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By 2050 Microsoft will have removed its entire historical carbon footprint by negating all the carbon it has produced since it was founded in 1975, the company announced today, describing its plan as a “moonshot”.  Download: Which-50’s Simple Fast Easy magazine – Six great digital experience case studies By 2030 Microsoft

Retailers can harness data to strengthen their businesses, generate new revenue streams and empower their employees. That’s the view of Satya Nadella, CEO of Microscoft, who delivered the keynote at the NRF Big Show in New York this week. Download: Which-50’s Simple Fast Easy magazine – Six great digital experience case

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Supermarket giant Coles has adopted supply chain management and core finance and procurement platforms from SAP, and outlined its future investments in a global trade platform.  As part of its wider ongoing digital transformation program, the new platforms are designed to improve product availability for customers while enabling efficiencies in

Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy today reiterated Amazon’s protests about the awarding of a $US10 billion US Department of Defence contract to its main rival Microsoft, saying there had been “significant” political interference in the decision, stemming from US president Donald Trump’s dislike of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Amazon

During his first visit to Australia in three years, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella today asked local customers and partners to focus on creating their own intellectual property, arguing the underlying technology can largely be handled by Microsoft and should be viewed as a commodity. But in doing so the IP

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Westpac today announced the launch of its “Data Driven Experience Platform”, a customer insights and analytics hub which pulls data from across Westpac Group. The bank says the hub will help propel its digital push and prepare it for the upcoming open banking regime. The platform was co-designed and backed

Microsoft Australia’s technology chief, Lee Hickin, today declared the company’s commitment to open source software while speaking at an event hosted by one time adversary and open source giant, Red Hat. Microsoft has evolved into an open source company as it transformed, Hickin said, and around half of the services

This year, the world’s four most valuable companies — Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and Alphabet — all signalled a new or renewed push into gaming. The tech giants all want a bigger share of what market researcher NewZoo says is a $US152 billion gaming market, currently growing at 9.6 per cent

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National Australia Bank (NAB) has added Google Cloud to its cloud technology strategy, which also includes services from Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. The bank said its multi-cloud approach allows it to draw on the best innovations and features that each cloud provider offers while avoiding concentration risks as

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Arq Group, an Australian digital solutions partner, has signed an agreement to join the Microsoft Advertising partner program. Under Arq’s small and medium business brand, Netregistry, this partnership will change the way businesses reach new audiences through Microsoft’s growing pay-per-click search marketing platform, the company said. Sign up to Which-50’s