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Microsoft’s confidential computing improves security for banks 

Air travel is a big part of my role at Microsoft. Being on planes for hours allows me to get a lot of work done without much interruption. One thing I always install before I touch my surface keyboard is the privacy screen. Unless someone is just about sitting in my seat with me, the...

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Breaking the paralysis of choice 

Do you remember the first time you confronted the paradox of choice? For me, it happened early in my career. I was a sales manager at a well-known retailer and noticed that the more varieties of white shirts we put on display, the longer it took customers to make a buying decision. Instead of a...

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Creating an open industrial IoT ecosystem 

Global-efficiency dashboards. Predictive maintenance. Asset monitoring. New, digitally enabled lines of business. Automation companies, machine builders, and manufacturers are capitalizing on these and other industrial IoT (IIoT) capabilities to wring maximum value from their operations....

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AI in health: Are we there yet? 

The upside artificial intelligence (AI) opportunity is undeniable for every health ecosystem stakeholder. You can feel the anticipation. By 2020, Gartner predicts that 70% of healthcare provider CIOs will cite advanced analytics as their top priority. By now, nearly every senior leader is evangelizing the value of a comprehensive, enterprise-wide AI strategy to accelerate their...

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IDC MarketScape: Microsoft a leader in IIoT platforms for manufacturing and energy 

Manufacturers, oil and gas companies, and utilities are vertical markets that we’ve seen go all in on accelerating innovation through IoT. Azure IoT is emerging as a platform of choice for many of these enterprises as they create their own unique Industrial IoT (IIoT) strategies and practices, find new ways to harness their data streams,...

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