Tim Berners-Lee & the trends driving the Web's future

The history of the World Wide Web is all about finding better ways to transmit information; the future of the Web will be all about what we do with that information. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the Web’s inventor, shared his hopes for the future of Web at the recent IP EXPO event in London. And in…

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5 free events for IT Pros looking to master the cloud

Cloud tools are rewriting the rules faster than most IT departments can keep up. Whether you’re a cloud novice or an IT Pro on the cutting edge, continuing education is a must, as new benefits and best practices constantly emerge. Need a hand getting up to speed? Join Microsoft for one of our free cloud…

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Discover the value of tablets with this ROI calculator

We’ve been told that tablets are consumer toys and laptops are boring, bog-standard tech. Everyone wants a tablet; everyone needs a laptop. Right? Maybe that was true in 2010, but a lot has changed since then. Now the market is full of powerful devices that offer the flexibility of a tablet alongside the productivity of a laptop. The result:…

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Microsoft CityNext: How Belfast Health and Social Care Trust is saving £1 million by making decisions faster

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust employs about 20,000 staff members at more than 100 physical locations, with an annual budget of about £1 billion. Together, its staff serve about 340,000 Belfast citizens, but also provide district services throughout Northern Ireland. Local organisations must be flexible and adaptable to effectively provide services and engage citizens. The…

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FAQ: What does CPA certification of Microsoft's VPN mean for your office?

Earlier this year, Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Azure were granted OFFICIAL accreditation by CESG. Ever since then, customers have been asking when Microsoft’s private cloud solutions would get the same treatment. Good news! Microsoft’s VPN stack, including Direct Access, is certified for use by UK Government offices for all OFFICIAL business. What certifications were…

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FAQ: What Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Office 365 OFFICIAL accreditation means for your organisation

Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Office 365 now hold the UK Government’s recently launched “OFFICIAL” accreditation. What does that mean? It means that Microsoft Azure, an Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service cloud computing platform, and Office 365, Microsoft’s public cloud productivity suite for e-mail, collaboration and unified communications, are now accredited to hold or transact public sector data for…

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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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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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Event: Learn to reduce IT complexity while improving quality of care

Healthcare providers in the UK face special IT challenges. Health IT systems are intricate and have strict data protection requirements, but they also need to be easy to use if they’re going to support a high quality of care. The balancing act can feel a little overwhelming at times — but it doesn’t have to…

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