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5 strategies to accelerate digital transformation in automotive 

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The automotive industry is being reshaped by several forces such as technology changes, customer expectations, and more recently with the unexpected impact of Covid-19. The vehicle is fundamentally changing from purely mechanical engineering into a software-defined connected mobility platform that needs to respond to the rapidly changing priorities of modern vehicle buyers. The rising bar Read more

Top 10 digital strategies and technology trends for insurance executives 

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The insurance industry is facing a fast-changing landscape. As the world deals with COVID-19, insurers are seeing changing customer and employee expectations. This is in addition to the “cost-conscious” customer, who changes from one insurer to another. Now more than ever, insurance leaders are seeking digital transformation and innovation while reducing costs of operations. Here Read more

Empowering government employees through digital skills 

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As the global economy becomes increasingly technology-intensive, the nature of the workforce is changing dramatically. Basic digital literacy is a prerequisite for employment and more specialized technical skills are in high demand. Organizations and individuals alike understand that workers must become lifelong learners who continuously acquire new skills throughout their careers. These fundamental shifts clearly Read more

Embrace your digital transformation today to improve patient outcomes for tomorrow 

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The healthcare industry is undergoing an enormous transformation. This transformation is being driven by one core idea; expectations of patient care and wellness are changing. Technology is enabling healthcare organizations to reimagine how care is delivered and managed for the long term. From delivering highly personalized patient experiences and empowering care teams to coordinate care Read more

4 elements of a successful digital transformation 

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Eighty-five percent of business leaders feel they must offer digital services or become irrelevant.1 Ninety-one percent see digital transformation as a way of sparking innovation and finding efficiencies.2 While business leaders understand the need to develop a digital transformation strategy, many aren’t sure where to start. A playbook like this one can help. We’ve worked Read more

Smart infrastructure: 6 keys to making your city smarter 

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As we enter a new decade, cities at all levels understand that “digital transformation” is not about replacing legacy systems. Digital transformation is about leveraging technology to decrease the cost of operations, improve citizen services, and enable economic growth. Cities that fail to pursue digital transformation strategies may realize unforeseen negative outcomes to their communities Read more

4 ways we drive openness in industrial IoT 

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    In a previous post, we introduced the four components of our approach to openness in industrial IoT (IIoT). Although openness has long been a central concept for us, inspiring hundreds of products and services that can connect platforms and the seamless transfer of data between them, the specific ways we execute on this Read more

Transforming smart cities with AI, IoT, and cloud technologies 

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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, Read more

Microsoft at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo – Leading your innovation journey with Microsoft 

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Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo in Orlando is a great venue for business leaders and IT professionals to discuss the extent to which innovation is driving unprecedented transformation, and the potential disruptions that poses for the market and society at large. Organizations that can embrace innovation and incorporate it responsibly into their products, services, and business strategies Read more

How to win with IoT in the digital marketplace 

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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 Read more

Microsoft takes to the skies with UAS program for DOI 

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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 Read more