Civil Service Live 2014: Una O’Brien and the challenges ahead for UK health care

Civil Service Live 2014 gave health care workers a rare chance to hear directly from some of the most important figures in the UK health sector. Department of Health Permanent Secretary’s Una O’Brien’s keynote speech was a highlight, as she looked ahead to some of the trends that will drive the evolution of the NHS…


Civil Service Live 2014 – Discover what a day of smarter working really looks like

 The way we work is changing and technology is allowing us to work when, where and how we choose. Microsoft will be exploring that transformation in a very literal way with its stand at Civil Service Live 2014. At Civil Service Live London we’ll be showing off the latest innovative devices coupled with best-in-class cloud-based productivity tools….


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…


How Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust managed to promote remote work — without spending a lot of money

Have you ever noticed that your home computer is nicer than the machine you use at work? You’re not alone. Bring-your-own-device IT policies are becoming more common, since they can help employees do their best work from anywhere, while still saving the organisation serious money. Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust wanted to empower mobile working for…


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…


Office 365 – a must have for your device in healthcare (plus get a free trial!)

It’s a fact many healthcare professionals are looking to use portable devices much more in their daily work. This means there is a big shift taking place from old desktop-friendly applications to those which work on tablets and even on multiple devices. After all, Office 365 lends itself to touch devices but can also be used on non-touch PCs…


EMAS uses Lync teleconferencing to accelerate service transformation

For anyone who still thinks teleconferencing is a feelgood application with little underlying value, here’s a salutary lesson from the East Midlands, where the technology is helping to create a consultative environment in which seismic change can still power forward. Plus, thanks to Office 365, it’s infinitely scalable at low cost. East Midlands Ambulance Service…


Microsoft announces Surface: New Family of PCs for Windows

In an age when flexibility, good communication and mobility is key when considering ICT provision for the NHS, some healthcare organisations are beginning to turn towards the regular use of tablet PCs for their daily work needs. With this in mind, the future of flexible ways of working within healthcare was boosted this week when…