ICT Self Service for Government Employees – cutting cost and improving satisfaction

Many government agency and department customers ask us about how Microsoft manages its internal ICT support and how we use ICT to drive down the cost of doing business.  In this area I think Microsoft has a fair amount to say in terms of experience and lessons learned along the way.  Microsoft’s internal IT department shares its experiences via the…

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Save Up To 26% on Your Microsoft Enterprise Subscription Agreement

I know the title to today’s Microsoft Government blog posting reads like the ‘December sales starting early’ but (1) it is true and (2) the opportunity to make this saving expires on December 31st so I wanted to be sure you are aware of the offer for Microsoft’s Public Sector customers. Now for the details. …

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Roadshow Event: Microsoft Business Integration UK Road Show Event

Reading, UK  |  December 2nd, 2009   Microsoft Business Integration UK Road Show Event   Executive Summary Tough economic times bring us back to focus on improving efficiencies, cutting cost and extracting more value from existing systems. These times also present excellent opportunities to streamline information-sharing among partners, customers, employees and suppliers, as well. This…

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Breakfast Briefing: 17th November – Building Delivery Capability: Leadership, Skills & Tools with Rory Underwood MBE

Following on from my post about Saving Money with SharePoint in the Public Sector where I talked about the OEP and how SharePoint might help with cost efficiency, I thought you might be interested in hearing about an event one of our partners, PCubed is running in London on 17th December which looks at how we can improve project delivery…

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Saving Money with SharePoint in the Public Sector

Did you know that Microsoft published a paper on the five ways in which SharePoint can save you money with customer stories and evidence early in 2009? In May, the Treasury published the Operational Efficiency Programme report with recommendations about how to save money around IT and back office.  I thought it might be interesting…

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Live Meetings (Webinars) for the Public Sector (Updated Programme)

Isn’t it ironic? One of the delights of Live Meetings is that you do not have to gather everyone in the same room and risk spreading coughs and sneezes.  So far, our current series Public Sector Live Meetings (webinars) has been disrupted by presenters falling foul of bugs and viruses at the last minute. We…

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Open Government Data Initiative

For those interested in the subject of open government, innovation and how technology can support better public services through transparency, collaboration and open participation over the web you’ve probably already looked at http://innovate.direct.gov.uk/apps and the work that groups like mysociety and rewiredstate.org are doing to marry public data sets and Web 2.0 into something useful to both citizens, government and…

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Britain Works Challenge – Win 100,000 Training Vouchers

In the current economic climate and difficult employment market, continuously developing skills and expertise are vital to any person’s ability to find a job and develop their career.  ICT skills, in particular, can be difficult and expensive to maintain for those who find themselves out of regular employment for any length of time. Recognising that…

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Live Meetings (Webinars) for the Public Sector

I thought you would be interested in knowing about our upcoming series of Live Meetings (webinars) on specific aspects of Microsoft technology and how they are being used by our Public Sector customers to drive up efficiency and drive down costs. The Live Meetings start this Friday (October 16th) with one on Unified Communications –…

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Presentations from Public Sector Information Governance and Security Conference

On September 30th, we held the 2nd Microsoft Public Sector Information Governance and Security Conference to a full house of over 100 customers and partners. We were delighted that Owen Pengelly, Head of Information Security and Assurance at the Cabinet Office, was able to take part and provide an update on the National Information Assurance…

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