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How much money is outdated software costing your organisation?
It’s natural to consider costs when mulling a technology upgrade – but it’s important to look at the whole picture. Older software is harder to support, since it’s less secure (being designed for the security threats of 12 years ago) and isn’t optimized for today’s...
3 Oct 2013
How Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust managed to promote remote work -- without spending a lot of money
Have you ever noticed that your home computer is nicer than the machine you use at work? You're not alone. Bring-your-own-device IT policies are becoming more common, since they can help employees do their best work from anywhere, while still saving the organisation serious money. Imperial College...
19 Aug 2013
Calculate. Communicate. Connect. Excel 2013 for healthcare professionals
If there is one characteristic built into the heart of the new, more granular, structure of the NHS, it is fluidity. A much larger range of public, private and third sector organisations, representing a web or network (rather than a tree with the Department for Health at the top) will be required to...
24 Jun 2013
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...
28 Mar 2013
Putting Windows 8 Tablets to work in healthcare – a buyer’s guide
There is a slew of shiny new tablets on the market, many of which are crammed with enough features to make life on the wards easier for heavy users, and all of which will look gorgeous under your arm. At the pricier end of the market, for example, is the Sony Vaio Duo 11 , which features a nifty sliding...
25 Mar 2013
Telehealth with Skype and Lync: Join the federation!
There’s no question that telehealth is an area of technology which has an opportunity to generate real value in the NHS. It’s a relatively mature area of IT – in more remote areas (the highlands and islands of Scotland, for example), trials and point solutions have been deployed...
21 Mar 2013
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...
20 Mar 2013
Health tablets that raise the pulse – Windows 8 helping cut the total cost of ownership
There is no doubt that Windows 8 is the new kid on the block as far as operating systems are concerned. It’s still in its infancy and, as a result, people are just beginning to realise its vast potential. Dell are one of those companies who are currently producing a selection of great devices...
18 Mar 2013
England’s largest NHS Trust pioneers Windows 8 with Windows To Go to enable Flexible Working
Success of Olympics pilot has led to widespread deployment of new Windows 8 business offering. London, UK. — March 14, 2012 — Microsoft has today announced that Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the first organisations in the UK to deploy Windows To Go, a fully manageable...
14 Mar 2013
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...
27 Feb 2013
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...
27 Feb 2013
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...
21 Sep 2012
Cloud computing - software as a service
In the previous post we looked at Infrastructure (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS), in this post we will look at Software As A Service or SaaS. The service provider manages everything up to and including the application itself. As a customer you get to configure the application for your use. A...
9 Mar 2012
Unlock the business value of information – Free webinar with the Register
OK, this isn't technically aimed at just a health-related audience but those of you working in healthcare might find this free webinar appealing (we hope you do)... ---------------------------------------------- Information is one of the most important assets of public sector organisations. Unlocking...
29 Feb 2012
Cloud Computing - Why Cloud?
Over the coming weeks, we have invited our colleague and cloud expert Nick Umney from Microsoft's UK National Technology Office, to post a series of blogs on all things cloud. These weekly blog posts will also touch upon the following topics as the series continues: delivering IT as a service ...
24 Feb 2012
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