How to switch your office to modern devices for a fraction of the usual cost

How old is the smartphone you’ve got in your pocket? 6 months? A year?  Most people go a maximum of two years between upgrades, changing phones every time they sign a new mobile plan. What about the computer or tablet you use at home? Is it built from obsolete hardware or loaded with ancient programs?…

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Microsoft City Next: How UK local governments are turning to citizens to help clean up their streets

Local governments across the UK are being told they need to do more with less. But to get the kind of results they’re after, local authorities can’t just go on squeezing additional efficiency out of business-as-usual – they need to do new with less instead. They have to truly transform their approach to service delivery…

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Free online workshop: Lower data storage costs by as much as 80% with the power of the cloud

Government offices are in a bind. They have to manage ever-larger data sets to comply with regulations and effectively engage citizens. They also need to maintain strict security requirements and reduce IT complexity – all while finding ways to reduce costs without affecting services. Fortunately, trimming IT storage costs by moving to the cloud is…

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Wiltshire Council cuts costs and boosts productivity by migrating 4,500 staff to cloud computing

Wiltshire Council wanted to continue its IT transformation strategy by embracing cloud-based computing. The council is the first in the UK to complete an enterprise-wide implementation of Microsoft Office 365 for all employees. Since 2009, it has cut IT spending from around £20 million to just £15 million a year. Investment in the Microsoft platform,…

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20 things you didn’t know you could do with natural user interfaces

The public sector is well on it’s way to being digital-savvy, but here’s a look at what lies in future technology for us as people, as consumers and as employees… 1.    Safer heart surgery. Surgeons are using Kinect to access patient records from the operating room to avoid scrubbing in and out during complex procedures. 2.    Assess…

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A modern desktop for government - update

Microsoft recently ran a well-attended event in London, showcasing the Windows devices, and showing how they come together with Windows and Office to deliver a great Microsoft end user experience. Representatives from a number of Government departments were joined by Microsoft partners, including:  Intel, who brought along a selection of the latest Windows 8 devices…

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