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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

Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare: Reshaping the future of healthcare 

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There’s not a single part of healthcare that hasn’t been impacted by COVID-19. The past two years have transformed healthcare and trends have emerged, including the growing need to create more personalized experiences for patients, the opportunity to implement virtual health solutions to unlock new avenues of care for providers, and the challenge of reducing administrative…Read more

The cornerstone of continuous, integrated, and value-based healthcare 

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Healthcare stakeholders are moving away from fee-for-service and towards value-based models to meet the demands of aging and millennial populations while also meeting an ambitious national healthcare agenda.   Today, regulatory and market forces have led to improved transparency and enhanced consumerization, changing the face of healthcare. These shifting priorities have catalyzed the desire to track patient…Read more

Project SEEKER: Using artificial intelligence for good 

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Project SEEKER is pioneering multi-species artificial intelligence (AI) models built using Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Services. It can automatically detect illegally trafficked wildlife concealed within luggage and cargo.  Illegal wildlife trafficking is worth $23 billion per year1. That makes it the fourth-largest illegal trade in the world, following only drugs, guns, and human trafficking2. One…Read more

Pave the way for a sustainable future with data and smart mobility solutions 

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For businesses across the automotive, mobility, and transportation industry, sustainability is no longer a business priority—it is a responsibility. A World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) publication noted that while 75 percent of all global CO2 emissions are generated by cities, up to 40 percent of these emissions come from urban freight—a key target…Read more

Don’t miss this moment to build infrastructure that works for all 

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Last month I attended Smart Cities Expo in Barcelona—the first international in-person event I’ve been to since 2019. With public sector organizations all over the world focusing on infrastructure, the timing really could not have been better. In fact, the Infrastructure and Jobs Act (IIJA) was even passed by the House of Representatives in the…Read more

Developing public-private partnerships to address health inequities 

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Health and vaccine inequities The pandemic has exposed long-standing inequalities in healthcare and created a stark contrast between the haves and have-nots. At the country-level, developing countries still do not have enough COVID-19 vaccine to cover the majority of its population. Within developed countries and specifically in underserved communities, vaccine hesitancy remains high and COVID-19…Read more