Technology Record - Issue 27: Winter 2022

22 MAR K E TWATCH Schneider Electric has become a founding member of SEMI’s Semiconductor Climate Consortium, which is the first global collaboration of semiconductor ecosystem companies focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) across the value chain. This collaboration underlines Schneider’s ongoing commitment to climate action as the Group has pledged to become carbon neutral in its operations by 2025 and net zero across its entire value chain in 2050. The consortium’s members are committed to working towards aligning common approaches, technology innovations and communications channels to reduce GHGs, as well as publicly reporting progress on Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions annually. Find out more at: Microsoft launched its new Cloud Partner Program in October 2022, with the aim of helping partners create and sell solutions for customers in any scenario and industry. The relaunch of its partner network is designed for Microsoft partners involved in building and selling services, software or devices and focuses on six areas aligned with the Microsoft Cloud: data and artificial intelligence, infrastructure, digital and app innovation, business applications, modern work, and security. Microsoft will offer partners opportunities to develop and sell solutions to customers around the globe, as well as to grow their businesses and expand customer connections. According to Nicole Dezen, chief partner officer and corporate vice president of global partner solutions at Microsoft, the programme will also help customers get more from their Microsoft investments to keep them and their customers at the forefront of cloud innovation. Read more about the programme on page 42. Microsoft to support partners in new Cloud Partner Program Automation technology provider Crestron has released a new e-book titled Virtual Control Solutions for the Modern Workplace, which outlines the value of its Virtual Control software in helping businesses deliver modern workplace experiences. The publication highlights the need for control systems in enabling consistent and productive interactions with in-room technologies, and how the Virtual Control suite meets these needs. The software platform features a single software package than can be used across an entire organisation and can help users reduce costs, improve scalability as the business grows, repeat room configurations for mass deployment, and is easy to customise and update. Read the full e-book at: crestronvirtual-control Crestron outlines value of Virtual Control in new e-book Schneider Electric becomes founding member of Semiconductor Climate Consortium