How Business Leaders are switching from iPad to Surface

Last week, Alan Sugar, Chairman of Amshold Group, famous Philanthropist and entrepreneur, tweeted this… He switched from iPad to Surface, and shared his first impressions of the device on Twitter. “I’m loving this new Microsoft Surface RT tablet – battery life is outstanding.” “Continuing to be amazed by the new Microsoft Surface RT. It’s the closest…

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BT retires Windows XP for increased mobility with Windows 8

BT is one of the world’s largest communications companies. Every day they interact with millions of customers and businesses. In order for BT to be successful, they rely heavily on the engineer’s daily activities. This will often involve working face to face with customers, in their own homes. Mobility is key as the engineers need…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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