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Microsoft’s Cloud Supply Chain blockchain initiative receives top award from Gartner for Supply Chain Breakthrough of the Year 

Microsoft’s cloud supply chain is on a journey to digitize and financialize core inventory assets and achieve unique item traceability. To advance on this path, we’ve developed innovative blockchain solutions to drive down supply chain costs, increase visibility, and lay the foundation for mine-to-datacenter traceability. We are announcing that Microsoft’s cloud supply chain received one...Read more

Announcing: Microsoft Cloud for Financial Services 

Amid the relentless challenges of 2020, the wheels of the financial industry kept turning. At the root of it all is the historic acceleration of digital technology in the pandemic. It’s what enabled the financial services workforce to keep working and servicing its customers and to do so in new and improved ways. The crisis...Read more

Announcing Microsoft Cloud for Retail: Built for what’s next 

2020 was the year in which we experienced disruptive change at a pace and a scale that we could never have imagined. Yet it was also the year in which many retailers embraced digital like never before. Take REI for example, which launched a new virtual outfitting service to help customers assemble bikes, find the...Read more

Introducing Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing 

Filled with unimaginable change caused by the pandemic, the manufacturing industry witnessed a perfect storm: a significant disruption in terms of business continuity, operational visibility, remote work, employee safety, and the list goes on. However, manufacturers have responded and are continually adapting as we all go through the recovery process. To help you accelerate this journey, announcing the Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing, available for public preview...Read more

Building resilient models of care with new Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare features 

2020 was the year that challenged healthcare professionals to learn, adapt, and grow as they cared for patients through the COVID-19 pandemic. The concepts of quarantine and social distancing became commonplace, as virtual health and remote patient monitoring usage grew exponentially, operational limits stretched, and care collaboration became more important than ever. Fast forward to...Read more

COVID-19 accelerates defense agencies adoption of new technologies 

COVID-19 has forced defense and intelligence agencies to vastly increase the use of remote work. One great example is the Pentagon, the largest employer in the United States. It enabled one million people to work remotely since the start of the pandemic. As part of its rapid response, the Pentagon created a service it calls...Read more

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

Why defense and intelligence organizations are embracing the commercial cloud 

People and organizations must often make decisions quickly, with incomplete information, and in military situations, this can be particularly true. The mission of the military has not changed since the time of antiquity: if you can observe, orient, decide, and act faster than your opponent, you gain an advantage. As a retired British Army officer,...Read more

Partnering to reimagine better experiences and better care for patients 

Today, Microsoft is pleased to announce the general availability of Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare. Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare provides trusted and integrated capabilities that deliver automation and efficiency on high-value workflows as well as deep data analysis functionality for both structured and unstructured data, that enable customers to turn insight into action. Our extensive partner ecosystem broadens...Read more

Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare is transforming the healthcare journey 

COVID-19 has accelerated the transformation of the healthcare industry and how healthcare is delivered for the foreseeable future. Healthcare leaders and frontline workers have been the catalyst to reveal areas that could improve the resilience of the system. Some of these opportunities include ways to improve care access, expand critical care, support the well-being of...Read more

Creating a resilient patient-centered healthcare system 

  Microsoft is helping organizations set a course for recovery and resiliency in an ever-changing healthcare environment. At Microsoft Ignite, we’re announcing the general availability date for Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare and revealing more enhanced capabilities that help organizations adapt to the disruption, and build scalable modalities of care while safeguarding patients, care teams, and...Read more

Reimagining healthcare across connected experiences, data, and insights 

The whole of the healthcare industry has been impacted by COVID-19 in an unprecedented way. It’s had a substantial impact, and in many ways, it has raised the bar on what we need to collectively deliver as an industry. Ecosystems create powerful forces that can reshape industries. In healthcare, we have the potential to deliver...Read more