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Advancing cloud capabilities to meet national security missions 

National security mission leaders need the latest tools to deliver on critical mission objectives. At a recent Microsoft Classified Mission Clouds event, I met with customers and partners across the national security community to understand their mission needs and explore how Microsoft capabilities can help them serve their missions and solve their most pressing challenges. Aligning...Read more

Microsoft expands on cybersecurity commitments for U.S. government agencies 

Fostering U.S. economic growth and prosperity hinges on our collective ability to create a safer world. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella recently met with President Biden, cabinet officials, educational institutions, and top executives from some of the largest tech, financial services, insurance, and energy companies to address the critical challenge of cybersecurity. As the White House...Read more

3 strategies every SMB CFO can implement to create value 

The challenges of the past year have reinforced the importance for CFOs and other finance leaders of small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) to balance business execution in the present while investing in capabilities for the future. Historically, finance has focused on strategies that protect value. Since CFOs and other finance leaders often sit at the center of the decision-making conversations, these individuals are in a unique position to create business...Read more

Uncovering new unknowns: How to approach EDR & logging Cyber EO milestones 

Our ongoing series on the Biden Administration’s Cybersecurity Executive Order (EO) has covered considerable ground to date — from demystifying the Zero Trust journey to providing strategies for securing critical software and classifying agency data — but there is still work to be done as we look ahead to the next wave of approaching milestones....Read more

EO Strategies for Securing Critical Software & Classifying Agency Data 

So far in our ongoing series on the Biden Administration’s Cybersecurity Executive Order (EO) to bolster the U.S. Government’s resilience against cyberattacks we’ve taken a look at what’s next for federal agencies and then mapped out major milestones. Two of those milestones are on August 10, 2021, focused on critical software and classifying agency data...Read more

Helping state and local government agencies address cyber security 

Cyber-attacks against state and local governments are increasing and accelerating – even before COVID, two-thirds of attacks targeted state and local organizations. From January to May of 2020, there was a 350% increase in phishing attempts, with attackers taking advantage of the fear and uncertainty driven by COVID. With a nationwide workforce moving to remote...Read more

Just get started: accelerating a data culture in your organization 

I recently spent an hour with Mike Lampa at Great Data Minds, talking about enabling digital and data transformation in the enterprise. The entire conversation is worth a listen. However, I wanted to highlight a few key enablers to accelerate a data culture. Mike mentioned that he still sees many enterprises struggling to make progress,...Read more

Digital transformation can improve clinical and financial outcomes 

The healthcare industry is in critical need of digital transformation as providers struggle with administrative burdens, fragmented care delivery, siloed data, and burnout. To effectively tackle these challenges, providers in value-based contracts need to quickly adapt to the digital transformation so they can improve care delivery and increase financial stability in the changing healthcare landscape....Read more

GxP Compliance starts with proper vendor assessments – and here’s how you can do it effectively even remotely 

Welcome back. As we continue to build up your secure, resilient, and compliant environment, we now must cover another foundational and required step: the vendor assessments. It is a mandatory regulatory requirement to conduct these assessments, however, the physical audit is not mandatory. The need for analytics, high-capacity storage, and increased computing power has expanded...Read more

Consumer goods innovation amid retail uncertainty 

Lisa Griego | Director, Retail & Consumer Goods, Microsoft Delighting consumer goods (CG) customers has a different meaning today than it did more than a year ago. Every aspect of how we work, live, and shop has shifted since the COVID-19 pandemic, and I don’t think anyone would have imagined just how extensively this world...Read more

The key to digital transformation in banking 

Banking organizations worldwide are rapidly scaling transformation efforts to help their organizations compete more effectively in an increasingly digital world. While the largest organizations have invested heavily in changing business processes, products, and the use of technologies for years, smaller organizations are playing catch-up, rushing to serve the digital needs of consumers unable or less likely...Read more