Technology Record - Issue 33: Summer 2024

CONTENTS FEATURED PARTNERS 11 139 A selection of Microsoft partners operating across all business sectors 1 44 THE LAST WORD IDC’s Joe Dignan reveals how digital twins and other technologies are helping cities to address the increasing challenges of water management 66 Lanteria’s Hanna Miller reveals how analytics technology is enabling the ‘human’ part of human resources 67 Eric Carrasco from Avalara explains how automation is helping businesses to manage their tax 68 Andy Byers discusses how the partnership between Ansys and Microsoft continues to grow, spark innovation and support their mutual customers 70 Jaisson Mailloux explains how businesses can maximise cloud value with FinOps 71 GlobalSign used Anywhere365 Dialogue Cloud to boost employee efficiency and lower costs 72 M icrosoft cloud can help organisations easily manage a complex mixture of applications and data, says Kyndryl’s Stanley Wood 74 M icrosoft’s Maureen Mascaro explains how energy producers can drive efficiency, safety and profitability with AI and cloud technology 76 We hear from Harpreet Gulati at AVEVA on why energy firms need robust data infrastructure 78 K yndryl has transformed its technology infrastructure by working with SAP and Microsoft and is now set to help other organisations achieve the same results IN FOCUS: WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY 80 Joining forces to break the glass ceiling How can technology companies attract and retain more women? Three female leaders share their insights 88 Christine Schyvinck from Shure shares how technology can drive greater equality and support women to achieve their full potential in the workplace