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Why Businesses Are Loving Microsoft Industry Clouds

Microsoft Cloud has developed Industry Clouds, which are integrated groups of cloud services that cater to specific ...

Microsoft Cloud has developed Industry Clouds, which are integrated groups of cloud services that cater to specific industries. While data storage has become especially crucial across all business sectors, exorbitant amounts of data have become overwhelming for many businesses to handle. Microsoft Industry Clouds are solutions for businesses that want to transition from legacy archiving to digital cloud services. Converting to Industry Cloud utilization offers several benefits to businesses.

AI-Powered Microsoft Industry Clouds 

cloud computing-unsplashMicrosoft has made great strides to include solutions enhanced with artificial intelligent insight. AI solutionshelp businesses to become more proactive in their decisions and improve operational efficiency and team production. Examples of the positive downstream effects of AI foresight include:

  • Decreased missed patient appointments: In the Cloud for Healthcare, there is a missed appointment predictor built in. This utilizes demographic information, historic patterns, and appointment specifics to predict the likelihood of a missed appointment. This prediction gives a clinician insight into how to approach a patient to prevent a missed appointment. 
  • Quicker customer onboarding: The Cloud for Financial Services includes a document intelligence AI solution that promotes a more efficient onboarding process for customers when signing up for a new financial service. 
  • Online integration in physical storefronts: The Cloud for Retail utilizes customer checkout data and shopper heatmaps to enhance product placement to improve in-store sales.

AI-powered solutions allow businesses to focus on their customers and in-house personnel without compromising productivity or operational efficiency.

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Streamlined Front-End and Back-End Productivity 

Microsoft Industry Clouds are layered on top of standard applications such as Azure, Dynamic 365, Power Platform, Microsoft 365, and other Microsoft services. Each Industry Cloud is customized with relevant data models, workflows, inter-cloud connectors, application interfaces, and other industry-specific components. The overarching goal of each Industry Cloud is to better align front-end production with back-end data operations.

Industry-Specific Bundles 

While all of Microsoft's Industry Clouds include common services, such as Teams and Power BI analytics, there are also unique integrations, platforms, and templates per Industry Cloud. Industry Clouds are often referred to as "vertical clouds" due to their downstream services. There are currently seven Microsoft Industry Clouds available.

1. Cloud for Healthcare

This was the first vertical cloud introduced by Microsoft. This service is built on standard platforms, such as Azure, Dynamics 365, the Power Platform, and Microsoft 365, and includes services that help provide more efficient patient care and support health data compliance and security. This Industry Cloud also has options for AI health bots, virtual visit capability, and secure medical portals that allow patients to have better access to their health data and communicate with their health teams.

2. Cloud for Retail 

In addition to Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, Power Platform, and Azure, this cloud service also includes Microsoft Advertising, which focuses on retail customers. In addition, updates were made to Dynamics 365 Commerce to allow both B2B and B2C commerce capabilities on a single interface. The Dynamics 365 Sales and Customer Services apps will also be integrated into the Commerce App to enable self-service purchasing options for business accounts.

3. Cloud for Financial Services

In addition to the standard services offered in all the Microsoft Industry Clouds, this Industry Cloud includes features such as the Banking Data Model and Loan Manager. Microsoft also offers the Compliance Program as part of this cloud to provide businesses with premium support for their compliance, risk, and audit teams.

4. Cloud for Manufacturing

This vertical cloud adheres to standards from the OPC Foundation to ensure secure data exchange, the Open Manufacturing Platform to support smarter production and logistics, and the Digital Twins Consortium to advance the use of virtual modeling in the manufacturing world. AI-powered cloud solutions promote smarter factories with operational visibility.

5. Cloud for Nonprofits

This Industry Cloud features services that support nonprofit operations, including donor management, fundraising capabilities, and volunteer management. The Nonprofit Common Data Model incorporates Dynamic 365, Power Platform, Microsoft 365, Azure, and LinkedIn along with other apps and tools to allow staff to fundraise more effectively and improve volunteer networks.

6. Cloud for Sustainability

Unlike the other Microsoft Industry Clouds, Cloud for Sustainability is more of a horizontal cloud service that can be utilized across various business sectors. This cloud bundle is designed to help businesses achieve environmental sustainability and marketing by providing accurate carbon accounting and data insights to allow companies to create actionable steps to meet their energy goals.

7. Cloud for Sovereignty

This Microsoft Industry Cloud is a partner-led horizontal service bundle that was created to support government and public sector organizations throughout the world. It offers services that help companies meet security, compliance, and policy requirements as per their geographic location. Options include Azure Confidential Computing service, which provides sovereign security with confidential digital interfaces, and Sovereign Landing Zone, which allows businesses to streamline Microsoft's security and policy controls. Microsoft is also developing sovereign-specific clouds in various countries.

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Integration of Microsoft Industry Clouds With Cloudficient 

At Cloudficient, we help companies migrate to Microsoft cloud services while protecting all personal information. With our unique next-generation migration technology, Cloudficient is changing the process of moving from legacy systems to cloud services. This means our clients' needs remain the sole focus from the beginning to the end of cloud migration. We provide streamlined services that are affordable, fast, and scalable.

To tap into the power of Microsoft Industry Clouds for your business, migration to Microsoft 365 is crucial. Learn more about how to partner with Cloudficient for your migration by contacting our dedicated team today.

With unmatched next generation migration technology, Cloudficient is revolutionizing the way businesses retire legacy systems and transform their organization into the cloud. Our business constantly remains focused on client needs and creating product offerings that match them. We provide affordable services that are scalable, fast and seamless.

If you would like to learn more about how to bring Cloudficiency to your migration project, visit our website, or contact us.

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