Inside Microsoft Research Cambridge: Innovation lessons for Business

Guest blog post, by Matthew Stibbe  Everyone talks about innovation and admires innovative companies but what does it actually look like? We visited Microsoft Research Cambridge – a modern building in the heart of the ancient university city – to find out what businesses can learn from the way we innovate here at Microsoft. The lab…

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The CIO Summit 2013: Five key concepts

The CIO Summit took place in London a few weeks ago. The event was the perfect opportunity to take the pulse of IT trends and to listen to the top industry players. We have summarised the event in 5 key concepts that will be key in the future of the CIO role.  Disruption This topic…

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Connected Fitting Room in Retail Week Technology Summit 2013

Last month, the top decision makers in retail came together in London to discuss the key innovations and trends facing them in this fast moving sector. The Retail Week Technology Summit offered Microsoft the perfect opportunity to discuss their Connected Fitting Room solution and how the internet of things is becoming a realisation through intelligent…

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Innovations in the "cloud"

Have you tried to explain what cloud computing is to people who are not familiar with the concept? If trying in the future, you receive a literal “cloud” answer, your interlocutor won’t be wrong. There are some companies going to the cloud with Business Solutions…and literally. A real example is International Airlines Group. IAG has…

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How Microsoft helps you to reimagine your Business. Join us at #IPEXPO!

Next week IP Expo takes place at Earls Court, London. Tagged as the UK’s number one enterprise IT event. Industry leaders, experts and business decision makers will ascend on the capital city next week to discuss and discover the most recent trends in our industry. ‘For just two days IP EXPO brings together high profile industry speakers…

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How Windows 8 tablets are helping a Police Force on the beat

Last week, we published a blog post sharing some cases of how the business leaders are switching from iPad to Surface. Surface and the Windows 8 tablet family are becoming a key driver for mobility and productivity. As an extension of that post, we share today, an example of how, since April 2013, the Hampshire…

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CIO Summit 2013 – Some key moments

    Yesterday, the Langham Hotel in London played host to the fourth annual UK CIO Summit. Over 100 CIOs attended this year’s premier event, enjoying a range of topics for discussion and debate. Microsoft was proud to be the sponsor of the Business stream, incorporating an inspiring and thought-provoking presentation by Technology Evangelist, James…

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Connected Fitting Room: Helping customers fill their baskets

Guest blog post by Steven Woodgate   With the Connected Fitting Room potentially transforming clothes shopping by delivering an exciting, creative and interactive process for the customer, the business can richly benefit from treasure trove of sales intelligence. By leveraging tools from Microsoft and Accenture’s technology and analytics prowess, it can: provide a compelling, engaging…

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How Business Leaders are switching from iPad to Surface

Last week, Alan Sugar, Chairman of Amshold Group, famous Philanthropist and entrepreneur, tweeted this… He switched from iPad to Surface, and shared his first impressions of the device on Twitter. “I’m loving this new Microsoft Surface RT tablet – battery life is outstanding.” “Continuing to be amazed by the new Microsoft Surface RT. It’s the closest…

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BT retires Windows XP for increased mobility with Windows 8

BT is one of the world’s largest communications companies. Every day they interact with millions of customers and businesses. In order for BT to be successful, they rely heavily on the engineer’s daily activities. This will often involve working face to face with customers, in their own homes. Mobility is key as the engineers need…

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