Why governments trust Microsoft with their digital transformation

Public sector initiatives are more often than not highly complex and carefully planned endeavors. And, to be fair, they have every reason to be. Millions of people depend on public services to make their lives better, and even a brief interruption can affect thousands of citizens.

This doesn’t mean that governments should postpone or cancel their digital initiatives, however—they just have to avoid as much risk as humanly possible. A significant part of this involves making the right choice when partnering with a provider and choosing the correct platform. It’s critical, therefore, to pick one that guarantees flexibility, security, and cost-effectiveness, but more importantly, ensures the continuity of public services.

In this infographic, you’ll learn why Microsoft has become the partner of choice for governments across the world, and what characteristics have helped Microsoft’s products become a staple for public digital initiatives.

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Anyone can see their data–very few can make sense of it. But with Microsoft Power BI, you’ll be able to not only visualize your data, but also extract insights from it to help modernize and streamline your business. Power BI, alongside Microsoft Azure and other Microsoft tools, offers an unbeatable solution for performing real-time analytics, visualizing the results, and leveraging insights to improve business processes, increase productivity, and ultimately gain a competitive edge. Subscribe now to learn how Power BI can help you see your business in a whole new way.

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Efficiency is especially important when other people’s lives depend on your services. Today’s governments now have the digital tools at their disposal to empower their citizens with intuitive, accessible applications that eliminate the need for paper, manual tasks, and long wait times.

Subscribe now to learn how your organization—public or private—can increase its ability to deliver fast, timely services that will improve end-user satisfaction and help you build trust with your target audience.

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Data analyst and “oldest nerd in Guatemala” with ALS types with his eyes to modernize his clients’ businesses


Can you teach an old nerd new tricks? For Otto Knoke, the self-proclaimed “oldest nerd in Guatemala” who has suffered from ALS for 20 years, the answer is a resounding yes. An admitted (and proud) workaholic, the 60-year-old data analyst is a well known fixture of the Guatemalan business community, having helped modernize the banking industry by introducing ATMs into the country 20 years ago. Sadly, right around that same time, Knoke was diagnosed with ALS (better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease), and was told he only had two years to live. But rather than give in to the disease, Knoke relentlessly researched ways in which technology could help him overcome his condition and thrive–a determination and drive which has paid off. Today, some two decades later, Knoke has become the first person in Guatemala to use Microsoft’s new eye-tracking software for Windows 10, called Eye Control, enabling him to literally type with his eyes and use Microsoft Power BI to analyze his clients’ business data. For Knoke, who has always been a tech early adopter, this revolutionary Microsoft technology has not only helped his business continue to boom, but more important, it’s enabled him to communicate more meaningfully with his loved ones and strengthen those relationships. Watch this truly fascinating and inspiring video to learn Otto Knoke’s full story.

Victoria, Australia relies on Microsoft technology to help struggling families


As a species, we’ve endured numerous challenges thanks to empathy and the notion that we must care for each other, especially in times of need. Governments were essentially created to ensure that our limited resources were adequately spent in creating better societies, which includes caring for those in distress and helping them through a rough situation.

Modern-day governments are complex institutions with hundreds of tasks and a short amount of time to complete them, which creates a constant sense of urgency since the well-being of their citizens often times depends on their level of efficiency. In this regard, The Department of Human Services in Victoria, Australia was no exception.

In this video, you’ll learn how the department has succeeded in harnessing digital transformation to become increasingly more effective at resolving people’s crises and delivering the social justice their citizens deserve.

Synergo Group Awarded Among Canada’s Top App Developers

At the Synergo Group, we understand that the smartphone has and will continue to radically change the way people interact with the economy. As such, the Synergo Group is committed to crafting exclusive and engaging apps that highlight the unique individuality of each of our clients. By bringing our enterprise-level quality and process to the mobile sector, our products both look and function exquisite. As a company, we believe in aligning ourselves with your goals so we can become a synergized unit that comes together to create something truly special.

In light of our contributions to the app development industry, we’ve been recognised by Clutch, a B2B ratings and reviews firm that helps businesses find partners they need to tackle their next big business challenge. Clutch ranks service providers based on a range of factors including past clients and experience, verified client reviews, and market presence.

With 23 reviews and a 4.8 out of 5 star overall 4.8 rating, we’ve seen strong results from Clutch’s extensive research process. Our clients’ participation made this award possible, and we want to thank them for their time and honest feedback. Below is one of several succinct summaries of our reviews, allowing buyers to understand the project and clients’ experience in a quick glance.

“We are thrilled to have been chosen as one of the leading web and mobile developers in Torono by Clutch.” – Cristi Beres, Founder of Synergo Group

The versatility and breadth of our app development skillset is also demonstrated by our presence on Clutch’s sister websites –  The Manifest and Visual Objects. The former is a leading company that publishes how-to and state of tech news for the purposes of helping businesses grow and meet their challenges. The latter helps prospective clients visualize the possibilities of creative, design, and app development projects and we’re proud to be on the Visual Objects list of top Canadian Mobile App developers! Thanks to Clutch and our customers for this stellar recognition – please contact us to find out how the Synergo Group can help grow your app today!

Stitch Fix’s radical data-driven way to sell clothes is reinventing retail

When you think of AI powerhouses, a fashion house may not be what first comes to mind. But capsule wardrobe company Stitch Fix is perfecting the art. In this article in Fast Company, learn how Stitch Fix relies on algorithms to drive all aspects of the business from selecting clothes for clients to running the warehouse. Their innovative Style Shuffle allows clients to rate clothing images each day, feeding the algorithm and refining the clothes offered to that customer. Customer comments after they’ve received a Fix give valuable feedback to clothing manufacturers on the minutiae of fit as well as style–a level of feedback they never get from retail.

This is the kind of pooling of data you get with the modern business intelligence of Power Bi and Azure. You can build and innovate with choice and flexibility. And you have visual drag and drop data exploration and interactive reporting right at your fingertips.

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How to Give People What They Want Online

What do customers really want out of their online interactions with your company? Answering this question correctly can mean the difference between increasing revenue and joining the group of businesses that, combined, lose upwards of $1.6 trillion each year by not living up to consumer expectations.

Truth be told, there is no single correct answer to this question, and yours will ultimately depend on your product, service, or industry. However, there are four general principles that every business can integrate into their customer experience strategy that have proven to yield exceptional results, regardless of the nature of their business.

Read this article to learn how you can leverage these trends in your favor and increase brand loyalty among your customers.

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