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A catalyst for transformation in financial services

A catalyst for transformation in financial services
By Jacqui Griffiths | 23 July 2019

Artificial intelligence is empowering banks to gain competitive edge in a transforming industry

Artificial intelligence is empowering banks to gain competitive edge in a transforming industry

Building the factory of the future today with the right technology

Building the factory of the future today with the right technology
By Jacqui Griffiths | 19 July 2019

Transformation is rippling through the manufacturing industry as companies look to advanced cloud and digital communication technologies to empower their business

Manufacturing is transforming as companies empower themselves with cloud and digital technologies

Cnext partners with BDO to accelerate innovation

Cnext partners with BDO to accelerate innovation
By Jacqui Griffiths | 16 July 2019

The two companies are collaborating to anticipate how data and artificial intelligence can empower BDO’s business

The companies are collaborating to anticipate how data and artificial intelligence can empower BDO’s business

Boosting end-user training with ClickLearn

Boosting end-user training with ClickLearn
By Jacqui Griffiths | 01 July 2019

The firm provides companies with a single learning platform for all their digital adoption projects, says Joachim Schiermacher

Firm provides companies with a learning platform for digital adoption projects, says Joachim Schiermacher

Game-changing breakthroughs for manufacturers

Game-changing breakthroughs for manufacturers
By Jacqui Griffiths | 23 May 2019

At Hannover Messe 2019, the firm demonstrated how technology advances and innovations in intelligent manufacturing are delivering game-changing breakthroughs. Here we discover what this means for the industry

How advances in intelligent manufacturing are enabling new levels of innovation for the industry


Next-level teaching with Learn on Demand Systems

Next-level teaching with Learn on Demand Systems
By Jacqui Griffiths | 13 May 2019

Wadeware is using the firm’s cloud-hosted lab platform to create unique and engaging learning experiences for Microsoft

Wadeware is using the firm’s platform to create unique and engaging learning experiences for Microsoft

Gaining the competitive edge in insurance

Gaining the competitive edge in insurance
By Jacqui Griffiths | 22 April 2019

Providers are examining all aspects of their operations as they strive to deliver on consumers’ expectations

Providers are examining all aspects of their operations as they strive to deliver on consumers’ expectations

ECCO Shoes and Dassault Systèmes: a perfect fit

ECCO Shoes and Dassault Systèmes: a perfect fit
By Jacqui Griffiths | 08 March 2019

The partnership aims to create the ultimate customised footwear experience

The partnership aims to create the ultimate customised footwear experience

Manufacturing on the edge with Microsoft

Manufacturing on the edge with Microsoft
By Jacqui Griffiths | 21 February 2019

As market conditions evolve and customers demand ever more from their suppliers, Microsoft’s Colin Masson discusses how new technologies can empower manufacturers to create real competitive advantage

Colin Masson discusses how manufacturers can use new tech to create competitive advantages

Optimising the last mile of retail with a supply chain expert

Optimising the last mile of retail with a supply chain expert
By Jacqui Griffiths | 24 January 2019

Getting goods into consumers’ hands where and when they want them is a game-changer for retailers – but they need to address complex challenges to make sure they can keep their promises, says Tobias Schulz from Quintiq

Tobias Schulz from Quintiq explains how to get goods to consumers where and when they want them

Tackling security challenges in financial services

Tackling security challenges in financial services
By Jacqui Griffiths | 21 January 2019

As financial firms offer an increasingly digital, mobile banking experience, Microsoft is helping them to tackle evolving security threats

How Microsoft is helping firms tackle evolving security threats in an increasingly digital world

Modular high-tech innovations for Dassault Systèmes and ID-Consult

Modular high-tech innovations for Dassault Systèmes and ID-Consult
By Jacqui Griffiths | 15 January 2019

Mahesh Deshpande of Dassault Systèmes and Jan Goepfert of ID-Consult discuss the value of holistic modularity at the whole product portfolio and value-chain levels

Mahesh Deshpande and Jan Goepfert discuss the value of holistic modularity 

Achieving efficient network performance

Achieving efficient network performance
By Jacqui Griffiths | 13 December 2018

David Williamson, CEO of EfficientIP, discusses how the company’s innovations are helping organisations manage network performance, complexity and security

EfficientIP’s David Williamson on how organisations can manage network performance and security

Microsoft and partners: enabling the digital economy

Microsoft and partners: enabling the digital economy
By Jacqui Griffiths | 16 November 2018

New technologies are empowering financial firms to generate innovative business models, deliver new kinds of value and create unique customer experiences

New technologies are empowering financial firms to improve customer experience and more

Hannibal Industries chooses Bluestar PLM for confident configuration

Hannibal Industries chooses Bluestar PLM for confident configuration
By Jacqui Griffiths | 12 November 2018

Hannibal Industries' director of IT discusses how the new partnership offers automated processes for the design and configuration of custom solutions to pallet rack and steel tube manufacturer

Farooq Mohammad discusses the automated processes offered by new partnership 

Flying high: How Embraer is innovating at speed

Flying high: How Embraer is innovating at speed
By Jacqui Griffiths | 02 November 2018

Embraer adopted Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform to enable faster development, higher quality and improved innovation

Dassault Systèmes platform is enabling Embraer to enable faster development and higher quality

Four things catalysing the future of process manufacturing

Four things catalysing the future of process manufacturing
By Jacqui Griffiths | 22 October 2018

Microsoft’s Egbert Schröer outlines the key areas of focus that will enable organisations to embrace Chemistry 4.1

Microsoft’s Egbert Schröer outlines what organisations need to do to embrace Chemistry 4.1

How Microsoft solutions are changing the game for insurers

How Microsoft solutions are changing the game for insurers
By Jacqui Griffiths | 08 August 2018

Insurance firms are leveraging the cloud to manage risk, increase efficiency and enhance the customer experience – and Microsoft solutions are making this possible

Firms are using the cloud to manage risk, increase efficiency and enhance the customer experience

Helping big businesses drive greater returns on their transformation spend

Helping big businesses drive greater returns on their transformation spend
By Jacqui Griffiths | 03 August 2018

Angelique Mohring, founder of GainX, tells us how her company uses AI to help global businesses address the complex challenges of transformation

Angelique Mohring tells us how GainX uses AI to help businesses address transformation challenges

A look inside the new manufacturing landscape

A look inside the new manufacturing landscape
By Jacqui Griffiths | 23 July 2018

Huge transformations have swept across the manufacturing landscape, challenging traditional processes and operations. Success will depend on manufacturers’ ability to up their game, and this will only be achieved through the implementation of new technologies

How the implementation of new technologies is enabling manufacturers to up their game

Interview: Janet Lewis on the digital transformation of financial services

Interview: Janet Lewis on the digital transformation of financial services
By Jacqui Griffiths | 18 July 2018

Having settled into her new role at Microsoft, Janet Lewis, vice president of Global Financial Services, tells us how she is realising her vision to empower financial firms to transform

Microsoft's VP of Global Financial Services outlines her vision to empower financial firms to transform

Moving towards a new banking ecosystem

Moving towards a new banking ecosystem
By Jacqui Griffiths | 08 June 2018

A new style of banking is emerging as the regulatory environment makes open banking a reality. But what’s next for financial institutions as they strive to support increasing customer expectations in this open API environment?

A new style of banking is emerging as the regulatory environment makes open banking a reality

How technology is influencing the insurance industry

How technology is influencing the insurance industry
By Jacqui Griffiths | 15 January 2018

Insurers are leveraging new technologies to gain insights from their data and transform their business for the digital age

Insurers are leveraging new technologies to transform their business for the digital age 

Leading the way with Microsoft cloud technology

Leading the way with Microsoft cloud technology
By Jacqui Griffiths | 01 November 2017

IT automation specialist PowerON helped a UK council to implement an advanced IT system built on Microsoft System Center and Microsoft Azure

IT automation specialist PowerON helped a UK council to implement an advanced IT system 

Bridging the skills gap in the digital technology industry

Bridging the skills gap in the digital technology industry
By Jacqui Griffiths | 16 October 2017

Digital technology has brought new opportunities to innovate, compete and drive economic growth. But the skills needed to make the most of these opportunities are in short supply. We take a look at how Microsoft is tackling the problem

Digital technology has brought new opportunities to innovate, compete and drive economic growth

Sibos 2017: Helping banks to prepare for tomorrow

Sibos 2017: Helping banks to prepare for tomorrow
By Jacqui Griffiths | 04 October 2017

Peter Hazou discusses how Microsoft is helping banks tackle the industry’s most pressing issues and take control of their futures

Peter Hazou discusses how Microsoft is helping banks tackle the industry’s most pressing issues

Embracing the cloud to drive better outcomes

Embracing the cloud to drive better outcomes
By Jacqui Griffiths | 13 October 2016

Amarjit Dhillon of Turning Point explains how he is working with Morgan & Wolfe to ensure service users benefit from collaboration between staff and partners

Amarjit Dhillon of Turning Point explains how he is working with Morgan & Wolfe to ensure success

Why banks should shed their caution about the cloud

Why banks should shed their caution about the cloud
By Jacqui Griffiths | 28 September 2016

Microsoft’s Sean Foley explains how the changing regulatory landscape is accelerating banks’ move to the cloud

Microsoft’s Sean Foley explains how changing regulations are facilitating faster cloud adoption

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

The path to mobile-first banking success

The path to mobile-first banking success
By Jacqui Griffiths | 26 August 2016

Innovative mobile solutions are helping banks to boost productivity and deliver exciting experiences, anywhere


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

Creating an effective digital banking experience

Creating an effective digital banking experience
By Jacqui Griffiths | 11 April 2016

Banks are using innovative technologies to create exceptional digital experiences that support proactive and insightful conversations throughout the customer journey

Banks are using innovative technologies to create exceptional digital experiences

The shift towards the API economy

The shift towards the API economy
By Jacqui Griffiths | 24 March 2016

APIs are set to change the way banks bring to market new applications, drive innovation and better serve their digital customers, as we find out in conversation with Microsoft’s Guillermo Kopp and Peter Hazou

Microsoft’s Guillermo Kopp and Peter Hazou explain how APIs are impacting banking

Empowering manufacturers with greater insight

Empowering manufacturers with greater insight
By Jacqui Griffiths | 14 March 2016

Manufacturers are embracing the internet of things to enable exceptional levels of intelligence, performance and connectivity. Jacqui Griffiths reports

Manufacturers are embracing IoT to enable exceptional levels of intelligence

Making the supermarket of the future a reality

Making the supermarket of the future a reality
By Jacqui Griffiths | 03 March 2016

The future of shopping has been made a reality thanks to an innovative partnership between Accenture, Avanade, Microsoft, Intel and Italy’s largest supermarket chain, Coop Group

Accenture, Avanade, Microsoft, Intel and supermarket chain, Coop Group have joined forces

The biggest trends for forward-looking cities

The biggest trends for forward-looking cities
By Jacqui Griffiths | 03 March 2016

Digitisation, tourism, transportation and public safety are trending for forward-looking cities, says Microsoft’s Paul Hart

Microsoft’s Paul Hart outlines the impact of digitisation, tourism and public safety

Driving digital transformation and gaining better insight

Driving digital transformation and gaining better insight
By Jacqui Griffiths | 05 February 2016

We spoke to Rupesh Khendry and Peter Hazou to find out what customers were talking about at Sibos 2015

Rupesh Khendry and Peter Hazou tell us what customers were talking about at Sibos 2015


Helping insurers to get a handle on claims

Helping insurers to get a handle on claims
By Jacqui Griffiths | 21 January 2016

How insurers can deliver exceptional claims processing and prevent pay-out of fraudulent claims

How mobile can transform business

How mobile can transform business
By Jacqui Griffiths | 05 January 2016

How today’s mobile devices, coupled with the cross-platform capability of management and productivity tools, are providing the perfect opportunity for enterprises to empower their workers and optimise productivity

How mobile solutions are helping enterprises to empower their workers and optimise productivity