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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

Scale to revenue: How to leverage fintech solutions to drive growth 

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Roman and Gerald unpack how the right technology partner can transform the start-up ecosystem. Organizations that pay attention to community and social responsibility are far more likely to see growth, traction, and employee loyalty. In fact, according to the 2019 Aflac Corporate Social Responsibility Survey1, they’re also more likely to gain consumer loyalty—77 percent of…Read more

Microsoft helps the public sector meet sustainability goals with technology 

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One of today’s greatest global challenges is the impact of climate change, which is causing an increase in extreme weather events such as floods, fires, hurricanes, and droughts. In light of these threats to vulnerable communities worldwide, public sector organizations play a vital role in protecting lives and livelihoods, and mitigating the impact of climate…Read more

High-performance computing for accelerated vehicle innovation 

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High-performance computing (HPC) is a set of computing, networking, and storage resources integrated and orchestrated to optimize workloads or applications in cloud-enabled environments. HPC enables optimization and orchestration of on-demand central processing unit (CPU), graphics processing unit (GPU), and other computing resources needed to run intensive jobs or workloads. An organization has several options available…Read more

How Microsoft is using an internal carbon fee to reach its carbon negative goal 

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From wildfires to floods, the catastrophic impacts of climate change threaten to outpace our global ability to adapt, as the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report has told us. This reinforces the importance of companies and people doing all they can to reduce their carbon emissions. Microsoft has committed to becoming carbon negative—meaning,…Read more

3 key takeaways from CERAWeek 2022 and a cleaner future for the energy transition 

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CERAWeek 2022 was an exceptional opportunity for the global energy ecosystem to come together and share diverse perspectives on key issues and build relationships that will drive collaborative co-innovation critical for the industry. It was truly motivating to see the community gather in Houston and to connect with customers, partners, and the Microsoft team. I…Read more

Fashioning a more sustainable future: Transparency and consumer labeling in apparel manufacturing and retail 

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When making purchase decisions for myself and my household, I often look for products that will be both better for us, and better for the planet. And I’m not alone, as increasingly consumers say they are more likely to purchase an item if it is clearly labeled as “environmentally friendly.” Fashion apparel companies see this…Read more