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Microsoft Azure

United States
2008
Public
NASDAQ: MSFT
$1-10b
10,001 - 50,000
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Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure created by Microsoft for building, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers.

It provides both PaaS and IaaS services and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems.

Azure was announced in October 2008 and released on 1 February 2010 as Windows Azure, before being renamed to Microsoft Azure on 25 March 2014.
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Azure supports the broadest selection of operating systems, programming languages, frameworks, tools, databases and devices. Run Linux containers with Docker integration; build apps with JavaScript, Python, .NET, PHP, Java and Node.js; build back-ends for iOS, Android and Windows devices. Azure cloud service supports the same technologies millions of developers and IT professionals already rely on and trust.

Some cloud providers make you choose between your datacenter and the cloud. Not Azure, which easily integrates with your existing IT environment through the largest network of secure private connections, hybrid database and storage solutions, and data residency and encryption features — so your assets stay right where you need them. And with Azure Stack, you can bring the Azure model of application development and deployment to your datacenter. Azure hybrid cloud solutions give you the best of both worlds: more IT options, less complexity and cost. It’s why it’s one of the best cloud computing services available.
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Hardware
Hardware that enables dual directional communication for data collection and control message delivery. Examples include cellular, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi.
Software
Software that ingests data and visualises it to generate insights to answer specific questions
Providing the infrastructure to store and manage data.
Services
Developing custom software for specific uses and operating environments/needs.
Number of Case Studies6
Microsoft makes urban data usable via cloud technology
As one of the biggest megatrends of the 21st century, urbanization affects both recent and established industrial countries. In the European Union, already more than 70 percent of the population live in an urban area. In Germany, the uninterrupted urban growth is likely to pose huge challenges for many municipalities in the future, in areas like traffic, energy, environment and health. For this reason, innovative solutions in terms of city planning and city development are required. Additionally, increasingly demanding citizens expect a high quality of life and improved citizen services. To address those challenges, traditional routes must be tested, old infrastructures modernized and administrative processes organized more efficiently.
3M Gains Real-Time Insight with Cloud Solution
3M Gains Real-Time Insight with Cloud Solution
The company has a long track record of innovative technology solutions. For example, 3M helps its customers optimize parking operations by automating fee collection and other processes. To improve support for this rapidly expanding segment, 3M needed to automate its own data collection and reporting. The company had recently purchased the assets of parking, tolling, and automatic license plate reader businesses, and required better insight into these acquisitions. Chad Reed, Global Business Manager for 3M Parking Systems, says, “With thousands of installations across the world, we couldn’t keep track of our software and hardware deployments, which made it difficult to understand our market penetration.”3M wanted a tracking application that sales staff could use to get real-time information about the type and location of 3M products in parking lots and garages. So that it could be used on-site with potential customers, the solution would have to provide access to data anytime, anywhere, and from an array of mobile devices. Jason Fox, Mobile Application Architect at 3M, upped the ante by volunteering to deliver the new app in one weekend.For Fox and his team, these requirements meant turning to the cloud instead of an on-premises datacenter. “My first thought was to go directly to the cloud because we needed to provide access not only to our salespeople, but to resellers who didn’t have access to our internal network,” says Fox. “The cloud just seemed like a logical choice.”
Ground-breaking Service for Millions Uses Cloud for Online Psychotherapy
Ground-breaking Service for Millions Uses Cloud for Online Psychotherapy
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are approximately 1.7 billion people in the world suffering from a range of mental health conditions. This might be anything from acute anxiety and clinical depression to obsessive-compulsive disorders. The WHO believes there are 23 million people suffering from these and similar conditions in Egypt alone. However, one of the factors preventing people from receiving treatments are cultural values and social stigma: they say that either these conditions do not exist, or that if people are indeed suffering, they just need the willpower to overcome their afflictions rather than seeking specialized treatment.With an estimated 10,000 website hits per month, Shezlong needed a hosting platform that could not only provide a foundation for the service but also accommodate its open source architecture.
Number of News Items360
HPE, ABB extend strategic partnership with new industrial monitoring solution utilizing Aruba technology
ChannelBuzz - 25 Jun, 2019
Referenced Companies: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, ABB, HPE Aruba, Hitachi, Microsoft
Keywords: Sensors, Robotics, REASON
Bühler's Digital Cell is a step change for the die-casting industry
MarketScreener - 25 Jun, 2019
Referenced Companies: Microsoft Azure, Dashboard
Keywords: VISION, Sensor, Predictive Maintenance
Singtel launches digital self-registration for prepaid mobile customers
ZDNet - 25 Jun, 2019
Referenced Companies: Singtel, Ericsson, China Mobile, Microsoft, Microsoft Azure
Keywords: Register, Augmented Reality
Number of Software3
Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure enables the world’s applications to become intelligent using the next-generation infrastructure, data and developer services.
Azure IoT Suite
Azure IoT Suite
Azure IoT Suite brings the Internet of your things to life. Connect your devices, analyze previously-untapped data, and integrate business systems—and transform your company when you uncover new business models and revenue streams.
BioT
BioT
Industiral IoT System Integration
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Telit
Telit
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Wind River
Wind River
Wind River Systems provides software operating systems and development tools for embedded systems. A microprocessor and software comprise embedded systems, which are used in more than 1 billion products that include auto braking systems, Internet traffic routers, jet fighter control panels, mobile phones, set-top boxes, traffic signals, and other consumer electronics.
Hitachi Data Systems (Hitachi)
Hitachi Data Systems (Hitachi)
Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) is a company that provides modular mid-range and high-end computer data storage systems, software and services. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd. and part of the Hitachi Information Systems & Telecommunications Division.
Number of Partners1
Cognizant
Cognizant
Cognizant is a provider of information technology, consulting and business process services. Its customers are primarily corporations from the Forbes Global 2000, and it targets customers in the financial services, health care, manufacturing, retail, and logistics sectors. Year founded: 1988 Revenue: $14.8 billion (2017) NASDAQ:CTSH
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