7 steps to bringing your organisation into the cloud

This post is an excerpt from the free e-book “Bringing the UK Government into the Cloud.” Download the full e-book today or e-mail us at ukps@microsoft.com for more information.  Having worked with many public sector organisations of different sizes – either directly or through our SME partners – we’ve developed seven key steps to start…

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Nice Guidance comes to Windows 8, thanks to Cloud2

Where can you go to get evidence-based, best-in-class guidance for promoting wellbeing and preventing ill health? Simple: just check your Windows 8.1 device. Whether you’re working at a NHS trust, a local authority, a volunteer group or any other organisation involved in delivering care, access to guidance from The National Institute for Health and Care…

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Free event: Learn to get more from your existing workflow investments

Pop quiz: When you get frustrated with a work project’s slow progress, do you blame: Your co-workers. Yourself. Your software. Your boss Your workflow. It’s tempting to blame a holdup on a lazy co-worker or even your boss. But often the trouble isn’t the people or even the tools they’re using – it’s the workflow…

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How to take control of your health by taking control of your health data

It’s nearly spring – a time of rebirth and renewal. Spring is a great time to clean house and start fresh, to take charge and create healthy new habits. But here’s the thing about fresh starts: They don’t last unless you build in a little accountability. That’s why there’s been a recent surge in the…

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Microsoft CityNext: Looking to the cloud to improve information at the point of care

Discussions about the future of cities tend to focus on huge systems – infrastructure, bureaucracy, the economy. Those things are important – but doesn’t it make more sense to focus on people first? That could mean empowering workers to do their jobs a bit better. It could mean empowering citizens to easily engage with local…

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Transform the Datacentre: Discover how cloud tools are shaping the future of health IT

Public sector organisations are under pressure to cut costs. At the same time, they’re tasked with managing their ageing legacy datacentre systems. The two problems might seem poles apart, but they’re really one and the same – as reducing IT complexity is one of the keys to building a more efficient organisation. Microsoft’s Cloud OS…

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Infographic: Telling the final chapter of the Windows XP story

It’s almost time to say goodbye to Windows XP – the longest-supported operating system in Microsoft history. It’s never easy to say goodbye to an old friend — and XP now more than 12 years old. But the world has changed since 2001 and today’s IT environment is filled with challenges that no one could…

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The missing piece in NHS trusts’ mobile device strategy

When hospitals think about mobility, they think about devices. Tablets or laptops? Phones or phablets? This brand or that? And it’s easy see why. The hardware is shiny and new – it has a cool factor that most IT purchases will never have. But finding the right device is only half the equation. Whether you’re…

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Get involved with NHS Change Day!

This guest post is by Adebusuyi Adeyemi of NHS Improving Quality. NHS Change Day 2014 is going to be the biggest day of collective action for improvement in the history of the NHS. Are you ready? NHS Change Day 2013 was a countrywide grassroots initiative that provided an opportunity to transform anger or frustration into constructive…

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