The Four “I”s of a CIO

How would you describe the responsibilities of a CIO? Your first answer will probably be “Chief Information Officer” aka someone who leads the department that is responsible for managing, securing and maintaining their organisation’s computers and servers. But let’s think about the current concerns of the CIO….”how can I empower collaboration across my organisation’s departments…

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The big ‘c’ – change. How to embrace the future

 Change – it divides opinion. Some people are scared of it whist some people love it but the common feeling which unites both side of the coin is the feeling of uncertainty. It’s only natural – if we could all guess what is to come then we’d all be richer and certainly more bored. Change…

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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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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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Come and touch the future of your devices strategy!

If you happen to be passing through Canary Wharf in London tomorrow (25th June), you might just notice something different – our Microsoft Surface Experiential roll into to town to demonstrate what this dynamic device can do for you at home or at work as part of your BYOD strategy. Driven by an explosion in new device…

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Unleash new business opportunities with modern apps

How to create personalised experiences, expand market reach, and accelerate performance… With 2.5 billion users and 10 billion devices connected to the Internet, it’s no surprise that modern apps are presenting exciting opportunities for the enterprise CIO. As customers, employees, and business partners change their lifestyles and adopt always-on technologies, organisations are forced to respond…

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Press Association migrates messaging infrastructure to the cloud with Office 365

Today we bring you news which will no doubt get the inspirational juices flowing for all the IT decision makers out there… The Press Association (PA), the national news agency for the UK and Ireland needed to upgrade its outdated desktop technology infrastructure to a more cost effective and useable system. Working with Microsoft Cloud…

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Social Tools in the Workplace

Microsoft research released on 27th May reports that almost half of employees believe that social tools used in the workplace aid their productivity but interestingly, more than 30 percent of companies underestimate the value of these tools and therefore place restrictions upon their use by employees. For the CIO it’s also worth taking note that…

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What you don’t know can hurt you: raising the bar on enterprise security

When it comes to embracing rising trends in tech, it’s not just CIOs and IT managers who are calculating investment, risk and return. Cybercriminals are doing exactly the same. The best way for exploits and malware to make money and mischief is if they target where the people and the information are. As enterprises move…

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