The best of enterprise solutions from the Microsoft partner ecosystem
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.