How technology enables sustainable smart cities 

According to United Nations projections, sixty-eight percent of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. The migration to urban centers is accelerating the need for digital transformation as government and city leaders face increasing pressure to make cities safer, accessible, sustainable, and prosperous….Read more

Using digital technology to advance maternal health 

To help improve the health of mothers and babies, Microsoft US Health and Life Sciences (HLS) is taking action through PowerMom, a consortium of health and technology companies, advocacy groups, and community health centers led by the Scripps Research Digital Trials Center. Together, these organizations work to advance research into maternal wellbeing….Read more

Inspire your frontline workers and elevate your employee experience 

The more you empower these workers with technology to help them stay engaged across your organization, while also enabling them to better serve your customers or complete specific jobs, the bigger the impact they are likely to have on your business and organizational goals. Our recent Work Trend Index Special Report, “Technology Can Help Unlock…Read more

Increase Visibility and Mitigate Risk with Supply Chain Insights 

One word summarizes the state of today’s supply chains: disruption. Supply chain disruption, caused by everything from geopolitical events to trade tensions to environmental disasters, is causing major shocks to supply and demand across the globe. According to a Gartner Supply Chain Executive Report, nearly 70 percent of supply chain leaders have been constantly responding…Read more

Building a sustainable nursing workforce of the future 

Our Microsoft U.S. Health and Life Sciences organization has collaborated with frontline health organizations and professionals over the course of the pandemic to better support patient needs and address emerging issues and opportunities. That’s why we were once again proud to join Johnson & Johnson and SONSIEL (Society of Nurse Scientists, Innovators, Entrepreneurs and Leaders)…Read more

Addressing critical K-12 education challenges using data and AI 

Serena Sacks-Mandel | General Manager, US Education Customer Success K-12 educators devote their lives to ensuring every child has the opportunity to learn, grow, and achieve their best. However, their work has become more challenging in the past few years. Issues of equity and access, social-emotional learning, and educational achievement have been exacerbated by the…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 golden age of health informatics 

While the field of healthcare informatics is certainly not new, the opportunity to derive novel breakthrough insights from digitized health data is. Informaticists have produced meaningful impact for decades, especially in the clinical decision support domain, where analytics have substantially shaped care pathways to deliver better patient outcomes. We’ve seen steady progress in accessing and…Read more