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Microsoft Cloud for Retail and the role of partners 

It’s that time of the year again. Not to start a gym membership or return gifts…it’s that time of year where retailers reflect on holidays past and question if there was room to do more for their customers: faster delivery, seamless returns, relevant recommendations, efficient customer service without the pain of waiting and listening to…Read more

Microsoft Cloud for Retail is now generally available 

If the past two years have taught us anything, it’s that it will take all of us working together to ensure the future of retail is meeting today’s consumer needs. The world of retail has been forever shaped by new behaviors, and many are here to stay. Business-as-usual will no longer meet these expectations. With…Read more

Pave the way for a sustainable future with data and smart mobility solutions 

For businesses across the automotive, mobility, and transportation industry, sustainability is no longer a business priority—it is a responsibility. A World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) publication noted that while 75 percent of all global CO2 emissions are generated by cities, up to 40 percent of these emissions come from urban freight—a key target…Read more

Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing: Partnering to manufacture a more resilient and sustainable future 

A few months ago I laid out the 5 manufacturing trends driving the need for an industry cloud including my passionate and research-substantiated belief that partnerships and ecosystems are more critical than ever to manufacturing a resilient and sustainable future. As observed by Catherine Kniker, Chief Strategy Officer, PTC: “Manufacturing edge environments, are remarkably complex…Read more

Microsoft makes a compelling case for our cloud at Cloud Battleground Week 

In every industry around the world, the past several months have seen organizations adjust to challenges, pursue new business opportunities, and accelerate their digital capabilities in the face of the pandemic that has reshaped our world. Disruption demands the capacity to turn challenge into opportunity. In today’s world, this capacity is built on a strong…Read more

Tackling digital overload in the modern defense workplace 

In our “A digital workplace for a modern defense ecosystem” blog, I shared some thoughts about hybrid workplaces, changing talent expectations, and what this means for Defense and Intelligence organizations around the world. The hybrid work environments initiated in response to COVID-19 have given us important lessons about reinventing the modern defense workplace. Now, it’s…Read more

Microsoft and the financial services industry: A year in review and 2022 trends ahead 

2021 has been an incredible year of change for the financial services industry. We saw organizations across financial services accelerate digital innovation at a record pace. This has also been an important year for us here at Microsoft. We launched Microsoft Cloud for Financial Services and made significant advancements with the industry’s leading SIs and…Read more

Microsoft brings leading automotive, mobility, and transportation solutions to CES 

There is an abundance of transformation taking place across the automotive ecosystem. By 2030, fully 50 percent of the automotive industry’s projected $6.6 trillion in revenue will come from disruptive technology or business models1. Traditional industry players are being disrupted, fueling the shift to electric and digital. The industry shared goals of innovation are being…Read more

Don’t miss this moment to build infrastructure that works for all 

Last month I attended Smart Cities Expo in Barcelona—the first international in-person event I’ve been to since 2019. With public sector organizations all over the world focusing on infrastructure, the timing really could not have been better. In fact, the Infrastructure and Jobs Act (IIJA) was even passed by the House of Representatives in the…Read more

Microsoft Ignite: Top 5 takeaways for manufacturers 

Microsoft Ignite is where we showcase much of our technology innovation, but the technology intensity can be hard to navigate if you are a manufacturing executive trying to zero in on what will help you increase resilience and achieve sustainable growth, or build a hyperconnected business. Below are my top 5 takeaways from Ignite for manufacturers, and links to the most relevant blogs and sessions.  Use…Read more

Autonomous drivers—Start your engines! 

At the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it’s certainly not unusual to see the sleek, aerodynamic shape of an Indy racecar exploring the limits of the track piloted by one of the world’s best and fastest drivers. But to see the same, without a driver? As an automotive enthusiast and racing fan myself, this one caught…Read more

Collaboration as a productivity enabler within government agencies 

Good collaboration between government agencies and departments is vital, whether it’s within the administrative office, or across social services, the unemployment department, or the judicial system. Learn about three relevant areas that clearly demonstrate how collaboration, driven by digital transformation, can lead to efficient cross-agency collaboration….Read more