Unlock the business value of information – Free webinar with the Register

Information is one of the most important assets of public sector organisations. Unlocking the value of information and making it available for citizens, regulators and management whilst avoiding any data privacy issues is a constant challenge. Microsoft and The Register have recently commissioned an independent study conducted by Freeform Dynamics on the challenges relating to…

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Business Intelligence in education – turning data into information

With increasing governance and fiscal demands, Northumbria University needed a way for their managers to quickly and easily track critical financial and student data.  After implementing the Business Intelligence solution, their stakeholders now have access to near real-time, streaming reports to support effective decision making.  Northumbria worked with Watersons, a Microsoft Gold Partner. As David…

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May College SMT meeting

This week we hosted 35 College Principals, Vice Principals and Senior Managers at the Microsoft Campus in Reading for a day showing both our technology and solutions and that of our partners. From our perspective, it was a successful day – demonstrating how Microsoft solutions can help Further Education colleges with both their business needs…

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Extending business management systems

  With the rapid changes happening in the FE sector, and the challenges that brings for colleges, there has been more focus on the use of business systems to help run FE colleges. We’re working in partnership with Business Insights Group, a Microsoft Gold partner, who specialise in the implementation and support of business management…

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Talking with College Principals

We held a briefing today for a small group of college principals, following on from a focus group meeting we held last year. The aim of the day was to share some of our work and thoughts on how technology could support the learning and business processes of an FE college, and to allow the…

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