Microsoft launches initiative to help 25 million people worldwide acquire the digital skills needed in a COVID-19 economy
Around the world, 2020 has emerged as one of the most challenging years in many…
In New York City today, they are hosting “Digital Difference.” More than a dozen forward-thinking companies joined us to showcase how they are driving digital transformation – and making a difference – for their businesses.
It was exciting to share how UBS, the world’s largest wealth manager, is driving its digital strategy with us, powering its risk management on Azure. Maersk, the largest shipping company in the world, is reshaping global logistics and supply chains with the Microsoft cloud. The Hershey Company has created the “Internet of Twizzlers” to more efficiently produce some of the most iconic confectionaries in the world.
Industry has always been transformed by technology. From the steam revolution to electricity and now digital business, human invention continually revolutionizes how companies can better serve their customers, create entirely new products and markets, overhaul operations or empower their workforce. Today, businesses are looking to the cloud, AI, IoT, mixed reality and other new technologies to reinvent their organizations and capabilities.
Digital transformation is more than industry buzz. It is not a question of if, but when. We just published a research report by Harvard Business Review Analytics Services that says more than 80 percent of business leaders believe their industry will be disrupted by digital in the next three years. Interestingly, 86 percent view it as an opportunity more than a threat, with the ability to deliver better customer experiences cited as the top benefit. However, almost half of those surveyed do not think their companies are fully prepared.
How should leaders help their companies create and execute a digital strategy? Here are some suggestions, based on the research data and my observations from many of our customers’ experiences:
I look forward to sharing more insights about how our customers are making their digital difference.
Until next time,
Original article written by Judson Althoff >