The Spring 2016 issue of OnWindows magazine is out now
18 April 2016
The Spring 2016 issue of OnWindows magazine is out now, and available free of charge in digital format. Visit the OnWindows magazine page to read it online, or download a copy to your device.
This issue is focused on innovation – a topic that is at the very core of Microsoft’s strategy and something that is impacting businesses in every sector. On his very first day as CEO at Microsoft, Satya Nadella said in an email to employees: “Our industry does not respect tradition – it only respects innovation.” It was true back then, and it’s true today. Indeed, according to a recent PwC Pulse Survey, 97% of business leaders see innovation as top priority for their business. And a 2015 study from McKinsey found that executives see innovation as the most important way for companies to accelerate the pace of change in today’s global business environment.
In the cover story, Rebecca Gibson speaks to Ed Steidl, global programme manager of Microsoft Innovation Centers to find out how Microsoft is working with partners to help provide entrepreneurs, startups and students with the tools, skills and IT infrastructures they need to succeed in today’s mobile-first, cloud-first world.
Meanwhile, in the communications and media section, Microsoft’s Tony Emerson highlights how broadcasters are leveraging innovative technologies to meet the needs of today’s highly demanding audiences. In the manufacturing section, Microsoft’s Çağlayan Arkan and Dassault Systèmes’ Philippe Bartissol argue that only disruptive digital businesses will prosper in the future. And in the public sector section, we find out how new innovations are proving to be disruptive across the entire healthcare industry.
Also in this issue, you’ll find an exclusive interview with UK retailer Holland & Barrett; hear from Microsoft’s Marcelo Marquez and Peter Hazou about the importance of digital technologies in retail financial services; and Alex Hilton, the CEO of the Cloud Industry Forum, tells us how the cloud has made its mark to date. Plus there’s the usual news, viewpoints, case studies and interviews – and a whole lot more.
We hope you enjoy the magazine and welcome your feedback.