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Microsoft Launches New Cloud Service for Retail Sector

Microsoft | January 15, 2021

Microsoft's new cloud service for retail has recently entered private review, promising incorporated and shrewd capacities for brands zeroing in on connecting experience across the end-to-end customer journey.

Microsoft Cloud for Retail is planned explicitly to help retailers transform data into insights of knowledge through different Microsoft services, including Advertising, Azure, Dynamics 365, and Microsoft 365. These are conveyed through a typical data model that is secure and addresses consistency issues.

Microsoft WW retail and buyer products industry corporate VP Shelley Bransten says that by joining unique data sources, retailers could improve their center business measures.

“We’re designing Microsoft Cloud for Retail to give you the flexibility to adopt the capabilities you need to address your most pressing business needs be it better knowing your customers, empowering your employees, creating an intelligent supply chain, or reimagining your business model,” says Bransten.

Bransten noticed that Microsoft's accomplice biological system will likewise make retail-explicit arrangements that expect to address earnest difficulties in the retail area, and to future-verification retailers for the development of retail.

The Microsoft Cloud for Retail declaration comes right around a quarter of a year after the organization dispatched Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare, which incorporates services, for example, Azure, Dynamics 365, Microsoft 365, Power Platform, and other accomplice arrangements.

Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare additionally gives highlights including customized persistent effort programs, more alternatives for quiet coordinated medical care, (for example, care updates, self-booking arrangements, and virtual wellbeing bots), home wellbeing backing, and care the board.

Microsoft’s worldwide health corporate vice president Tom McGuiness said last year, “Healthcare organizations can engage in more proactive ways with patients and give caregivers tools to improve data interoperability, workflow efficiency, and streamline interactions.”

Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare incorporates the Azure IoT Connector for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR), which coordinates data from different average gadgets, applications, and distant observing conditions into Azure.

The stage additionally incorporates Medical Imaging Server for DICOM. This empowers medical care firms to ingest and continue clinical imaging documents in the cloud, and coordinate imaging metadata with clinical data in an FHIR design.

“At this time in history, it’s so important to have a cloud environment that endeavours to improve patient care, improve experiences for patients and the healthcare providers, and better engage patients all the way around,” said IDC’s group VP for IDC Public sector, Lynne Dunbrack, last year.

“With interoperability of healthcare data being so important and a willingness to adopt digital health experiences, this is the perfect time for Microsoft to deliver their Cloud for Healthcare.”

About Microsoft:

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our mission is grounded in both the world in which we live and the future we strive to create. Today, we live in a mobile-first, cloud-first world, and the transformation we are driving across our businesses is designed to enable Microsoft and our customers to thrive in this world.

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AVCtechnologies Announces Filing of Resale Registration Statement as Part of Funding Plan

American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc. | January 04, 2022

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Wipro Unveils a New “Cloud Car” Platform; Aims to Accelerate the Deployment of Software-Defined Vehicles

Wipro Limited | March 03, 2022

Wipro Limited a leading global information technology, consulting, and business process services company, today announced the launch of its “Cloud Car” platform, which will be unveiled during the Engineering the Cloud Car Ecosystem panel at MWC Barcelona. Wipro’s Cloud Car platform will bring together its Wipro FullStride Cloud Services and engineering capabilities with a best-in-class partner ecosystem as well as consortiums. A first in the industry, the platform will deliver auto makers an integrated, cloud-native software solution—equipped with an end-to-end cybersecurity system—to help them innovate faster at a lower cost and keep software-defined vehicles (SDVs) digitally relevant for years. “Today, most SDVs come with pre-set features that are difficult and time-consuming to upgrade, rendering them outdated as new technologies come to market. Our goal is to make it possible for automobile manufacturers to deliver vehicles that get better every day, so both they and generations of owners can drive better return on investments.” Thomas Mueller, CTO, Engineering and R&D Services, Wipro Limited Wipro’s Cloud Car platform will decouple previously integrated software and hardware, enabling manufacturers to validate and upgrade software at an unmatched digital scale. As a result, generations of owners will be able to customize their vehicles based on their unique and changing needs. Automobile manufacturers, on the other hand, will be able to address software failures via over-the-air updates, without having to resort to physical recalls. The ‘always-on,’ ‘feature-on-demand’ functionality will come with a robust cyber security and functional safety architecture and will help increase vehicles’ residual value. “By 2030, the vast majority of new vehicles will be SDVs,” added Mueller. “These cars will connect in real-time with the world around them. They will leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning to constantly gather data, provide valuable information and, eventually, make autonomous decisions. Unlocking the true potential of SDVs will require moving them to the cloud. We are fast forwarding to that future by making the Cloud Car ecosystem available to every automotive company in the world today.” The Cloud Car platform will also leverage a ‘shadow mode’ architecture, working passively in the background, gathering and consolidating data from sensors and cameras as well as the driver, which, over time, will help with the validation and safety of autonomous functionalities. About Wipro Limited Wipro Limited is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. We harness the power of cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics and emerging technologies to help our clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, we have over 220,000 dedicated employees serving clients across six continents. Together, we discover ideas and connect the dots to build a better and a bold new future.

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Mambu and Volante Technologies Join Forces to Pioneer Cloud-Native Banking and Payments Modernization

Mambu and Volante Technologies | January 24, 2022

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Codenotary Cloud Delivers the First All-in-One Software Supply Chain Security and DevSecOps

Codenotary | March 16, 2022

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