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BIG DATA transforms Logistics industry in BIG way

With the internet usage around the world and especially in developing countries such as India increasing at an exponential rate both in the terms of individual as well as business, humongous amount of data is bound to be generated. No business vertical can afford to not put to use this valuable data and extract useful information which would empower them to take prudent business decisions. And yes, Logistics & Supply Chain industry is certainly one of the early movers to have embraced this DATA revolution.

The term BIG DATA Analytics refers to the processes, methodologies and algorithmic techniques employed by the businesses to analyze the enormous amount of collected data, make sense out of it and take critical business decisions which would eventually improve their operational efficiency and improve customer satisfaction. In other words, BIG DATA enables the businesses to predict the probability of the occurrence of an event from the past trends and thereby take judicious and timely decisions.

BIG DATA transforms Logistics industry in BIG way
BIG DATA transforms Logistics industry in BIG way

As an instance, for the Logistics and Supply chain industry, extracting useful information from the huge unorganized data collected through different platforms will help the supply chain professionals to gain insights into the various business parameters such as operational risk management, layout optimization, pricing strategies, improved product and service delivery.

So what encompasses Analytics Domain?

In the complex information flow of the SCM and Logistics industry, BIG Data Analytics encloses three major areas: –

  • Descriptive Analytics where in a past business situation is described in a way of trend/pattern to provide an insight into any forthcoming event. This is normally done using Standard reporting dashboards, Alerts.
  • Predictive Analytics uses the REAL time data and historical data to make predictions about the events having the probability of occurrence in the future. These mostly include Time Series, Regression analysis.
  • Prescriptive Analytics uses the predictions based on past trends and data and also suggests a set of action/s that could be undertaken for a possible foreseeable event.

BIG DATA to reap BIG Benefits

In the field of Logistics and SCM, Big Data Analytics uses all the three above mentioned techniques to synchronize the end to end logistical chain thereby making an incremental impact on the supply chain drivers such as inventory planning, facilities /warehouse management, transportation management, sourcing and procurement, pricing.

  • Warehouse management: – Using Advanced Analytics based on the collected data the organization can take a judicious decision on the location and capacity of the proposed warehouse facility and even monitor it’s
  • Inventory Planning: – Having an extremely optimized inventory planning model would go a long way in improving the responsiveness and efficiency of the organization.
  • Transportation Planning: – The application of BIG DATA analytics in devising an optimal travel route for the material and goods transfer has gone a long way in improving last mile delivery, identifying risk areas, predicting accurate delivery times and most of all making transportation safer both for the material and people involved.

 

In a developing country such as India where the Logistics and Supply chain industry is in a very chaotic state yet in a stage from where it is to grow beyond one’s imagination, effective use of available analytical techniques such as BIG DATA       will help companies to standardize their decision-making process. Of course, the recent decision of the Govt. of India to introduce the GST (Goods and Services Tax) by next fiscal will only help the logistics industry to streamline it’s processes and costs making the industry leaner.

Logistics and Supply chain is an industry which is driven by quantifiable performance indicators and hence “Real-time Analytics” of rapidly increasing, huge and unstructured data is inevitable.

Enterprises trust Microsoft Azure with their DATA

There are two primary reasons why enterprises choose to adopt Cloud infrastructure store their DATA, one and the most important DATA SECURITY and two cost benefit.

And Microsoft very well understands both these requirements of the enterprises very well. It also knows that it is no cakewalk to earn the trust of the enterprises and hence right from day one Microsoft has strived in leaving no effort and expense spared in instilling confidence and belief for it’s products in the hearts and minds of it’s customers.

Microsoft has always believed that Security, Compliance, and Privacy are the most important aspects of any organization and that there should be no compromise made on this front. In each development process that Microsoft undertakes it ensures that these three features are deeply ingrained in the DNA of the final product.

Microsoft’s offering in the Cloud infrastructure space is marketed under the brand name “Microsoft Azure”. Azure provides a host of cloud computing services such as data storage, data analytics, data computing and networking. Organizations are free to choose any or all of these services depending upon their business requirements.

Microsoft Azure falls under the category of Paas (Platform as service) as well as Iaas (Infrastructure as Service).

So, after all, why do enterprises and organizations should trust their all-important data with Microsoft Azure?

Is it simply because stats show that 85 % Fortune 500 companies use Microsoft Cloud or there are 1,20,000 monthly NEW subscriptions of Azure or is it because the 34 data centers that Microsoft has set up across the globe.

The above numbers are fine but they are not enough to convince the enterprises to migrate or adopt Microsoft Azure as their Cloud Partner.

So what is actually driving the acceptability and popularity of Azure? This can be answered in just one word – “DATA SECURITY”.

Each and every organization is extremely concerned about it’s data confidentiality and has zero tolerance towards any form of compromise in it’s data privacy.

Microsoft is aware of this All the most important business need and is leaving no expense spared in meeting the same. Of the 12 billion $ that Microsoft spends in research and product development a substantial amount, close to 1 billion $ is set aside for cybersecurity efforts. Microsoft has a dedicated Digital Crimes Unit which specializes in Digital Crime detection using sophisticated tools such as analytics.

Moreover, Microsoft has acquired more certifications in the field of Regulatory compliance with respect to different countries than any other cloud service provider. Microsoft is devoting it’s resources in advanced technologies to offer state of the art Digital Secure and Private environment for it’s customers.

Bitscape Infotech has been a Microsoft GOLD Partner since the year 2004 and it goes without saying that Bitscape has developed it’s expertise in and around Microsoft technologies which include Microsoft Cloud Services Azure.

It is the single-minded vision of Bitscape to help enterprises with it’s Microsoft-powered data solutions which would empower the enterprises with DATA storage in secured and flexible environment guaranteeing them with DATA privacy and accessibility from anywhere in the world.

Collaborative Platform On Share Point 2016

I am sure IT professionals working with Microsoft Technologies would need no introduction to SharePoint. However, for the ease of our non-technical readers let us first introduce the concept of SharePoint.

SharePoint is a Microsoft product which was first introduced in the year 2001 as a web based application with the primary functionality of document management and storage system. The most striking feature of Microsoft SharePoint is it’s highly configurable nature that can be molded to suit the diverse business requirements of organizations.

SharePoint 2016
SharePoint 2016

Since the year 2001 when Microsoft first introduced Share Point as a business application tool there have been a number of successive versions released by Microsoft the latest being Share Point 2016.

Traditionally Share Point has been bundled with Microsoft Office 365(however it could also be purchased as a standalone product), with the latest version Share Point 2016, Microsoft has made conscious effort to restrict the functionality to be more of a “Document Management tool” and has migrated other “Collaborative features”, “Enterprise Search”, “Social Media” to Office 365 offering through applications such as Office Graph, Delve, and Yammer.

Although Microsoft has made efforts in making Share Point a cloud-based offering, it is fully aware of the compliance and data privacy needs of the enterprises at large and hence has regularly worked on providing an “On Premises” version of Share Point as well.

Some of the most common uses of Share Point have been: –

  • Enterprise Content and Document Management which allows the organizations to store, retrieve, archive, track, manage and report on it’s electronic documents and records.
  • Share Point intranet is a tool through which the organizations can manage their internal communications and information in a more centralized manner.
  • Share Point is used by the enterprises as a Collaborative software for their business requirements such as Project Scheduling, Project related document storage, social collaboration etc.
  • Custom built applications is a feature of SharePoint which empowers the developers with integration into corporate directories ensuring security and data privacy.

So what’s new that Microsoft has introduced in it’s latest version of Share Point 2016?

  1. App Launcher: – Share Point 2016 introduces App launcher with a better and enhanced UI which matched the User Experience of Office 365.
  2. There has been a significant improvement in the speed and performance of this latest version of Share Point 2016.
  3. Enhance security measures through MinRoles, wherein Administrators can install and govern the roles they want to install on Share Point servers.
  4. There is a near doubling of the maximum size of the files that can be uploaded to the servers. Previously it used to be a maximum of 2 GB, which has now been almost doubled to 10 GB.
  5. With the upgrading of hybrid options, there has been better integration with Office 365 tools such as Office Graph, Delve, Sway, Yammer etc.

 

Bitscape Infotech is a global IT solutions company which specializes in delivering business solutions based on Microsoft Technologies.

Bitscape has been a Microsoft GOLD partner since the year 2004 which is a testimony that we understand Microsoft technologies and it’s usability in business applications better than most in the industry.

Certainly, Microsoft Share Point 2016 is one of our core offerings and we have a dedicated team of extremely well skilled Share Point professionals who have successfully delivered Share Point solutions to our esteemed set of clients.

Bitscape has helped enterprises of small, medium and large scale in leveraging the power of Share Point technology and efficiently manage a host of their functionalities such as Document management, Web Content management, Records management, workforce management etc, and hence transform them into scalable enterprises.

CLOUD” has arrived in the skies of Enterprise Resource Planning

The weather is changing in the space of ERP, with the advent of enterprise CLOUD technology, changing customer requirements and most of all digitization of office spaces means the Software service industry giants have to change their approach in order to sustain.

Most of the organizations today be it large corporations or small and medium enterprises rely on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) softwares to help itself in better aggregation and management of data between it’s various departments.

However traditional ERP softwares till now were housed within the local server if the company which was housed in it’s own premises and it certainly involved a huge cost in updating them and maintain them.

Enterprise Resource Planning
Enterprise Resource Planning

This is where the concept of CLOUD based solutions which are also referred to as SaaS (Software as a Service) has proved to be a boon for the organizations at large. As the name suggests Cloud ERP solutions are stored on a server which is owned and maintained by the company which is offering Cloud based services such as Microsoft. This goes to say that software solutions are stored and operated from a Cloud owned by the service provider rather than a proprietary server infrastructure.

At the core of Cloud-based services lies it’s immense flexibility in the terms of data sharing across multiple departments within the organization ensuring data security and privacy. This means the employees belonging to different departments can access the data on a need to know basis rather than the entire database being freely accessible to everyone within the organization. Not to mention the advantage the companies get in uploading, modifying and accessing the data in REAL TIME via the cloud from any device which is connected to the Internet from anywhere in the world.

Microsoft has been a world leader in providing Cloud based ERP solutions to the organization world over through it’s SaaS service called Microsoft Dynamics Enterprise Resource Planning. It empowers the organization to connect and manage the different divisions of business such as Operations, Human Resources, Finance, Supply Chain etc in real time from anywhere in the world in real time only through a handheld device connected to the Internet.

Bitscape Infotech, a Microsoft Certified GOLD Partner since the year 2004 has been into the business of delivering enterprise solutions which have shown quantifiable results for organizations of varied magnitude. Bitscape Infotech is into the business of partnering with the organizations engaged in different business verticals in their journey of Digital Transformation.

Bitscape understands that the challenges face by each business model is vastly different from another and hence has developed it’s expertise in delivering “Custom built Solutions” for it’s varied client base.

We have worked with some of the most reputed names in verticals such as Manufacturing, Healthcare, Retail, Pharma to name a few in streamlining their IT processes and resolving their challenges thereby achieving their ultimate goal of increased productivity, ideal human resource utilization and most importantly optimizing their COSTS.

Our core offering of CLOUD services also called as SaaS (Software as Service) is designed with the sole aim to empower the organizations to better manage their data, coordinate efficiently between various departments and thereby take prudent business decisions which would meet the ultimate goal of making the organization LEANER and more efficient.

And yes, this all certainly means that the organizations have no longer to worry about investing in server infrastructure, servicing and maintaining them and any other additional costs that may be involved.

Not to forget Bitscape guarantees your “DATA SECURITY AND PRIVACY” at the same time ensuring data access flexibility from any part of the world.

Global Pharma Companies need Digital Marketing Prescription

One of the key challenges faced today by Global Pharma companies is their shift of focus from “Mass Drug Production “catering a large section of the market to “Niche buster drugs” which focuses on a well-defined targeted audience.

Global Pharma Companies need Digital Marketing Prescription

So, this means there is also a challenge in how to position these “Niche drugs” in the market so that they catch the attention of the focused group of customers thereby translating into sales for the Pharma companies. It is well-known fact in the pharma industry that the SALES of specialty pharma drugs is increasing while the revenues from the commonly prescribed drugs are declining.

Pharmaceutical marketers are well aware of this new trend and are also quick in responding to this new marketing challenge by embracing the “DIGITAL MARKETING CHANNELS”.

It has been proven that unlike the traditional “Direct to Consumer” media marketing is not yielding desired returns on the money spent in comparison to the “digital marketing channels” which require far less amount of marketing spend and is a very target oriented approach. The ROI for “Traditional Marketing” is approximately in the range of 2:1 to 4:1 whereas the ROI for Digital Marketing is far higher at 5:1.

Pharma companies across the globe are aware of this changing dynamics and are making sincere efforts in increasing their Digital spending. According to a couple of research reports “Health Care Digital Advertising” is expected to reach 1.3 billion $ by the end of 2016.

Furthermore, Pharma Industry faces a vast amount of regulatory and compliance challenges than any other industry vertical which is largely dependent on the regulatory framework of the region they are operating in. Pharma industry though is technologically adept, they still lack the competence and the resources required to assist them in positioning them in different markets adhering to the local compliances and regulations.

We at Bitscape have been involved in addressing the key IT issues faced by businesses of different verticals for more than a decade now and Pharma sector has been our forte.

We specialize in providing Custom Built Digital solutions which are industry specific and adhere to the regulatory and statutory compliances of the regions across the globe.

We are a Microsoft Certified GOLD Partner since the year 2004 and have been well recognized as a trusted IT partner for organizations of international repute. We have helped businesses in their journey of Digital Transformation by delivering business solutions that have given quantifiable output. We specialize in Microsoft Technologies in implementing business solutions which have been well accepted across the industries.

We have helped organizations to build their “Brands on the Web “and send their message to the targeted end customer thereby creating more value in the terms of sales and simultaneously keeping a check on their marketing spends.

How Internet of Things (IoT) is going to impact your business?

Nowadays everybody is talking about Internet of Things (IoT) …. And how it will affect our everyday lives and business.

So let us first define IoT.

In lay man terms IoT is a proposed way in which everyday objects will be connected with each other seamlessly through the power of Internet and would be able to send and receive data with each other.

Internet of Things (IoT) will create a quantifiable new world where it would become a lot simpler for people to manage their assets in an informed way and thereby take informed decisions for their businesses.

IoT

As mentioned earlier IoT would create seamless connectivity of everyday objects so as to make the flow of information and data much smoother and easier between them.

These objects which are talked about here can be classified into three broad categories: –

  1. Wearables
  2. Smart home devices.
  3. M2M devices (Machine to Machine devices).

Wearables and smart home devices are for the end consumers and they include devices such as smart watches, fitness bands, door locks, thermostats, light switches, motion sensors etc.

Through Iot the end users would be able to monitor and relay information real time and thus take mindful decisions.

The discussion till here was the impact of Iot on the day to day life of individuals but let us even gather some insights on how the businesses will get affected by Internet of Things(Iot) because after all companies would also like to be watchful and smarter in their business decisions.

Facilitating Smarter business decisions and optimal business operations…

Iot is less about smart devices but more about sensors which are extensively used globally to capture data.

These tiny Sensors can be attached to any damn thing right form coffee vending machines to aircraft engines to capture real time data and send it across to data monitoring issues.

This real time data collected will allow the companies to have more specific, relevant feedback. The data thus collected can be stored and analysed as a part of analytics and thereby create an entire new set of inferences.

 

What can be measured can be improved…

Iot will bring in huge amount of data through detailed and real time monitoring of the business processes, both field operations and in-office activities.

The power of Data analytics is what now the businesses at large would be able to leverage which would eventually help in increasing their productivity and minimizing their costs.

Iot will make businesses leaner.

 

Iot will enable businesses to think Bigger and think Smarter…

There is no doubt that Iot will produce humongous amount of data which would be required to be analysed upon. Iot is not just about connecting smart devices with each other and making the things smoother.

It is much more than seamless internet connectivity between the devices. Useful information extracted by analysing the collected data can teach people to plan their business strategies, compare situations, anticipate any kind of eventualities, and thereby take necessary steps.

Iot will affect the lives of people in ways more than one and this sole point will make Iot difficult to ignore both by individuals and businesses alike.

Ignoring Iot at this point in time is like inviting oneself to live in medieval times when there was no telephone, no internet and other modern technology without which today we cannot imagine to live our life.

A decade from now and the world will heavily bank on the continuous stream of data coming from wearables, smart devices etc, to take more informed, accurate and timely decisions.

Bitscape understands Microsoft’s new vision for Share Point

Keeping in line with the announcements made during the month of May in the event “Future of Share Point” Microsoft has begun rolling out the first set of changes which allows the users of SharePoint and One Drive to copy and move files between them.

This change will facilitate the users to create the content for Business inside One Drive and publish the final version of the content to a wider audience on the Share Point site.

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Source: mva.microsoft.com

Microsoft has unveiled their future vision for Share Point which is a flexible web based platform enabling the businesses and users to communicate in a secured private environment, share data and manage workflows.

Furthermore, Microsoft in an effort to enhance the user experience (UX) has revamped it’s offering through Share Point mobile apps, redesigning their Share Point homepage and integrating it with mobile apps.

We at Bitscape understand this new vision of Microsoft Share Point like no other and are constantly striving to help businesses around the world to comprehend these changes in a way that can increase the efficacy of their businesses in the terms of productivity and costs.

Bitscape has been a trusted Microsoft partner for three consecutive years having won the Microsoft Partner of the year award as recently as 2014.

We at Bitscape believe in delivering value to each of our customer by firstly understanding and identifying their pain areas and only then addressing the issues by proposing a solution from a wide range of solutions which would ensure the desired business outcome.

Bitscape prides itself in having a robust competency in delivering Microsoft Share point solutions to it’s global and domestic clients spread across business verticals.

The new vision of Microsoft Share Point has been well interpreted by the expert team at Bitscape and how it can be woven into the business requirements of the businesses.

We at Bitscape believe that the changes introduced in Share Point by Microsoft and which were rolled out on yesterday August 11,2016 would only ease the process of moving/copying the files between OneDrive and SharePoint making the process relatively hassle free.

This new feature also intelligently provides suggestions to the user of the probable locations where the copied file could be moved thereby reducing the burden of remembering the path and final destination of the file to be moved.

However there has been a notable restriction related to the size of the file that can be transferred. Microsoft has put a restriction on the maximum size of the file per copy operation to be at 50 MB that can be moved between One Drive and Share Point.

Nonetheless there are strong indications from Microsoft to incorporate the following feature in the future roll outs: –

  • Microsoft will increase the limit of the size of the file (currently at 50 MB) that can be moved.
  • Enabling the user to Copy files among Share Point team sites.
  • Permitting the users to move and copy files between Share Point team sites as well as One Drive Sources.

Source: – MSPoweruserNetwork.office.com

Microsoft takes Machine Learning to next level: Forays into sports and agriculture sectors

There is little doubt in the minds of the programmers that Machine learning also commonly referred to as Artificial Intelligence (AI) would bring about a tectonic change across industry verticals and the way businesses would benefit by leveraging their capabilities.

Microsoft has already realised the potential of Machine learning and is making sincere efforts in utilising it’s weight to help businesses in sectors such as education, agriculture, healthcare, fraud detection, public services and even sports to increase their productivity.

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Image Source : news.microsoft.com

Microsoft has very recently unveiled a unique platform which uses Machine learning (Artificial intelligence) that will help the sports administrators in predicting the cricket scores more accurately even when the cricket matches are affected by weather conditions. Besides prediction of match scores accurately sports administrators can also use this new platform for managing a host of other sports related activities.

This cricketing platform uses Machine learning where in it allows the programmers to include multiple parameters such as playing conditions, weather, nature of the cricket pitch and ground skill level of the batsmen and bowlers so as to predict the match scores more definitively and accurately.

According to Microsoft the power of Machine learning is immense and it can be utilised effectively for the sports industry for not merely predicting the scores of the matches but also predicting other match related eventualities such as monitoring real time player conditions on the field so as to be prepared for any sort of eventualities such as player injuries also.

Apart from the sports industry Public Services sector and Agriculture also form a key area for Microsoft to utilise Machine learning capabilities.

Microsoft has recently entered into a deal with the Andhra Pradesh government to use Machine Learning to analyse and predict the school drop outs rate and reasons and take necessary preventive measures.

Similarly, in the month of June Microsoft partnered with International Crops Research Institute to develop a “sowing app” that provides crucial information to the farmers related to the reasons for crop failures and their preventive actions and methods to increase the crop yield.

Microsoft continues to believe in the capabilities of Machine learning (Artificial Intelligence) and would strive to help the businesses in Public and Private sectors to increase their efficiency and thereby their productivity.

 

Source: –  MicrosoftAzure

What’s new in Microsoft Windows 10 anniversary update?

Microsoft has been generous enough to it’s Windows 10 customers in offering them some notable change of features in it’s biggest update also dubbed by many as “Anniversary update”.

This update brought in by Microsoft touches every corner of Windows 10 and it includes a number of noteworthy features than those included in the last November update.

So let’s check out these significant changes that Microsoft brings about in Windows 10 through this “Anniversary update”.

  • Cortana has the most remarkable change: –

 Undoubtedly Cortana is the one which has got significantly changed. Microsoft has continued to strengthen Cortana in the terms of what all it can do. It is quite clear that in this world of    increasing competitiveness with so many tools available such as Siri, Alexa, Google Now and whole bunch Microsoft wants to make Cortana an undisputed leader in the tools of “personal assistant”.

This time around Cortana is functional even while Windows 10 screen is locked and it can transfer stuff such as your messages, notifications etc to your mobile device. It is needless to say that Cortana is available on all other mobile platforms and is not just restricted to Windows platform which makes quiet a versatile tool.

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Cortana can even analyse syntactically a constituent sentence and do the stuff which it thinks you may need in future. For example, it would automatically analyse if two appointments in your calendar overlap each other and give you an intimation regarding the same, or it will alert you have a scheduled lunch for the day to book a table well in advance.

In simpler terms Microsoft is making every effort to make Cortana an increasingly “Proactive” tool.

  • The Default browser “Microsoft Edge” now supports browser extensions: –

Finally, the much anticipated requirement of Windows 10 default browser “Edge” has been fulfilled in this anniversary updated rolled out by Microsoft. Edge will finally start supporting browser extensions in the similar way other browsers support.

The Edge extensions are available on the Windows store for installation and it has already started to offer support for extensions such as Ad block, Evernote Web Clipper, Mouse Gestures, Office Online, Page Analyser, Pin it and so on

  • Microsoft brings in more security through “Windows Hello”: –

Microsoft has added one more layer of security by making Finger Print sensors enabled Windows Hello support Windows app as well as Microsoft Edge.

This will make your logging into the apps and websites more secured and will not remain just restricted to Windows.

  • Microsoft has also introduced something huge for the Developer community: –

In between all the developer hush Microsoft has introduced something very big for the developer community at large and that is a true “Bash shell” in Windows 10.

It is a full-fledged Ubuntu command line running natively right into the Windows which has been built solely for the developer fraternity. It comes loaded with apt-get to download command line binaries and built in tools which you would normally expect from a Linux shell.

Over and above stated most noteworthy features that have been doled out in the “Anniversary update” of Windows 10 there are a host of other significant and visible changes made by Microsoft.

To enlist a few of them: –

  • The Start menu has been redesigned.
  • Task View gets visible improvements.
  • The Lock Screen has been improved.
  • Windows update has become more considerate of your timings.
  • The Action Centre has become more Convenient and Customizable.
  • Apps will automatically take over when you visit their respective websites.
  • Emoji’s have been revamped.

The list is quite large and certainly Microsoft has made a full hearted attempt in overhauling Windows 10 through this much appreciated “Anniversary update”.

So Tech bloggers, reviewers, developers, testers and of all the End users should certainly laud the efforts made by Microsoft in enhancing the Windows 10.

 

Resource: Windows 10 anniversary update

Why Facebook considers Office 365 an important platform for it’s business?

Not so long ago, precisely on July 12 ,2016 at the Microsoft Worldwide conference held in Toronto Canada, Tim Campos CIO of Facebook was quoted as saying “Microsoft got cool again”.
This quote coming from the CIO of Facebook was in reference to the recently inked deal between Facebook and Microsoft where in Facebook agreed to use Microsoft Office 365 for it’s 13000 employees spread across the world.
So why did Facebook choose Office 365 platform over a host of other available Cloud platforms.

The answer to this lies in two simple words: –
1) Productivity
2) Security

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According to Facebook CIO from now onwards 13000 Facebook employees spread across the globe will be able to work in an efficient and collaborative way. Facebook is known for providing a great amount of flexibility to it’s employees in the respect to the place and the way it’s employees choose to work. In other words, Facebook employees collaborate everything online sitting at different corners of the world and Office 365 will only help them to achieve their goal of flexibility.

Office 365 will enable the employees at Facebook to access the files, data and other relevant information over the web, mobile and across various platforms wherever they need it in a more secured environment.

Enhancing Productivity
One of the most desired demand of the enterprises and businesses is to enhance their productivity and collaboration and Facebook is no different.

Office 365 makes it easier for it’s users to access and share their resources on any platform/device from any place in the world in a safe and secured environment. Multiple users can work simultaneously on a given file/document in a collaborative fashion which would only enhance the productivity of the organization.
Security is of paramount importance Office 365 encompasses a host of applications such as One Drive, One Note, Outlook etc. This suite of applications provided by Office 365 relies on Azure Active Directory which again is a Cloud offering from Microsoft. Furthermore, Microsoft has also provided an added layer of security named Data Loss Prevention for both SharePoint and Exchange.
And of course Facebook will now no longer have to worry about security since in SaaS based model which Office 365 is, the responsibility of providing a secure environment shifts to the vendor in this case Microsoft.

Some other out of the box intelligent features provided by Office suite that Facebook can put to it’s use is the Microsoft Graph which provides analytical data about how it’s employees interact and collaborate with each other.

Thus it would be interesting to see how Facebook’s confidence in Office 365 will translate into some business for Microsoft and help it increase the outreach of it’s productivity suite among other tech giants.