Civil Service Live 2014 – Learn to fight “Infobesity” and reimagine your organisation with Dave Coplin

  The numbers don’t lie. Workers are positively drowning in data. But at the same time, they’re starved for information. How is that even possible? At Civil Service Live 2014, Microsoft Chief Envisioning Officer Dave Coplin (@dcoplin) will exploring our relationship with information – and how we can learn to love the digital deluge instead of fearing it.   The…

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Migrating from Windows XP SP3 & Office 2003? Learn how support can make the shift easier

Support for Windows XP and Office 2003 will end in April 2014. As organisations move to newer, supported Windows and Office versions, they are faced with many challenges. These challenges include not only completing the technical implementation quickly and within budget, but also supporting employees post-migration. Both the business and employees expect a smooth transition;…

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Microsoft services reappointed to G-Cloud Framework v4

The Government Procurement Services reappointed Microsoft to the G-Cloud Framework v4, following the completion of the Official Journal European Union bid process. Microsoft’s appointment to the framework covers all four lots: Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, Software as a Service and cloud consulting services. In addition, a number of Microsoft partners have…

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How much money is outdated software costing your organisation?

It’s natural to consider costs when mulling a technology upgrade – but it’s important to look at the whole picture. Older software is harder to support, since it’s less secure (being designed for the security threats of 12 years ago) and isn’t optimized for today’s workloads. As this mini-infographic shows, over time that “bargain” piece…

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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…

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How the power of the cloud is helping make European medicine safer

Imagine that a new regulation meant that your organisation had to develop the ability to verify the contents of billions of orders annually, in dozens of countries. Of course, it’s not enough for the system to be effective – it’s also got to be secure so that the public can trust it. Oh, and if…

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Webinars and Workshops – Simplifying clinical access to multiple applications and patient records with acceSSOnce

In May 2013 we covered a story which highlighted how Clinicians at Luton and Dunstable NHS Foundation Trust Hospital were saving 30-45 minutes per day on average by using acceSSOnce – an OCSL partner solution, based on Microsoft software, which simplified clinical access to multiple applications and patient records. acceSSOnce provides a clinical desktop solution…

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SQL underpins Ascribe’s Web Pharmacy rollout at North Tees & Hartlepool

Microsoft technology is at the heart of another successful (and on-time) healthcare IT deployment, this time at North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, and in the rapidly emerging field of e-prescribing. Hospital pharmacies are an ideal target for improvement through technology, as: Traditional paper prescriptions are prone to error, and the cost of those…

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