It’s such an exciting time for our company with the recent release of Windows 10, which is Windows as you’ve never seen it. Windows 10 will transform your business.
As the season turns to fall here in the U.S., for us here at Microsoft, it means that it’s conference time. And I will be participating in two exciting events later this month, talking about where the industry is headed in terms of digital transformation.
Congratulation to Microsoft global ISV partner Ferranti Computer Systems! Ferranti’s Microsoft Dynamics AX-based MECOMS-as-a-service solution was recently adopted for the first time in the UK by energy provider Our Power. Our Power will use the system for all of its customer care and billing needs, and because it is a SaaS installation, Our Power will have the power and flexibility of an onsite installation, but can deploy, host and maintain it entirely in the cloud using Microsoft Azure.
We have been talking about the importance of a connected and productive workforce for utilities. Enabling people to work where they want—in the office, on the go, and at home—and making it easy for them to collaborate with colleagues, partners, and customers around the world is key to innovation.
A growing workforce and new ways of working are changing our industry, and many utilities are investing in technology to attract, motivate, and empower their employees. IDC says that this year, the world's mobile worker population will reach 1.3 billion, representing 37.2 percent of the total workforce.