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Introducing Microsoft Cloud for Retail 

If 2020 taught us anything, it was that no business is resilient to everything. But those that had laid their digital tracks early were better positioned to recover, and in some cases, even speed ahead. In fact, one retail expert said that we had “witnessed a 10-year evolutionary leap toward digital” in retailing. That’s quite a leap. And as a retail industry, we need to approach the new world we are...Read more

5 questions banks should consider for digital transformation 

Banks have seen dramatic technology advancements across the business, particularly in payments. In this blog, we sat down with Peter Hazou, business strategy leader of worldwide financial services at Microsoft, and Dean Wallace, practice lead for real-time and digital payments at ACI Worldwide, to discuss digital transformation in the financial services industry and five questions...Read more

4 ways to make the most of this year’s virtual NRF 

NRF 2021 is going to be a first for all of us. I know I’m going to miss seeing many old colleagues and friends this month. NRF BIG Shows for me are just as much family reunion as they are industry conference. But as we’re all discovering, virtual conferences have some real advantages. And, in...Read more

Public safety benefits from digital transformation 

Microsoft webinar explores the digital future of public safety Creating safer communities is everyone’s goal. But that is more challenging than ever due to COVID-19, and now even those who work to keep us safe are themselves in danger as well. To meet these challenges, agencies are embracing digital transformation. This shift gives public safety...Read more

Improve supply chain resiliency, traceability, and predictability with blockchain 

Introduction “Many new technologies have transformed the supply chain industry over the years; however, persistent problems remained, such as lack of traceability, especially for raw materials, and a lack of trust in data across parties. Our team has applied a new blockchain-based solution to solve these and many other supply chain challenges across our cloud...Read more

Bringing agility and alignment into engineering 

Think of an automotive manufacturer and you might picture huge factories, large production lines, robotic assembly, and innumerable mechanical parts. But it’s what lies underneath all these things that’s driving the future of automotive and mobility and the companies behind it: software. As the mobility industry and its customer needs evolve, automotive companies have been...Read more

Industry 4.0: IoT key to building agile factories of the future 

The global marketplace is evolving rapidly, and the ability to adapt is a defining factor between manufacturers that merely survive, and those that thrive. As rising costs, supply chain issues, skills gaps, and challenges related to COVID-19 escalate, manufacturers must look to intelligent cloud and intelligent edge solutions to build smart, agile factories. Internet of...Read more

Manufacturers gain a competitive advantage with digital twins 

In 1970 NASA faced a crisis: A ruptured propellant tank threatened the lives of three astronauts aboard Apollo 13. To save them, NASA engineers used a replica of Apollo 13 on earth, and used resources they knew were available to the astronauts to devise a safe method for getting them home. Today that same approach,...Read more

Harnessing the opportunity of ISO20022 for financial services organizations 

Emerging global payment standard ISO 20022, put forth by the ISO technical committee responsible for the fields of banking and financial services, aims to create a common language and model for payments data, one that can be applied by any agent in the industry and implemented across any network. As payment data is the lifeblood...Read more

Three can’t-miss sessions at the virtual Infinity Festival 

The Infinity Festival has rapidly established itself as a must-attend event for both entertainment and technology industry leaders and influencers. Guided by more than 150 advisors from leading studios, talent agencies, and technology companies, the festival celebrates “story enabled by technology” and brings together technology innovators and Hollywood’s leading storytellers to connect, collaborate, and innovate....Read more

The inside track: the intersection of technology and mobility 

Who doesn’t love the clean lines, the bold curves, the shiny finish of a new car? But just as exciting is what’s going on under the hood. The rise of EVs, cloud-connected technologies to help drivers avoid collisions, communications systems that become as integral to our lives as our phones—it’s all happening. Here. Now. Today. So are cloud-based simulations that...Read more