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Ignite 2018: cloud meets intelligent edge

Microsoft Ignite 2018 was packed with insights on enterprise technology—current and future—with a focus on Security, Data, and AI. The intersection of the intelligent edge (the ability to analyze and act on data close to where it is captured) and cloud computing was also in the spotlight. In his keynote, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella highlighted...

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How the cloud is transforming weather prediction

Today, there’s a large, growing market for precise, relevant weather information to improve business and government operation. Weather predictions have become a significant strategic advantage, helping ensure uninterrupted service, boosting weather-related sales, improving public safety, and reducing operational risk....

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Photography depicts Microsoft's FarmBeats technology uses AI and IoT to help increase farm productivity.

Helping data scientists help the planet

Climate change may be the most urgent problem facing humankind. Extreme weather events—heat waves, drought, hurricanes, flooding—are causing loss of life and widespread property destruction. California endured a record-setting fire season in 2017, including the single largest wildfire in state history. That marker has already been surpassed by the Mendocino Fire this year. According to...

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3 must-have features in cloud solutions that will benefit nonprofits

A recent study by NTEN and Microsoft found that 75 percent of nonprofits now use cloud services for at least three different activities, such as data storage and donor and event management. But the survey also found that cloud adoption is still lagging in many smaller organizations. This is happening for two reasons: tight budgets,...

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The new business imperative: A unified cloud security strategy

As more businesses begin to explore the benefits of moving on-premises data and applications to the cloud, they’re having to rethink their traditional approaches to data security. Not only are cybercriminals developing more sophisticated attacks, but the number of employees and users who can access, edit, and share data has increased the risk of breaches. In...

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Practical application of artificial intelligence that can transform cybersecurity

There is tremendous opportunity to use AIparticularly machine learningto improve the efficacy of cybersecurity, the detection of hackers, and even prevent attacks before they occur. The post Practical application of artificial intelligence that can transform cybersecurity appeared first on Microsoft Secure....

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Finding the signal of community in all the noise at Black Hat

Over the last few years, Microsoft has been expanding and redefining what makes up our security community. We attended Black Hat to help educate our peers on notable vulnerabilities and exploits, and share knowledge following major security events. The post Finding the signal of community in all the noise at Black Hat appeared first on...

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Improving quality control and rescue efforts with IoT

As Internet of Things (IoT) technology gets faster, sleeker, more cost-effective, and more reliable, it’s becoming an increasingly vital component of daily life. At the same time, IoT technology is also becoming more transparent, which means many people may not be aware of its growing impact. One of the most significant examples of this is…...

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