Learn how our core pillars can help you accelerate your growth and become more profitable
New this year at WPC 2013, we are introducing a new way to experience all our content under 4 core pillars – Cloud, Big Data, Devices and Mobility, and Enterprise Social.
These pillars represent key areas we believe have the most customer acquisition and retention impact, and the largest opportunities in the current marketplace. Understanding, fully engaging, and being able to apply the correct business strategies under each of these models, will provide you, and your organization with the right tools to accelerate your business growth, compete, and become more profitable.
Please review below in detail what each of these core pillars have to offer you this year at WPC 2013.
Customers are making technology investments in on-premise, private and public Cloud solutions to manage the diversity of their business. Microsoft has industry leading Cloud and On-premise solutions that enable partners and their customers to expand their Cloud businesses cost effectively. Through these investments, partners can develop deeper engagement and more upsell opportunities by delivering bigger, better, and more complete solutions that enable customers’ to make informed decisions as they invest in the Cloud.
The path to partner profitability includes key investments partners need to make within their organizations to drive valuable services and enable strategic selling while providing the right level of support customers need. Through the Cloud Pillar partners can expect to learn skills to build their Cloud businesses and understand how Cloud is now being integrated across the Microsoft business.
Excited? Check out this video on how to make money in the Cloud with Jon Roskill and IDC analyst Darren Bibby. You’ll hear about all the opportunities for partners to profit by integrating Cloud computing into their existing business models, as well as further insights into what you can expect to hear at WPC.
Review the must attend Cloud sessions at WPC 2013 and the latest IDC details straight from the Day 1 Vision Keynote.
Big Data captures the trends, technologies and promise for businesses to generate real insights from both structured and unstructured data. In this Pillar at WPC, partners can learn more about the Microsoft approach to Big Data and discover how to leverage it to help customers analyze Hadoop data with familiar Microsoft technologies. Partner will learn how Big Data leverages any data to help increase business success through data-driven decision making. The Microsoft approach is to ultimately enable organizations to gain greater business and economic value from their data assets.
Microsoft’s Big Data strategy can help partners fit Big Data into customer conversations and shape their future business plans. While at WPC partners will also have the opportunity to build relationships with other partners whose business focus complements each other and work together to develop and deploy end-to-end Big Data solutions.
The Enterprise Social pillar is designed to showcase the growing global ecosystem of partners who are driving the adoption of the next wave of Enterprise Social networking and communications.
As life becomes increasingly busy, complex, and global, people turn to modern social solutions to cut through the boundaries of geography, time, and organizational hierarchies to fulfill a basic need to connect and work together. Social has rewired the way we communicate in our personal lives, and businesses that have adopted social in the enterprise are seeing it change the way people get work done.
Customers who embrace Enterprise Social are recognizing the power of open conversations and personal connections in some of their most important strategic initiatives, and are driving real business results. These customers are aware that the only way they can keep up with the pace of change in their industries is to trust their people, and empower them to organize and decide "in the moment." For these companies, Enterprise Social is much more than a newsfeed. It’s a way to change the way their people work together.
Microsoft has an exciting vision for Enterprise Social leveraging a set of assets that include: social, collaboration, email, and unified communications. In this pillar partners learn how these tools can be combined to create new experiences that help people get things done.
Direct from WPC 2013, IPSOS enterprise social survey highlights SMB and enterprise usage of social tools in the workplace Enterprise Survey results.
The Devices and Mobility Pillar is designed for those partners who want to accelerate business growth, and maximize their potential to transform the work environment towards a more tech-savvy atmosphere with devices as well as familiarize themselves with the modern data center. Social & mobile technology is transforming the way people work together, and in turn, the way that partners will need to provide support. Emerging Businesses large and small are invited to learn more about how to begin mapping out their IT priorities and strategies for mobile platforms. WPC 2013 offers the most compelling chance to tackle the learning curve inherent in integrating mobility into traditional application business models. At WPC partners will learn how to make mobility one of their best profitability and efficiency tools this year.
Learn skills and gain insights from the experts and creators themselves on how you can deepen your understanding around continuing to engage existing solutions and attract new customers from related technologies like Windows 8, The New Office, Dynamics and more.
Be sure to schedule your favorite sessions through our Sessions and Meeting Scheduler in WPC Connect. You can filter the session catalog by date, track, pillar, partner type, and integrated track.