According to foreign media reports,Microsoft CEO Satya Nadra (Satya Nadella) sent an email to all Microsoft employees last Saturday to congratulate them on their efforts to support the company and the global fight against the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, and to help rescue workers around the world improve their efficiency and productivity.
The following is the full email content:
Fight covid-19 together
COVID-19 are influencing everyone around the world and all aspects of our daily lives: our social interactions, our family lives, our communities, and, of course, the way we all work at Microsoft. As I shared in Thursday's plenary meeting, here I would like to extend my deepest thanks to all of you for strengthening innovative and collaborative approaches to support our companies and customers during this crisis. It is this moment that reminds us that each of us should make a difference and the importance of being united as a community. Please know that I and the senior leadership team are considering you and putting the health and safety of you and your family first. we are meeting every day and discuss how to give you the best support during this time. It is a pleasure to see you actively engaged in helping.
In an age of turbulence and uncertainty, it's crucial that we have the ability to stand on purpose and be true to our identity. I've reflected on this because I've seen great work in our company and around the world in the past few weeks.
At the beginning of this year, I wrote about the purpose of a company on LinkedIn, using Oxford University Professor Colin Mayer's definition of "providing profitable solutions to human and earth problems" and our company's way of doing things in line with this concept. Now, this is more true than ever when we are working to address the impact of covid-19.
We unswervingly carry out our mission and give greater power to everyone and every organization on the planet. No company will solve such a challenge alone. It will need the joint efforts of the private and public sectors to reverse the covid-19 epidemic. Our unique role as platform and tool providers enables us to connect with each other, build partner ecosystems, and enable organizations of all sizes to build the digital capabilities needed to meet these challenges. At this extraordinary moment, it is clear that software, as the most scalable tool ever, plays a huge role in every industry in the world. Our responsibility is to make sure that the tools we provide do the job.
I'm proud of how we adopt a first responder mindset across the company, working with a wide range of front-line customers, including governments, healthcare institutions, schools, food suppliers and other business customers critical to the continuity and stability of services in every country. There is no doubt that our workflow is changing rapidly. Many of you are doing a lot of work remotely for the first time, and some are still caring for children at home. I am learning because I want to share a family office with two teenage daughters. There is no script for this. Now more than ever, we need to have deep sympathy and understanding for each other's situation.
We are providing critical infrastructure for the communities where we operate, and those communities are counting on us. There are many examples of this: in healthcare, our technology is used in telemedicine, enabling user-oriented solutions to share data and access key information. Pennsylvania's san luk university health network is using groups to video chat with patients most susceptible to COVID-19 infection. last week, we released a new Power Platform template to help customers share information and collaborate in crisis, which has been installed by more than 2000 customers worldwide. Swedish hospitals and other local hospitals in Seattle are using Power Apps and Power BI to manage the number of beds and inventory of important supplies and share the information with others in the region. johns hopkins university created an interactive dashboard to visualize and track COVID-19 cases in real time. all data collected is available through the GitHub repository. the solution is hosted on the Azure by ArcGIS mapping and analysis software Esri by our partners. our other partner Blue Yonder is obtaining data from public health sources such as CDC and combining it with customer data to gain important insights into the potential impact of customer supply chains during this pandemic.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) itself has released an assessment tool based on our healthcare robot service, which can quickly assess the symptoms and risk factors of infected people. The robot uses AI to suggest next steps, such as contacting a provider or managing disease safely at home for people who do not need to see a doctor in person. Other healthcare providers in the United States and Europe are also using the service, sending more than a million messages a day. Most importantly, the solution frees up the energy of doctors, nurses, managers and other healthcare professionals to provide intensive care for those who need it most.
Across the public sector, we are working with governments to help them interact with citizens, share guidance and enable employees to work remotely. Governments in Italy, Kuwait, Japan, Norway, Spain, Sweden and many other countries are using Microsoft 365 to coordinate their response and our services to keep citizens informed. Agents in Canada, Ireland and the United States are using power apps and the power platform to streamline processes and help employees in each agent communicate effectively.
Moreover, we have seen organizations of all sizes in various fields adopt Teams and Microsoft 365, to enable their employees to work remotely while maintaining productivity, collaboration and community awareness. Accenture expects an average of 150 million minutes per week for team meetings, which is amazing, while companies like Icertis rely on our cloud services to ensure that employees with high network bandwidth requirements remain productive at home.
We also know that technology can play a role in accelerating the process of dealing with pandemics. We are working with research institutions to create an open, machine-readable dataset of all scientific literature on covid-19. We hope that this content will help researchers have a more in-depth understanding and methods to solve the epidemic. We are expanding our existing partnership with adaptive biotechnologies to map the immune system's response to covid-19 and will provide data sets free of charge to accelerate the development of treatments. Scientists are using tools such as GitHub to drive distributed computing projects that use volunteers' personal computers to help researchers develop potential therapies.
Finally, we are mobilizing across the company to address the broader social and economic impact of the virus. In order to address the huge difficulties that job loss poses to employees and families, we pay regular salaries to employees of retail stores and hourly service providers at affected sites around the world during this period, regardless of the length of their working hours. We are providing relief funding to local communities and financial support to people on the front lines and small businesses affected. Our social impact technology team is working with international organizations such as non-profit organizations and the United Nations to promote telework and assist in its crisis response. Last week, we released solutions from other non-profit organizations and international organizations, which will be free for six months.
More generally, we are trying to make people understand the development of covid-19. We bring reliable news and facts to LinkedIn members, and Bing has launched the covid-19 tracker, which can display the latest confirmed case statistics worldwide. We are working with Facebook, Google, twitter and other companies to provide authoritative content about the new crown virus on all our platforms to fight fraud and misleading.
These are just a few examples of corporate heroism, not all-around. I would like to thank you for your hard work and hard work in this difficult period. We are in uncharted territory. Many things are unknown, I know it makes people feel uneasy and uncertain. Like many of you, I've felt a lot of pressure and frustration over the past few weeks. I am worried about the health and safety of my family, colleagues and friends. My wife and I are worried about her elderly parents, who are far away from us in India. I've seen struggles in our local communities and around the world, empty streets and restaurants, and I want to know when we can restore our social fabric.
I am comforted by the fact that this virus has no borders, and its cure will have no borders. As a global community, we are together. For me, I find the best way to get rid of anxiety is to focus on what I can do every day to make a difference. No matter where we are, each of us has the opportunity to do the same thing - take hope driven action, which is a small step to make things better. If everyone does something to make the world a better place, our collective efforts will actually make our world a better place, for those we love, for our communities and for society.
I'm proud to work at Microsoft every day and rely on all of you.