Innovations in the "cloud"

Have you tried to explain what cloud computing is to people who are not familiar with the concept? If trying in the future, you receive a literal “cloud” answer, your interlocutor won’t be wrong. There are some companies going to the cloud with Business Solutions…and literally. A real example is International Airlines Group. IAG has…

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Collaboration tools, a new way of work: The Wiltshire Council case

Working flexibly, immediately, cost-savings and delivering services locally to customers were some of the goals marked by The Wiltshire Country redesigning their way of work. Following this video, the challenge is going on… [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH5unZ2fhJ0&feature=player_embedded] A group of employees tell us how the organisation is changing with new collaboration tools. Wiltshire Council uses Office 365 both…

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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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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…

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ABB harnesses cloud power with Yammer and Office 365

Microsoft has recently announced that the power and automation technology company ABB will deploy Microsoft Office 365 and Yammer to its employees worldwide. With about 145,000 employees in 100 countries, ABB is transitioning from multiple IT collaboration and messaging solutions to Office 365 to provide a single platform for productivity, communication, collaboration and enterprise social…

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Public, private, virtual, hosted, hybrid: discussing the modern data centre with CIOs

What’s going to happen to the data centre as technology evolves? How should CIOs plan their journey to the next stage? What does it mean for end users? And how can Microsoft help? Microsoft’s Cliff Evans met with a dozen CIOs to find out. CIOs have more choice than ever before about how and where…

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The Big Bang: How the Big Data Explosion Is Changing the World

In the battle of the buzzwords, “big data” is about to render “guestimation” obsolete. This is big. “Big data absolutely has the potential to change the way governments, organisations, and academic institutions conduct business and make discoveries, and its likely to change how everyone lives their day-to-day lives,” said Susan Hauser, corporate vice president of…

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A&N Media uses cloud collaboration suite for round-the-clock news gathering

As part of a three-year strategy to move its infrastructure to the cloud, A&N Media chose to deploy Microsoft Office 365. The first phase of the deployment was to 2,800 users at Northcliffe Media, with other companies to be migrated within the next few years. Office 365 was chosen after a thorough evaluation of competing…

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Introducing Office 365 Enterprise

What does Microsoft’s new Office 365 have to offer enterprise customers? New Office 365 Enterprise brings together three big enterprise IT trends: the shift from software to services, from on-premise to cloud and from traditional PCs and work patterns to any device, anywhere.  Empower your users New Office 365 gives people new capabilities and makes…

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The new era of devices and services

After a busy year of innovation and product releases, Microsoft is making more big bets on five huge technology trends. What are they? How do they affect business? What do they mean for Microsoft? “We’re not taking time off,” says Kevin Turner, Microsoft’s COO, as he addresses a room full of CIOs and IT decision-makers…

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