Welcome to Microsoft Business

As we announced last week, we are proud to introduce you to our “newly launched” Twitter account for Enterprise and Medium-sized Business: @MSFTBusinessUK A common space for sharing Enterprise and Medium Business content. No matter if you are a CIO, Business Leader or IT Decision Maker. We are here to find out what you think and…

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The opportunity to work on the move as if you were at your desk

  “Work is what you do, not where you go”. Organisations require devices that empower their employees and offer same connectivity and productivity as a desk position. Sport Direct, with more than 18.000 employees based in the UK, was faced with managing these type of situations. With lots of travel, long days and many organisational…

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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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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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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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