FINNING digitally transforms its operations with IoT apps on Azure cloud

How do you calculate the ROI for a successful digital transformation strategy? For FINNING, it was easy: increased satisfaction and loyalty, as well as major advances in productivity for itself and its customers.

Watch this video to learn how Microsoft AzureIoT can optimize your business, and then contact us for more information.


FINNING, the world’s largest Caterpillar dealer, started its digital transformation journey with customers in mind, but soon realized that its own operations were seeing just as many benefits as its clients. Not willing to turn down an opportunity to improve, FINNING quickly learned that the data obtained from customer-facing solutions enabled it to gain insights into internal processes and become even more efficient.

Watch this video to learn how Azure IoT can have game-changing solutions that push forward internal process optimization and enhance customer satisfaction.

Remote staff meeting with Teams

The need for remote learning continues to surge globally due to COVID-19. Microsoft alongside many of our partners offer free tools such as Office 365 and Teams to schools.

Administrators and teachers find Teams useful not only for the classroom, but also for organizing Professional Learning Communities and Staff teams.

Attending remote meetings is easy with all the built-in features provided. We understand you may have questions on how your school can leverage remote learning and we encourage you to view upcoming and on-demand Teams webinars – sign up here: https://microsoftteams.eventbuilder.com/TeamsEducation.


It’s easy to meet through Microsoft Teams. You can invite others to meet right now, or you can schedule a future meeting through the calendar tab.

Participants can take notes, invite others, share content, and even record the meeting for team members to watch later. After each meeting, all the notes, recordings, shared files, and conversations are available for future reference.

Teams takes the stress out of scheduling, organizing and recording meetings, so you can focus on content and collaboration. Even better, Office 365 and Teams A1 is free to educators right now!

Conduct Professional Learning Community (PLC) meetings in Teams!

COVID-19 has necessitated many schools and universities making remote learning available. While it’s natural to focus on student learning in the virtual classroom, it’s just as important to consider teachers’ needs for professional development and colleague collaboration.


We know that connection with colleagues is vital, especially during this time of increased isolation.

Many educators are eager for more time brainstorming, sharing ideas, and fueling their passions through their work in Professional Learning Communities. In this video, we cover how to meet now with fellow teachers, schedule meetings for later, and record meeting notes. Have you ever been typing back and forth with someone and wish you could just talk with them in person instead? With Teams, you can quickly do that with the click of one button: Meet now.

If you record your meetings, they can be saved within the respective channel so absent members can easily find and view later. Teams makes it easy for educators to continue or create new Professional Learning Communities.

Watch this video to learn more about PLC capabilities in Teams.

Lizo | Transformation in the oil & gas industry: data analysis and visualization

With improved technological tools, you’re likely accumulating more data than ever. If you’re wondering how to manage it, you’re not alone. Microsoft understands that most businesses are experiencing a significant increase in data and need help.

Watch this video for an example of how a data-driven company can utilize Azure Cosmos DB and Power BI to process large volumes of data and provide actionable insights to their business.

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Data. There’s a lot of it, and it’s everywhere. Azure cloud services helps organizations manage all aspects of their volumes of data. Here is an example of how a company in the oil and gas industry could utilize Azure Cosmos DB for data acquisition and Power BI for rich analytics with real-time insights.

Through partnering with Microsoft, a company like Lizo would be able to actualize their vision of next-generation data analysis and visualization. Watch this and look for additional Lizo videos to demonstrate the capabilities and power of Azure!

Customer story: Jack’s Diving Locker

Did you know that technology is helping to protect and save our oceans? With cloud security and communication tools, @JacksDiveLocker has exponentially increased their outreach and education efforts to keep our oceans healthy and thriving.

Want to see how the latest security tools can help grow your business? Contact our team to get started today!


Jack’s Diving Locker, a scuba diving and snorkel educational facility, uses Microsoft 365 Business to securely run their business and to streamline their outreach efforts. Since adopting a cloud-based security and communication solution, its founders have grown their business from five sets of gear and a Volkswagen van to a company with two retail stores and five boats at two harbors.

They use security tools, like Microsoft Intune, to protect company data and devices and to ensure that business is conducted securely and efficiently. With help from Microsoft 365 Business, Jack’s Diving Locker has expanded into a global ocean conservation and education company, teaching people all over the world to preserve and protect our oceans.

The True Cost of Free Email Service

While a free email service might seem like a no-brainer for your business, you’re missing out on the significant business-grade services detailed in this e-book, The True Cost of Free Email Service for Your Business. Contact R.B.Hall Associates, LLC to gain the high-level security and premium features that Microsoft Office 365 delivers.

While free email services abound, they lack the business-grade services and high-level security that a growing enterprise requires.

This e-book, The True Cost of Free Email Service for Your Business, details the premium email services that Microsoft Office 365 delivers.

Exchange Online provides anywhere access to email across devices, backed by Microsoft’s expertise and worldwide datacenter network.

Contact us to get started, and take your business to the next level.

View: The True Cost of Free Email Service for Your Business