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Manufacturing IP Solutions

Today, Concurrency CTO Nathan Lasnoski hosted a Manufacturing IP Solutions webinar to showcase technology solutions proven to drive business outcomes for manufacturers. Nathan was joined by Microsoft Manufacturing Industry Executive Michael Walton, who discussed his perspective on each solution and how manufacturers can leverage them to optimize supply chains, improve forecast accuracy, increase customer engagement and more. 

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Top Updates Artificial Intelligence Updates Microsoft Ignite 2020

This year at Ignite was a little different in that it was virtual, but it was the same in the increase in capabilities brought from a widely diverse set of areas. Not surprisingly, huge amounts of effort has been placed in advancing Artificial Intelligence capabilities both in commodity AI (Cognitive Services) and custom AL/ML (Azure […]

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AI for Good

Min Maung and I talked about AI for Good surrounding helping individuals with cognitive disabilities to do jobs they previously could not do. The AI for Good platform made open source by Clover uses Microsoft AI and bot services to provide an augmented reality “buddy” to individuals that helps them with doing work which they […]

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Azure Kubernetes and Containers

Concurrency's CTO Nathan Lasnoski was recently joined by Managing Architect Brian Haydin and Senior Systems Engineer John Hubert to discuss the advantages of Azure Kubernetes and Containers. Running your organization's applications are just as important as streamlining your workflows and protecting your data.

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Running the Data Migration Assistant - Part One - The GUI

This is the first in a series of three posts about the Data Migration Assistant (DMA).  It describes what the DMA is, how to get it, and how to use the GUI to run an assessment of SQL Server databases for upgrade or migration. 

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Purpose Driven Digital

You can have anything you want, just not everything you want. This was the advice given to me by my family financial planner when I was a teenager and I’ve never forgotten it. The constant reminder that not only life is short, but that I need to think about what is most important. For me, […]

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Concurrency Cafe's IoT Kegerator Showcases Smart Devices in Action

At Concurrency headquarters, the Concurrency Cafe is a place to gather with co-workers, clients and community members, and the Concurrency Kegerator is admittedly among the venue's highlights. This week, while we continue to eagerly await the day when large groups can gather again, we took the opportunity to showcase a different side of our cafe--how IoT transformed the Concurrency Kegerator into a smart device. 

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Modernizing with Data Platform in 30 Days

Having data that is accessible, buildable, and digestible enough to make strategic business decisions is crucial to your organization's success and investing in a modern data platform makes this possible. At our recent webinar, Concurrency's Steven Campbell discussed how Power BI transforms data so you can visualize, access, manage and make it the cornerstone of intelligent business decision-making. 

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Can bots possess empathy?

I was pursuing my Facebook feed the other day and came across an advertisement for Replika, an “Artificial Intelligence Friend”, which offers to be a virtual personal relationship, providing a vehicle for self-expression, understanding, and feedback. We’ve talked about Empathy in the context of bots or applications, but this is a whole new level. This […]

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Bots… am I working for you, or you working for me?

I hate self checkout lines. I’ve always thought of it as an excuse to turn the customer into an employee. Rather than pay for a great experience as I leave their store, they implement a system where I work to buy from their store. I can understand the inherent inefficiency that checkout creates, so certainly […]

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