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Achieve more with intelligent media and entertainment 

The media and entertainment industry is undergoing digital transformation at an unprecedented rate. The widely acknowledged forces driving this change include new and emerging content channels and digital native providers such as FAANG and other over the top (OTT) players. Revenue streams are being disrupted by subscription video on demand (SVOD), advertising video on demand...

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Innovation now for the Smart City of tomorrow 

Barcelona may be one of the world’s major global centers for tourism, the economy, trade and culture but, starting today, it’s the apex for smart cities. Our Microsoft for Smart Cities team and partners are excited to join government and civic leaders as well as experts at the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC2019) to...

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A public CIO perspective: prioritizing your smart city journey 

The term “smart city” is a simple phrase that encompasses a broad and complex set of digital transformation initiatives and programs. Such programs need to include modern citizen services, operational automation, intelligent management of infrastructure and utilities, and new capabilities to improve transportation and communication. Microsoft is helping to lead the way at this year’s...

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Customers first, last—and everywhere in between 

During the last 15 years of my career in the tech sector, I’ve focused on developing innovative customer experience solutions and overarching digital transformation for the retail industry – and I’ve never been more excited about the opportunities. It feels like we’ve always known the potential of digital tools, but now we’re finally at the...

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Transforming smart cities with AI, IoT, and cloud technologies 

According to the United Nations, more than 55 percent of the world’s population now lives in urban areas—and by 2050, that number could jump to 68 percent. With rapid urbanization on the rise, cities around the world face pressure to keep up with the pace of change and meet the growing demand for better, faster,...

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Microsoft at Money20/20: Where our payments, fintech and financial services ecosystem unites 

This week, Microsoft joined C-level executives, renowned speakers, innovators, and disrupters from throughout the financial services industry at Money20/20 in Las Vegas to showcase how secure and compliant technology empowers employees, drives innovation in payments, and delights customers with differentiated experiences. The show’s theme, “the journey to the future of money,” feels closer than ever...

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Microsoft for Healthcare: new people, products, and partnerships 

  In healthcare and life sciences, advances in research and technology development are providing a deeper understanding of human health and leading to more effective ways to prevent and treat disease. At the same time, the shifting landscape of the business of healthcare, including changes in policy and new business models, has created disruption and...

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Microsoft at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo – Leading your innovation journey with Microsoft 

Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo in Orlando is a great venue for business leaders and IT professionals to discuss the extent to which innovation is driving unprecedented transformation, and the potential disruptions that poses for the market and society at large. Organizations that can embrace innovation and incorporate it responsibly into their products, services, and business strategies...

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Let’s help clinicians turn their focus back to patients 

Working in healthcare is not for the faint of heart. It can be a chaotic place, and too often the systems are years behind. Healthcare organizations are carefully balancing how to enable a more personalized patient experience, improve outcomes across the care continuum, and reduce costs. Improving the work-life health of providers is also increasingly...

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Data sovereignty for defense 

Just like all organizations, defense agencies have a lot to gain by moving from an on-premises environment to the cloud—including more effective communications with allies and partners....

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Winning the modern-day consumer in the world of consumer goods 

Eighty percent of consumer goods CEOs think their operating model is at risk.1 Why is that? Simply put, given how fast consumer preferences and the retail landscape are evolving, consumer goods businesses are being challenged to keep pace like never before. Consumer motivations and expectations are rapidly evolving. Good for me and good for the...

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How to win with IoT in the digital marketplace 

This blog is the fifth in a series highlighting our newest research, IoT Signals. Each week will feature a new top-of-mind topic to provide insights into the current state of IoT adoption across industries, how business leaders can develop their own IoT strategies, and why companies should use IoT to improve service to partners and customers.  In...

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