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Ford deploys connected car platform on Microsoft’s cloud

Source: Business Cloud News

Ford-connected-car-platform-300x204Ford plans to roll out the Azure-based service later this year

Ford Motor Company and Microsoft have teamed up to create the Ford Service Delivery Network, a cloud-based connected car platform for Ford vehicles the companies said would make it easier and faster to add more in-car digital services.

Microsoft said the service will provide Ford a global platform to enable over-the-air software updates and expand availability of MyFord and MyLincoln Mobile connected services, which ships with features like scheduled remote start, vehicle finder, and vehicle status (fuel or charge level, tire pressure).

The connected car platform will be hosted on Azure-based technology in a combination of Azure and Ford datacentres.

“As consumers shift toward more cloud-based services, the Ford Service Delivery Network architecture is a strategic approach to keep vehicles up-to-date and relevant throughout the vehicle ownership period by making it easy to add or evolve services. Microsoft Azure provides a global common cloud platform that allows Ford to deliver services worldwide and scale quickly to reach its broad customer base,” explained Sanjay Ravi, senior director of worldwide manufacturing at Microsoft.

“This means that Ford can send updates as they become available, ensuring customers will have the latest technology as it becomes available,” Ravi said.

Customer deployment will begin later this year, the companies said.

Microsoft is among a growing fleet of technology firms looking to capitalise on growth of the connected car market. According to global telecoms association the GSMA, the size of the market will nearly triple over the next four years to $53bn.

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#Cloud Podcast Series today looks at ‘The Rise of the Humans’

How can business leaders use technology to cut through the information haze?

In the second of the special four downloadable podcast series, Microsoft’s Chief Envisioning Officer, Dave Coplin explores how the rapidly rising volume of information is affecting all aspects of our lives – in the real and digital worlds, as individuals, as consumers and customers, as workers, and in business.

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Dave Coplin


Since joining Microsoft in 2005, Dave Coplin has worked across a wide range of industries and customers, providing strategic advice and guidance around the impact of technology on a modern society both at work and in play. As an established thought leader in the UK and having spent a considerable amount of time in both the public and private sectors providing leadership and guidance around key technology issues like Cloud Computing, Privacy, Big and Open Data, Social Media, Open Government, Advertising and the “consumerisation” of IT. Dave is currently working as the Chief Envisioning Officer for Microsoft UK, helping organisations and individuals envision the full potential that technology offers a modern, digital society and has recently authored “Business Reimagined” a book about the future of work – a new working environment based on collaborative and flexible working and on technology that used correctly, liberates rather than constrains.

The Microsoft Cloud that helps you move faster…

The Cloud Podcast Series: the Microsoft Cloud helps you move faster


To get you ready for Cloud World Forum this June, in conjunction with event sponsor Microsoft, we’ve launched a special podcast series, all focused on the cloud.

In four informative downloadable podcasts, our Microsoft experts take you through the transformation of IT by Cloud Computing and how to best harness it for your business, including examples of customers who are already benefiting.

The series kicks off next week with Steve Tassell taking on the big questions: How do cloud computing and big data come together to form a powerful new platform for enterprises? Where are companies struggling when it comes to bringing these platforms online? How can the new platforms sit more comfortably with legacy applications and processes? And how can they be used to break down internal silos while boosting collaboration across the wider business?  Stay tuned…

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Running a global cloud infrastructure

By: Fabien Petitcolas, Director for Innovation, Europe

Microsoft is exhibiting this year as Enterprise Cloud Partner at the CLOUD WORLD FORUM

Early December 2013, I had a chance to talk to Scott Guthrie, Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Windows Azure. I asked him what it takes to run a truly global cloud infrastructure and the kind of growth in the demand for cloud computing that we’ve observed over the last few year. We also talked about how Microsoft is facilitating the transition to the cloud by making it easier for our customers to move their application.

Here is what Scott had to say:

Microsoft joins the Cloud World Forum!

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Less than a week after Microsoft appoints its Head of Cloud and Enterprise as its new CEO; we are extremely proud to announce they are confirmed to join us at  Cloud World Forum 2014 as Lead Enterprise Cloud Partner.

Cloud World Forum is the UK’s leading Enterprise IT expo, bringing the entire Cloud eco-system together under one roof for 2 days to hear from global industry-leaders and make new business connections.

Join us as well as 8000 of your peers on June 17 and find out what Google, Salesforce, Amazon Web Service and, of course, Microsoft, have to share with the world at Europe’s premier global forum for all things Cloud!

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