Intelligent systems in health: Addressing three key industry trends

Posted By Kristin FlandreauAmericas Group Business Lead The Windows Embedded team in Microsoft’s HIMSS booth. The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition wrapped up last month in Orlando, Fla. More than 37,000 health professionals and 1,200 exhibitors gathered for a week of learning as Microsoft showcased the many ways its…

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DSE 2014: Intelligent systems solutions at the world’s largest digital signage event

Posted By Kristin FlandreauAmericas Business Group Lead Digital Signage Expo (DSE), held in February, is the world’s largest and longest event exclusively dedicated to the digital signage, interactive technology and digital-out-of-home industries. This year, more than 4,000 attendees — 30 percent from outside the U.S. — gathered in Las Vegas and viewed innovative solutions addressing…

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Control costs with enterprise mobility in healthcare

Posted By Kristin FlandreauAmericas Business Group Lead What does enterprise mobility mean to you? Many of us think of mobility as a small handheld computing device we carry with us to stay on top of business. Enterprise mobility enables a workforce to have instant access to information through mobile applications anywhere, anytime. In today’s business…

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How intelligent systems partners are chipping away at high healthcare costs

Posted By Kristin FlandreauAmericas Business Group Lead The U.S. spends about $2.8 trillion annually on health expenses. That’s about $8,915 per person and amounts to 17.2 percent of gross domestic product. These numbers are astounding!  The West Health Institute, a medical research organization, has identified the lack of medical device interoperability — the ability of…

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The mobile POS decision: A retailer's checklist

Posted By Kristin FlandreauAmericas Business Group Lead Mobile POS is hot! The idea of extending the traditional point-of-service function using a mobile form factor appeals to retailers for numerous reasons: it enables retail associates to complete transactions away from the traditional POS device (i.e. line-busting), creates a more personalized sales experience, and allows associates to spend…

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The three-second window: How big data creates new on-demand marketing options for retailers

Posted By Kristin FlandreauAmericas Business Group Lead As we prepare for “retail’s big show,” next week’s National Retail Federation’s (NRF’s) Annual Convention & EXPO in New York City, we are sitting down with our intelligent systems partners and listening to their thoughts on the challenges faced by retailers—and how intelligent systems built on Microsoft technology…

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P97 innovates retail fueling and convenience store ecosystem with new intelligent system

Posted By Kristin FlandreauWindows Embedded, Americas Business Group Lead In my role working with Windows Embedded partners, I often get a front-row seat at the debut of some innovative intelligent-system solutions. This week, P97 Networks is launching a cool new cloud-based mobile commerce platform and site controller software at the Association for Convenience and Fuel…

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