Technology Record

The best of enterprise solutions from the Microsoft partner ecosystem

Autumn 2021

Technology Record Magazine

Production Editor: Elly Yates-Roberts
Executive Editor: Andy Clayton-Smith

The shifts in perspective caused by the past two years have extended beyond business continuity to encompass broader concerns about our collective impact on the planet. In our cover story, we ask Microsoft’s global industry product market lead Kees Hertogh how the firm’s new Industry Cloud platforms are helping business to reach their sustainability goals

Continuing the theme of sustainability, our conversation with Microsoft’s Simon Crownshaw  explores the ways in which cloud technology is helping the broadcasting and gaming industries to deliver diverse, highly personalised services whilst also powering new strategies that will help them achieve carbon-negative operations.  

Elsewhere in the magazine we continue our series of articles showcasing the role of mixed reality in the enterprise and public sectors. We hear about the innovation that HoloLens is driving in healthcare from Microsoft’s North America mixed reality sales lead Rody Senner, and global healthcare lead and chief medical officer David Rhew.  

The magazine has come to feature the views of a wealth of thought leaders from Microsoft and this issue is no exception. We talk with Rodney Clark, the recently appointed head of Microsoft’s partner channel, about his career journey, his plans for the year ahead and the role Microsoft’s ecosystem of partners will play in successfully delivering upon that strategy. In addition, Microsoft's Jeremy Goldberg explains why governments need to prioritise the effective and transparent use of people’s data to deliver on the promise of smart cities ahead of Smart City Expo World Congress this November.

As always, you’ll also find the usual blend of features, case studies, news articles and perspectives from a compelling collection of contributors.  

We hope you enjoy the read.

Magazine highlights

New heights for the cloud

Cover story: New heights for the cloud

Microsoft’s Kees Hertogh explains the value of the new Industry Cloud platforms

Unlock digital potential

Market Watch

The latest news from Microsoft and its partners, including Windows 11, Windows 365 and Cloud PC

Microsoft unveils Windows 11

Grand plans

Rodney Clark discusses his new role at Microsoft and how the company is looking to deliver value

Excelling in business intelligence

Excelling in business intelligence

Rishi Grover explains what Vena is bringing to customers by building its platform on top of Microsoft Excel

Accelerating transformation

Accelerating transformation

Muhammad Alam tells Technology Record about how businesses are using Dynamics 365 alongside Microsoft’s new Industry clouds

Intelligent user adoption

Intelligent user adoption

Joachim Schiermacher of ClickLearn explains why digital solutions are only part of the answer for application training

Meeting the needs of modern business

Meeting the needs of modern business

EPOS’sTheis Mørk discusses how audio and visual technologies can ensure the best hybrid working experience

Reinventing cybersecurity with AI

Long live Content Cloud

Optimizely is continuing to invest in the future of the Content Cloud CMS system, as Deane Barker explains

Industry highlights

Automotive

Transforming transportation

Transforming transportation

Microsoft’s John Stenlake explains why emerging mobility services can create transformational change

Travelling together

Travelling together

Sanjay Ravi and Julie Shainock discuss how Microsoft is reflecting the transformation in the mobility landscape

Communications and Media

The evolution of entertainment

The evolution of entertainment

Microsoft’s Simon Crownshaw discusses how technology is powering new media workflows

Financial Services

Modernising the world of payments

Modernising the world of payments

Peter Hazou outlines how Microsoft is helping banks to modernise their core systems

New-age banking

New-age banking

Rajesh Saxena of Intellect Design Arena explains how banks that deliver personalised services are gaining an advantage

Manufacturing and Resources

Objective Sustainability

Objective: Sustainability

Microsoft’s Colin Masson explains how manufacturers are using cloud-enabled tools to prioritise sustainability

The power of predictive analytics

The power of predictive analytics

PETRONAS saved $17.4 million in just 12 months after deploying AVEVA Predictive Analytics

Public Sector

HoloLens in healthcare

HoloLens in healthcare

Microsoft’s David Rhew and Rody Senner explain how mixed reality is driving transformation in healthcare

Securing the future of smart cities

Securing the future of smart cities

Microsoft’s Jeremy Goldberg believes governments need to prioritise accessibility and effective data use

Retail and Hospitality

Breaking new frontiers for frontline workers

Breaking new frontiers for frontline workers

Microsoft’s Anya Minbiole outlines how empowering employees can help retailers boost productivity

The low-down on low code

The low-down on low code

Organisations can achieve better outcomes by building solutions with limited custom code, says Derrick Villeneuve of Davyn