Watch how Operation Smile is bringing more children “from hopelessness to possibility”

This post is by Carrie Landry. Over the past few years, I’ve been fortunate enough to see how businesses that transform to digital business are changing the landscape of the modern enterprise. We all know these changes result in larger profit margins, happier and more productive employees, greater work-life balance and a more secure business. But…

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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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Microsoft CityNext: Turning data into best practices at a local level

If you wanted to find out how bad weather was affecting instances of respiratory disease in your area, how would you go about answering that question? Let’s make the problem a little easier and say you work at an NHS foundation trust and have access to reams of raw clinical data. How would you get…

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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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Calculate. Communicate. Connect. Excel 2013 for healthcare professionals

If there is one characteristic built into the heart of the new, more granular, structure of the NHS, it is fluidity. A much larger range of public, private and third sector organisations, representing a web or network (rather than a tree with the Department for Health at the top) will be required to interact with…

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Public Sector case studies for Budget day

Well, the 2013 budget has finished and while the dust is settling on the key points from the Chancellor’s speech, We’ve compiled some great case studies from the UK public sector to share with you which demonstrate excellent examples of cost saving… How to save money and… …reduce carbon footprint Leicester City CouncilCity Council Makes Significant Savings…

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Can Healthcare realise the benefits of Microsoft Office 365?

Microsoft Office 365 has been available since June 2011 and in this time we have seen the number of private sector organisations migrating to the cloud increase month on month. However the number of public sector organisations following suit has not matched that of the private sector. This is particularly noticeable in healthcare where the very nature…

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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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