The Spring 2018 issue of The Record is out now and available to download free of charge in digital format. Visit the magazine page to read the magazine online, or to download a copy to your device.
In this issue’s cover story, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of industry, Toni Townes-Whitley, is joined by partners including x.news, AVEVA and Willis Towers Watson to discuss how businesses are leveraging the power of Microsoft technologies to empower employee collaboration from anywhere, on any device, providing easy access to the information they need, while mitigating security risks.
It’s a transition that can only be achieved with an effective data network, and this is something we discuss in this issue’s communications and media section, where we discover how the promise of 5G is providing a valuable opportunity for telco firms across the globe to make their mark and establish themselves as frontrunners. We also investigate how Microsoft technologies such as Azure and the Cognitive Services Lab is providing a backbone for companies to leverage AI, process big data, improve operations and increase revenue.
In the financial services section, we get to grips with a topic that is front of mind for much of the sector at the moment: open banking. Microsoft’s Richard Peers takes a look at how banks can embrace the business models that will deliver the products, services and experience their customers demand.
Meanwhile, in our manufacturing feature we find out how, by empowering employees and providing them with the tools and information they need to make better decisions, manufacturers can make dramatic improvements to their processes. We discover which technologies are playing a key role in enabling this transformation.
Also in this issue, Microsoft’s Tim Turitto explains what steps are being taken to serve populations in a more effective and efficient way and Microsoft’s ShiSh Shridhar tells us how retailers are using artificial intelligence enabled virtual agents, robots, analytics and more to empower their employees, optimise their operations and delight customers.
Plus, there’s the usual mix of news, case studies, industry insight and more.