Cloud Computing for Fire & Rescue Services

If you’re of the fire & rescue persuasion and work in IT, we have a treat for you coming up – here are some details of a great event taking place in London in December which will underline the importance of using the ‘cloud’ more in the emergency services (which could even help you make huge savings…

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Are you the government of the future?

Today governments around the world face a landscape that is constantly changing. From new technology trends such as cloud computing and the “bring your own device to work” phenomenon to increased citizen service expectations, governments are facing significant challenges and need to be ready for what’s next.  That’s why I’m excited to share a new…

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Microsoft Ltd re-appointed to Government’s ‘G-Cloud’ Framework v2

2nd November 2012, Reading, UK:  Microsoft has been re-appointed to the Government Procurement Services’ ‘G-Cloud’ Framework v2 following the completion of the Official Journal European Union (OJEU) bid process. Microsoft has been appointed on all four lots: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloud consulting…

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Unleashing the potential of cloud computing in Europe

As governments around the world look for ways to operate more efficiently, cloud computing continues to gain momentum as a solution for many public sector organisations. However, amid all of this momentum, we continue to see the necessity of sound policies and strategic cooperation among nations in order to realise the full potential of the…

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Deploying Windows 8 within Microsoft

This is a guest post by Patrick O’Rourke, director within the strategy, planning and communications team in Microsoft IT. If you’ve read this blog before then you know that one of the roles of Microsoft IT is to be the first customer of Microsoft’s commercial products and services. Through this program the IT department manages…

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An Introduction

This blog will try to provide news and commentary on topics that we at Microsoft think might be of interest to people working in UK Government who have some sort of interest in IT and how it can be used to hopefully improve the way that government works to interact with all of us.  It…

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