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

Using technology to manage the healthcare backlog 

Former NHS chief executive Simon Stevens once said that the only renewable source of energy in healthcare is patients. I think this is true. There are always going to be more patients. But as recent times have shown, there’s hardly ever going to be enough of everything else. The last two years has certainly exacerbated Read more

Empowering retail employees: How to transform the frontline 

Frontline employees are the most valuable brand ambassadors in retail. They are the people that consumers interact with the most. So when they’re empowered and happy about where they are and what they’re doing, that transitions over to their customers. But despite being so vital to a brand’s success, frontline employees are often the last 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

How to keep frontline healthcare workers connected with digital technology 

Previously in our healthcare series, we discussed how Microsoft Teams and Viva can boost team morale and improve frontline employee wellbeing. In this blog, we’re continuing the discussion, this time focussing on how connections are essential for building multi-disciplinary healthcare teams. Frontline workers have suffered ongoing disruption throughout the pandemic which has led to considerable exhaustion 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