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Reduce energy security risk and improve resilience with Microsoft Defender for IoT 

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We all win when energy companies build strong cybersecurity into their digital transformation journey toward better efficiency and clean energy. I’ve discussed security threats and other challenges in previous Energy and Resources blogs, and in this blog, I want to underscore the urgency around cybersecurity, how it’s evolving, and how companies can use technology to manage…Read more

Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing: Build agile factories of the future 

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In today’s fast-paced manufacturing world, the ability to adapt quickly to rapid change is a defining factor between manufacturers that merely survive and those that thrive. As they face ongoing challenges like rising costs, supply chain issues, and skills gaps, many manufacturers are building agile, smart factories to ensure a resilient and sustainable future. These…Read more

The power of embedding sustainability in design 

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Earlier this year, Bloomberg News performed an experiment. They mounted tiny tracking devices on plastic bags used by a British retailer to track the journey of the bags after they left the store.1 In some cases, bags traveled as far as 2,000 miles from their point of origin. It is a classic example of the…Read more

3 ways technology can better enable connected care 

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COVID-19 has transformed healthcare and social services. Now, healthcare professionals are seeking to better utilize limited resources and manage care backlogs. They are also looking to work in multi-disciplinary teams, breaking down siloes to better coordinate care. Check out Microsoft for Public Health and Social Services to see how health and care providers are using new and…Read more

The new world of court proceedings requires new set of digital tools 

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Only a few years ago, the idea of justice being carried out in a virtual environment was reserved for special cases or circumstances. It had been discussed as a serious alternative to daily hearings being held in the courtroom and while it demonstrated merit, this was too drastic of a change.  While navigating our way through…Read more

Hannover Messe 2022: Empowering people for the future in manufacturing 

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After more than three years, we were excited to join global leaders and our manufacturing colleagues in Hannover, Germany at the world’s biggest trade show for industrial technology, Hannover Messe 2022.   Since we last met, Microsoft has released new solutions and capabilities to help our customers and partners thrive through this disruptive era. Most notably…Read more

Why the future of buildings is efficient, safe, and sustainable 

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Throughout my life, I’ve traveled to many places for work, pleasure, and education. Often with family, sometimes alone. Whether I am in Barcelona or Buenos Aires, Austin or Cleveland, Doha or Tel-Aviv, or closer to home exploring Manhattan, I’m always struck by the variation in the built environment. Of course, cities look different based on when…Read more

5 keys to the frictionless store of tomorrow 

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The objective of frictionless shopping, frictionless checkout, and autonomous stores is to improve the customer experience and increase convenience. Any of us can put ourselves in the shoes of a shopper and think about how nice it would be to never have to wait in line to give someone our money. I get that. However,…Read more

Microsoft at NAB: Showcasing the future of media and entertainment 

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So much has happened to the world at large over the past two and a half years and that is reflected heavily in our media and entertainment industry. The response to the pandemic, dramatic changes to global weather, and the rise again of geopolitical conflicts have all driven the acceleration of change in media and entertainment…Read more

Scale to revenue: How to leverage fintech solutions to drive growth 

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Roman and Gerald unpack how the right technology partner can transform the start-up ecosystem. Organizations that pay attention to community and social responsibility are far more likely to see growth, traction, and employee loyalty. In fact, according to the 2019 Aflac Corporate Social Responsibility Survey1, they’re also more likely to gain consumer loyalty—77 percent of…Read more

Microsoft helps the public sector meet sustainability goals with technology 

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One of today’s greatest global challenges is the impact of climate change, which is causing an increase in extreme weather events such as floods, fires, hurricanes, and droughts. In light of these threats to vulnerable communities worldwide, public sector organizations play a vital role in protecting lives and livelihoods, and mitigating the impact of climate…Read more