5 free events for IT Pros looking to master the cloud

Cloud tools are rewriting the rules faster than most IT departments can keep up. Whether you’re a cloud novice or an IT Pro on the cutting edge, continuing education is a must, as new benefits and best practices constantly emerge. Need a hand getting up to speed? Join Microsoft for one of our free cloud…

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Medical image archiving in the cloud? Consider the 4 S’s

One of the most compelling arguments for storing digital data in the cloud is medical imaging. It is estimated that data from medical imaging (digital x-rays, CT, MRI, PET scans, etc.) already accounts for about 30 percent of the world’s total data storage capacity. Add to this the ever increasing density and complexity of digital images…


Don’t believe the hype: Get the facts about secure software for government

You may have spotted some attention-grabbing headlines recently, talking about how “Operating System Z is the only one approved for secure use in government!” or “Operating System Y is the most secure OS for government ever!” It’s not true. The reality is government’s security arm, CESG, doesn’t “approve” operating systems for use, nor do they…

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Safer Internet Day 2014: Do 1 Thing to make the Web a safer place

Did you know that Microsoft is a long-standing supporter of Safer Internet Day? Organised by Insafe, and co-founded by the European Union, SID is a global campaign that promotes a healthy Internet for everyone and encourages responsible use of online technologies and services. Microsoft is once again helping to promote appropriate online behavior with the…

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CESG provides guidance on Windows 8.1: What does that mean for your organisation?

Stuart Aston is the Chief Security Advisor for Microsoft in the UK and runs the Government Security Programme and the Security Co-operation Programme. Late last week CESG replaced their guidance on the use of Windows 8 with guidance on Windows 8.1, available here. The update is significant, partly because of the changes, but mostly because…

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How an app that no one uses could be endangering your IT security

In just under five months, Microsoft will end support for Windows XP – and running XP after 8 April carries significant security risks. Yet 8-in-10 NHS desktops are still running the 12-year-old operating system — which means that the race is on to migrate NHS machines to a modern operating system like Windows 7 or…

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The 3 most important findings from Microsoft’s latest Security Intelligence Report

Microsoft released its 15th Security Intelligence Report last week, packed with facts and stats about the security threats facing Web users in the UK and around the world. The SIR is the world’s most comprehensive security report, since it’s based on data from a wide variety of Microsoft services on more than 1 billion systems around…

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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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Windows Azure Receives G-Cloud Impact Level 2 Accreditation from Cabinet Office for Use across the UK Public Sector

Microsoft’s cloud computing platform is now accredited to store and communicate data securely up to the UK Government’s Impact Level 2 classification. Reading, UK. — 04/04/13 —Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, Windows Azure, has been awarded Impact Level 2 (IL2) accreditation, further enhancing Microsoft’s offerings on the current G-Cloud Framework and CloudStore. The IL2 rating will benefit…

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