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A public CIO perspective: prioritizing your smart city journey 

The term “smart city” is a simple phrase that encompasses a broad and complex set of digital transformation initiatives and programs. Such programs need to include modern citizen services, operational automation, intelligent management of infrastructure and utilities, and new capabilities to improve transportation and communication. Microsoft is helping to lead the way at this year’s...

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Transforming smart cities with AI, IoT, and cloud technologies 

According to the United Nations, more than 55 percent of the world’s population now lives in urban areas—and by 2050, that number could jump to 68 percent. With rapid urbanization on the rise, cities around the world face pressure to keep up with the pace of change and meet the growing demand for better, faster,...

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Microsoft at Money20/20: Where our payments, fintech and financial services ecosystem unites 

This week, Microsoft joined C-level executives, renowned speakers, innovators, and disrupters from throughout the financial services industry at Money20/20 in Las Vegas to showcase how secure and compliant technology empowers employees, drives innovation in payments, and delights customers with differentiated experiences. The show’s theme, “the journey to the future of money,” feels closer than ever...

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Data sovereignty for defense 

Just like all organizations, defense agencies have a lot to gain by moving from an on-premises environment to the cloud—including more effective communications with allies and partners....

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Winning the modern-day consumer in the world of consumer goods 

Eighty percent of consumer goods CEOs think their operating model is at risk.1 Why is that? Simply put, given how fast consumer preferences and the retail landscape are evolving, consumer goods businesses are being challenged to keep pace like never before. Consumer motivations and expectations are rapidly evolving. Good for me and good for the...

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How to win with IoT in the digital marketplace 

This blog is the fifth in a series highlighting our newest research, IoT Signals. Each week will feature a new top-of-mind topic to provide insights into the current state of IoT adoption across industries, how business leaders can develop their own IoT strategies, and why companies should use IoT to improve service to partners and customers.  In...

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Powering genomics tools and analysis with cloud computing 

Microsoft continues to work alongside researchers and industry partners to bring cloud-based genomics analytics tools and solutions to the market. These solutions are critical in deciphering the code embedded in our individual and collective genetic blueprint. A better understanding of the genetic code will be important for improving diagnosis, developing new precision therapeutics, tailoring treatments,...

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Trends in private wealth management 

It’s fascinating to think about Microsoft’s role in driving technological innovation in private wealth management, one of the core areas of focus for the Capital Markets business in FY20. In late August, I attended Market Group’s Annual Private Wealth Florida Forum where I moderated a panel discussion on asset allocation, discussing how wealth managers balance...

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Microsoft takes to the skies with UAS program for DOI 

When a hiker goes missing or a large-scale natural disaster unfolds, it is often the remote pilots at the Department of the Interior (DOI) who respond. Increasingly, instead of traditional aircraft, remote pilots maneuver unmanned aviation systems (UAS), or drones, on these critical missions. That is why Microsoft is proud to provide DOI’s Office of...

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How companies are speeding their IoT revolution 

This blog is the fourth in a series highlighting our newest research, IoT Signals. Each week will feature a new top-of-mind topic to provide insights into the current state of IoT adoption across industries, how business leaders can develop their own IoT strategies, and why companies should use IoT to improve service to partners and...

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Microsoft at Sibos 2019: Leading with trust and innovation in everything we do 

Every year, the banking industry’s brightest innovators come to Sibos to educate and inspire attendees with fresh ideas and creative solutions to some of the most common and constant challenges in modern banking. We’re excited to see what new advancements and transformations our customers have made since last year! Microsoft’s value as a trusted thought...

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Making the C.A.S.E. for partner ecosystems: Driving the future of mobility at IAA 

Much more than a car show and trade fair attracting 225,000 visitors, the Frankfurt Auto Show (IAA) and New Mobility World event is where international visionaries, CEOs, and newcomers converge to debate the future of mobility. This year we took the opportunity at New Mobility World to express how Microsoft’s mission to, “Empower every person...

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