Mistrust of employees halts a greater uptake of Anywhere Working

Microsoft-commissioned study reveals vast majority of office workers say they are more productive working away from the office but fear how it is perceived by their colleagues. According to a new study on flexible working commissioned by Microsoft, a massive 70 per cent of British office workers, who are able to work away from the…

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XP migration – time is ticking

8th April 2014 – that’s the date you need to keep in your mind if you are still running the old Windows XP operating system. After that date, support for XP (including security support) will cease – leaving its remaining business users with a real IT headache. But, migration from Windows XP is not a…

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The big advantages of flexible working – radio interview with Microsoft’s Dave Coplin

The very successful Anywhere Working Week (see #AWweek on Twitter) has come to an end. But it seems that large enterprise organisations are still divided about what flexible working brings to their company and, most importantly their productivity. Today’s Anywhere Working event at the London Transport Museum has been an excellent demonstration of how well flexible working…

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Introducing Office 365 Enterprise

What does Microsoft’s new Office 365 have to offer enterprise customers? New Office 365 Enterprise brings together three big enterprise IT trends: the shift from software to services, from on-premise to cloud and from traditional PCs and work patterns to any device, anywhere.  Empower your users New Office 365 gives people new capabilities and makes…

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POINT. TALK. TOUCH. Welcome to the wonderful world of natural user interfaces

For the last four decades, using a computer meant sitting down, looking at a screen and using a keyboard and, sometimes, a mouse. Today, new technology enables much more intuitive ways of interacting with computers. If you think touch screens and Kinect-controlled video games were state of the art, think again. What’s coming next is…

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The new era of devices and services

After a busy year of innovation and product releases, Microsoft is making more big bets on five huge technology trends. What are they? How do they affect business? What do they mean for Microsoft? “We’re not taking time off,” says Kevin Turner, Microsoft’s COO, as he addresses a room full of CIOs and IT decision-makers…

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Anywhere Working Week – what’s in it for the Enterprise CIO?

Next week we will be providing online coverage of Anywhere Working Week and sharing relevant content for the senior Enterprise audience. Anywhere Working Week is run by the Anywhere Working Consortium (see below) and aims to educate businesses and individuals about the significant advantages of flexible working. We’ll help you differentiate the more strategic vision of…

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Social enterprise changing the face of internal communications

Organisations have come a long way in the last few years from a social enterprise perspective though many are still scattered across the spectrum when it comes to internal communications. It’s quite common for companies to have excellent external social engagement, while internally, they may still rely on ‘old fashioned’ newsletters or creating huge email…

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20 things you didn’t know you could do with natural user interfaces

1.    Safer heart surgery. Surgeons are using Kinect to access patient records from the operating room to avoid scrubbing in and out during complex procedures. 2.    Assess motor skills. A specialist children’s hospital in Miami has developed interactive avatars to allow patients to become more familiar with technology and to watch and assess important motor skills in…

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Tablets that mean business – Windows 8 helping cut the total cost of ownership

There is no doubt that Windows 8 is the new kid on the block as far as operating systems are concerned. It’s still in its infancy and, as a result, people are just beginning to realise its vast potential. Dell are one of those companies who are currently producing a selection of great devices to…

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