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The critical role of public finance in the economic rebuild 

The current economic landscape To learn more about how public finance organizations can be a leading agent for the economic rebuild of our communities, register to attend the webinar “The key role of Public Finance Organizations in the economy rebuild” on May 19 at 7:30 AM PT. During this webinar, you will gain strategic insights...Read more

3 ways digital transformation makes governments more responsive 

COVID-19 placed enormous demands on government services—demands that are not likely to go away. Moreover, the private sector now looks to government to facilitate the data transparency, digital processes, and data security needed to fuel recovery. Governments now understand those old ways of doing business no longer work. They need to become agile and flexible...Read more

How to avoid vendor lock-in and guide your Industrial IoT solutions 

Since we started the Azure Industrial IoT team six years ago, one topic that tends to dominate the business decision-maker meetings I’ve participated in: vendor lock-in. Vendor lock-in is the inability to pick the best solution and instead be forced to pick the solution from a vendor you have used in the past to maintain...Read more

4 principles of Responsible AI in financial services 

In our digitally connected world, artificial intelligence (AI) is a priority for many industries. Adding intelligent security, analytics and more to your business can be a major differentiator. Financial institutions in particular are poised to benefit from the opportunities afforded by AI—however, it’s essential that the industry uses AI in a responsible manner....Read more

Why Zero Trust is the right mindset for the defense and intelligence industry 

In July 2019, Kurt DelBene, Milo Medin, and Richard Murray wrote, The Road to Zero Trust (Security), for the Defense Innovation Board. In it, they stated: “…cybersecurity is at a critical juncture. Its networks are growing in size and complexity, requiring massive amounts of rapid data transfer to maintain situational awareness on the digital and...Read more

Top priorities and trends in banking in 2021 

In this blog, we sit down with Zilvinas Bareisis, head of retail banking at Celent, a leading research and advisory firm focused on technology for financial institutions globally, to discuss top trends and priorities for retail banking, differentiation of customer experiences, risk management, and preparing for the future. What are the top priorities for retail...Read more

5 questions banks should consider for digital transformation 

Banks have seen dramatic technology advancements across the business, particularly in payments. In this blog, we sat down with Peter Hazou, business strategy leader of worldwide financial services at Microsoft, and Dean Wallace, practice lead for real-time and digital payments at ACI Worldwide, to discuss digital transformation in the financial services industry and five questions...Read more

Public safety benefits from digital transformation 

Microsoft webinar explores the digital future of public safety Creating safer communities is everyone’s goal. But that is more challenging than ever due to COVID-19, and now even those who work to keep us safe are themselves in danger as well. To meet these challenges, agencies are embracing digital transformation. This shift gives public safety...Read more

Industry 4.0: IoT key to building agile factories of the future 

The global marketplace is evolving rapidly, and the ability to adapt is a defining factor between manufacturers that merely survive, and those that thrive. As rising costs, supply chain issues, skills gaps, and challenges related to COVID-19 escalate, manufacturers must look to intelligent cloud and intelligent edge solutions to build smart, agile factories. Internet of...Read more

Cloud exit planning guidelines for financial services institutions 

The financial services industry has evolved into a highly dynamic, technology-driven business with many institutions looking at the public cloud as an answer for delivering new solutions. Adoption and use of the public cloud has accelerated in 2020 as a result of the global pandemic which in some cases created highly urgent needs for innovation...Read more

The pandemic has dramatically accelerated digital transformation in public sector 

If we’ve learned anything from this global pandemic, it’s that digital technology and data are truly critical infrastructure to enable business resiliency and continuity for all governments as they adapt sudden and unexpected changes to “normal” ways of delivering services. With a digital transformation journey already underway, the Government of Canada was able to swiftly...Read more

Reimagining digital identity for government services 

COVID-19 has required governments to reimagine digital services. The cornerstone of such services for citizens, residents, and businesses must be an authenticated and verifiable digital identity, powered by a secure, trusted platform....Read more