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Press release: StrongPoint partners with Sunrise Technology

(Rælingen, Norway, February 10, 2020): StrongPoint (OSE: STRONG) today announces a partnership with Sunrise Technology, part of Kroger, the largest grocery retailer in America, where StrongPoint will serve as a preferred value-added technology re-seller with an initial focus on the Nordics and the Baltics. Sunrise Technology develops fully integrated technology solutions that bring retailers, shoppers and manufacturers into a common platform, based on a close collaboration with Microsoft. 

"We are proud to announce our partnership with Sunrise, leveraging the close collaboration with Microsoft, aiming at redefining the shopping experience for customers across the globe and to set a new standard for innovation in the industry. By bringing the Sunrise technology to the Nordics and the Baltics, we look forward to work with local retailers to reinvent the customer experience and to create new profit streams," says Jacob Tveraabak, Chief Executive Officer of StrongPoint. 

StrongPoint has entered into an agreement to serve as a preferred value-added re-seller for Sunrise Technology´ solutions, products and technology for retailers, with an initial focus on the Nordics and the Baltics. Sunrise Technology is a part of Kroger, the largest grocery retailer in America, and has a close collaboration with Microsoft. 

Sunrise Technology´s Retail as a Service (RaaS) product, powered by Microsoft Azure, offers a suite of capabilities to collect customer insights, enhance employee productivity, improve out-of-stocks, improve the customer experience, and allow for hyper personalization using proprietary technology including the EDGETM Shelf (Enhanced Display for Grocery Environment). 

"We look forward to work with Sunrise Technology and Microsoft in transforming the retail industry. With ever-increasing competition on a multitude of platforms and delivery options the retailers are facing major challenges. This partnership will bring new solutions for the retailer to stand out, sustain growth and spur productivity," says Julius Stulpinas, Senior Vice President Technology of StrongPoint.  

For additional information, please contact:
Jacob Tveraabak
CEO, StrongPoint ASA
Phone +47 90 82 13 70

About StrongPoint | www.strongpoint.com 
StrongPoint is driving productivity for European retailers by providing
innovative, integrated technology solutions for multi-channel retailing based on long-standing relationships with customers and partners. StrongPoint is also a leader in IBNS solutions for Cash-In-Transit (Cash Security), and Labels for customers in Norway and Sweden. StrongPoint offers best-in-class service and consultancy expertise through its team of 525 employees in Norway, Sweden, the Baltics, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain and Russia. StrongPoint is headquartered in Rælingen, Norway, and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange
(ticker: STRONG). 

About Sunrise Technology | www.sunrisetechnology.com
Sunrise Technology delivers a fully integrated technology solutions that bring retailers, shoppers and manufacturers into a common platform. The company delivers a single platform that integrates seamlessly with existing systems, adding innovative data collection and shopper recognition technologies, predictive analytics and real time promotional programs that drive action, sale and revenue.

About Microsoft | www.microsoft.com 
Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT" @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

KPMG ang. Microsoft-undersøkelse: Over halvparten av arbeidstiden er uproduktiv

Det som kjennetegner de mest innovative virksomhetene i undersøkelsen «When change is the new normal», utført av Microsoft, London Business School og KRC Research, er at de lar de ansatte få mulighet til å fokusere på arbeidsoppgavene sine og legger til rette for en god arbeidsflyt. Undersøkelsen viser at mer enn halvparten av arbeidstiden til ansatte i norske virksomheter, uavhengig av bransje, er uproduktiv. Støy, uproduktive møter, informasjons- og dokumentjakt og unødvendige e-poster er blant distraksjonene som stjeler 52 prosent av arbeidstiden til norske arbeidstakere.

Dette medfører at de ansatte blir mer stresset og mindre fornøyde med arbeidssituasjonen.

– Dette handler mye om kultur. Organisasjonen, avdelingen og teamet må bli enige om et felles sett med kjøreregler for hvordan man ønsker å jobbe og hvordan man skal respektere hverandres tid, samt når og hvordan man vil samhandle. De digitale verktøyene gjør dette mulig. Med riktige verktøy og riktig bruk av dem, kan man få bedre innsikt i egne arbeidsvaner og forslag til hvordan man burde jobbe annerledes for å få mer fokustid i kalenderen, sier Maria Hope, som er en del av KPMGs ekspertmiljø for moderne arbeidsplass, «Digital Workplace».

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Microsoft Launches Work Reworked Report

Companies today experience constant organizational change. Across businesses and industries, change has become the new normal. However, there are critical factors that determine which companies thrive in times of relentless transformation – and which get left behind. 

To help organizations tackle this era of rapid change, Microsoft has partnered with the London Business School and KRC Research to examine how companies can best adapt to achieve competitive advantage. In this whitepaper discover:

  • How innovative companies are removing silos, connecting employees – and creating cultures where people are encouraged to reach beyond the confines of their teams. 
  • How the best teams leverage technology to make it easy to work across organizational boundaries, contributing at anytime from anywhere.
  • Why empowerment in the workplace is critical for innovation, with employees in innovative workplaces supported to make key decisions. 
  • And why companies are not yet equipped for the distractions of a modern workplace, losing more than half of their work time each week to interruptions.

Download the whitepaper now and discover how companies can build and maintain a culture of constant innovation and learning.

Silicon Angle: Microsoft inks $5B cloud partnership deal with KPMG

Microsoft Corp. today announced an important new partnership with the professional services company KPMG International Cooperative, which will use its cloud services to accelerate its digital transformation efforts.

KPMG is another big win for Microsoft, since it’s known as one of the world’s “Big Four” accounting organizations, along with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd., Ernst & Young Global Ltd. and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Its main focus is on providing tax, audit and advisory services to large global enterprises.

As part of the new partnership, KPMG plans to roll out services such as Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365 to its members and clients. Those products will become the collaboration and productivity tools of choice for some 207,000 KPMG employees in 153 countries worldwide, the company said.

Read entire article HERE.

Kahoot! joins the Microsoft Partner Network and adds integration with Microsoft Teams

In addition to our existing Microsoft single sign-on and two Windows apps, we’re launching an integration with Microsoft Teams. The new “Share with Teams” feature will make it possible to assign Kahoot! challenges as homework directly to groups within Microsoft Teams. Students will receive a notification and teachers can provide feedback – all within Microsoft Teams.

Read entire announcement HERE.

AmChams in Europe Transatlantic Conference in Washington, D.C. & Seattle

AmChams in Europe Transatlantic Conference in Washington, D.C. & Seattle

AmCham Norway recently participated in the annual AmChams in Europe conference held in both Washington, D.C. and Seattle.

The conference kicked off in the heart of the capitol at the US Chamber of Commerce, where participants including AmCham Norway’s Katja Dahl Murphy were briefed on the current state of transatlantic relations, trade policy, cybersecurity, global energy policy, and tax policy. The group also met with Pentagon and US Department of State officials.

The following day, participants met with Deputy Secretary Karen Dunn Kelley at the Department of Commerce, where they were briefed on USMCA, ongoing FTA negotiations, and US-EU trade negotiations. The group also visited the Atlantic Council, delving into current US-China relations and EU election consequences for the US-EU trade relationship.

Nordic – Pacific Northwest Partnerships

Managing Director Jason Turflinger then joined European counterparts in Seattle, taking part in meetings with Accenture, Amazon, Boeing, and Boston Consulting Group. Finally, at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, AmCham executives scrutinized the ethical use of artificial intelligence in various world regions and witnessed first-hand the latest technological developments within agriculture, public administration, and energy.

Together with AmCham leaders from Denmark and Finland, Turflinger also took part in the Nordic Innovation Summit, hosted by Seattle’s landmark Nordic Museum. In its second year, the expanding summit brought innovation leaders together to build upon robust Nordic – Pacific Northwest partnerships.

World Oil: Staale Gjervik on New ExxonMobil / Microsoft Digital Partnership

IRVING, Texas — ExxonMobil has announced that a new partnership with Microsoft will make its Permian basin operations the largest-ever oil and gas acreage to use cloud technology and is expected to generate billions in net cash flow over the next decade through improvements in analyses and enhancements to operational efficiencies.

“The combination of Microsoft’s technologies with our unique strengths in oilfield technologies, production efficiency and integration will help drive growth in the Permian and serve as a model for additional implementation across the U.S. and abroad,” said Staale Gjervik, senior V.P., Permian Integrated Development for XTO. “The unconventional business is fast moving, complex and data rich, which makes it well suited for the application of digital technologies to strengthen our operations and help deliver greater value.”

Read entire article HERE.

Næringsforeningen: Ren energi lokker gigantene

IT-gigantene er på vei inn i regionen. Jakten på ren energi er drivkraften. Det kan på sikt få svært positive følger både for næringsetablering og omstilling i regionen.

Det handler i bunn og grunn om behov for strøm, og i høy grad fornybar energi. 

I løpet av året skal Microsoft sitt nye dataanlegg være i drift i Stavanger-regionen, et anlegg som skal serve både et lokalt og internasjonalt marked. 

Ingen vet hvor anlegget skal ligge og eksakt når det vil være i drift, bare at Stavanger-regionen er et av to steder i landet hvor Microsoft har ønsket å etablere et senter. Kanskje blir det på Green Mountains anlegg på Rennesøy, kanskje et annet sted. Plasseringen er fortsatt en hemmelighet.

– Stavanger-regionen og Norge er valgt på grunn av både beliggenheten, infrastruktur, god fibertilknytning og fordi regionen sentralt koblet til i forhold til traseer i verden. Disse dataregionene skal ikke bare serve det norske markedet, men må også sees som et ledd i det globale nettverket. Det vi nå bygger i Norge gjør også at globale selskaper kan flytte data inn i Norge for å nå sine kunder i landet, sa direktør for Azure+Al i Microsoft Norge, Christopher Frenning, på et møte i regi av Næringsforeningen for kort tid siden.

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