August 05, 2020
 

Teams in today's modern workplace are often multi-office or even multi-continent affairs. As a result, team cohesion can challenge the best managers. In this Forbes article, "Creating world-class collaboration in a global team," learn how Kim DeLine, the COO for Elevate K-12, engages a distributed workforce in her role at the leading live streaming company in the education field. With Microsoft Teams, you can connect across geographical and organization boundaries, run status updates and team building with remote workers via a cloud-based meeting solution, and foster a culture of knowledge sharing. See how important it is to explain the "why" with a multi-cultural office and encourage an understanding of purpose during times of change.

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August 05, 2020
 

For modern organizations to truly take advantage of digital transformation, they need to be able to obtain, process, and extract insights from as much data as possible. This often puts a strain on businesses' IT departments as they struggle to update legacy software and equipment to better handle the massive amounts of information available. Fortunately, the cloud has allowed businesses to move away from outdated technology and opened new opportunities for innovation. Subscribe now to learn how the cloud, AI, and the data management capabilities of Microsoft Azure are driving increased efficiency at today's leading businesses and organizations.

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August 04, 2020
 

April, a sales rep, is looking to grow her company's Midwest customer base. See how she starts her day finding a lead in Microsoft Teams and then uses Dynamics and Power BI to dig out connections that turn that lead into an opportunity. By 5pm she now has a new resource to amp up more sales opportunities in the region. Check out this infographic to see what deal building looks like with Microsoft Teams!

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Australian National University: The DNA of data and AI

August 04, 2020
 

Data is vital to scientific research. Without the ability to quickly process and analyze large amounts of data, breakthroughs and publications take longer. This increases administrative tasks and can even lead to projects going over budget. To avoid these pitfalls, modern researchers have begun turning to artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud-based technology, which enable the researchers to avoid the time and expense of setting up and configuring servers, leaving them to focus on their scientific goals. In this video, you'll see how researchers at Australian National University (ANU) conduct cutting-edge genome research by using Microsoft Azure to commission a data science virtual machine that allows them to instantly process large amounts of data. You'll also learn how, thanks to the data management capabilities of Azure, ANU is now able to use unprecedented volumes of data and new analytical frameworks to decrease admin time and maximize the university's research capabilities.

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July 28, 2020
 

The best collaboration and communication solution empowers employees to express ideas and unlock creativity. Microsoft 365 offers a broad and deep array of apps and services to give you flexibility in how your team connects, shares and communicates. With Microsoft Teams you get chat, meeting apps, calling, Office 365 productivity and collaboration tools all in one place -- everything you need to be productive. Connect seamlessly across geographic and organization boundaries for easy collaboration and file sharing. Use modern storytelling tools to build and reinforce your culture. Manage and deliver training content to keep your workforce current. And minimize security risk and management costs. Intrigued? Subscribe now and learn more!

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A Day in the Life of a Construction Pro with Microsoft Teams

July 28, 2020
 

Sofia is a construction company superintendent who works at multiple sites and uses Teams to keep her schedule and projects all in one place. View this infographic to get a glimpse of a day in Sofia's life -- and how she uses productivity, collaboration, BI and enterprise mobility tools in Teams to stay on track.

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Employee empowerment bears fruit

July 28, 2020
 

Early adopters of Office 365, Fruit of the Loom uses Microsoft Teams to combine tools that allow 30,000 associates to collaborate across locations and countries around the world. The video in this episode tells the Fruit of the Loom story -- showing that no company is too established to transform. Watch it to discover how Microsoft Teams empowers employees to effectively express ideas and unlock creativity by bringing together chat, meeting, calling, Office 365 apps and third-party tools -- all in one place. In a world where enterprise-grade security and compliance are non-negotiable, Microsoft Teams gives Fruit of the Loom the protection it needs to create a secure culture of knowledge sharing and creativity.

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Australian National University (ANU) addresses the computing demands of genome research

July 27, 2020
 

As scientific research becomes more and more complex, scientists need new, scalable ways to store and analyze ever-larger troves of data. They also need unprecedented amounts of raw computing power to process the data they obtain and deliver timely results that enable projects to stay on track and within budget. To ensure that their research adheres to these restraints, modern-day scientists need to increase efficiency via automation and other approaches whenever they can, wherever they can. Artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud technology give scientists the tools they need to advance research faster than ever before, get results quicker, and achieve scientific breakthroughs like never before. In this video, you'll learn how researchers at Australian National University (ANU) are using Microsoft Azure to dramatically shorten the amount of time they spend on data analysis, enabling faster publication of their cutting-edge genome research.

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Create a more-productive, self-sustaining farm. Get started with Microsoft Azure AI.

July 21, 2020
 

As the world's population increases, farmers need to keep up with rising demand for their crops and livestock. But with climate conditions changing and resources becoming more precious, it's critical for modern farms to seek innovative solutions that allow them to upscale their production without increasing their impact on the environment. Subscribe now to learn how digital solutions powered by Microsoft Azure can be leveraged across both large-scale and small independent farming operations to increase yields and create a more-sustainable industry.

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The Importance of Teamwork and Collaboration

July 21, 2020
 

We live in a world of constant disruption where business models are undergoing constant change. This article explores the impact of these trends on collaboration and teamwork and the most important skills for the 2020 workplace.

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A Day in the Life - Compliance

July 21, 2020
 

Meet Diego, a Compliance Officer who works closely with his company's IT team to ensure employees abide by internal policies and regulations set by regulatory bodies. Check out this infographic to see how Diego uses productivity and collaboration tools in Teams across his devices throughout the day to review, define, enforce and report on compliance policies to prevent unethical, illegal, improper and under-use of resources.

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Cultivating successful farming for future generations

July 20, 2020
 

In many regions of Africa, climate change has had a profound impact on independent farmers, especially those in isolated areas who lack proper access to running water. Dry seasons are increasingly longer and rains scarcer, making maintaining crops a bigger and bigger challenge with each passing year. For these farmers, traditional methods that were handed down for generations no longer yield the results they need to feed their families, leaving them in a desperate situation. Fortunately, modern technology and digital transformation are now able to provide these farmers with the tools they need to sustain their way of life during these challenging times. In this video, you'll learn how Monica, an independent farmer in Kenya, managed to overcome hardships brought on by climate change by using sustainable energy, accurate weather data, and Microsoft Azure.

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July 14, 2020
 

Teamwork is more important than ever for today's businesses--and Microsoft Teams makes it easier than ever for your business to begin realizing the promise of a digital workspace. Subscribe now to stay informed on how Teams, as the hub in Office 365, can elevate and transform communication, collaboration, and teamwork throughout your entire organization.

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12 things pop culture gets wrong about artificial intelligence

July 14, 2020
 

As societies and workplaces become more digitized, our culture does, too. This daily interaction with technology engenders fascination and speculation about the role devices and technological advancements will play in our societies' future. Some—if not most— of these assumptions are based on artistic portrayals of the future of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), and they are often far from providing an accurate representation of what actually awaits us in the realm of AI and machine learning. Read this article to uncover the truth behind 12 misconceptions about AI and get a more accurate view of the present and future capabilities of this technology.

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A new generation of communication tools for a new generation of Alcoa workers

July 14, 2020
 

At the Alcoa plant in the distant coastal town of Fjardaal, Iceland, employees relied on a magnetic board to assign and trade shifts, while standard email was used to communicate critical information from one shift to the next--both of which required people to be physically present to retrieve messages or confirm changes in shift assignments. The adoption of Microsoft Teams transformed these otherwise manual tasks into a workflow better suited to a new generation of digitally savvy Alcoa employees who all carry smartphones. With Teams, company-wide announcements are now made with the confidence that everyone will see them via their devices, regardless of location, while operational information is quickly disseminated and passed along from one shift to the next to improve processes, safety, and efficiency. Watch the video to see how Teams is delivering the future of communication to a new generation of Alcoa plant personnel.

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The main challenges of advanced analytics

July 14, 2020
 

Digital transformation has enabled businesses to reduce costs, streamline operations, embrace entirely new business models, and discover untapped revenue channels. Many of these benefits come from implementing data-driven technologies, including machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI), that transform the increasing amounts of data produced by today's organizations into useful insights that can foster new strategies. Despite the massive potential of these technologies, only 37 percent of businesses that adopt them report successful initiatives. In this infographic, you'll learn about the main challenges that modern organizations face in implementing AI and ML, and how you can overcome them by using Microsoft Azure AI.

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Save energy and resources with smart farming operations. Learn more about Microsoft Azure AI.

July 07, 2020
 

Growing populations require increasing amounts of food, so farmers must become as efficient as possible with the resources they have. This means leveraging every tool available to avoid fluctuations in yield output by powering farms with smart technologies that give farmers instant access to accurate data about their operations. From soil-measuring IoT devices to solar-powered irrigation, digital transformation technologies provide the modern farming industry with tools to power growth and increase sustainability worldwide. Subscribe now to learn how smart farming can lead to higher-yield, environmentally friendly operations and how you can get started with Microsoft Azure AI.

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Taking internal communication to the next level with Microsoft Teams

July 07, 2020
 

Microsoft Teams has transformed internal communications for today's businesses, delivering features that allow companies to customize workspaces, connect team members together, provide single-point access to assets, integrate third-party solutions, and more. In this video, you'll see how advanced communications tools and the integration of disparate CRM tools into Microsoft Teams enabled Red Lion Hotels (RLH) to up its hospitality game.

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Keeping the Farmer and Farm Working

July 07, 2020
 

Without proper access to running water, farming can be a daunting task. Yet this is the reality that farmers must confront in some parts of Kenya. Such conditions severely limit their ability to increase their yields and secure a stable income for themselves and their family. To make matters more difficult, they also face the problem of a very short rainy season. This alone makes sustaining adequate water levels challenging, but it's compounded by reliance on wells for irrigation. In this video, you'll see how Monica, an independent farmer in East Africa, has leveraged digital transformation to overcome these challenges. You'll learn how IoT devices, solar energy, and Microsoft Azure can combine to sustain profitable farming operations, even in some of the harshest conditions on the planet.

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Learn With Us · Breakpoint Technology

July 06, 2020
 

Nintex Promapp and Breakpoint Technology can help with process requirements.

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June 30, 2020
 

Digital transformation is causing a tsunami of data; and adhering to the compliance standards being put in place to protect it is complicated. Subscribe today to stay informed about the Microsoft Cloud and Microsoft 365 solutions we offer to assess and manage compliance risk, protect sensitive data and respond efficiently to data discovery requests.

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Five soon-to-be trends in artificial intelligence and deep learning

June 30, 2020
 

To truly become a game-changer, artificial intelligence (AI) can't be limited to a one-time effort. It requires a constant influx of data and the right expertise to teach machines how to analyze and react to user behaviors. This means that while immediate or short-term ROI from AI initiatives is a rare occurrence, when it does begin to pay off, the resulting innovations and efficiencies can drive an organization's growth for years to come. Taking the time to analyze trends and establish the right vision for your organization's AI roadmap is a critical but frequently overlooked step toward adopting this technology. In this article, you'll learn about five soon-to-be AI trends that are expected to influence this technology in a major way.

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Simplify your compliance journey with Microsoft 365

June 30, 2020
 

We live in a time where digital technology is profoundly impacting our lives, from the way we connect with each other to how we interpret our world. To thrive in this privacy-focused era, you need a trusted partner who can help you not only overcome the challenges but make the most of the opportunities that lie ahead. The Microsoft Cloud and Microsoft 365 are uniquely positioned to help you meet your compliance obligations. It offers a rich set of integrated solutions that leverage AI to help you assess and manage compliance risk, protect sensitive and business-critical data and respond efficiently to data discovery requests.

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Microsoft's four guiding principles for artificial intelligence

June 30, 2020
 

Digital transformation and the Internet of Things (IoT) together have enabled businesses worldwide to gain deeper understanding of their customers. They've also allowed organizations to obtain data from previously untapped sources to better understand how processes can be optimized, but obtaining this data is only part of the equation. To transform massive amounts of raw information into meaningful insights, businesses must leverage machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities that offer the flexibility and power they need. In this infographic, you'll learn about the four Microsoft guiding principles for AI that make Azure AI a top choice among today's leading enterprises.

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Compliance Is The New Normal -- It's Time To Lock Down The Data

June 23, 2020
 

The recent anniversary of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)'s implementation commemorated the first full year that businesses dealing with EU resident data have spent operating in this new regulatory environment. This article from Forbes highlights the broadening recognition and acceptance that privacy regulations aren't going away, and presents data showing that accelerating privacy regulation is a top concern of executives in 2019. It makes a case for using GDPR as a catalyst to establish broader data protection strategies and adopt technology that has a meaningful impact on data security.

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Increase oversight and control of farming operations. Get started with Microsoft Azure IoT.

June 23, 2020
 

No one can control the weather, but thanks to increased adoption of IoT devices, farmers can now measure and control nearly every aspect of their holdings. Further, by using advanced platforms like Microsoft Azure IoT, farmers can use their mobile devices to get information and to control their operations from virtually anywhere in the world. Subscribe now to learn more about how devices can leverage the power of Microsoft Azure IoT to enable smart farming and ensure productive oversight.

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Day in the life of a GDPR-ready DPO

June 23, 2020
 

Microsoft 365 and supporting tools help simplify compliance. This infographic takes you through a scenario using Microsoft 365 applications and integrated tools to implement updates required to comply with a regulatory change made in response to a data breach. Check it out to discover how your company can use Microsoft 365 controls to keep data safe and more easily comply with GDPR requirements.

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Producing a high yield and better quality of life

June 23, 2020
 

Sustainable energy and digital transformation can combine to provide new avenues to success and increase convenience for people in isolated areas. This is especially true in places without a modern electrical infrastructure where residents rely on labor-intensive tasks. Innovative solutions can help them automate simple tasks, often making the difference between mere survival and prosperity. In many parts of Africa, for example, farmers lack access to running water. Instead they rely on wells to sustain their families, water their crops, and support their livestock. In this video, you'll see how Monica, an independent farmer in Kenya, increased her yields and quality of life by implementing a solar-powered irrigation system based on Microsoft Azure IoT.

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Forget the ROI: With artificial intelligence, decision-making will never be the same

June 16, 2020
 

The benefits of AI are undeniable, yet the technology itself is still not widely seen as a surefire investment by a large percentage of today's decision makers. As a matter of fact, a recent study revealed that only 40 percent out of 1,500 executives have stated that they're currently executing one AI initiative, or are in the process of doing so. There are multiple reasons for this— among them, a shortage of AI professionals, plus challenges when calculating profitability —but the real silver lining is that the fight for greater inclusion of AI-driven projects starts by bringing solid arguments to the boardroom. In this article, you'll read about four evidence-based and time-proven cases you can use to push forward the execution of your artificial intelligence initiatives.

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Music x Technology: Childish Gambino

June 16, 2020
 

Childish Gambino wanted to create a virtual world that would blend the physical and digital and allow his fans to experience his world. With a team from Microsoft, Childish Gambino began work on PHAROS, a unique VR experience. It's this kind of innovation that drives businesses to greatness. That's why great businesses choose Microsoft. At Breakpoint Technology, we want you to have the most innovative tools to meet the demands of a digital world. Contact us to find out more.

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White Paper: Office 365 Security and Compliance

June 16, 2020
 

In this white paper, you'll learn more about security and compliance in Office 365. When moving your organization to cloud services, security concerns add another layer of consideration; one of trust. You have to be able to trust your service provider with processing the data that you provide. Breakpoint Technology knows how important security is to you.

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Run effective meetings with Microsoft Teams

June 16, 2020
 

This video is a virtual class on running meetings with Microsoft Teams, led by a Microsoft training specialist. In this class, you'll learn how to schedule and manage Teams meetings end-to-end. You'll see how to access meetings and content easily and assess which devices will work best. The video also covers how to use Teams before, during, and after your meeting to create the best experience for your remote team.

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Begin your artificial intelligence journey with Microsoft

June 16, 2020
 

Today, artificial intelligence is becoming essential to the daily operations of the world's leading enterprises. This integration has allowed subsequent breakthroughs in AI to trickle down into other industries and smaller-sized businesses, allowing them to reap the benefits of technological advancement and automation. Thanks to this snowball effect, artificial intelligence is no longer the work of science fiction, but a relevant and necessary tool that can help you achieve previously unattainable business opportunities and increase efficiency like never before. In this infographic, you'll learn more about the history of Microsoft's AI breakthroughs to gain a better perspective on how your current initiatives can be complemented or enhanced by Azure AI.

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Discover and protect sensitive data with Windows Defender ATP and Microsoft Information Protection

June 16, 2020
 

Get a high-level understanding of how Windows Defender ATP helps discover, protect and monitor sensitive data on Windows Devices -- an integration that's enabled with just a few simple clicks!

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June 16, 2020
 

As you embrace the opportunities presented by cloud and mobile computing to connect with customers and optimize operations, you take on new risks. Subscribe now to stay informed on digital transformation challenges and how Breakpoint Technology can help ensure security, privacy & compliance with Microsoft 365.

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Where Artificial Intelligence Will Disrupt Next

June 16, 2020
 

With so many possible artificial intelligence (AI) applications, predicting trends can be challenging, especially in an age when innovation reigns supreme and new breakthroughs occur every day. So, in an effort to gain further insights into the future of AI, researchers from Stanford University and the Brookings Institution analyzed keywords in patents to identify where the technology will have its greatest impact on jobs and companies in the years ahead. Read this article to learn about their predictions about the future of AI and gain insights into what industries will be most impacted by artificial intelligence and its applications.

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Cloud App Security integrates with Windows Defender ATP

June 16, 2020
 

Based on our findings, enterprises today have an average of 1,100 cloud applications in their organization, with IT unaware of 61% of cloud services accessed. Sourcing from a cloud app catalog of more than 16,000 applications, Discovery in Microsoft Cloud App Security (MCAS), Microsoft Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) solution identifies the cloud apps being used in your organization, provides risk assessments, ongoing analytics and lifecycle management capabilities to control the use. Microsoft Cloud App Security now uniquely integrates with Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to enhance the Discovery of Shadow IT in your organization and extend it beyond your corporate network. Watch this video for a look at the integrations, what they enable and how your organization benefits from a more complete view of cloud app- and services usage.

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A step forward in the age of artificial intelligence

June 16, 2020
 

Artificial intelligence (AI) has come a long way, especially in recent times. In the past five years, adoption of AI-driven technology has significantly increased among the world's enterprises, leading to smarter machines and a validation of AI's role in these organizations. As more businesses adopt AI, it becomes more important as a potentiator of human talent. Businesses also gain increasing access to unparalleled levels of innovation. In this infographic, you'll get a glimpse into how Microsoft-powered AI features have been making businesses around the world smarter and more efficient.

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Increase yields with smart, solar-powered farming solutions. Learn more about Microsoft Azure AI.

June 10, 2020
 

Optimizing resources is a top priority in the farming industry. As farmable land gets more utilized and population increases, the need to do more with less becomes a crucial competitive advantage. Luckily, today's farmers have various digital tools at their disposal such as automation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence that allow them to increase yields while lowering their water and electricity consumptions levels. Subscribe now to learn how independent farmers around the world are leveraging Microsoft technology powered by solar energy to increase and stabilize their income, and how you, too, can get started with Azure AI.

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Breakthrough teamwork tools: 4 tips to identify what works for you

June 10, 2020
 

This eBook is for customers who are ready to achieve even more with their successful teams. Collaboration and easy communication are increasingly important—especially as more people are working from home. In this eBook, you can take a deep dive and read how to use teamwork tools like Microsoft Teams to empower your employees to do even more. Chapters cover communicating without effort, being more productive through better integration, customizing features, and working with confidence.

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Machine Learning Is Helping To Stop Security Breaches With Threat Analytics

June 09, 2020
 

Machine learning is enabling threat analytics to deliver greater precision regarding the risk context of privileged users' behavior, creating notifications of risky activity in real time, while also being able to actively respond to incidents by cutting off sessions, adding additional monitoring, or flagging for forensic follow-up.

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Empowering remote work with Microsoft Teams

June 09, 2020
 

In this infographic, discover suggestions to empower remote employees as they use Teams to embrace online communication, stay focused, share content, and stay connected.

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