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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Medical image archiving in the cloud? Consider the 4 S’s

One of the most compelling arguments for storing digital data in the cloud is medical imaging. It is estimated that data from medical imaging (digital x-rays, CT, MRI, PET scans, etc.) already accounts for about 30 percent of the world’s total data storage capacity. Add to this the ever increasing density and complexity of digital images…


See Satya Nadella make his first UK appearance at Future Decoded

Have you heard the news? On 10 November, Satya Nadella will be giving his first-ever UK speech as CEO of Microsoft. Satya is coming to share his vision of a mobile-first, cloud-first world – and to explore how those changes align with Microsoft’s goal of helping people everywhere achieve more. There’s no question that the…

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Everything fit for purpose: A new approach to device standardisation

Microsoft’s Richard Shipton knows a thing or two about public sector IT, having spent time working as a CTO in the UK government. At the recent Government Mobility conference, he told attendees that during his time in service, he began to notice a pattern. When a new employee started, they were presented with a standard-issue…

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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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West Midlands Ambulance Service deploys Office 365 in pioneering G-Cloud deal

Innovative communication technologies allow the public to live and work faster than ever before. Yet the more they live in an information-driven economy, the more they expect public services to be more responsive and effective, too. As one ambulance service recently discovered, cloud computing holds the key by making it easy, safe and cost-effective for…

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Healthcare innovation and discovery in Eastern Canada

This post originally ran here on 19 March. This week I’m travelling in Eastern Canada or more specifically the greater Toronto area. I’m came to speak at a healthcare executive roundtable event organized by my Microsoft colleagues who manage our health business in Canada. It was also an opportunity to catch up with some of our customers…


Free event: Learn to find the insights hiding in your organisations’ data

You’ve always known there were insights hiding in your organisations’ data. There are patterns in how your organisation consumes resources, how it delivers services and even how it manages employees. Those patterns were always there, but they’re easy to miss in the rush of new files your office creates each day. Getting access to those…

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What makes an organisation “brilliant”? Find out with Microsoft and IMGROUP

The cloud is more than just a great way to lower your organisations’ IT costs. Cloud tools have the power to transform your entire organisation –increasing productivity, making workers more collaborative and turning raw data into actionable insights.  Cloud technology is all about enabling organisations to do new things with fewer resources — to be…

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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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