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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella backs decentralised clouds to power hybrid working
This article is part of the CW Middle East issue of April-June 2021
Compute power will need to become increasingly cloud-based, decentralised and ubiquitous to support hybrid working models and fuel the next wave of economic growth, according to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. During the opening keynote of this year’s virtual Microsoft Ignite user and partner conference, Nadella briefly reflected on the “second wave” of digital transformation the onset of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic has ushered in across the globe, as “organisations in every industry” have sought to accelerate their “digital initiatives to build resilience and transform”. However, as economies across the globe turn their attention to bouncing back from the pandemic, technology as a whole will play a hugely important role in this recovery, but cloud – in particular – will be essential to ensure “nobody is left behind”, he added. “Over a decade ago, we [Microsoft] declared we were all-in on cloud, because we understood its transformational promise and the opportunity [it] creates for every organisation. And today, it’s time for...
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sets out his vision for how the world of work, and the IT underpinning it, will need to change to become more flexible and decentralised once the Covid-19 pandemic is over