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Key use cases for modern and intelligent loss prevention in retail 

The National Retail Federation completed a loss prevention survey of 63 retailers in 2019. The top two risks (and therefore priorities) for 50.8 percent of retailers in the last five years were internal theft and cyber-related incidents (such as data breaches). Retailers reported an average inventory shrink of 1.38 percent, which is on pace with...

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Enabling data sharing through Health Information Exchanges to improve patient outcomes 

In the US, Health information exchanges (HIEs) enable medical providers to securely share patient records and improve the cost, quality, safety, and speed of patient care. CRISP, the HIE for Maryland, and for West Virginia and DC via partnership, has been collaborating with Microsoft and Leap Orbit to create open-source solutions that other states’ HIEs...

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Microsoft welcomes new Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Rhew 

The healthcare industry is in the middle of an exciting transformation as the cloud, AI, and technology innovations unlock new efficiencies in healthcare delivery and discover new breakthroughs in scientific exploration. For Microsoft to enable our customers and partners during this transformation, it’s important that we continue to recruit experts in this field who truly...

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Think outside the retail box (and bag and cart) 

In the current “experience economy,” where the most important currency is social currency, the ability to provide an Instagram-worthy experience is priceless. Learn more about how you can reimagine retail, and how technology fits in....

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Microsoft’s confidential computing improves security for banks 

Air travel is a big part of my role at Microsoft. Being on planes for hours allows me to get a lot of work done without much interruption. One thing I always install before I touch my surface keyboard is the privacy screen. Unless someone is just about sitting in my seat with me, the...

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Breaking the paralysis of choice 

Do you remember the first time you confronted the paradox of choice? For me, it happened early in my career. I was a sales manager at a well-known retailer and noticed that the more varieties of white shirts we put on display, the longer it took customers to make a buying decision. Instead of a...

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Creating an open industrial IoT ecosystem 

Global-efficiency dashboards. Predictive maintenance. Asset monitoring. New, digitally enabled lines of business. Automation companies, machine builders, and manufacturers are capitalizing on these and other industrial IoT (IIoT) capabilities to wring maximum value from their operations....

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