Risks and rewards: Microsoft’s latest Women in Business Leadership event

      Back in May, Microsoft held the latest event in its Women in Business Leadership series, with guest speaker and Olympic Gold Medallist, Anna Watkins MBE. It was hosted at the stunning Convent Garden Hotel, and was the perfect setting for a discussion around the responsibilities and risks involved in being a successful senior woman in…

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Tube Lines empowers staff with mobile computing, improves service

First responder teams at Tube Lines work all day, every day, to ensure safe and timely travel on the London Underground. Tube Lines is re-architecting an iPad app to run as a touch-enabled app on Windows 8 tablets. With emergency data at their fingertips, responders work faster to protect passengers. Engineers also carry the tablets…

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Choice: The new currency of commerce

The balance of retail power is shifting. The internet has revolutionised the relationship between customers and brands and recast the classic retail model in a new, dynamic, digital light. The old world of retailers selling to customers via physical stores no longer exists in isolation. Today there are numerous channels for consumers to purchase products…

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Making ‘the social enterprise’ a reality

‘Using social technologies to improve collaboration and communication… could raise the productivity of interaction workers by 20 to 25 per cent,’ according to McKinsey[1], a firm of management consultants. That is the kind of productivity leap that managers dream of. In this article, we explore the promise of enterprise social media and look at how…

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Technology is a team player

Microsoft’s Breakfast with the Lions event explored the balance between the team and the individual from the perspective of maximising team performance on and off the rugby pitch. Microsoft and the Lions When we gathered at the Skyloft of London’s Millbank Tower, everyone was excited to watch the rumble with the Brumbies and hear from…

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Health-hacking: it’s a numbers game

How Microsoft is helping the British and Irish Lions turn daily fitness stats into consistent success.   ‘They’ve been plotting the downfall of Australia on the Surface Pro for the last six weeks.’ So said Will Greenwood, reporting live from the Lion’s Den for Microsoft’s recent event, Breakfast with the Lions. Every day, each player…

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