Not so long ago, the drawbacks of storing databases in the cloud were so great that most businesses gave it little thought. Today, the benefits far outweigh the shortcomings, with an incredible array of additional services and solutions now available that provide organizations with unparalleled efficiency and growth potential. Not only is the price-to-performance ratio of cloud software much better than that of on-site servers, but an array of additional services and solutions can also now be integrated in cloud applications.
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Digitizing behind-the-scenes processes potentially offers one of the most important productivity gains the public sector has seen in decades. It’s also one of the most challenging undertakings an organization can pull off. Many well-intentioned digital efforts have been plagued by unfortunate side effects, including high costs, burdensome efforts, and lack of positive results. To prevent these scenarios, governments must concentrate their digital efforts on improving the experiences of users, rather than upgrading technologies for their own sake.
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Microsoft has identified the airlines as one of the most successful industries when it comes to utilizing the widespread value of Microsoft Teams. At the Operations level alone, Teams plays a crucial role with maintenance and repair, fleet management, overbooked flights, incident prevention, and communication with cabin crew as well as flight status.
App integrations such as Notification Bot and Flight Team Creation support Teams as a communication hub for emergencies or quick, path-altering activity. Established flight team rosters, @mentions in chats and channels for instant attention, and quick access to information helps stakeholders with decision making and context. Quick decision-making and informing employees of changes—Microsoft Teams is set up for this, and more.
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Data-sharing is an immense enabler of scientific advancements. When researchers choose to make their data publicly available, they are allowing their work to contribute far beyond the original findings. Making research data more accessible also fosters transparency and trust in their work, enables other researchers to reproduce and validate their findings, and ultimately, contributes to the pace of scientific discovery by allowing others to reuse and build on top of the data. Fortunately, cloud technology has made it easier than ever to share data across major research institutions. Empowered by tools that include Microsoft Azure, researchers are relying more and more on digital collaboration and open source software to drive scientific breakthroughs.
Watch this video to learn how researchers at Australian National University (ANU) are using Azure to build on each other’s findings and avoid a siloed approach to data that leads to slower research pipelines.
Organizations in almost every industry have transformed themselves via digital technologies, and the public healthcare sector is no exception. By digitizing, providers can deliver services that meet the evolving expectations of citizens and businesses, even in a period of tight budgets and complex challenges. Citizens prefer digital services and immensely value the increased convenience they provide. Digital services can also empower citizens and broaden their engagement with government agencies, leading to increased trust and improved patient experiences.
Watch this video to learn how the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in Victoria, Australia, is using Microsoft Azure to amplify its portfolio of citizen-facing applications, deliver online housing register, and improve its client incident management system.
Globally, education looks different in various regions. But one common commonality is for student exposure to technology so they can develop skills that will be useful in their future.
In New South Wales, Australia, one of the goals of incorporating Microsoft Teams into the education department is to provide and prepare students for whatever the future might deliver. As one educator stated, “Being digitally resilient and actually understanding how to use technology the right way…I think that really is the key.”
View this video to learn how a large organization utilizes Microsoft Teams to prepare students for the future.
Learn how to manage infrastructure more easily, innovate faster, and improve security using the hybrid cloud. Read this one-pager to get guidance on using three fundamentals to create your hybrid cloud strategy: networking, identity and access management, and security.
Too many existing workplace environments lack adequate value when it comes to mental health and physical fitness, according to Sam Corcos in his Entrepreneur article, “Why Promoting Healthier Workplace Habits Will Boost Your Business.” Corcos acknowledges, “we’re living in a fast-paced era with higher stress levels than ever,” so it’s crucial you show your employees you care about their health and well-being.
Half of millennials and 75% of Gen Zers have left a job for mental health reasons, according to a recent study by Mind Share Partners, Qualtrics and SAP. Combine this high exit rate with the fact that according to the Centers for Disease Control, depression reduces cognitive performance one-third of the time—and you have a petri dish of too many unnecessarily-high unhealthy work environments.
“To help your employees mitigate these health risks and improve mental clarity and motivation, become part of the solution,” writes Corcos. An example of what you can do? Improve the nutritional quality of the food and drink offered in the building. Vending machines and office parties with snacks and drinks high in sugar not only provide an eventual crash in energy levels and mental clarity after consumption, but they also contribute to long term health problems.
Instead, Dr. Casey Means suggests offering glucose-stabilizing snacks such as nuts, seeds, berries, sliced veggies, hummus, olive tapenade, bean dips, nut butters, grain-free nut-based crackers, roasted seaweed and roasted chickpeas. She says that, “these types of snacks tend to generate less of a glucose spike, thereby helping employees maintain energy levels and mental clarity while also providing their brains and bodies with health-promoting nutrients.”
At the same time, encourage employees to monitor their glucose levels and corresponding daily energy and mental sharpness, as well as overall physical and mental health.
Corcos includes other solutions to a healthier workplace, so be sure to read the entire article. Ultimately, the modern workplace needs to value the physical and mental health of its employees.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is driving massive innovation in the healthcare and life sciences industries. It’s expediting advances in drug research and discovery, allowing for better and faster diagnoses, and enabling far greater efficiency in business processes. Considering how many can benefit from AI advancements in the healthcare industry, it’s a sector where technology stands to have the one of the biggest impacts on society.
Read this article to learn how #AI, machine learning, and robots will continue to shape the future of the healthcare industry and enhance patient experiences in the upcoming decades.