Everything fit for purpose: A new approach to device standardisation

Microsoft’s Richard Shipton knows a thing or two about Government IT, having spent time working as a CTO in the UK government. At the recent Government Mobility conference, he told attendees that during his time in service, he began to notice a pattern. When a new employee started, they were presented with a standard-issue work…

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3 ways UK organisations need to reimagine their relationship with mobile

Public sector organisations have always had a complicated relationship with mobile devices. They can free you from the office, but tie you to work. They can be a source of productivity, but also a font of distraction. Managing mobile in a Bring-Your-Own-Device environment solved some problems, while creating others. The speakers at Microsoft UK’s Business…

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The Times, They Are A-Changin’ – the organisational love/hate relationship with social media

Recently I watched a video of O2’s Ronan Dunne talking about how he, as a CEO, joined Twitter and why it’s now so important to his company’s relationship with customers. It raises some interesting questions around when and where it’s appropriate to use social media in an organisation and is it worth C-level staff joining…

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The big advantages of flexible working - radio interview with Microsoft's Dave Coplin

The very successful Anywhere Working Week (see #AWweek on Twitter) has come to an end. But it seems that government organisations are still divided about what flexible working brings to their workplace and, most importantly their productivity. Today’s Anywhere Working event at the London Transport Museum has been an excellent demonstration of how well flexible working (aka mobility/aka anywhere…

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The Anywhere Working Parliamentary reception – the future looks flexible!

Visiting the Houses of Parliament is always a pleasure… actually, now I think of it, I’ve never been before… so my first ever visit was very exciting! The reason for attending? A parliamentary reception for the Anywhere Working Campaign. And, if you want to get symbolic about it, the very fact that the growing topic…

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