How low/no code solutions can accelerate innovation and digitisation 

As a society, we use apps to manage, connect and augment our day-to-day lives. So, it’s understandable that when we go to work, we expect to have the same. Apps can help organisations modernise processes, create new innovations and uncover opportunities. According to the IDC, this growing demand for digital solutions means that 500 million Read more

Unify your digital environment for secure collaboration 

To stay secure in an everchanging threat landscape, organisations must build cyber resilience and secure collaboration across their digital environment. In fact, many leaders view security as an enabler of business. Those who feel the most vulnerable are the most mature in their security posture – 83 percent according to our research. Mature security organisations Read more

Virtual wards, real world benefits 

Sometimes it takes a crisis to fully grasp an opportunity. Virtual wards were invented in the early 2000’s by Dr Geraint Lewis, now Director of Population Health at Microsoft. Despite that, it’s only in the last few years that they have taken the NHS by storm. Virtual wards help reduce hospital admissions, keep patients safer, 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

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

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

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

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