Italy

The trends that are shaping the future of the retail industry

Last year in Europe, e-commerce turnover increased by 15 percent, to €530 billion. Despite this promising figure, retail businesses today still face numerous challenges, and fierce competition. In a world full of digital natives, online shopping has become the norm, and retailers must adapt and evolve if they wish to … Read more »

Microsoft embraces Hour of Code across Europe

Hour of Code is a global movement with the aim of encouraging as many children as possible to embrace the world of coding, and the incredible opportunities that it can open up for them.  With the European Commission predicting that 90 percent of jobs in Europe will require digital skills, encouraging the younger generations … Read more »

Technology transforms migrants’ lives in Italy

Today, on World Refugee Day, we join the world in focusing on the global refugee crisis, sharing stories to help raise awareness of the challenges facing millions of people around the world – people like Mohamed, a refugee from Sierra Leone, who has been living in Italy for one and … Read more »

Minecraft: Education Edition comes to European schools

A new version of Minecraft aimed at helping schoolchildren learn has been released after feedback from tens of thousands of teachers and students. Minecraft: Education Edition has been launched in 11 languages around the world, and landed in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, … Read more »

Europe Code Week

This Europe Code Week, we focus on short-term and long-term ways to prepare current and future generations for our modern, digital workforce; and ultimately nurture a passion for STEM education among young Europeans. Check out what we have planned around the region! … Read more »

Just how safe is your business?

By Tim Rains, Director, Security at Microsoft I’ve had the opportunity to talk with many organizations in Europe over the years. No matter what type of organization I spoke with, big or small, retail or manufacturing or healthcare, they all expressed an interest in protecting their data, infrastructure and people … Read more »

Pizza or pasta? Move your arms to decide

As Italian film director and legend Federico Fellini so tastefully pointed out, “life is a combination of pasta and magic”. And it couldn’t be more true than with Barilla’s latest digital adventure in the heart of Manhattan. Keep the pasta, replace Fellini’s magic with an ounce of digital technology and … Read more »

Transforming European healthcare with technology

With the number of people in the EU aged 65 and over set to double by 2050, the cost of treating chronic diseases, already amounting to €700bn across the region, will likely continue to rise. One saviour could be personal technologies such as mobile phones, apps, wearables and personal computers … Read more »

Meet the women who will shape Europe’s future

Nuvola Rosa

Marina is a straight A student aiming to pursue a career in medicine; Molly and Lois are both passionate interior designers; and Rocio is an aspiring engineer with a desire to help build Europe’s future. What do they have in common? All four recognise the importance of technology in securing … Read more »