The best of enterprise solutions from the Microsoft partner ecosystem
Production Editor: Elly Yates-Roberts
Executive Editor: Andy Clayton-Smith
The subject of security is never far away from the minds of enterprise and public sector leaders. From offering secure online retail facilities to guaranteeing the availability of critical healthcare services, it is paramount for all organisations to counter the challenge of cyberattacks in a digital world.
In our cover story, we talk with Maria Thompson, lead at the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association, along with Microsoft security executives Vasu Jakkal and Rob Lefferts, about the advances being made in countering the global threat of cyberattack.
Also in this issue, Microsoft’s Abid Chaudhry shares how tools such as Microsoft 365 and Cloud for Manufacturing are connecting workers in entirely new ways and shaping the future of a rapidly transforming industry.
As leaders across all industry sectors explore new ways of working, Microsoft has also taken stock of the changing role of technology in an era of digital transformation. At its State of the Partner Ecosystem presentation in March 2022, vice president for global partner solutions Nick Parker announced the launch of the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program – the first major evolution of the Microsoft partner programme in 15 years, designed to create new opportunities for partners and customers alike.
We take some time to talk further with Parker about this new partner ecosystem, the ongoing impact of digital transformation on the traditional workplace and Microsoft’s vision for the future of work in a post-pandemic world.
Elsewhere, we hear from Microsoft’s Andy Beach about the role of technology in streamlining the media production process, including insights from Netflix and the NBA; Chad Hamblin tells us how Microsoft is helping financial services firms to build customer relationships that last; and Mike Bassani discusses how retailers can combat supply chain issues and meet market demand.
We also have news, case studies and thought leadership from Microsoft and its partners across all industries.
A packed issue! We hope you enjoy the read.