Explore the future of public sector innovation with Microsoft at Procurement Week 2015

Microsoft is proud to be an official delivery partner, sponsor and exhibitor at Procurement Week 2015 — the most comprehensive procurement and public service conference and exhibition in the world.  Join us at Procurement Week during the week of 16th March 2015 at the St David’s Hotel & Spa in Cardiff. Whether you come a member of the audience…

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Microsoft CityNext: Discover the future of efficient local government with London Borough of Newham

Faced with a tight budget, London Borough of Newham needed to transform the way it delivered local services to become more efficient and responsive. Using a people-first, digital-by-default approach to citizen services, the council was able to improve housing quality and help more people find work, all while saving money.  Now Newham is saving £10 million per…

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Tim Berners-Lee & the trends driving the Web’s future

The history of the World Wide Web is all about finding better ways to transmit information; the future of the Web will be all about what we do with that information. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the Web’s inventor, shared his hopes for the future of Web at the recent IP EXPO event in London. And in…

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How will UK cities transform to meet the challenges of tomorrow?

Cities and other urban areas will be the UK’s engines of prosperity for decades to come. But all that growth will bring new challenges with it. Local authorities need to understand the trends that are shaping urban environments today – and then find ways to transform their services, engage their citizens and accelerate economic growth…

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5 free events for IT Pros looking to master the cloud

Cloud tools are rewriting the rules faster than most IT departments can keep up. Whether you’re a cloud novice or an IT Pro on the cutting edge, continuing education is a must, as new benefits and best practices constantly emerge. Need a hand getting up to speed? Join Microsoft for one of our free cloud…

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Microsoft CityNext is searching for this year’s UK Digital City!

Is your use of digital technology helping your city, town or city region to be a safer, healthier, cleaner place to live and prosper? Is your city or town delivering citizen-centric, personalised services, as well as economic and social opportunity for residents?  Are you using digital technology to transform your organisation?   If it is,…

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Microsoft CityNext: How Nottinghamshire County Council is saving money on the go

When someone says the phrase “flexible working” to you, what image comes to mind? Is it a lazy worker, half-heartedly answering e-mails in their pyjamas with the telly on in the background? Do you think of flexible working as a perk? Or as a productivity drain? If so, you’re in for a big surprise. When…

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What are the crucial changes in society and how will they influence our future?

You don’t need to be an expert in technology, business or government to see our society is changing. Every new advancement brings both fresh opportunities and unforeseen risks. However, the real question is how we can best prepare for and understand the potential impacts of these changes. These are some of the topics that award-winning…

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Microsoft CityNext: Norfolk County Council transforms citizen services with a cloud-based information hub

Local governments have access to vast troves of data about their resources, citizens and services. But all that data has a tendency to stay in nice little silos, never joining up to a bigger picture. Smart local government offices like Norfolk County Council know that before they can transform their services, engage citizens or accelerate economic…

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Discover the value of tablets with this ROI calculator

We’ve been told that tablets are consumer toys and laptops are boring, bog-standard tech. Everyone wants a tablet; everyone needs a laptop. Right? Maybe that was true in 2010, but a lot has changed since then. Now the market is full of powerful devices that offer the flexibility of a tablet alongside the productivity of a laptop. The result:…

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