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  • Blog Post: 5 free events for IT Pros looking to master the cloud

    Cloud tools are rewriting the rules faster than most IT departments can keep up. Whether you’re a cloud novice or an IT Pro on the cutting edge, continuing education is a must, as new benefits and best practices constantly emerge. Need a hand getting up to speed? Join Microsoft for one of our free...
  • Blog Post: Medical image archiving in the cloud? Consider the 4 S’s

    One of the mo st compelling arguments for storing digital data in the cloud is medical imaging. It is estimated that data from medical imaging (digital x-rays, CT, MRI, PET scans, etc.) already accounts for about 30 percent of the world’s total data storage capacity. Add to this the ever increasing...
  • Blog Post: See Satya Nadella make his first UK appearance at Future Decoded

    Have you heard the news? On 10 November, Satya Nadella will be giving his first-ever UK speech as CEO of Microsoft. Satya is coming to share his vision of a mobile-first, cloud-first world – and to explore how those changes align with Microsoft’s goal of helping people everywhere achieve...
  • Blog Post: Everything fit for purpose: A new approach to device standardisation

    Microsoft’s Richard Shipton knows a thing or two about public sector IT, having spent time working as a CTO in the UK government. At the recent Government Mobility conference, he told attendees that during his time in service, he began to notice a pattern. When a new employee started, they were...
  • Blog Post: FAQ: What Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Office 365 OFFICIAL accreditation means for your organisation

    Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Office 365 now hold the UK Government’s recently launched “OFFICIAL” accreditation . What does that mean? It means that Microsoft Azure, an Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service cloud computing platform, and Office 365, Microsoft’s...
  • Blog Post: West Midlands Ambulance Service deploys Office 365 in pioneering G-Cloud deal

    Innovative communication technologies allow the public to live and work faster than ever before. Yet the more they live in an information-driven economy, the more they expect public services to be more responsive and effective, too. As one ambulance service recently discovered, cloud computing holds...
  • Blog Post: Healthcare innovation and discovery in Eastern Canada

    This post originally ran here on 19 March. This week I’m travelling in Eastern Canada or more specifically the greater Toronto area. I’m came to speak at a healthcare executive roundtable event organized by my Microsoft colleagues who manage our health business in Canada. It was also...
  • Blog Post: Free event: Learn to find the insights hiding in your organisations’ data

    You’ve always known there were insights hiding in your organisations’ data. There are patterns in how your organisation consumes resources, how it delivers services and even how it manages employees. Those patterns were always there, but they’re easy to miss in the rush of new files...
  • Blog Post: What makes an organisation “brilliant”? Find out with Microsoft and IMGROUP

    The cloud is more than just a great way to lower your organisations’ IT costs. Cloud tools have the power to transform your entire organisation –increasing productivity, making workers more collaborative and turning raw data into actionable insights. Cloud technology is all about enabling...
  • Blog Post: 7 steps to bringing your organisation into the cloud

    This post is an excerpt from the free e-book “Bringing the UK Government into the Cloud.” Download the full e-book today or e-mail us at ukps@microsoft.com for more information. Having worked with many public sector organisations of different sizes – either directly or through our...
  • Blog Post: Transform the Datacentre: Discover how cloud tools are shaping the future of health IT

    Public sector organisations are under pressure to cut costs. At the same time, they’re tasked with managing their ageing legacy datacentre systems. The two problems might seem poles apart, but they’re really one and the same – as reducing IT complexity is one of the keys to building...
  • Blog Post: Need help getting started with cloud tools? This free e-book is a great resource

    Maybe you’re convinced that cloud tools are the future. Or maybe you’re not so sure. Whether you’re cloud sceptic or a cloud evangelist, it’s hard to get away from the topic these days. Trouble is, most of the information out there is written for IT pros who eat, sleep and...
  • Blog Post: 4 common misconceptions about the cloud – and how they’re holding back your organisation

    Cloud services may be big business – but the benefits of the cloud are not always well understood. Many non-technical leaders harbour misconceptions about the cloud that make it difficult to take full advantage of everything a cloud services platform can offer. At the recent EHI Live show, Richard...
  • Blog Post: Bringing mobile, social, and health together to improve care

    When you think Microsoft Office, you might be thinking Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The new Office is so much more. It’s personalised, cloud-connected, and enables productivity and collaboration scenarios in health that simply weren’t possible before. Over the next few weeks on our Worldwide...
  • Blog Post: Starting early with the PHR: Taking the Redbook online

    Microsoft HealthVault , the secure healthcare information data store, is being used across the world in an ever-increasing number of ways, in order to use data to improve health outcomes. Here in the UK, developers are lucky: we have a giant healthcare provider which is hungry for technology solutions...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Can Healthcare realise the benefits of Microsoft Office 365?

    Microsoft Office 365 has been available since June 2011 and in this time we have seen the number of private sector organisations migrating to the cloud increase month on month. However the number of public sector organisations following suit has not matched that of the private sector. This is particularly...
  • Blog Post: Set free your health teams with the revolutionary Office 365

    Flexible working (aka Anywhere Working) is a huge theme in UK healthcare. This covers a broad spectrum of topics including cloud, BYOD (bring your own device), platforms, IT infrastructures - all the way through to telehealth/telemedicine. The vision of healthcare professionals roaming hospital wards...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 - a must have for your device in healthcare (plus get a free trial!)

    It's a fact many healthcare professionals are looking to use portable devices much more in their daily work. This means there is a big shift taking place from old desktop-friendly applications to those which work on tablets and even on multiple devices. After all, Office 365 lends itself to touch devices...
  • Blog Post: Flexible working in healthcare - did Santa revolutionise your productivity over Christmas?

    Now that most of us are back at work following what was hopefully a very merry festive season, we'll be looking forward to using the new devices some of us may have got at Christmas. There is no doubt that one of the current hot topics amongst healthcare professionals is IT flexibility at work. With...
  • Blog Post: easyJet transforms business model with cloud and Azure

    Luton-based easyJet are differentiating themselves from other low cost airlines by bringing in a new seat booking system . Traditionally synonymous with airport scrums due to the free seating arrangements on their planes, this move signifies a new era for the carrier. The new seat booking system is...
  • Blog Post: What's cloud computing all about? We have the perfect guide...

    In the middle of the 1990s the Web emerged and a whole generation of Internet-facing Web applications, both Internet and Intranet, were built using HTML and Web servers. Web technologies remain a core model in developing applications today. In the early 2000s Web services and SOA (Service-Oriented...
  • Blog Post: Home health devices the whole family can use

    One of the areas in which technology is making the greatest difference to healthcare is in the provision of services beyond the hospital and surgery, right inside citizens’ homes. “Citizens” is the correct word to use – because telecare is helping individuals and their families...
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