Making Microsoft a Connected Enterprise with Yammer and SharePoint

This is a guest blog post by Chris Slemp, Principal Solutions Manager and Certified Yammer Administrator, in the strategic enterprise services IT organisation of Microsoft IT. This was originally posted on our Office of the CIO blog. Chris works on the discovery and collaboration team that is focused on improving content and people discovery and collaboration…

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Enabling effective change in virtual teams

We recently explored the subject of flexible working during Anywhere Working Week and customer responses underlined the growing pressure on organisations to adapt to a more flexible strategy. Not limited to the CIO’s remit, but with IT strategy as an enabler of that transformation. How do organisations achieve this transformation, where is the best place…

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Enabling Flexible Workstyles with Windows 8

The culture of work is changing, and the subject of flexible working is the topic of constant & lively debate. But regardless of debate, we can’t ignore the fact that “tech-savvy and always-connected” people want faster, more intuitive technology, uninterrupted services, and freedom to work anywhere, anytime, on a variety of devices.   How can…

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CIO Considerations for Big Data: Obtaining real business value from Big Data

Enterprises can now generate, capture, and buy large volumes of data from a variety of sources and then use analytical methods to gain business insight, support business processes, improve competitive advantage, and generate profit. The convergence of data availability and analytical innovation is commonly referred to as Big Data, and many organisations are now starting…

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The Big Bang: How the Big Data Explosion Is Changing the World

In the battle of the buzzwords, “big data” is about to render “guestimation” obsolete. This is big. “Big data absolutely has the potential to change the way governments, organisations, and academic institutions conduct business and make discoveries, and its likely to change how everyone lives their day-to-day lives,” said Susan Hauser, corporate vice president of…

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Big Data Insights

The explosion of devices, apps, the cloud and the Internet has ushered in the era of big data. Big data is changing the way organizations and people do business, discover insights and interact with one another. This Infographic is based from results found in “Global Enterprise Big Data Trends: 2013” study of more than 280…

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Windows 8 devices reducing the total cost of ownership

We recently wrote a blog post about Windows 8 helping to cut the total cost of ownership (TCO). Within the blog we highlighted the value of relevant devices in your organisation’s future IT strategy, and how the availability of a broadening range of form factors, such as Dell Latitude 10 tablet, can empower your employees…

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Get closer to the action with the launch of The Lions Official smartphone and tablet apps

Exclusive app competition offers fans chance to attend The Lions squad announcement.  Powered by The Official Technology Provider Microsoft, The Lions Official smartphone and tablet app gives fans the chance to stay close to the action down under with exclusive player interviews, in-depth reviews of the venues and the opportunity to win a once-in-a-lifetime British…

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Why embracing flexible working means challenging cultures

What are the benefits, challenges and opportunities created by flexible working? Fifteen CIOs, from all areas of industry and the public sector, recently joined Annemarie Duffy, CIO of Microsoft UK, and Fiona Nolan, Windows Enterprise Product Marketing Manager, at a CIO.co.uk roundtable to find out. The event took place at London’s South Palace Hotel, around…

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Constabulary Lowers Costs, Increases Public Safety with Enhanced Collaboration

The Cambridgeshire Constabulary wanted to replace an outdated Lotus Notes environment and transform how the organisation worked. In 2012, the constabulary used Microsoft SharePoint 2013 to explore how it could better help its employees discover information, share documents, and organise data. As a result, the constabulary expects to lower costs, increase collaboration, and enhance public…

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