CESG provides guidance on Windows 8.1: What does that mean for your organisation?

Stuart Aston is the Chief Security Advisor for Microsoft in the UK and runs the Government Security Programme and the Security Co-operation Programme. Late last week CESG replaced their guidance on the use of Windows 8 with guidance on Windows 8.1, available here. The update is significant, partly because of the changes, but mostly because…

1

Free screen-reading software for the visually impaired offered by Microsoft and GW Micro

Accessing technology is a special challenge for millions of people who are blind or visually impaired. Imagine the difficulty of trying to use common productivity programs with limited vision – or the frustration of being unable to use them at all due to blindness. Microsoft and GW Micro are working together to make the benefits…

0

Why phones beat fobs when it comes to protecting sensitive patient data

From time to time, it’s helpful to look at what other health systems around the world are doing with technology, as a way of studying the kinds of services that cloud technologies make possible. Here’s an inspiring health story from the U.S. When Presence Health wanted to give its clinical staff access to patient records…

0

How HealthVault helps people like me take control of my health

​The following post is by Raj Thiagarajan Director of Strategy and Business Development at HealthVault International and was originally published here. If asked, most people can provide a pretty accurate overview of their financial situation within minutes. However, if asked for an overview of their health situation—such as their latest lab results, when they’re due for…

0

Microsoft CityNext: Helping Guide Dogs support people with sight loss

This post is by Ollie Barton of Guide Dogs. Barton has 26 years of experience in helping people with sight loss to become independently mobile. Today he is responsible for overseeing an ever growing range of vital mobility services that enable blind and partially sighted people to get out and about on their own terms. Guide…

0

Do you know how to clean your Surface for use in a clinical environment?

More and more doctors are discovering all the ways that Microsoft Surface devices can help improve productivity in a clinical environment. Surface devices are powerful, portable and flexible. The Surface’s screen is meant to be touched – but in a healthcare setting, it’s important to ensure all mobile devices are cleaned regularly so all that touching doesn’t lead…

0