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Silicon Angle: Microsoft inks $5B cloud partnership deal with KPMG

Microsoft Corp. today announced an important new partnership with the professional services company KPMG International Cooperative, which will use its cloud services to accelerate its digital transformation efforts.

KPMG is another big win for Microsoft, since it’s known as one of the world’s “Big Four” accounting organizations, along with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd., Ernst & Young Global Ltd. and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Its main focus is on providing tax, audit and advisory services to large global enterprises.

As part of the new partnership, KPMG plans to roll out services such as Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365 to its members and clients. Those products will become the collaboration and productivity tools of choice for some 207,000 KPMG employees in 153 countries worldwide, the company said.

Read entire article HERE.

Kahoot! joins the Microsoft Partner Network and adds integration with Microsoft Teams

In addition to our existing Microsoft single sign-on and two Windows apps, we’re launching an integration with Microsoft Teams. The new “Share with Teams” feature will make it possible to assign Kahoot! challenges as homework directly to groups within Microsoft Teams. Students will receive a notification and teachers can provide feedback – all within Microsoft Teams.

Read entire announcement HERE.

AmChams in Europe Transatlantic Conference in Washington, D.C. & Seattle

AmChams in Europe Transatlantic Conference in Washington, D.C. & Seattle

AmCham Norway recently participated in the annual AmChams in Europe conference held in both Washington, D.C. and Seattle.

The conference kicked off in the heart of the capitol at the US Chamber of Commerce, where participants including AmCham Norway’s Katja Dahl Murphy were briefed on the current state of transatlantic relations, trade policy, cybersecurity, global energy policy, and tax policy. The group also met with Pentagon and US Department of State officials.

The following day, participants met with Deputy Secretary Karen Dunn Kelley at the Department of Commerce, where they were briefed on USMCA, ongoing FTA negotiations, and US-EU trade negotiations. The group also visited the Atlantic Council, delving into current US-China relations and EU election consequences for the US-EU trade relationship.

Nordic – Pacific Northwest Partnerships

Managing Director Jason Turflinger then joined European counterparts in Seattle, taking part in meetings with Accenture, Amazon, Boeing, and Boston Consulting Group. Finally, at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, AmCham executives scrutinized the ethical use of artificial intelligence in various world regions and witnessed first-hand the latest technological developments within agriculture, public administration, and energy.

Together with AmCham leaders from Denmark and Finland, Turflinger also took part in the Nordic Innovation Summit, hosted by Seattle’s landmark Nordic Museum. In its second year, the expanding summit brought innovation leaders together to build upon robust Nordic – Pacific Northwest partnerships.

World Oil: Staale Gjervik on New ExxonMobil / Microsoft Digital Partnership

IRVING, Texas — ExxonMobil has announced that a new partnership with Microsoft will make its Permian basin operations the largest-ever oil and gas acreage to use cloud technology and is expected to generate billions in net cash flow over the next decade through improvements in analyses and enhancements to operational efficiencies.

“The combination of Microsoft’s technologies with our unique strengths in oilfield technologies, production efficiency and integration will help drive growth in the Permian and serve as a model for additional implementation across the U.S. and abroad,” said Staale Gjervik, senior V.P., Permian Integrated Development for XTO. “The unconventional business is fast moving, complex and data rich, which makes it well suited for the application of digital technologies to strengthen our operations and help deliver greater value.”

Read entire article HERE.

Næringsforeningen: Ren energi lokker gigantene

IT-gigantene er på vei inn i regionen. Jakten på ren energi er drivkraften. Det kan på sikt få svært positive følger både for næringsetablering og omstilling i regionen.

Det handler i bunn og grunn om behov for strøm, og i høy grad fornybar energi. 

I løpet av året skal Microsoft sitt nye dataanlegg være i drift i Stavanger-regionen, et anlegg som skal serve både et lokalt og internasjonalt marked. 

Ingen vet hvor anlegget skal ligge og eksakt når det vil være i drift, bare at Stavanger-regionen er et av to steder i landet hvor Microsoft har ønsket å etablere et senter. Kanskje blir det på Green Mountains anlegg på Rennesøy, kanskje et annet sted. Plasseringen er fortsatt en hemmelighet.

– Stavanger-regionen og Norge er valgt på grunn av både beliggenheten, infrastruktur, god fibertilknytning og fordi regionen sentralt koblet til i forhold til traseer i verden. Disse dataregionene skal ikke bare serve det norske markedet, men må også sees som et ledd i det globale nettverket. Det vi nå bygger i Norge gjør også at globale selskaper kan flytte data inn i Norge for å nå sine kunder i landet, sa direktør for Azure+Al i Microsoft Norge, Christopher Frenning, på et møte i regi av Næringsforeningen for kort tid siden.

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