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…


England’s largest NHS Trust pioneers Windows 8 with Windows To Go to enable Flexible Working

Success of Olympics pilot has led to widespread deployment of new Windows 8 business offering. Microsoft has today announced that Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the first organisations in the UK to deploy Windows To Go, a fully manageable corporate Windows 8 desktop on a USB stick, following a successful flexible working trial…


Telefónica to improve communication and collaboration for employees worldwide using Microsoft cloud technologies

Leading telecommunications provider will deploy Microsoft Office 365 and Yammer as part of a strategic initiative utilizing IT for better business results and a competitive edge. Telefónica, a leading provider of integrated communication solutions, will deploy Microsoft Office 365 and Yammer across its operating businesses to employees worldwide. These technologies are part of a global…


Re-imagining Work: Shifts in the Digital Revolution

Dave Coplin, Chief Envisioning Officer at Microsoft, imagines what might be possible if organisations really began to think differently about the power of technological and social change to transform the way we do business.  


Windows 8 Pro Diary – replacing a laptop and desktop with a tablet

Is it possible to replace a laptop and a desktop computer with a tablet PC running Windows 8 Pro? Matthew Stibbe tries an HP ElitePad 900 for a week to find out. Read some entries fromhis diary. Monday It’s my Monday morning video conference with my Turbine development team. I use the ElitePad’s HD web…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…