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Retail in the time of COVID-19 

COVID-19 has impacted our lives in ways many of us couldn’t have imagined. From how we interact with our friends and family to working from home and so much more. For me personally, juggling the joys of homeschooling my teenage boys with a packed work schedule has been a true personal test. Yet I know...Read more

Addressing the immediate priorities of telecommunications organizations 

As the world continues to respond to the outbreak of COVID-19, our thoughts are with the people affected and the medical professionals working around the clock to help those most in need.  At Microsoft, we’re working to do our part by ensuring the safety of our employees, striving to protect the health and well-being of the...Read more

Supporting the manufacturing community during this challenging time 

We are hearing from our manufacturing customers around the globe about how the outbreak of COVID-19 is creating new challenges as they work to handle drastic shifts in materials supply and customer demand, and manage factory closures, while contributing to the production of critical supplies to first-line responders across the globe.  While many manufacturers face challenging disruptions to supply...Read more

Supporting your healthcare organization and community during crises 

Before working for Microsoft I worked for the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK for nine years, and we had to deal with complex and significant situations regularly, but nothing with the scale and impact of the current pandemic crisis. At Microsoft, we know we’re several steps away from our healthcare customers on the front lines, but we feel the need to help those customers and partners in whatever way...Read more

The state of Communications Service Providers and the cloud 

A recent report from TM Forum looked at Communications Service Providers’ (CSP) strategies to move corporate IT, OSS/BSS, and network applications to the cloud. Notably, and despite lingering CSP hesitancy over cloud migration of (in particular) operations software, those surveyed and interviewed for this report were able to cite more reasons for deploying workloads in...Read more

Empowering government employees through digital skills 

As the global economy becomes increasingly technology-intensive, the nature of the workforce is changing dramatically. Basic digital literacy is a prerequisite for employment and more specialized technical skills are in high demand. Organizations and individuals alike understand that workers must become lifelong learners who continuously acquire new skills throughout their careers. These fundamental shifts clearly...Read more

Embrace your digital transformation today to improve patient outcomes for tomorrow 

The healthcare industry is undergoing an enormous transformation. This transformation is being driven by one core idea; expectations of patient care and wellness are changing. Technology is enabling healthcare organizations to reimagine how care is delivered and managed for the long term. From delivering highly personalized patient experiences and empowering care teams to coordinate care...Read more

Today’s technology is transforming home health care 

Public health organizations are chartered with ensuring the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. Their scope of responsibility is wide-ranging and varies from country to country, and they are required to provide direct healthcare services to their citizens, including epidemiology and disease prevention. In the area of providing care, public health organizations, along...Read more

Four elements of a successful digital transformation 

Eighty-five percent of business leaders feel they must offer digital services or become irrelevant.1 Ninety-one percent see digital transformation as a way of sparking innovation and finding efficiencies.2 While business leaders understand the need to develop a digital transformation strategy, many aren’t sure where to start. A playbook like this one can help. We’ve worked...Read more

Microsoft for Healthcare: Driving healthcare change by empowering tech intensity 

Our Microsoft for Healthcare team and partners are excited to join health organizations, leaders, and experts to build a brighter future for the global health ecosystem so that everyone, everywhere has access to care that works. The rate of disruption for health continues to accelerate. Healthcare organizations worldwide have implemented a breadth of technology solutions...Read more