Public Sector Windows 8 Apps eBook

Over the past few weeks we have been compiling eight great public sector apps which can be found in the Windows 8/Windows Phone app store. The result is this handy guide which features details about each app, screenshots and information about our involved Partners. Featured in the Windows 8 app eBook are the following apps: Love…

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Telehealth with Skype and Lync: Join the federation!

There’s no question that telehealth is an area of technology which has an opportunity to generate real value in the NHS. It’s a relatively mature area of IT – in more remote areas (the highlands and islands of Scotland, for example), trials and point solutions have been deployed for well over a decade now; and…

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Set free your health teams with the revolutionary Office 365

Flexible working (aka Anywhere Working) is a huge theme in UK healthcare. This covers a broad spectrum of topics including cloud, BYOD (bring your own device), platforms, IT infrastructures – all the way through to telehealth/telemedicine. The vision of healthcare professionals roaming hospital wards with touch screen devices and patients connecting with their physicians is…

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Leading Global Humanitarian Society Selects Cloud, Enhances Capacity and Response

Some great news which we thought you might be interested in from our worldwide colleagues… The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has selected Microsoft Office 365 to be the standard communications and collaboration platform for its National Societies worldwide. This partnership with Microsoft will serve over a million volunteers and…

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What's cloud computing all about? We have the perfect guide...

In the middle of the 1990s the Web emerged and a whole generation of Internet-facing Web applications, both Internet and Intranet, were built using HTML and Web servers. Web technologies remain a core model in developing applications today. In the early 2000s Web services and SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture) enabled applications to communicate using standard-based Web…

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The hype about Skype in healthcare

As television programmes go, we are faced with a wealth of choices these days. It’s almost information overload! One of the few, really informative programmes which I like watching though is Embarrassing Bodies on Channel 4. Perhaps ‘informative’ is not quite the right word to use as maybe it suggests I can relate my own…

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DocCom networking event - healthcare communication just got a whole lot easier

Next Monday, we will be keeping you bang up-to-date on Twitter with a great health event taking place in London – our DocCom networking event. DocCom is a brand new, very exciting development with the sole intention to link up healthcare professionals all over the UK in a secure, engaging platform. Read on if you want to…

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Cloud computing - Delivering the right services to the right users

In previous posts we have covered how cloud enables organisations to segment users, roles and workloads and to place these in the most appropriate place. Highlight secure workloads can be run on a customers own datacentre, shared services can be consumed from service providers (from a private cloud) and finally public cloud increasingly used for…

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Cloud computing - software as a service

In the previous post we looked at Infrastructure (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS), in this post we will look at Software As A Service or SaaS. The service provider manages everything up to and including the application itself. As a customer you get to configure the application for your use. A classic example…

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Cloud computing - Delivering IT as a service

The role of any IT department in an organisation is to deliver business value through information technology. This distils down to delivering a set of applications to the business users to enable them to do their roles more efficiently. Anything outside of the application is inherently overhead, whether that is datacentres, networks or us as…

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