Microsoft CityNext: Green light for a mobile Manchester

This post is by Raluca Anghel. Commuting in a city of 2.69 million residents can be tedious, but Manchester found a way to ease this task for all its citizens. Transport for Greater Manchester is the body responsible for overseeing Greater Manchester’s complex transport system, including buses, trains, stations, strategic road networks and cycle centres. However,…

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Microsoft CityNext: Let’s talk about the future of cities

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ve already heard us talking about all the exciting activity around Microsoft CityNext for the UK. But now we’re bringing the conversation to you, with a pair of engaging events about the future of cities. On 27 Nov., we’re headed to the iNetwork Winter Conference in Manchester….

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Social collaboration is now easier than ever for Government workers – here’s why

A recent survey of UK workers found that 39% say their organisation needs to rethink how it operates. One of their top complaints was around the amount of e-mail they have to cope with daily. E-mail overload kills productivity, stifles collaboration and makes organisations less responsive. Luckily, rethinking how your organisation works just got a…

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Free online workshop: Lower data storage costs by as much as 80% with the power of the cloud

Government offices are in a bind. They have to manage ever-larger data sets to comply with regulations and effectively engage citizens. They also need to maintain strict security requirements and reduce IT complexity – all while finding ways to reduce costs without affecting services. Fortunately, trimming IT storage costs by moving to the cloud is…

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Microsoft CityNext: Learn how Big Data could help lower energy costs

Seattle is poised at the forefront of energy efficiency, with a plan to dramatically reduce operating costs in the city’s downtown corridor. How are they achieving this? Costly new green buildings? Repressive regulations? Those are yesterday’s solutions. Seattle is remaking its downtown with data. The city has entered into a public-private partnership with Microsoft to…

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Public sector CIOs say innovation matters even more to government orgs

Public sector organisations across the UK are challenged by the current austerity environment, but leaders in those organisations need to see these challenges as opportunity to be more innovative, said two of the UK’s leading public sector IT figures at a recent event. Hampshire County Council CIO Jos Creese and UCLH director of ICT James…

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The 3 most important findings from Microsoft’s latest Security Intelligence Report

Microsoft released its 15th Security Intelligence Report last week, packed with facts and stats about the security threats facing Web users in the UK and around the world. The SIR is the world’s most comprehensive security report, since it’s based on data from a wide variety of Microsoft services on more than 1 billion systems around…

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Microsoft CityNext: Is your city the UK Digital City of the Year?

Guest Blogger: Neil Carter, Head of Local and Regional Government, Microsoft UK Growing faster than ever before, cities are economic and cultural hubs that drive economies and environmental change. But today’s cities also face unprecedented challenges. Microsoft believes the answers to these challenges lie in people — in government or local businesses, and even everyday…

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Event: Taking Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Project Server to the next level

Microsoft SharePoint can play a vital role in many areas of a business. Whether your organisation needs to improve business intelligence, business automation, project management or maintaining websites or intranet portals, SharePoint can make it easier to manage and share information. But how can you be sure your team is getting the most out of…

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