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AI and machine learning can implement positive change for the broader health ecosystem 

When communities have access to better data, they can make better decisions. However, progress has not been equal across the globe, and there is a great need to focus on societal issues such as reducing health inequity and improving access to care for underserved populations. While researchers work to unlock lifesaving discoveries and develop new...Read more

How data transformation can support population health strategies 

While many organizations define population health slightly differently, its core aim is to provide an opportunity for leaders in healthcare, agencies, education, and business to work together in order to improve the health outcomes in the communities they serve, all while making an impact to reduce the total cost of care. Technology and data can...Read more

Microsoft automotive momentum: looking forward, back, and beyond 

As I reflect on our customers’ and partners’ achievements in such trying times, their successes and innovations inspire me. Looking ahead, I’m both optimistic and excited as the industry continues its forward momentum. I’d like to highlight a few recent examples of our collaboration with leaders in the industry. In January, General Motors and Cruise...Read more

3 practical reasons to embrace remote government access 

COVID-19 has given governments a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reimagine the way they interact with businesses and serve people.  Largely due to the pandemic, the technology needs and expectations of government agencies have grown exponentially. This has driven the need to virtually maintain operations while continuing to serve the community. In my previous blog, I shared...Read more

Walgreens: transforming customer experience in the COVID-19 era 

For Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), it’s always been about serving people and communities. Even before the pandemic, this global pharmacy retailer took great pains to be close to the people it serves. Today 80 percent of the population in the US live within five miles of a Walgreens store, while in the UK, over 90...Read more

Microsoft is partnering to reimagine tomorrow 

At Microsoft Ignite, we announced Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare. will be generally available on October 30, 2020. Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare is how Microsoft and our partner ecosystem helps healthcare organizations reimagine tomorrow. You can read more about how Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare comes to life from our Corporate Vice President of Worldwide Health, Tom...Read more

Kennametal is on the cutting edge of manufacturing 

Current market conditions are demonstrating how heavily the world relies on manufacturers’ abilities to operate agile factories and resilient supply chains. One great illustration of the critical role of manufacturers is explained in the inside story of how a group of rival companies came together to make ventilators for the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic....Read more

The state of Communications Service Providers and the cloud 

A recent report from TM Forum looked at Communications Service Providers’ (CSP) strategies to move corporate IT, OSS/BSS, and network applications to the cloud. Notably, and despite lingering CSP hesitancy over cloud migration of (in particular) operations software, those surveyed and interviewed for this report were able to cite more reasons for deploying workloads in...Read more

Microsoft for Healthcare: Driving healthcare change by empowering tech intensity 

Our Microsoft for Healthcare team and partners are excited to join health organizations, leaders, and experts to build a brighter future for the global health ecosystem so that everyone, everywhere has access to care that works. The rate of disruption for health continues to accelerate. Healthcare organizations worldwide have implemented a breadth of technology solutions...Read more

Getting ready for EuroShop 2020: European retailers embracing tech intensity 

With the excitement of NRF 2020 barely behind us, we are heading to Düsseldorf, the fashion capital of Germany, for the EuroShop Trade Fair, February 16-20. Being at the fair will give EMEA-based retailers a chance to follow-up on conversations started at NRF, and for those who didn’t attend, a chance to see and experience...Read more

3 core ideas for empowering citizens, societies, and governments 

Promote citizen well-being, influence positive societal change, and enhance your government services Exponential change is happening in the world around us and within governments. This change is being driven by one core idea, expectations of governments are changing. Modern technology is causing a shift in societal behavior. Citizens and residents expect their governments to adapt...Read more