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Building resiliency and spurring innovation: customers are using the Microsoft Cloud to advance industries and keep business moving forward


*article written by Judson Althoff - Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, for the Microsoft Blog


Since the start of the pandemic, organizations representing a cross-section of industries have mobilized to adopt digital technologies to gain insights from their data and unlock cloud-based innovation. With the Microsoft Cloud, customers are reimagining ways to deliver patient care and provide access to critical services, secure their digital environments to scale and maintain business operations, extend frontline worker productivity, enhance employee experiences, and encourage new forms of business engagement and interaction.


At Microsoft Ignite, customers shared how accelerating their digital transformation with us as their partner has enabled them to better navigate the ongoing pandemic. They explained that while no single approach to digital transformation works for every company or industry, their journey to embrace technology has created the opportunity to retool their business model, improve operational and business performance and meet ambitious goals that drive industry-leading innovation.




The growth we saw this past quarter further emphasized the role Microsoft’s comprehensive cloud plays in our customers’ digital transformation. Novartis shared through its multi-year research and development collaboration with Microsoft how they are using AI to accelerate the discovery, development and commercialization of medicines. Wejo announced continued progress in building its suite of data assets on Azure to enable near real-time data exchange and the ability to deliver new solutions to the broader mobility sector. Johnson & Johnson announced its digital manufacturing transformation with tools such as AI, IoT and Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing capabilities to improve agility, reduce cost of ownership and improve disaster recovery.


We partnered with Kyndryl to bring to market advanced solutions on Azure and accelerate hybrid cloud adoption, modernize applications and processes and to support mission-critical workloads. CVS Health selected Microsoft as a preferred cloud provider to customize care, empower frontline workers and digitize operations. We also shared news of our Xandr acquisition from AT&T to shape the digital ad marketplace with an emphasis on strong data governance and consumer privacy practices. And just today, we announced with FedEx a new cross-platform logistics solution for e-commerce aimed at increasing merchant competitiveness and improving the shopping experience so brands can better fulfill, ship and service customer orders.


Read the whole article here> Building resiliency and spurring innovation: customers are using the Microsoft Cloud to advance industries and keep business moving forward - The Official Microsoft Blog