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Turbocharge Your Business Productivity
At Ataira Analytics Inc, we know that empowering your employees to collaborate is a challenge for many organizations. Every group has their own way of doing things, but there are few tools out there that allow you to work the way you want, so you can focus on what really matters. Office 365 provides an integrated solution, so everyone can coll...
Music x Technology: Childish Gambino
Childish Gambino wanted to create a virtual world that would blend the physical and digital and allow his fans to experience his world. With a team from Microsoft, Childish Gambino began work on PHAROS, a unique VR experience. It's this kind of innovation that drives businesses to greatness. That's why great businesses choose Microsoft. At Ata...
Office 365 E5​ | New Value for Enterprise Customer
This presentation is an overview of Microsoft 365 E5. It will allow you and your customers to take a closer look at E5 security and compliance capabilities that continue Microsoft's deep investments in security. View: Office 365 E5​ | New Value for Enterprise Customer
Could Your Business Survive the Next Hurricane Harvey?
Would your business have survived Hurricane Harvey or Irma? Take the time to craft a disaster plan that protects your employees, your data and your company's future. Read More...
Office 365 Helps One Man Scale His Brand
Ataira Analytics Inc takes a deeper look at how Microsoft Office 365 helps Bryce McDonald, a solo entrepreneur who runs DAY 1 Wake, a wakesurf board making business, scale his home-based business out to the world. Office 365 helps Bryce get the job done because it is always-up-to-date, letting him work easily and flexibly, whether it be in the...
15 Ways Leaders Can Promote Creativity In The Workplace
At Ataira Analytics Inc, we know that fostering creativity is vital to your organization. It drives productivity and employee satisfaction while allowing your business to innovate and differentiate in new and exciting ways. Having the right tools to encourage creativity is just as important as the desire to promote it. With Office 365, your em...
Football, Teamwork and Technology: California School for the Deaf
Good communication is vital for every organization. At Ataira Analytics Inc, we want you to have the best communication within your organization possible. At the California School for the Deaf, they use Microsoft Surface with Office 365 to review and create plays then disseminate them to the players. It's brought a new level of communication t...
Office 365 Spreads One Man's Love for the Lake to the World
In this video Ataira Analytics Inc takes a look at how Microsoft Office 365 helps solo entrepreneur Bryce McDonald tap into the power of the cloud to manage the vendor and customer relationships that help him scale his home-based wakesurf board making business, DAY 1 Wake, out to the world - without sacrificing the thing that matters to him mo...
Microsoft Office 2016 product guide
Ever wonder how you can get the most out of Office 365? At Ataira Analytics Inc, we know you're constantly looking to decrease friction within your organization. In many cases, the technology you already employ may be the answer. With an upgrade to Office 2016, your organization can benefit from a host of new and amazing collaborative features...
O365 cost-saving guidance for midsize companies
At Ataira Analytics Inc, we don't want you to be paying more than you have to for your IT solutions. That's why we offer Office 365 solutions that can save you significant sums of money each year. Starting with an average savings of $11,000 in hardware and software deployment costs annually, the amounts go up considerably from there. With $...
7 Game-Changing Collaboration Tools Your Team Needs Now
At Ataira Analytics Inc, we know that whiteboards, video conferencing, and AI are all drivers of collaboration in the modern workplace. Finding the right solution to provide these capabilities is another story. Luckily there's Office 365. With Skype, users can video conference and whiteboard, and with machine learning and AI woven into almost ...
Treating childhood blindness, halfway around the world
At Ataira Analytics Inc, we know how important productivity and collaboration are to your business. That's why we strive to bring you the best opportunities to integrate cost-saving, collaborative solutions to your organization. Doctors in LA are helping kids all over the world through their collaborative efforts with Skype. Kids are seeing fo...
Hey, You, Get Onto the Cloud
A surprisingly large number of small businesses haven't yet made the move to cloud computing. Here are 5 ways cloud storage can help your business grow. Read More...
Get 1 Terabyte of Data Storage with Office 365
Ataira Analytics Inc loves this new short clip from Microsoft. It highlights the incredible amount of secure data storage each license of Microsoft Office 365 provides through OneDrive for Business. One Terabyte to be exact! It's not just the amount of data storage that matters, but also its safety. With Office 365, small businesses don't need...
Today's Innovative Businesses: Focusing on What Matters Most Infographic
This infographic provides testimonials from six businesses about the amazing benefits of Office 365 and how they used it in their organizations. Use the infographic as a starting point to research case studies that you can use to decide if Office 365 is the right solution for your business. View: Today's Innovative Businesses: Focusing on What...
Bionic kids Office 365 and Limbitless are building mechanical limbs through collaboration
  Office 365 is bringing the technology of tomorrow to the creators of today. For any organization, collaboration is the key to success. It's certainly behind the success of The Limbitless Project that makes affordable 3D printed bionic limbs for kids. The Limbitless Project uses Office 365 to bring the necessary people together to make thes...
Create a small business office that lets you work from anywhere
Creating a mobile office can boost your productivity, and help you work from anywhere. These tips will help you create a mobile office. Read More...
Keep Software Costs Down with Office 365
Ataira Analytics Inc takes a deeper look at how Microsoft Office 365 helps small business owner Scott Naucler keeps software costs down thanks to Office 365's low monthly subscription cost. One license of Office 365 is good for use on up to FIVE devices for a single user, which means that you can get more stuff done anywhere, anytime - and at ...
Microsoft Office Made for Achieving
  Any organization that wants to achieve something that matters can't do it alone. In this video, Microsoft describes how it's reinventing productivity around people. Taking collaboration fueled by intelligence and the flexibility to work with anyone, anywhere to a whole new level. It's a premium connected experience grounded in trust, no...
12 Microsoft Power BI success stories
Microsoft Power BI provides organizations with self-service business intelligence tools that allow users to analyze, visualize and share data using the familiar Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Here are 12 success stories built on Power BI. Read More...
Office 365 Tip Creating Dashboards using PowerView
  Learn how to create a dashboard to visualize data insights and publish through Sharepoint.
Not sure collaboration is for you Here are 5 reasons to go for it
All small business owners should actively seek out collaboration opportunities in their businesses in order to become more successful. Here's why. Read More...
Do Great Work with Office 365, Even When There's No Internet
Ataira Analytics Inc takes a deeper look at how Microsoft Office 365 helps small business owner Scott Naucler and his three employees do their best work from anywhere - the office, a client site, or even 300 feet in the air atop a wind turbine. Office 365's AutoSave feature helps Turbine Test Services get the job done by automatically saving t...
How to grant and restrict access to data
Using Power BI, customers can connect to hundreds of data sources, simplify data prep, and drive ad hoc analysis. Power BI even sends them alerts when data changes and lets users drill down for more details. Give your customers a winning edge by helping them squeeze more meaning out of their data. View: How to grant and restrict access to dat...
Why Does My Business Experience More Obstacles Than Others
Some entrepreneurs feel as if the universe is working against them. It's a phenomenon called the headwinds/tailwinds effect. Read More...
How technology is now empowering educators
This article takes a deep dive into how educators and institutions can align their edtech strategy to better connect and provide for their students. This call for digital transformation includes implementing digital textbooks and resources, offering multiple open online courses (MOOCs), and leveraging learning analytics to increase student perfo...
Broadclyst School--Tracking Pupil Attainment
  This week, Ataira Analytics Inc looks at how Microsoft Office 365 helps the teachers at Broadclyst School gain insights and work collaboratively. They can share intelligence from test data, create and assign resources, mark up student assignments, and provide feedback to their pupils. This helps them save time, be more productive, and t...
Office 365 Helps Small Business Do Big Work
Ataira Analytics Inc takes a deeper look at how Microsoft Office 365 helps small business owner Scott Naucler and his three employees work together across two states to maintain wind turbines across America's wind corridor. Office 365 helps Turbine Test Services get the job done because it is always-up-to-date, letting Turbine Test Services wo...
Surface Integrated for Simplicity - Infographic
Take productivity to the next level. The Surface family of tools and devices empowers your customers with a game-changing software + hardware ecosystem to push the boundaries of their digital transformation. It's never been easier to sync with teams, meet deadlines, and keep projects on track, because the Surface family extends the power of Mic...
Data Analytics Around the World with Azure
Microsoft has announced over 600 new features and services on Azure this year, meaning you have a constantly evolving and robust support system in place for your data analysis needs, whatever they may be. Whatever form your data takes, Azure is there to help you innovate faster. View: Data Analytics Around the World with Azure
Broadclyst School--Surface Hub Teamworking
This week, Ataira Analytics Inc takes a look at how the Microsoft Surface Hub and #Office365 help student teams at the Broadclyst School usher their innovative ideas to market in the Global Enterprise Challenge. With Microsoft tools supporting the process from start to finish, the Enterprise Challenge provides more than an engaging learning ex...
Untangling airports using open source tools on Microsoft Azure
Scientists from the University of Stirling and University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom tackled the knotty problem of delays on airport taxiways, where...
Microsoft Practice Development Playbook Enterprise Mobility Security
Focused on Enterprise Mobility + Security? The goal of this playbook is to help our customers understand what they need to do to accelerate and optimize their EMS-focused practice. In this playbook, we'll point to resources that our customers should be aware of and provide valuable information on driving new revenue opportunities, strategies for...
Todays Innovative Businesses Focusing on What Matters Most Infographic
Innovation is the name of the game today. Why let redundant, repetitive tasks stand in the way when #Office365 provides business-process automation to handle them for you? Microsoft Forms lets your customers gather valuable information through surveys, quizzes, and polls. With Microsoft Flow, they can create automated workflows between apps and ...
Data Analytics Around the World with Azure - Infographic
Azure App Service allows you to quickly build, deploy, and scale enterprise-grade web, mobile, and API apps on any platform. Azure Active Directory ensures that you meet rigorous performance, scalability, security, and compliance requirements. With the ability to easily add SSL certificates, single sign-on verification, and identity service inte...
How big data analytics provide personalized customer experience
Big data itself is a huge chunk of meaningless data, until it is analyzed and crunched into structured sets. Yet, the process of analyzing this meaningless data to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, especially relating to human behavior and interactions, could be the next gold mine for your company. It's no wonder the big data analytics ...
Broadclyst School--Online Dining
In this clip, Ataira Analytics Inc learns how Office 365 with Microsoft Forms supports high-tech consensus building in Broadclyst School's dining hall. By entering immediate feedback into a Forms survey after each meal, students provide data for Forms to analyze and deliver results that inform kitchen food orders and menu design. Contact us--w...
Predicting ocean chemistry using Microsoft Azure
  Taylor Shellfish, a company that farms oysters in ocean waters off the coast of Washington, uses Azure to provide them with insights into the chemical levels of the ocean to predict the needs of the upcoming season. Once the season starts, Azure helps them monitor massive amounts of incoming data, offering the ability to adjust to chang...
Accelerate your business with the right online meeting solution - Infographic
Never underestimate the power of collaboration. When your customers can bring up to 250 participants together--with a single click, from any device--great ideas and winning strategies are the result. #Office365 features Skype for Business, a complete online meeting solution with audio, video, and web conferencing. Attendees can record their meet...
10 Ways to Build a Strong Team
Learn about 10 strategies for improving communication across your teams. This infographic explains how open communication can improve company culture and competitiveness. Read More...
Realizing The Potential Of Big Data And Analytics
It's not what you know. It's what you do with what you know. That's something companies worldwide will be learning--for better or worse--in the coming year when it comes to big data. This article contains some tips as you assemble your strategic big data plan. Read More...
Broadclyst School--Communicating with Skype
  In this new clip, Ataira Analytics Inc. shows how Microsoft Office 365 with Skype for Business facilitates real-time communication and collaboration among student teams across geographies. Skype's video-conferencing and group-calling features support the Broadclyst School's curriculum and enhance pupil engagement, but that's not all....
Intelligent cloud computing lifts villages out of water poverty
A research team is using Azure to track groundwater levels in impoverished communities by tracking the data from hand-pumped wells in the region to monitor aquifer health and devise ways to deliver improved well performance across the area. To handle data transmitted by multiple nodes, cloud-based computing is essential. The ease of porting ...
Office 365 Empowers a School to Take a Different Approach
  In this clip, Ataira Analytics Inc. takes a look at how technology is transforming learning and preparing students for the future at Broadclyst School. Microsoft Office 365 and devices form the foundation for a rich curriculum that teaches children important skills they'll need as they enter the workforce and move through life. Let us s...
Office 365 Propels Turbine Test Services to New Heights
In this video Ataira Analytics Inc. takes a look at how Microsoft Office 365 helps small business owner Scott Naucler and his three employees work better together - giving him time to pursue his passion for the wind, at work and in life. Contact us today to find out how we can help you do the same.
BI Collaboration for SharePoint Power BI Groups Video Demo
New version and pricing for +BI Collaboration! Automatically add all of your Power BI items in your work space and groups to your SharePoint lists Send notifications to your group and team members about dashboards, reports, and documents with state and priority Add tasks and follow up actions for your Power BI and document library items Add pub...
Power BI Premium Announces Support for Larger Datasets
Power BI Premium now supports datasets of up to 10gb, up from 1gb. The Power BI Premium large models documentation provides additional best practices and guidance for deploying models larger than 1 GB The Power BI Premium whitepaper provide a high-level overview of Power BI Premium and our vision The Power BI Premium admin document...
7 Minute Read – Why You Should Be Using Static Pool Analysis for Performance Based Analytics
Static pool or “vintage” analysis has long been used by the financial services industry to evaluate lifetime losses of lending pools and provide, to an extent, the probability of future trends of expected losses. The term “vintage” is sometimes used as an analogy to the wine industry and the rating or quality of wines based on their harvest year....
The Basics of Business Intelligence
What is Business Intelligence?  Business intelligence is the applied business and technical science of delivering data to decision makers that enables strategic and tactical decision making. In short, it delivers the right data to the right people at the right time. Business Intelligence is a cohesive prescriptive organizational methodology,...
 7 Minute Read – Don’t Forget About the 5th Perspective in Your Balanced Scorecard
File these thoughts under another thing to keep business executives up at night. Are you tracking the right key performance indicators for your organization? We’re all familiar with the Balanced Scorecard introduced by Kaplan and Norton in the 90’s for tracking objectives. It is simply a tool used to evaluate, define, track and improve core busin...
Embedding a Power BI Report in SharePoint using PerformancePoint
Instructions and walk through for embedding a Power BI report in SharePoint using PerformancePoint. This video uses the embed feature from Power BI to help you display your Power BI reports in SharePoint.
5 Challenges in Business Intelligence and How to Solve Them
Ever wondered what a well-planned and deployed business intelligence project can do for your business without all the challenges? By now if you’re not aggressively mining your data you’re not only leaving money on the table, you’re falling behind your competitors. Looking for basic aberrations and trends in data for sales, marketing, operations and...
Creating an SSRS Report in SharePoint 2013 from Excel Services
This video will walk through the steps for creating a SSRS Report with Report Builder 3.0 in SharePoint 2013 from Excel Services.
Creating a PowerView Dashboard in SharePoint 2013 from Excel PowerPivot 2013
This video will walk through the steps for creating a PowerView dashboard in SharePoint 2013 using Excel 2013 and PowerPivot.