Dynamics Matters Podcast - A podcast about everything Microsoft Dynamics
1 - Why you cannot succeed with technology alone
2 – An outside-in perspective
3 – How to create an agile business
4 – Multi-Channel Retailing
5 – Did you catch the best bits from Microsoft Ignite 2021?
6 – Why your analytics is probably lying to you
7 – Using technology to connect with communities
8 – How to build a team of giants
9 – The most important factor when choosing technology is …
10 – How data can improve your customer’s digital journey
11 – The future of retail technology
12 – The advantages of digital transformation
13 – Lessons from a retail CEO
14 – How to build a commercially successful partnership
15 – What change management is and why it’s important
16 – How to create a modern workplace?
17 – The surprising things to consider before choosing ERP
18 – How your business can benefit from mixed reality
19 – How retailers can get ahead and stay ahead
20 - The Importance Of Data Management
21 - Maintaining the innovation momentum in local gov
Despite the tumult and heartache, the pandemic has led to a rapid – often positive – shift in the way local government authorities support and interact with their communities. It has forced each to find new and innovative ways to solve unique challenges of service delivery. Centre to this has been technology. Microsoft’s Business Applications Solutions director for the public sector, Sam Bramwell, joins us to tell us why it’s important to use this momentum to continue to improve the support and care citizens receive.
Good data management is the result of many elements coming together and being managed in the right way. The right processes to govern how data is collected, managed, and used. The right technology to support this and deliver the insight to influence change. And the right people to drive change forward. In this edition of the Dynamics Matters podcast we discuss why it’s important to manage your data well, and how it benefits all concerned.
As customer buying behaviours evolve, so must a retailer’s ability to serve their needs. But ripping out and replacing technology is not cost effective, or indeed practical. So how can you continue to cater for changing needs in the most cost-effective way, whilst continuing to deliver the best and most consistent retail experience possible? Microsoft’s Colm McArdle reveals all.
The term Mixed Reality was introduced in 1994, used in reference to the merging of real and virtual worlds. Its practical applications have long been wide ranging and difficult to define,particularly in commercial value terms. But today, Mixed Reality, through tools such as Microsoft HoloLens, offers businesses new ways to reduce time and money in creating and supporting new products, as we’ll look into in this edition of the Dynamics Matters podcast with Microsoft’s Global Sales Director for Dynamics 365 Mixed Reality, Anna Waight.
Having a Modern Workplace enables users to increase contribution and value. But what is it, what technologies reside within and how can you get the most value from it? The fact is, it’s not just one thing, it’s a combination – so what combination do you need and how can you extract the most value from it? All things we discuss in today’s podcast with HSOs Office 365 Productivity and Cloud Transformation Lead, Sergio Giusti.
Technology alone delivers very little value. No matter the investment. Value occurs begins when you mix the right people with the right technology, plus one other ingredient. Change management. Change management drives the successful adoption and use of new technology. Without it, projects and company transitions can be rocky and expensive in terms of both time and resources. Discover why Change Management is an important part of any project in the latest edition of the Dynamics Matters podcast.
For the local government, technology plays a crucial role in connecting remote working employees to back-office support. This ensures responses are tracked, and next actions initiated quickly. But what are the things you need to consider when choosing the technology to meet your needs? This short podcast reveals all.
“If each of us hires people who are smaller than we are, we shall become a company of dwarfs. But if each of us hires people who are bigger than we are, we shall become a company of giants.” – David Ogilvy. Finding and recruiting the best talent is a challenge. Often a costly and time consuming one. So where do you begin your search for the talent you need build your super-star team of giants? Learn where to begin here.
The role of local government is to support, and ideally improve, the lives of the communities it serves. As the population grows and changes, this is increasingly difficult to do, so how can technology help local government authorities engage and support people better in a world of finite resources? This short podcast tells you how.
Analytics software is a stable of any proactive IT landscape. Used well it can spot trends in your data, offer direction, and support business strategy. But it has one major flaw: it’s only as good as the data that feeds. If the variety, or quality, of data is compromised, then whatever your analytics shows is a lie, because it tells only part of the story. And that itself may be in accurate. In this podcast we delve into this challenge further and discuss how you can go about solving it.
A recent study found that nearly 61% of companies expect over half their sales to come from digital channels in the next couple of years. At the same time, over 50% felt their supply chains were unprepared to meet growing digital commerce needs. In the recent Ignite conference, Microsoft announced several new tools to help. And in this edition of Dynamics Matters podcast we’ll rattle through some of the highlights.
It has long been understood that customers no longer engage or buy in just one way. And that providing a consistent buying experience across each platform gives retailers more opportunities to connect and sell. Yet achieving this multi-channel experience remains a challenge for many. In this podcast, Microsoft retail and consumer good technology specialist, Colm McArdle, describes why this is, and what steps retailers can take to address more customers in more ways and in the most engaging way possible.
Custom integrations. Legacy systems. Mergers. Acquisitions. Disappearing knowledge. Over time, these things serve to create a melting pot of issues when it comes to running a business, and managing data, in the most agile way possible. But the reality is they will continue. Systems grow old. As businesses grow, mergers will happen. And people will leave. So, what can you do to stymie the tide of business slow down? How can you unshackle the potential of your systems, data and people? In this podcast we discuss why having an agile business is so important. And how you can achieve it.
When you have worked in the IT industry for a long time, you have a developed sense of things. Why technology takes the direction it does. Why Microsoft focuses in one area over another. But for someone coming from the outside in, these reasons are not as clear. And a fresh perspective is what you’ll gain by tuning in to this edition of the Dynamics Masters podcast series.
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