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The Art of the Possible- Microsoft

Transform the way you work and discover innovative approaches to help drive business outcomes in 2021. Get the insights you need and get moving toward your next normal,
Recorded Jan 14 2021 47 mins
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David Totten, CTO, US One Commercial Partner, Microsoft
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Unleashing the Potential of People and Technology
Through our unique points of view, Softchoice challenges influential business leaders to think differently about the impact of technology on employees and customers.

* Our talented team of experts offers unmatched vendor consolidation, licensing and asset management

* We provide a wide variety of award-winning, world-class managed service offerings centered on Enabling Hybrid IT and Enabling End Users

* Softchoice has offices in 30 local markets across North America

*We are a top-tier partner for all major IT brands, and a trusted partner to 2,500+ technology manufacturers

VDX II: Digital Acceleration on Oct 14 & 15 - Register Now: https://www.softchoice.com/vdx .

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