Re-imagining Work: Shifts in the Digital Revolution

Dave Coplin, Chief Envisioning Officer at Microsoft, imagines what might be possible if organisations really began to think differently about the power of technological and social change to transform the way we do business.


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…


Glasgow Digital Skills Summit – positive talk and positive action

Yesterday we attended the DoItDigitally Glasgow Digital Skills Summit, in Glasgow’s beautiful City Chambers, run in Partnership with Glasgow City Council and Microsoft. With no less than 7 keynote speakers, 3 panel discussions and 2 ‘unconference’ operational sessions, it was a packed agenda with a lot of great debate.   Attended by around 200 delegates…


Private Cloud Nine – CIO roundtable news

Cliff Evans, Private Cloud Lead at Microsoft UK, attended a recent CIO roundtable to discuss the role that private cloud can play in large organisations and the opportunities and challenges it presents for IT leaders. Everyone talks about the cloud but, really, there are several types of cloud. Most people are familiar with public cloud technology…


Shared learning for maximum benefit to local councils

Chris Anderson, CTO at the City of London, talks to our journalist Helen Olsen about the benefits the City has gained from joining the Shared Learning Group (SLG). Prior to joining the group, the council had evaluated the CRM market, opting for a Microsoft solution – at the same time committing to a Microsoft infrastructure by buying…


Microsoft server technology powers the new era of IT

In this second part of a three-part series, Tim Cozze-Young reports on Microsoft’s recent Enterprise Briefing and starts with cloud computing and the infrastructure that drives it, using real-world examples from Microsoft customers at the event. “When I hear ‘cloud’, I think ‘server’,” said Maurice Martin in his presentation at Microsoft’s Enterprise Briefing on 7 November…


CIO Summit – here we come!

CIO Summit 2012 will be taking place tomorrow and we will be keeping an eye on what is taking place across our Twitter feed and our blog. Now in its third year, the CIO Summit tackles the business, technology and leadership issues facing senior IT leaders today, providing expert advice from industry specialists as well as real life…


London councils cut costs significantly through joint working and re-using web solutions

With the ongoing challenge of public sector funding reductions in the UK, local authorities are feeling the pressure to achieve their tough savings targets by changing their delivery and operating models for customer service. The three East London boroughs of Havering, Newham and Waltham Forest are a shining example of how forming a joint development…