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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Why Cloud, why Now?

As part of our look ahead to EHI Live in November, today’s guest blog post is by Marcel Bonfrer of the IM Group – one of our great partners who will be at EHI Live… You can’t open a magazine or e-mail without reading about the Cloud. The Cloud has been around for a long time, but why…

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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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DocCom network seminar – video interviews

On 9th July a group of healthcare professionals from across the UK gathered in Central London to discuss how social media and networking can be of benefit to healthcare. The organiser of the event was DocCom – a new, secure, online community for healthcare professionals. The seminar was extremely interesting and some key topics were…

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MyHealthBox – a first for mental health care

Guest blog: Mike Denis, Director of Information Strategy at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) Today, Tuesday 15th May, Health Minister Lord Howe officially launches MyHealthBox, the world’s first patient-held electronic health record in the field of mental health. It’s the product of a partnership between my Trust, the South London and Maudsley (SLaM),…

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Deploy and use Office 365

You can help your team to be more productive than ever before with Office 365. While getting users up and running on Office 365 is simple and straightforward, these resources below are available to help. Sign in to Office 365 at any time and double-check your custom deployment plan to make sure you have completed…

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Cloud computing – Infrastructure v platform (as a service)

In this post we will compare and contrast ‘infrastructure and platform as a service’ delivered from public cloud. Infrastructure as a service delivers raw compute power in the form of virtual machines.  Organisations can go to an IaaS provider and request a number of virtual machines, say a hundred Windows servers and the provider will…

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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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Cloud Computing – Why Cloud?

Over the coming weeks, we have invited our colleague and cloud expert Nick Umney from Microsoft’s UK National Technology Office, to post a series of blogs on all things cloud. These weekly blog posts will also touch upon the following topics as the series continues: delivering IT as a service infrastructure as a service in…

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