Save energy and resources with smart farming operations. Learn more about Microsoft Azure AI.

Growing populations require increasing amounts of food, so farmers must become as efficient as possible with the resources they have. This means leveraging every tool available to avoid fluctuations in yield output by powering farms with smart technologies that give farmers instant access to accurate data about their operations. From soil-measuring IoT devices to solar-powered irrigation, digital transformation technologies provide the modern farming industry with tools to power growth and increase sustainability worldwide.

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Why Migrate with Azure?

With Microsoft Azure Migration Program (AMP), customers receive prescriptive guidance for a step-by-step approach for a path to the cloud from start to finish.

The program delivers technical skill building to ensure your organization can successfully adopt Azure; best practices for a step-to-step approach from start to finish; Azure engineering support for data and infrastructure foundations; expert guidance from specialized migration partners; free Azure tools to help you efficiently execute migrations; and cost effective offers to help you save money before, during, and after migration. All of this, available to all Azure customers, scaled through specialized migration partners.

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8 ways to rethink virtual events for the age of social distancing

“8 ways to rethink virtual events for the age of social distancing” provides nonprofit organizations with useful ways to rethink the process of hosting virtual events in the age of social distancing and how to make large-scale online meetings work effectively. For more information on Microsoft solutions that facilitate the hosting of online events, contact us today.

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Keeping the Farmer and Farm Working


Without proper access to running water, farming can be a daunting task. Yet this is the reality that farmers must confront in some parts of Kenya. Such conditions severely limit their ability to increase their yields and secure a stable income for themselves and their family. To make matters more difficult, they also face the problem of a very short rainy season. This alone makes sustaining adequate water levels challenging, but it’s compounded by reliance on wells for irrigation.

In this video, you’ll see how Monica, an independent farmer in East Africa, has leveraged digital transformation to overcome these challenges. You’ll learn how IoT devices, solar energy, and Microsoft Azure can combine to sustain profitable farming operations, even in some of the harshest conditions on the planet.

Bringing Apps and Start-ups Together

More frequently than ever, consumers are utilizing apps for news, food, information, social networking and more. Of course, the cloud forms the core of the app economy and small to medium businesses need service providers that support their financial needs and requirements.

In his article, “Bringing Apps and Start-ups Together,” Prabhakar Jayakumar writes that 90% of all data used over the last two years was created using an optimized data management tool. For digitization to progress, modern app development requires efficient data management and processing. The app must engage users and generate content, “and then process the data generated to garner insights, which can enhance the performance of the app or brand,” writes Jayakumar. He adds that this is where cloud service providers can be of great help, in setting up databases to be quick and fail-proof.

In short, Jayakumar sees service providers can help SMBs deploy applications quickly and cost-effectively: “Less coding, limitless scalability, exceedingly fast deployments, and fool-proof security are the pillars of tomorrow’s app economy, powered by the cloud.”

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