Microsoft appointed to Government’s ‘G-Cloud’ Framework

Microsoft has today been appointed to the Government Procurement Services’ ‘G-Cloud’ Framework following the completion of the formal bid process. The business has been successfully appointed on all four Lots: IaaS, PaaS, SaaS as well as cloud consulting services. In addition, a number of Microsoft’s UK SME partners have also won a place as part…

0

Microsoft and Safer Internet Day 2012 - Tues 7th Feb!

Happy Safe Internet Day! It’s a subject we take very seriously and it forms a central element to our business best practises. As well as it being a core responsibility for our company, many of us are parents and care deeply about online safety for our children. The tools Microsoft produce provide excellent security but they also must be used responsibly therefore…

0

Government Gateway: A model for e-government service (plus events for your diary)

​Whilst the concept of online transactions is now a mainstream activity for most consumer organisations, designing and building this type of online service in government presents unique challenges. Unlike online banks, or eBay or Amazon, an online government transaction platform has to be designed with inter-agency operation in mind from the very beginning – which…

0

What’s next for wireless broadband?

Recently, at the ITU Telecom World 2011 in Geneva, Microsoft, along with several partners including Neul, the University of Strathclyde, Steepest Ascent, and Inveneo, demonstrated innovative new wireless technology. Described as “Super Wi-Fi” by some, it shows how unused TV and other spectrum could be used to connect some of the more than two billion people in…

0

Operational Efficiency – Microsoft Tech Days Online – October 27th

As both time and travel budgets are tight for everyone, I thought you would be interested in this programme of Microsoft Tech Days Online that we are running on Thursday October 27th.  There are three tracks available on the following topics in the morning of October 27th (09:00-12:00): Collaborate Better: (Office 365, Office 2010) System…

0

Cloud Computing – Office 365 Public Beta Available Now

I am delighted to inform you that a more extensive public Beta programme for Microsoft Office 365 is now available. This gives you the opportunity to experience how it brings together cloud versions of Microsoft’s most trusted communications and collaboration products with the latest version of our desktop software and companion Web Apps. Microsoft Office…

0

Cloud Computing – Red Cross (Sweden) Improves Communication and Collaboration in the Cloud

One of the aspirations articulated in the Government ICT strategy is that “Government will work with countries across the world to learn from, share and reuse the best solutions and standards”. This reminds me that I did intend to post more worldwide customer examples of innovative and efficient use of ICT by public sector organisations….

0

Saving Money – Microsoft Licensing for the Public Sector (PSA09)

It is a little remiss of me that I posted an entry in this blog back in October on the new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Microsoft UK and the Cabinet Office, promising to provide you with more information in a few weeks.   So, here is that additional information a little later than I originally intended…

0

Cloud Computing - Affordable innovation in IT Services for the Public Sector (Free Seminar)

The Comprehensive Spending Review has set unprecedented challenges in meeting service delivery obligations on tighter budgets. Microsoft Cloud Services represents a credible means to rebalance IT spend, delivering affordable innovation that makes the most of existing investments, whilst taking full advantage of the new world of work. Microsoft is hosting a cloud computing seminar for…

0

Cloud Computing – Combining on-premise software with hosted services

You can invariably rely on the customer to cut through the hyperbole that surrounds new technology paradigms to work out what is the right solution to their business needs.  Cloud computing is the latest example where customers are increasingly realising that a hybrid approach combining on-premise software with hosted services is the most effective way…

0