How to turn data insights into action 

Over the next three years, global data creation is projected to grow to more than 180 zettabytes. One zettabyte is approximately a trillion gigabytes. To visualise it, let’s turn a gigabyte into a brick. 180 zettabytes would build around 46,475 Great Walls of China. Organisations that can connect and use their data are more resilient…Read more

How to turn your sustainability ambition into action 

We know from the latest IPCC report on climate change that we have a very narrow window of time to ensure we achieve our global goal of operating within a 1.5-degree climate rise. The impact of not doing so will have devastating consequences for global temperatures, drought impacting food security, and flooding and sea level…Read more

The developer-customer connection: Why dev-centred cultures are customer-centric cultures 

Customers in today’s world expect a seamless interaction with a business. Because of this, your organisation’s essential business processes and interactions with customers, partners and employees increasingly depends on tailored innovative digital solutions. The teams who develop and manage these solutions – developers – are at the heart of the organisation. They’re critical in enabling…Read more

KPIs and ROI: Quantifying the impact of data management in your business 

How can business leaders generate the right outcomes? With timely, fact-based decision making. Data can help an organisation identify new opportunities and uncover hidden efficiencies. The business world is no stranger to disruptions and changes, and when you extract as much value from data as possible, your organisation will be able to move with speed…Read more

How financial institutions can digitise and automate business processes with no/low code 

Digital modernisation is quickly becoming critical for business success in financial services. Especially in areas like customer experience and business process efficiencies. But the key to any modernisation is innovation. As a result, many financial institutions now see value in digitising and automating business processes to address three challenges: How to provide more authentic and…Read more

5 steps to decarbonise the energy sector and reach net zero 

The green industrial revolution is well under way. With industrial sites responsible for 30 percent of total global carbon dioxide emissions, the time for action is now. New infrastructure, new business models, new partnerships, new energy markets, unknown costs – this complex terrain is uncharted. So, given the industry’s net zero aspirations and goals to…Read more

Make app building easier: The benefits of low-code and no-code 

Until recently, creating apps rested solely in the hands of professional developers. However, the surge in digital demand across every industry, and rise of low-code development platforms has set the stage for those outside of IT to solve business challenges themselves by making app building easy with drag-and-drop simplicity. When innovation becomes culture, we can…Read more

The top five ways to personalise your customer service 

Gaining a customer for life happens when organisations make every interaction matter. Whether that is reacting efficiently to a customer query, complaint or need, or proactively taking steps to offer a new product or service. The key is to personalise the experience.  Demand for this bespoke treatment has increased. Today’s expectations are for hyper personalisation…Read more

Joining the dots: What does sustainability mean for retailers? 

What is sustainability? As a Global Sustainability Specialist for Microsoft with a passion for all things sustainable, it’s a question I get asked a lot. It’s also a question I like to ask others, and I’m always curious to hear the answer. Because that’s the thing about sustainability: it means different things to different people….Read more

How far should AI lead your customer service journey? 

In today’s environment, to meet customer expectations, organisations should equip themselves to deliver an ‘always-on’ service. Yet, the traditional service hours (9-to-5) are still common practice across industry. No longer do they need to be. With advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI), AI-powered chatbots are empowering organisations to provide 24/7 support and are fast becoming an…Read more

The rise of digital banking: where do we go from here? 

Traditional banks have often relied on a strong brand reputation and financial products to attract and retain customers. But with a new wave of youthful and more digitally-savvy consumers emerging, simply being reputable may no longer be enough to stay competitive in this market. Customers are looking for a more flexible and accessible proposition with…Read more

Getting started with Azure AI 

With AI, we can build solutions that seemed like science fiction a short time ago; enabling incredible advances in health care, financial management, environmental protection, and other areas to make a better world for everyone….Read more