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The coming wave of retail returns 

Entering 2020, the retail world was already dealing with tremendous growth in merchandise returns, with fraud and overall costs to the retailer increasing at an exponential rate due to the growth of online sales. In 2015 the total value of merchandise returns was estimated at $643 billion globally. By the end of 2019, this figure...Read more

How healthcare partners are using IoT to adapt with agility 

The urgent and widespread impact of the global health pandemic is shining a light on the healthcare industry and the critical need for continued, rapid transformation.   In response, Microsoft partners are applying advanced technologies such as the internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) to create solutions that are enabling healthcare workers to deliver quality care to more people while keeping patients and providers safer.   Below, I’ve highlighted a few of the contributions that Microsoft partners are making as the world comes together to solve critical healthcare...Read more

Microsoft announces official Cloud Computing Sponsor Indy Autonomous Challenge 

Announcing Microsoft as the official Cloud Computing Sponsor of the Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC). The IAC is a $1.5 million prize competition among universities to program autonomous-modified Dallara IL-15 racecars. Thirty-one teams will compete in the world’s first head-to-head race at speeds of up to 200 mph around the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway on October...Read more

Four common challenges governments face in a time of crisis 

Recent global events have shown that digital technology and data have become indispensable tools for governments as they adapt to changes across their organizations. Many government leaders are taking stock and imagining a future with the most attentive, helpful citizen services. And many are recognizing that a strong digital ecosystem is the foundation for that...Read more

Congratulations to our 2020 Health Innovation Award winners 

For 17 years, Microsoft has honored innovations that advance the health industry. The 2020 Health Innovation Awards continue this tradition, with Microsoft customers and partners deploying solutions that deliver better experiences, insights, and care. Today more than ever, these powerful capabilities are needed by health organizations and professionals to enable personalized care, empower care teams, and improve operational outcomes. Our Microsoft Health and Life...Read more

Deliver better experiences, insights, and care with Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare 

The world after this pandemic will not be the same as the one that came before it. From remote teamwork and telehealth, to supply management and customer service, to critical cloud infrastructure and security—we are working alongside customers every day to help manage through a world of remote everything. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly every aspect of people’s lives and every...Read more

New Dynamics 365 Manufacturing Accelerator for supplier management 

Following the launch of accelerators in five other industries over the past 18 months, the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Manufacturing Accelerator is now in public preview. Our initial focus is on helping manufacturing organizations adapt to and manage their suppliers. The first solution as part of this accelerator is our supplier relationship management application which enables...Read more

Accelerating the digitization of telecommunications 

Despite lingering CSP hesitancy over cloud migration of corporate IT, OSS/BSS, and network applications, the telecommunications industry decision-makers surveyed and interviewed for a recent TM Forum report were able to provide more reasons for deploying workloads in public clouds than against. What’s more, those surveyed cited a number of specific benefits for deploying these workloads...Read more

The role of open dialogue in financial services compliance 

As part of ongoing engagement with financial services regulators and customers, I had the opportunity to attend a Cloud Technology Summit sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. The conference assembled leaders within the U.S. Federal Reserve System; technology providers; senior risk, compliance and CTOs from major banks; and other key industry participants to...Read more

Business continuity in financial services 

With much uncertainty about the spread of the COVID-19, financial services customers and their regulators are naturally concerned about the continuity of their business operations. This includes the use of Microsoft Cloud Services, such as Azure, Microsoft 365, and Microsoft Dynamics 365 to support important lines of their business. Regulators such as the United Kingdom Financial...Read more

The automotive industry in the time of COVID-19 

COVID-19 has impacted our lives in ways many of us could not have imagined. From how we interact with our friends and family to working from home and so much more. For me personally, juggling the complexity of remote work, the immense disruption, and ever-changing priorities and precautions have been a daily learning and growth...Read more

Agility, continuity, and risk management for financial services 

It would be an understatement to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives, both personally and professionally. As the situation rapidly changes, all of us in the business world are learning and adapting as quickly as possible to respond to the crisis at hand and keep our communities safe.  The current implications of COVID-19 on the financial services...Read more