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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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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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The case for collaboration: 3 ways you can break down your business’s silos

Communication and collaboration are now easier than ever thanks to cloud technology. Employees can access and use data wherever there’s an internet connection, allowing them to work from home, on the road, or even abroad. Despite these capabilities, however, it’s still common for communication to break down between teams. For example, the State of Georgia...

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Improving healthcare, costs, and consistency with data

Hospitals and health systems around the world are turning to data-driven healthcare to provide better patient care while managing costs and driving operational efficiencies. In the U.S., there’s a movement toward compensating health providers based on patient outcomes rather than just reimbursing for services provided—particularly for Medicare and Medicaid patients. All of these changes require...

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