer you further understanding on how Azure IoT could bring your business together in new, insightful ways – from generating new revenue streams, to increasing process efficiencies, and delivering better customer experiences. What is IoT? There’s a revolution underway that is positioning companies to take operational efficiency to new levels and inform the next generation of products and services. This revolution of course, is the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT, however is not a technology evolution. It's a business revolution, enabled by technology. With Microsoft’s long history of driving business success and digital transformation for customers, it’s no surprise that Microsoft is also focused on powering the business revolution through its robust Azure...
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Mobile Apps are Changing the Delivery of Public Services

Mobile Apps are Changing the Delivery of Public Services

Let's talk for a minute about the power of mobile apps.  Ever hit a pothole and then call the authorities to come fix it? Probably not. Ever hit a pothole and want to call the authorities to come fix it? Probably. Imagine a world where your smart phone could record every pothole you hit while you're driving and automatically alert authorities to come fix it. Sounds like another great idea, but not a reality.Well...actually, Boston is already doing this thanks to a mobile app called Street Bump. The mobile app uses an accelerometer and GPS data from mobile phones owned by volunteers to spot wherever a bump occurs in the course of a vehicle trip. If a bump gets recorded several times in the same place by different mobile phones, a road crew is sent to fix it.The Power of Mobile AppsReaching The Citizens You Serve "Street Bump is a crowd-sourcing project that helps residents improve their neighborhood streets. Volunteers use...
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Oakwood Helps Manufacturing Firm Achieve Business Goals

Oakwood Helps Manufacturing Firm Achieve Business Goals

An industrial manufacturing firm had a solution that was difficult to maintain and prevented them from keeping pace with business demands.  This large line of business application was responsible for capturing quality assurance metrics on all products before they can be shipped.The Business Challenge A need to use modern tooling and frameworks to reduce the time investment associated with developing new features. Business logic distributed across multiple programming languages and locations making it difficult to identify which tiers of the application would be impacted by a new request. Lack of unit tests which allowed new features and updates to introduce regression defects on new releases. Knowing there were risks tied to requesting new features, the manufacturing firm became hesitant and afraid to perform releases depending on the scope of the change. Faced with the challenge of having limited resources and expertise to take on this large project, client turned to their trusted advisor, Oakwood Systems Group.The SolutionOakwood worked closely with the client to develop a...
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