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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

Sharpen your skills this winter 

It looks like winter will be even quieter than usual this year. So, if you’re in the mood for something more interesting than jigsaw puzzles and longer lasting than gingerbread, how about learning some new technical skills? Check out these Microsoft Learn modules to sharpen your cloud skills Four Microsoft Cloud Advocates have created modules...Read more

Build a resilient IT operation: modern device management and zero-touch deployment 

Has your organization had to flip the switch on remote productivity this year? Read the post on Windows Virtual Desktop and Surface to learn about the benefits of using a virtual desktop solution to help scale and meet the demands of an evolving workforce under changing conditions. Let’s step back a bit and explore the concept of modern endpoint management...Read more

Brick by interlocking brick: Three steps to leveraging a newly connected organization 

There is no denying that the playing field for consumer goods companies is getting more and more challenging. Pressure is coming from consumers, shoppers, retailers, competitors, and challengers, and this powerful industry disruption is not slowing down. Intensified by COVID-19, the blinding pace of acceleration toward digital experiences has advanced 10 years of US e-commerce...Read more

Introducing the Microsoft Digital Transformation Showcase 

New experience features real solutions for U.S. state and local governments In late April, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella stated: “We’ve seen two years’ worth of digital transformation in two months … We are working alongside customers every day to help them adapt and stay open for business in a world of remote everything.” Those thoughts directly apply to our efforts to support U. S. state and local governments  —...Read more

What today’s finance leaders already know about resiliency 

2020 has been a year of adaptation. From February to today, finance organizations worldwide have been forced to revisit their operations, investments, and ideals to still the tide of COVID-19. This season has not been an easy one. Companies of all sizes have seen drastic shifts in sales volumes resulting in significant challenges to companies...Read more

Always-on customer engagement: Better perspectives lead to better insights 

Have you ever thought about what makes a leader different from a manager? Is it skills and experience? Expertise? Natural talent? Think about it this way. Loggers in a forest are working away at their task of felling trees and trying to find the best way forward to clear out their allotted space effectively and...Read more

Empowering women in financial services: Real leaders share real experiences 

Business operations have transformed tremendously over the course of 2020. Leaders across all industries, including financial services, have evolved how they communicate, collaborate, problem solve, and lead teams in a remote and hybrid work culture. And today, many of those leaders shepherding financial services companies through challenging times of change are women. A study by Oliver Wyman found that women now make up 20% of executive committees and 23% of boards at major financial institutions1.  Watch the Empowering...Read more

How Microsoft helps insurers thrive during challenging times 

In the lead-up to 2020, insurers were showing great staying power as they rode out an unsettled economy. But with the onset of COVID-19, that turbulence has only gotten more intense. Claims are becoming more frequent and more severe as catastrophic events happen at an increasing rate. Regulatory requirements are changing, and it’s become more...Read more

Empower your organization with secure and compliant collaboration 

Firstline employees are often the face of your retail business, which means that their performance can directly impact how consumers view your brand. These employees, however, can only support great customer experiences as far as their technology will let them. If your business isn’t building seamless and predictive customer service into each transaction, it can...Read more