Cloud Computing – Is Cloud-Computing Ready for Mission-Critical Apps?

This is one of many thought-provoking, informative articles on a new Microsoft website on the mission-critical enterprise.  It includes perspectives from a range of CIOs on the importance of business intelligence, collaboration and business applications to their operations.   This site gives IT and business leaders in commercial and public sector organisations insights into how Microsoft works with…

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Cloud Computing – CSC Deploys Microsoft Cloud for State of California

First New York, now California.  Microsoft partner CSC has recently announced that the State of California has awarded the company a contract to migrate its current multiple e-mail applications to a cloud-based solution with Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS), recently re-branded as Microsoft Office 365.  Work under this contract supports Governor Schwarzenegger’s executive order…

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Cloud Computing – Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 brings together cloud versions of our most trusted communications and collaboration products with the latest version of our desktop software and companion Web Apps. Office 365 is designed to meet the needs of organisations of all sizes — from independent professionals to small, midsize and large businesses and from government agencies to…

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Smarter Government: New York Journeys to the Cloud with Microsoft

 New York City anticipates saving taxpayers millions of dollars in the coming years, in addition to improving citizen services and expanding information sharing capabilities across City agencies, as a result of their technology transformation announcement with Microsoft today.  As part of the project, 30,000 City workers are moving to the cloud, accessing communications and collaboration…

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Operational Efficiency: Only 13% of citizen contact is currently online

“In an age when 96% of all 25-34 years olds are internet users, just 13% of our contact with citizens is currently carried out online.  We have to start looking at ways we can improve the way we communicate with citizens.  But, we also need to do it in a more cost-effective way than has…

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Smarter Government – Microsoft’s New MOU with UK Government

Microsoft has announced the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the UK Cabinet Office, to support the Government’s efficiency agenda. In July, as part of the Government’s deficit reduction programme, the Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude, met with the CEOs of the nineteen biggest Government ICT providers, including Microsoft, to ask them what…

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Microsoft TechNet Springboard Tour – free event in Reading on November 1st

The Microsoft Springboard team, based at our headquarters in Seattle, create really good content on TechNet to help you to understand and deploy our latest technologies. In a way, they are a IT manager’s best friend, because they provide useful web guides that provide step-by-step processes for things like Windows 7 deployment. At last, they’re…

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Live Meeting: Performance Management in the Public Sector

All Public Sector organisations are currently facing the challenge of cutting their budget, improving their efficiency and maintaining frontline service quality. There is no simple answer to this challenge but a good start point is the ability to transform data into insights that make it easier to identify where improvements can be made and innovation…

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