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Are There One or Two Paths from Envision 2016?

In Business Intelligence, Events, Manufacturing Software, Six Sigma by Frances DonnellyLeave a Comment

Reading the variety of post-event comments from Microsoft Envision 2016, it is very clear that two strong camps have emerged. Which is not to say that they are in conflict with each other. Just that, in my opinion, there were two important outcomes from the event. The outcomes aren’t even exclusionary. I believe that those individuals who care about one …

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When Convergence Evaporated

In Convergence, Events, Improvement Management by Frances DonnellyLeave a Comment

When Convergence Evaporated, What Did We Gain? For the last ten years the first quarter of my team’s calendar year has been heavily focused on wrapping up final details and preparing for Microsoft’s event, Convergence. For us the planning effort begins almost as soon as the previous year’s event ends. So one might think that Microsoft’s recent announcement – Convergence …

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Microsoft Promises New Vision for Convergence 2016

In Convergence by Frances DonnellyLeave a Comment

Convergence 2015 wrapped with the announcement, as usual, of the next exciting location but also with a subtle shift in timing. Plan for New Orleans in early April not mid-March of 2016! But before you register, you might also want to know of significant shifts in Microsoft event offerings that could result in your travels taking you to other events …

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11 Best Practices for Maximizing Your Time at Microsoft Convergence 2015

In Convergence, Quality Management by Frances DonnellyLeave a Comment

This year we have recognized that organizations are primed to grow, but struggle with scalability (Read our GP Optimizer article: Great Growth. Can you Scale?). This is particularly in the face of extra regulatory challenges, opportunities and production challenges. The need to improve is not new… nor is the effort to find matching solutions to help solve business problems. We …