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

Enabling sustainable supply chains with data 

Customers and shareholders increasingly expect manufacturers to be proactive on sustainability and social responsibility—and to be transparent about those results. PwC reports in their “ESG Reporting: Getting Started” report, published in January 2022, that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is trending toward increasing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting….Read more

Embracing hybrid work in professional services 

I’ve seen many professional services companies that were early adopters of hybrid work due to the knowledge-based nature of their practices. However, as we all know, the pandemic dramatically accelerated the shift, proving that hybrid work could scale….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

Epic on Azure gaining rapid momentum 

For hospitals across the country, the pandemic reinforced the need to improve patient care by moving electronic health records (EHRs) from datacenters to the cloud for greater agility, security, and scalability. Modernization goals progressed during the past two years—driven by the impact of COVID-19, costs, and pressures—accelerating digital transformation. At Microsoft, we kept pace by…Read more

Partnering with resilient and dedicated CROs 

>If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught the world, it’s the importance of working together, particularly within the health and life sciences community. From the initial U.S. emergence of the coronavirus in early 2020, we’ve had the opportunity to partner with some of our industry’s top pioneering professionals at contract research organizations, or CROs….Read more

Accelerating opportunities for academic researchers 

Over the past eight years, I’ve had the opportunity to connect with higher education institutions across the United States. Seeing their thirst for knowledge across so many fields has deepened my appreciation for how technology can augment their efforts. New innovations allow researchers to focus on their work without being held back by technological challenges….Read more

New regulatory requirements put digital communications apps such as Microsoft Teams under closer scrutiny 

Customer protection and modernization are at the top of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) agenda for 2022 and beyond. With the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on remote work, a new emphasis on compliance for digital communications will affect every financial services firm and bank….Read more