Bringing to life new technology in the working environment

As you may have read on our blog last week, Microsoft will have a significant presence at this year’s Civil Service Live event in London – 2-3rd July. We will be there alongside Esri, Government departments and SME partners on our ‘Understanding our World’ hub. Here is a quick look at who will be joining…

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See Government Data Brought to Life at Civil Service Live

Are you coming to Civil Service Live (CSL) this year?  We’re really looking forward to being there alongside some Government departments and SME partners – and here are a few snippets to entice you along!  Registration is free for civil servants (obviously!) and the wider public sector, and here is the registration link. This year’s…

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Smarter Environmental Regulation Review meeting – 19th Sept 2012, Cardinal Place, London

Before joining Microsoft I have experienced life working for a local authority and also the Environment Agency so environmental regulations are no stranger to me. There are hundreds, nay thousands of them (including 1000 pieces of legislation, 2000 guidance documents, and 250 reporting requirements) so things can get a bit complex for those being regulated…

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From Hansard – Thin Client doesn’t equal energy efficient

I like “They Work for You”, a website which tracks things which go on in Parliament. I use the RSS feeds of ministers to keep an eye on news I’ve missed, such as new statistics published, or progress on big programmes, (and I’ve also used it personally to contact my local MP about an approaching…

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How many devices does one user need?

I came across an interesting observation from Helen Ghosh, DEFRA Permanent Secretary, about the department’s renew IT programme, “One of the things we are doing through our Renew IT Programme is to reduce the number of pieces of IT equipment which any individual can have. I will feel this very much myself because at the…

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DEFRA and the Paperless Office

One of the major benefits of the late 20th century IT revolution was always meant to be the paperless office. However, as we all observed at the time, the explosion of personal computers in virtually every work environment meant the paper mountain seemed to grow rather than shrink.   The Department for Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)…

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