Discover the latest software purchases and digital transformation initiatives being undertaken by Business Sweden and its business and technology executives. Each quarter our research team identifies on-prem and cloud applications that are being used by the 550 Business Sweden employees from the public (Press Releases, Customer References, Testimonials, Case Studies and Success Stories) and proprietary sources.
During our research, we have identified that Business Sweden has purchased the following applications: Microsoft Azure Machine Learning for Machine Learning and Data Science Platform in 2016 and the related IT decision-makers and key stakeholders.
Our database provides customer insight and contextual information on which enterprise applications and software systems Business Sweden is running and its propensity to invest more and deepen its relationship with Microsoft or identify new suppliers as part of their overall Digital and IT transformation projects to stay competitive, fend off threats from disruptive forces, or comply with internal mandates to improve overall enterprise efficiency.
We have been analyzing Business Sweden revenues, which have grown to $50.0 millions in 2019, plus its IT budget and roadmap, cloud software purchases, aggregating massive amounts of data points that form the basis of our forecast assumptions for Business Sweden intention to invest in emerging technologies such as AI, Machine Learning, IoT, Blockchain, Autonomous Database or in cloud-based ERP, HCM, CRM, EPM, Procurement or Treasury applications.
About the Customer
Business Sweden, is an organization jointly owned by the Government of Sweden and representatives from the Swedish business community, through the Swedish Foreign Trade Association. It was formed in January 2013 as a result of a merger between the government agency Invest Sweden and the organization Swedish Trade Council. The organization has offices in 57 countries and a staff of 500+ people.
Scope and Challenges
Business Sweden’s staff travel needed better support, while the information its global team needed to access from customers has to be totally secure.
After extensive market evaluation, Business Sweden’s IT leadership agreed Microsoft’s cloud vision was the best match. As a direct result, ‘Trust, Collaboration and Flexibility’ is now being implemented via deep engagement with multiple Microsoft communication and productivity technologies like Azure and Office 365, delivered by Microsoft partner Coligo AB.
An important consideration was that any new Business Sweden support system had to be ready for the EU-wide General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when they come into force in May 2018. Finally, Business Sweden wanted to keep driving its strategy with its existing IT department resourcing.
Next steps for cloud at Business Sweden include exploration of Microsoft Teams, a move to a fully serverless environment and a trial of Skype handsets in its US business, leaving old and expensive telecom technology.
Outcome and Implications
Business Sweden says all this change to its biggest asset is also welcoming by its highly educated knowledge workers. They have huge experience and knowledge to offer, that’s why the collaboration tools they've acquired via moving to Office 365 and Azure are critical to delivering their overall strategy.
"What we needed to find was a supplier that could offer infrastructure, applications, security and global reach under one roof." - said Björn Wide.
"The collaboration tools we have acquired via moving to Office 365 and Azure are critical to delivering our overall strategy." - said Björn Wide, Head of Security and IT at Business Sweden.
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|Microsoft||Legacy Applications||Microsoft Azure Machine Learning||Machine Learning and Data Science Platform||Artificial Intelligence||n/a||Coligo AB||2016||2017|
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