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News Round Up 10 July

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Microsoft launches initiative to help 25 million people worldwide acquire the digital skills need in a COVID-19 economy.  By Brad Smith, President – Microsoft Corporation.

Around the world, 2020 has emerged as one of the most challenging years in many of our lifetimes.  In six months, the world has endured multiple challenges, including a pandemic that has spurred a global economic crisis.

As societies reopen, its apparent that the economy in July will not be what it was in January.  Increasingly, one of the key steps needed to foster a safe and successful economic recovery is expanded access to the digital skills needed to fill new jobs. 

Microsoft launches a global skills initiative aimed at bringing more digital skills to 25 million people worldwide by the end of the year.

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CIF Cloud Events and Webinars

CIF Member Event: Webinanar: Digital Transformation - lessons to learn from lockdown | 14 & 16 July | 10 am & 3pm

Microsoft Inspire: Innovation. Leadership. Partnership.| | 21 - 22 July'20 | 

Webinar | Driving Digital Transformation in Financial Services | 28 July'20 | 4pm & On Demand

Webinar | Digital Transformation in Healthcare | 8 September'20 

Webinar | Reimagining Retail: Digital Transformation and the Customer Experience | 4pm & On Demand

More from the Industry

When Digital Transformation Projects Fail: What Next?

85% of organisations are working towards, or already working with, a multi-cloud architecture. but this does not come without it's challenges.

Episode 9 of DT in Action discuss how to best to overcome the challenges that may arise.

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Transformation of Mission Critical Applications, SAP.

In this instalment of the webinar series ‘Simplify your SAP to Azure Transformation’ we will explore ‘Mission Critical’ systems and how that relates to your SAP to Azure migration journey.

Examining what really defines mission critical, why these systems are a priority and establish some basic principles for de-risking transformational activities that affect these systems.

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Industry Research

Digital transformation goes mainstream

Ancoris and Cloud Industry Forum research suggests there is still progress to be made to ensure long-term lessons from pandemic are learned.

While digital transformation has been happening in organisations for many years now, the events of 2020 have forced companies to accelerate the pace of this change and make preparations to ensure this change will be permanent.

This research, which was conducted by Vanson Bourne prior to lockdown, surveyed UK-based IT and business decision-makers and sought to understand how they were exploiting cloud and other next-generation technologies, and the barriers standing in the way of adoption.

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Simplify your SAP transition to Azure.

Looking for the right SAP-to-Azure migration partner?  Look no further...

Moving business systems to the cloud makes sense.  Cloud transformation makes your organisation more agile whil reducing complexity and costs.

The big question is, how can you make the shift to the cloud?  And who can hlpe you migrate successfully?

Choosing the right migration partner is a critical step and Ensono is the partner you need.

451 Research gives the thumbs-up!

After assessing Ensono's credentials, idependent analyst group 451 Research has endorsed Ensono as a European leader for SAP to Azure migrations.

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