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Corporate performance improvement aligns with ESG metric tracking 

More and more, businesses are recognizing that incorporating Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance, or ESG, into their products and services directly correlates to financial results. Doing good is no longer at the expense of doing well. For both stakeholders and customers, ESG represents another point in their decision making. As allocators of capital, financial services...Read more

Raise your voice: Empowering Hispanic and Latinx Finance Professionals 

This embed requires accepting cookies from the embed’s site to view the embed. Activate the link to accept cookies and view the embedded content. This site uses cookies for analytics, personalized content and ads. By continuing to browse this site, you agree to this use. The Hispanic and Latinx community in the United States has increased its strength over...Read more

A time to pivot: What comes next for retail  

The past year has accelerated the push toward digital transformation for many industries, maybe none more than retail. From operations to manufacturing supply chain to customer experience, there is no facet of retail that is not facing the imperative to pivot or perish.   A study by Boston Consulting Group found that investing in key resilience tools...Read more

Risk modeling in insurance: extending capabilities beyond cloud computing 

There have been many articles written about how supercomputing in the cloud aids in performing compute tasks faster and more cost-effectively. However, with this new capability, both business and IT decision makers are now focusing more on how to manage the much larger volumes of produced data. More model runs and more granular results have...Read more

End-user computing: A problem everyone has but nobody wants to own 

You may have recently noticed a number of high-profile articles around governance and risk issues with banks. In talking to my large global enterprise customers in financial services, I am hearing more and more about regulators and internal risk teams requiring mitigation of risks related to data quality, data integrity, and lack of robust controls...Read more

Rising to each new health and life sciences challenge 

Who would have thought when I made my 2020 health trends and predictions in January that our world would be upended by COVID-19? In a year marked by the health and economic crisis posed by a global pandemic, we’ve seen countless examples of the U.S. health and life sciences community rising to each new challenge...Read more

Returning to the workplace: a human-centric approach to building resilient financial services 

This year, every financial services organization has confronted the importance of resilience. In the context of a crisis, we think of resilience as enabling survival. But from a wider perspective, resilience is about easily meeting the future demands of customers. The first article in this series discussed the importance of resilience, which is receiving renewed...Read more

Optimizing facility management with Smart Buildings Solutions 

For most organizations, growth is always at the forefront. The pursuit of new service lines, new customers, and new regions motivates business leaders to adopt bigger office spaces, expanded retail locations, and additional franchises. While these aspirations drive each company to bolder aspirations, they do so with a cost. Real estate and facilities management alone...Read more

Inspiring nursing innovation for COVID-19 and beyond 

To harness the innovative power of nurses and improve the global response to COVID-19, Microsoft was pleased to partner with Johnson & Johnson, SONSIEL (Society of Nurse Scientists, Innovators, Entrepreneurs and Leaders) and dev up to host the free, virtual NurseHack4Health hackathon, Nov. 13-15. Even more rewarding was having over 400 worldwide participants working in...Read more

Leveraging the Microsoft Feedback Loop in the banking industry 

The Microsoft Digital Feedback Loop is about understanding how your captured data better serves your customers and removes analytical silos. In banking, the feedback loop can help you integrate data across your branch, including product offerings, customers, internal operations, and employees. Why the Microsoft Digital Feedback Loop? The current widespread business disruption is driven by...Read more

Federal government to rely on cloud-based technology at higher security levels 

Microsoft has been the trusted partner enabling digital transformation through low–code solutions for the U.S. federal government for many years. Until now, the Department of Defense (DoD) workloads requiring IL4 compliance have been limited to on-premises solutions requiring the DoD to own the ongoing management and maintenance of the required infrastructure. In the coming months, the DoD will take transformation a step further and...Read more