It’s Raining Jobs! Cloud to Generate 14M Vertical Industry Jobs Worldwide

by Susan Hauser, corporate vice president, Worldwide Enterprise and Partner Group, Microsoft At the end of the day, every new job is actually a vertical job. That is, in today’s economy, new employment opportunities tend to be varied by vertical industry, such as manufacturing, telecommunications, retail or financial services. In fact, a new IDC study…

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Discover True Integration with Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft takes collaboration to the next level with Office 365, a new service that combines business productivity solutions with cloud computing to deliver an innovative platform, helping organizations collaborate while cutting costs. Office 365 gives businesses the opportunity to access information via the cloud from anywhere on virtually any device in a simple and highly…

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Offering Innovation to the Insurance Industry: Microsoft and Partners Attend ACORD

Today, thousands of people return for the second day of the 2011 ACORD LOMA Insurance Systems Forum, bringing together the best in insurance and technology. This year, Microsoft attends the conference (booth #403) with six key partners that offer innovative solutions to the industry: Wipro, Accenture, Hyland, Neudesic, VUE Software and Customer Effective.  As we…

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Microsoft Partners with Toyota to Deliver Telematics from the Cloud

A new partnership between Microsoft and Toyota Motor Corp. (TMC) was announced today during a live press conference, which places Microsoft Windows Azure at the heart of a global platform for TMC’s next-generation telematics services. Telematics is the fusing of telecommunications and information technologies in vehicles; it can encompass GPS systems, energy management and other…

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Video Case Study – Aon Corporation

Watch Aon Corporation talk about why they chose to move to the cloud for their IT needs.  Listen to why they chose Microsoft as their provider of choice and the benefits they’ve received by making this decision.  

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Making Cities Energy-Smart

This guest post is contributed from Microsoft’s Kat Willson, a member of the Environmental Sustainability team who works with Microsoft’s partners to bring sustainability solutions to market. Last week, we attended CERAWeek 2011 in Houston, Texas.  The theme for this year’s conference was “Leading the Way: Energy Strategies for a World of Change” which focused…

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Steve Ballmer Discusses Cloud Solutions at CERAWeek

Last week, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer discussed the changing role of technology in the energy industry and IT’s role in energy conservation to more than 1,000 global industry leaders at CERAWeek in Houston. With energy demand expected to increase at least 40 percent by 2035, Ballmer offered his thoughts on how new technologies, such as cloud…

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Living with the New Normal

According to Drew Gude, Microsoft’s director of U.S. High Tech & Electronics, “The cloud is central to all elements of the new normal.” This was said during a recent interview with Desktop Engineering’s Kenneth Wong, looking at trends and themes from the 2011 Microsoft Global High Tech Summit. The conversation explored the overall impact of…

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An Evening of Innovation…

Last week financial services media and analysts experienced the latest technology solutions for banking, capital markets and insurance companies. During the inaugural Financial Services Technology Showcase, hosted at the Microsoft New York City office, Colleen Healy, general manager, Financial Services Group at Microsoft, discussed four trends that Microsoft currently sees for the financial services industry:…

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Financial Services Technology Showcase LIVE FEED

**This concludes the live blogging. Stay tuned to this site for videos and recaps from tonight’s event.   UPDATE: 2/24, 6:15 p.m. Colleen Healy concludes her remarks to the audience and opens the reception to mingling and conversations.   UPDATE: 2/24, 6:11 p.m. Colleen Healy retakes the floor and introduces the four themes that Microsoft…

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