Yammer kills the flipchart and whiteboard

This post is by Robin Denton, Jamie Burgess and Ian McKenzie. Take a look at this picture of flip charts, taken at the end of an intensive strategic planning and workshop session. It might look like nothing got done that day …   … but that just goes to show how deceptive appearances can be….

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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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Microsoft on G-Cloud Webcast – Friday 8th March

Microsoft and our public sector partners offer a selection of services and solutions on the G-Cloud framework that can be purchased via the CloudStore. Our webcast – Microsoft on G-Cloud: what we offer, how to buy – on Friday March 8th, 2-3pm, will provide you with practical information and advice on what Microsoft offers from…

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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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Leading Global Humanitarian Society Selects Cloud, Enhances Capacity and Response

Some great news which we thought you might be interested in from our worldwide colleagues… The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has selected Microsoft Office 365 to be the standard communications and collaboration platform for its National Societies worldwide. This partnership with Microsoft will serve over a million volunteers and…

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Africa reaps the reward of new innovative high-speed broadband

Every now and then a story comes along which warms your heart (and lets face it, it’s cold out there at the moment) – and the 4Afrika initiative by Microsoft is one of them. It’s something we simply had to share with our Government audience. Besides, it’s a great example of how tech innovation can help change lives…

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All change – Steve Ballmer discusses innovation, Microsoft and enterprise IT

Tim Cozze-Young was at the Microsoft Executive Briefing in London to hear what our CEO, Steve Ballmer, had to say about the future of IT and how Microsoft is evolving to meet the needs of enterprise customers. In 2020, three-quarters of the Fortune 500 will be companies we haven’t heard of yet, according to Yale’s…

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Inspire your IT pros at our new, free creative space!

During this current period of huge change and added financial pressures, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Government organisations are in a growth lock down. But, as many of us know, this adversity has seemed to fuel a fresh wave of IT innovation – fuelled by elements such as the cloud and social media. Really…

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Did you know Microsoft has open government initiatives worldwide?

Open government initiatives are currently going on all over the world. As I look around to see all the data that is publicly available, it amazes me of how far our governments have come along to promote transparency, connect and engage with citizens, and to realise the full potential of mobile, social media, crowdsourcing and…

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Unified Communications: Demise of the Desktop Phone

The acceleration in the use of unified communications in the enterprise hits home when I look round the office here at Microsoft in Reading. There is not a desktop phone in sight. Most people now communicate using Microsoft Lync from their PC for the majority of their telephone, online conferencing, collaboration and corporate instant-message requirements. The implementation…

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