The best of enterprise technology on the Microsoft Platform
Editor: Lindsay James
Publication manager: Andy Clayton-Smith
The Spring 2017 issue of The Record is out now, providing you with everything you need to know about enterprise technology on the Microsoft platform.
The volume of data available to businesses is doubling in size every two years, according to IDC. What’s more, by 2020 the digital universe will reach 44 zettabytes, or 44 trillion gigabytes. Those enterprises that are taking advantage of the immense opportunities that access to this information brings, are reaping significant rewards. This is something that we explore in the cover story for this issue, where we find out how companies like Rolls Royce, Meijer, RAC and JustGiving are using data to great effect.
The theme continues throughout the magazine. In the communications and media section, Microsoft’s Dario Scacciati explains how data is providing broadcasters with actionable insight that directly impacts advertising revenue, yield optimisation, scheduling, planning, content creation and content acquisition. And in the financial services section, Katie DeGraaf from Willis Towers Watson tells us how insurance companies are leveraging analytics in their telematics programmes.
Elsewhere in this issue, our bumper manufacturing section covers many of the biggest developments impacting the industry today, including the internet of things, Industry 4.0, product lifecycle management and the cloud. And in our upfront section you can read about how Microsoft’s Women in Business and Technology initiative is helping female professionals reach their full potential in the IT industry, plus why GCI is comparing many enterprises’ reluctance to change network providers or technology partners, to staying in an unhappy marriage.
We also have the usual mix of executive interviews, thought leadership, case studies and news.