Interviews

Microsoft talks Sibos: what to expect from this year’s event

Microsoft talks Sibos: what to expect from this year’s event
By Jacqui Griffiths | 23 September 2016

As financial services leaders come together in Geneva for Sibos 2016, Peter Hazou and Rupesh Khendry explain what Microsoft is looking forward to showcasing at the event

Peter Hazou and Rupesh Khendry tell us what Microsoft will be showcasing at Sibos next week

Microsoft's Karen Cone discusses the future of financial services

Microsoft's Karen Cone discusses the future of financial services
By Lindsay James | 26 September 2016

As general manager of the worldwide financial services sector at Microsoft, Karen Cone is privy to the major challenges facing financial services organisations today. Here she explains how Microsoft is facilitating a brighter future for the industry

Karen Cone tells Lindsay James how Microsoft is facilitating a brighter future for banks and insurers

Complete cloud solutions for risk modellers

Complete cloud solutions for risk modellers
By Lindsay James | 09 September 2016

A complete cloud solution delivers efficient risk modelling with a wealth of benefits. We asked Pat Renzi how Milliman is delivering solutions with added value to drive collaboration

Pat Renzi explains how Milliman is delivering solutions with added value to drive collaboration

Helping governments to keep citizen data private and secure

Helping governments to keep citizen data private and secure
By Sean Dudley | 07 September 2016

Microsoft’s Jennifer Byrne explains how the growth of digital information is affecting public agencies

Microsoft’s Jennifer Byrne explains how the growth of digital information is affecting public agencies

Cloud solutions for better risk modelling

Cloud solutions for better risk modelling
By Rebecca Gibson | 02 September 2016

A complete cloud solution delivers efficient risk modelling with a wealth of benefits. We asked Pat Renzi how Milliman is delivering solutions with added value to drive collaboration

Pat Renzi explains how Milliman is delivering solutions with added value to drive collaboration

Scaling solutions to meet customer needs

Scaling solutions to meet customer needs
By Guest | 01 September 2016

ICONICS has provided analytics and mobile software solutions for manufacturing, industrial and energy customers for the past 30 years and is still at the forefront of the industry

ICONICS has provided its software solutions for manufacturing customers for the past 30 years

Transforming the financial services model

Transforming the financial services model
By Rebecca Gibson | 25 August 2016

We speak with Dimension Data’s Alex Bennett and Steve van den Heever to understand how banks can digitise processes and mobilise employees with Microsoft Office 365 and Skype for Business

Dimension Data’s Alex Bennett and Steve van den Heever explain how banks can digitise processes

Protecting customer data at the point of sale

Protecting customer data at the point of sale
By Rebecca Gibson | 24 August 2016

We speak to Microsoft’s Pinar Salk to understand how innovations in point-to-point encryption are helping retailers and merchants to provide a more secure POS experience for their customers

Microsoft’s Pinar Salk tells us how innovation in point-to-point encryption is helping retailers

Fulfilling demand at Club 21 – Armani Exchange

Fulfilling demand at Club 21 – Armani Exchange
By Rebecca Gibson | 19 August 2016

Clare Vella at Club 21 – Armani Exchange, tells us how K3 Retail’s Microsoft Dynamics NAV-based solution has made the luxury retailer’s UK business more efficient

Clare Vella at Club 21 – Armani Exchange, shares the secrets of the luxury retailer’s UK success

Effective analytics – with or without the cloud

Effective analytics – with or without the cloud
By Guest | 18 August 2016

Developing a meaningful business analytics strategy is a challenge for many organisations – especially those that are concerned about security. Bob Bedard from deFacto Global says that there is now a range of solutions that can help, either on-premise or in the cloud

Bob Bedard from deFacto Global explains how to achieve a meaningful business analytics strategy

How tech is facilitating the revolution of the mining industry

How tech is facilitating the revolution of the mining industry
By Sean Dudley | 17 August 2016

Accenture’s Brendan Mislin explains how the internet of things is helping to revolutionise practices and processes in the mining industry

Accenture’s Brendan Mislin explains how the internet of things is helping to revolutionise mining

How Dell is taking the challenge out of security

How Dell is taking the challenge out of security
By Lindsay James | 11 August 2016

Jackson Shaw, senior director of product management at Dell Software, gives us an update on the adoption of context-aware security approaches and offers his advice to organisations that want a smart, flexible solution

Dell's Jackson Shaw gives us an update on the adoption of context-aware security approaches

Providing more flexible solutions for insurers

Providing more flexible solutions for insurers
By Lindsay James | 08 August 2016

Insurers need flexible solutions to measure value, manage risk and safeguard solvency. We asked Joel Fox and Stephen Hollands how Willis Towers Watson is helping insurers achieve those goals

Joel Fox and Stephen Hollands explain how Willis Towers Watson is helping insurers to be more flexible

Helping cities to meet the needs of citizens

Helping cities to meet the needs of citizens
By Sean Dudley | 05 August 2016

Kathryn Willson explains how Microsoft’s rich portfolio of services and solutions is benefitting cities

Kathryn Willson explains how Microsoft’s portfolio of services and solutions is benefitting cities 

How HPE and Microsoft are helping customers migrate to Windows 10

How HPE and Microsoft are helping customers migrate to Windows 10
By Rebecca Gibson | 29 July 2016

Marc Wilkinson highlights how Hewlett Packard Enterprise is working with Microsoft to help customers in all industries benefit from Windows 10

Marc Wilkinson explains how HPE and Microsoft are helping customers benefit from Windows 10 

Beating cyber attackers more effectively

Beating cyber attackers more effectively
By Rebecca Gibson | 27 July 2016

Robert Westervelt, research manager for security products at IDC, says cloud, mobile and more sophisticated hackers are making data security more challenging. Here, he explains why

IDC's Robert Westervelt says more sophisticated hackers are making data security more challenging

Staying one step ahead throughout the journey to the cloud

Staying one step ahead throughout the journey to the cloud
By Sean Dudley | 19 July 2016

Ratmir Timashev, CEO at Veeam, explains how his company is working with Microsoft throughout its journey from data centre to the cloud, and shares his visions for the future of the industry

Ratmir Timashev, CEO at Veeam, shares his visions for the future of the industry

Guaranteeing the perfect guest experience

Guaranteeing the perfect guest experience
By Rebecca Gibson | 15 July 2016

Mark Voermans explains how IreckonU can help hospitality providers make operations more efficient and tailor the guest experience to meet the personal preferences of their customers

Mark Voermans explains how IreckonU can help hospitality providers to deliver better experiences

How digital technologies are enabling the connected car

How digital technologies are enabling the connected car
By Sean Dudley | 15 July 2016

Digital technologies are enabling a new level of connectivity and mobility for drivers and automotive manufacturers alike. We speak to Microsoft’s Sanjay Ravi and Rohit Bhargava to find out more

Microsoft’s Sanjay Ravi and Rohit Bhargava outline the technologies that are transforming automotive

How Microsoft is reinventing productivity with Project 'Madeira'

How Microsoft is reinventing productivity with Project 'Madeira'
By Lindsay James | 06 July 2016

Microsoft has recently announced its vision to reinvent business productivity with Project ‘Madeira’ – a codename for a new cloud offering hosted by Microsoft inside Office 365. Marko Perisic, general manager for Project ‘Madeira’, tells us more

Marko Perisic outlines the new cloud offering hosted by Microsoft inside Office 365

 

How Microsoft is supporting telco transformation

How Microsoft is supporting telco transformation
By Lindsay James | 04 July 2016

In this time of huge change, today’s telcos need to transform themselves into nimble, technologically-advanced businesses. There are a number of digital capabilities that distinguish the most profitable organisations, says Microsoft's Rikke Helms

Microsoft's Rikke Helms tells us about the digital abilities that distinguish profitable telcos

Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Microsoft: stronger together

Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Microsoft: stronger together
By Rebecca Gibson | 01 July 2016

We speak to Carrie Francey to find out how Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Microsoft have joined forces to help their customers drive digital innovation, productivity and customer satisfaction

Carrie Francey tells us how HPE and Microsoft have come together to drive digital innovation

Microsoft's Rocky Blanton outlines his vision for the future

Microsoft's Rocky Blanton outlines his vision for the future
By Lindsay James | 30 June 2016

Late last year, Rocky Blanton took on the role as Microsoft’s corporate vice president for the worldwide enterprise and partner group. Here he outlines his priorities for the year to come and explains how cloud technology is facilitating the digital revolution

In an exclusive interview, Blanton explains how the cloud is facilitating the digital revolution

Promoting customisation in manufacturing

Promoting customisation in manufacturing
By Sean Dudley | 02 June 2016

When purchasing cars, handbags or shoes, many consumers are gravitating towards products they can personalise. Armed with technology that makes customisation more manageable, factories are positioning themselves to respond with Manufacturing as a Service offerings

Factories are realising the benefits of Manufacturing as a Service offerings

Enabling the provision of more personalised care

Enabling the provision of more personalised care
By Rebecca Gibson | 16 May 2016

We speak to Sheetal Shah, Avanade’s director of digital health, to find out how new technologies are helping healthcare providers deliver more personalised care

Sheetal Shah from Avanade outlines the benefits of digital healthcare solutions

Ensuring cost-effective compliance

Ensuring cost-effective compliance
By Rebecca Gibson | 13 May 2016

Andrea Ruosi, CEO of AX for Pharma, tells us why pharmaceutical and life science companies should adopt integrated commercial-off-the-shelf solutions to manage production processes

Andrea Ruosi, CEO of AX for Pharma, outlines a solution for managing production processes  

Analysing the future of the retail industry

Analysing the future of the retail industry
By Guest | 12 May 2016

Atul Batra, chief technology officer at Microsoft partner Manthan, shares his views on how the cloud, analytics and big data are transforming the retail industry

Manthan's Atul Batra shares how the cloud, analytics and big data are transforming retail

Creating amazing customer experiences with Dynamics AX

Creating amazing customer experiences with Dynamics AX
By Lindsay James | 06 May 2016

The latest iteration of Microsoft Dynamics AX has just become widely available, bringing with it a raft of benefits for the retail industry. In the first of a series of articles on Microsoft’s flagship ERP solution, Luke Shave and Karen Garrette tell us what to expect from the new release

Luke Shave and Karen Garrette tell us what to expect from the new ERP system release

 


The cloud revolution: shaping the future

The cloud revolution: shaping the future
By Rebecca Gibson | 04 May 2016

Alex Hilton, CEO of Cloud Industry Forum, predicts that enterprises worldwide will continue to rapidly replace their IT infrastructures with cloud technology over the next few years. Here, he tells us why

Alex Hilton, CEO of Cloud Industry Forum, predicts how the cloud will transform business

Why banks need to optimise the digital workplace

Why banks need to optimise the digital workplace
By Jacqui Griffiths | 25 April 2016

As banks look to improve productivity and efficiency, the digital workplace is empowering workers with new ways to collaborate, connect and do business

The digital workplace is empowering banks with new ways to connect and do business

The power of personalisation in manufacturing

The power of personalisation in manufacturing
By Sean Dudley | 15 April 2016

When purchasing cars, handbags or shoes, many consumers are gravitating towards products they can personalise. Armed with technology that makes customisation more manageable, factories are positioning themselves to respond with Manufacturing as a Service offerings

Factories are discovering the benefits of Manufacturing as a Service offerings

Why local authorities should embrace the mindset of millennials

Why local authorities should embrace the mindset of millennials
By Lindsay James | 15 April 2016

Embracing the technologies used by Gen Y can help local authorities deliver better services