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How to Make Cloud Computing


More and more in today’s marketplace, companies rely on a variety of different programmes and software to work effectively and work smoothly, as well as to provide the best service for consumers and customers.  

“We need to embrace digital change to remain competitive and relevant” - Mark Bryant, Chief Information Officer, PCL Construction 

One of the biggest challenges that organisations that embrace the digital environment face are ensuring that every bit of the organisation, every program, and every piece of software, is able to communicate well with the rest. Plenty of companies have significant problems getting everything to talk to each other, which makes seamless working extremely difficult.  

This is an area where the power of the new Microsoft cloud offerings really is changing everything.  

“Microsoft and its Azure technology and platform have been a game-changer for us” - Mark Bryant, Chief Information Officer, PCL Construction 

Almost everyone is familiar with Microsoft Office for both professional and personal use. Organisations around the world rely on its suite of applications for their entire business processes, with 1.2 billion people in 140 countries using it. Microsoft’s cloud offering, Office 365, allows organisations to be fully integrated and to work seamlessly across their entire offering.  

“We’ve relied on technology to implement our construction planning” - Myke Badry, Senior Project Manager, Stantec Tower and SKY Residences  

Microsoft’s latest cloud offering, Dynamics 365, once again takes the game to another level. Dynamics 365 merges both CRM and ERP functions and delivers them via the cloud to create an online platform capable of carrying out functions across sales, marketing, customer service, ops, and automated project service. Organisational users are able to access these functions from wherever they are, whether at home, at the office, or on the move. Business processes are streamlined and better managed, and the whole organisation works more efficiently and effectively. 

“Our cloud-based information is more readily available. It facilitates collaboration, so we can have all interested parties with the right information at the right time” - Chris Gower, Chief Operating Officer, Buildings, PCL Construction 

Additionally, and perhaps most importantly, Dynamics 365 and Office 365 work perfectly together, and using Dynamics 365 allows you to plug in Sharepoint and Power BI as well. This allows a completely smooth workflow process, complete and simple collaborative working, and a range of comprehensive insights completely unachievable using any other platforms. 

Working in the cloud allows for far more responsive, collaborative, and effective working practices and ensures that the best and most impressive benefits of digital technology can be transmitted smoothly and seamlessly across the entirety of an organisation. The power of Microsoft’s cloud offerings means that everyone at every level of a company can be working with the same tools that all talk fluently to each other, providing top-level service at every stage of a project and across an organisation. 

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