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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Public Sector Windows 8 Apps eBook

Over the past few weeks we have been compiling eight great public sector apps which can be found in the Windows 8/Windows Phone app store. The result is this handy guide which features details about each app, screenshots and information about our involved Partners. Featured in the Windows 8 app eBook are the following apps: Love…

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The sky’s the limit as opendata weather transactions hit 555,000 per month

The Coalition Government has made data and transparency defining themes of its agenda for this Parliament. The untapped potential in the economic value of data is a new opportunity. George Osborne announced a number of Open Data commitments in his 2011 Autumn Statement to help drive growth – including the publication of data from all…

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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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Office 365 allows flexible working for all, slashes IT costs and enables a ‘paperless office’ for Wiltshire Council

The organisation has reduced IT budgets by more than 25 per cent with new deployments. London, UK. — Mar. 20, 2013 — Wiltshire Council has cemented its transformation from  5 local authorities in Wiltshire to a single Unitary Authority by moving a  significant IT service to the Cloud with Microsoft Office 365. The move, coupled…

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Public Sector case studies for Budget day

Well, the 2013 budget has finished and while the dust is settling on the key points from the Chancellor’s speech, We’ve compiled some great case studies from the UK public sector to share with you which demonstrate excellent examples of cost saving… How to save money and… …reduce carbon footprint Leicester City CouncilCity Council Makes Significant Savings…

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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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Solidsoft builds revolutionary CloudStore for Government

The Government’s new CloudStore went live on 20th February 2012 – a huge achievement both for the Government’s G-Cloud team and the Microsoft partner that built the store from scratch in just six weeks Solidsoft. Solidsoft CEO, Garth Pickup, says that his company relished the challenge whilst welcoming the opportunity to showcase what they could do…

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Latest agenda for the Worldwide Government Solutions Forum, London (24th-25th April)

It’s less than a month to go now until the huge Worldwide Government Solutions Forum in London (24th-25th April). We thought we’d share the latest agenda with you – it’s packed full fantastic speakers and chances to do some great networking. Just see for yourself below…More soon – don’t forget, you can register here! Day…

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A Microsoft approach to end user computing in UK Government

In my last post, I introduced the Microsoft Flexible Workstyle strategy, and talked about how that approach aligns to the ideas set out in the Government End User Device Strategy. It deliberately avoided talking too much about technologies, focusing more on the “how” rather than the “what”.  In this post, I’ll talk more specifically about…

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