Learn how to keep your public sector office compliant with the ODF mandate

Earlier this year, Cabinet Office mandated that all government documents be created in “open document format” file types, commonly known as ODF. Moving to comply with the ODF mandate is going be an issue that offices big and small have to face. But the good news is that you probably already have access to the software…

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Microsoft CityNext: Bringing city and citizen data to life with Shaping Cloud

 Open data has the potential to be a game-changer for local governments throughout the UK. Openly sharing local data can help improve citizen engagement, increase awareness of city services and even help solve complex problems. But local governments don’t always have the expertise on hand to put their data to work. Microsoft CityNext partner Shaping…

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Microsoft CityNext: Getting to grips with managing multi-agency outcomes in social care

Social services are rarely the responsibility of a single office. In the city of the future, multiple agencies will collaborate seamlessly to offer services via digital channels. Service delivery will be efficient, measurable and citizen-centric.  It’s a nice vision, isn’t it? But how do local authorities move from where they are today toward this digital…

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Microsoft CityNext: Examining the role of population health in designing 21st century cities

Health will play an essential role in the evolution of cities. High-density population areas face unique public health challenges, but they can also help pioneer new solutions. Local governments and local health providers have an opportunity to offer transformative services that put people first. But to do that, they first need a better understanding of…

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Microsoft CityNext: Learn to put public transportation data to work with Black Marble

Every day, cities across the UK generate vast amounts of public transportation data – arrivals, departures, routes and more. Most of the time that data goes to waste. Few local authorities have the budget to develop their own world-class transportation app, so the data remains inaccessible to citizens. Transport for greater Manchester found itself in…

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Migrating from Windows XP SP3 & Office 2003? Learn how support can make the shift easier

Support for Windows XP and Office 2003 will end in April 2014. As organisations move to newer, supported Windows and Office versions, they are faced with many challenges. These challenges include not only completing the technical implementation quickly and within budget, but also supporting employees post-migration. Both the business and employees expect a smooth transition;…

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Event: Taking Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Project Server to the next level

Microsoft SharePoint can play a vital role in many areas of a business. Whether your organisation needs to improve business intelligence, business automation, project management or maintaining websites or intranet portals, SharePoint can make it easier to manage and share information. But how can you be sure your team is getting the most out of…

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Unlock the value of business information – FREE research report and webcast

Whether you call it business intelligence or performance management, the challenge remains the same – how can public sector organisations more effectively unlock the business value of the information they have on their systems? Microsoft recently conducted research across a number of Public Sector organisations on how effectively business intelligence solutions are being used to…

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Unlock the business value of information – Free webinar with the Register

Information is one of the most important assets of public sector organisations. Unlocking the value of information and making it available for citizens, regulators and management whilst avoiding any data privacy issues is a constant challenge. Microsoft and The Register have recently commissioned an independent study conducted by Freeform Dynamics on the challenges relating to Business…

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