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Microsoft at DISTRIBUTECH International: Innovation and technology for the power and utilities industry  

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The power and utilities sector plays a critical role in building a sustainable energy future while providing safe, reliable, affordable, clean energy to homes and businesses. As a technology innovator and partner of the industry, the Microsoft Energy team looks forward to participating in DISTRIBUTECH International in Dallas, Texas, from May 23 to 25, 2022,…Read more

Achieving customer agility through e-commerce in the cloud 

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Retailer and consumer goods companies today live under constant pressure. Keeping up with the surge in e-commerce and multi-channel shopping, threading the needle of global supply chains,1 reimagining in-store experiences, and managing data volumes and privacy concerns just to name a few. Unfortunately, retailers of all sizes are too often caught flat-footed, and the lasting…Read more

Learn how technology and mental health meet in the future 

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During Mental Health Awareness Month, I can’t help but reflect on the impact COVID-19 has had on mental health and frontline worker burnout. Each year millions of people around the world face the reality of living with a mental illness, but during COVID-19 we saw many people overwhelmed by loneliness due to extreme isolation, grief…Read more

Hannover Messe 2022: Manufacture a resilient and sustainable future with Microsoft 

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It’s been a long three years since we last invited you to join us at the manufacturer’s primary showcase event Hannover Messe in Germany, where we last mingled in person in 2019 with 220,000 of our manufacturing colleagues from around the world to share and explore the leadership and innovations on display. In those three…Read more

Tackling the digital future of travel with Microsoft and WTTC 

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Welcoming travelers back while still absorbing the shockwaves of COVID-19 has spurred a digital evolution for the travel and tourism industry. A rapid move to the cloud offers new ways of reaching customers—and introduces new risks. Travel and tourism organizations hold sensitive customer information, in addition to proprietary business data. People are eager to once…Read more

Microsoft Cloud for Financial Services: New updates to further accelerate growth, innovation, and connected customer experiences 

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What’s new: Strengthening of partner opportunities, expansion into new markets, and enhanced customer experience capabilities Financial services organizations around the world have been focused on how to best accelerate their digital agendas. At the center of this modernization is the need to better serve their clients and empower employees, while at the same time reducing…Read more

5 keys to the frictionless store of tomorrow 

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The objective of frictionless shopping, frictionless checkout, and autonomous stores is to improve the customer experience and increase convenience. Any of us can put ourselves in the shoes of a shopper and think about how nice it would be to never have to wait in line to give someone our money. I get that. However,…Read more

Microsoft at NAB: Showcasing the future of media and entertainment 

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So much has happened to the world at large over the past two and a half years and that is reflected heavily in our media and entertainment industry. The response to the pandemic, dramatic changes to global weather, and the rise again of geopolitical conflicts have all driven the acceleration of change in media and entertainment…Read more

Maximize first-party data with Microsoft Cloud for Retail 

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While most everyone politely accepted the role the industry webinar played these past 24 months, last month Shoptalk gathered nearly 10,000 retail luminaries live and in-person in Las Vegas. The event was held from March 27 to March 30, 2022, at Mandalay Bay for the industry’s biggest reunion yet. Shoptalk 2022, my first in-person event…Read more

Supporting customers in their cloud journey: Ongoing change requires ongoing partnership  

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Financial institutions are moving to cloud, including for material and core workloads, at an ever-changing pace.  The dynamics of this shift to cloud include not only the need to innovate and keep pace with competitive pressures, but also the need to enhance operational capabilities and infrastructure. Those operational enhancements include the high resilience cloud computing offers,…Read more

Reflecting on HIMSS 2022: Reimagining healthcare for the future   

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The 2022 HIMSS conference wrapped up in Orlando and experts from around the world attended to share their perspectives and key learnings from the last two years of the pandemic, which have transformed healthcare and made a lasting impact. Trends that are changing the industry have emerged, including the growing need to create more personalized…Read more

Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare: Transforming patient care through data and insights 

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The healthcare industry has been accelerating its digital transformation journey—addressing challenges to meet the needs of patients, providers, and payors. At the heart of this evolution is the need to connect disparate data sources to unlock end-to-end views of patients and resources. Capitalizing on this further is the opportunity for real-time communication and collaboration tools…Read more