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Microsoft CityNext: Looking to the cloud to improve information at the point of care
Discussions about the future of cities tend to focus on huge systems – infrastructure, bureaucracy, the economy. Those things are important – but doesn’t it make more sense to focus on people first? That could mean empowering workers to do their jobs a bit better. It could mean empowering...
17 Mar 2014
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...
14 Mar 2014
Why phones beat fobs when it comes to protecting sensitive patient data
From time to time, it's helpful to look at what other health systems around the world are doing with technology, as a way of studying the kinds of services that cloud technologies make possible. Here's an inspiring health story from the U.S. When Presence Health wanted to give its clinical staff access...
24 Jan 2014
How the power of the cloud is helping make European medicine safer
Imagine that a new regulation meant that your organisation had to develop the ability to verify the contents of billions of orders annually, in dozens of countries. Of course, it’s not enough for the system to be effective – it’s also got to be secure so that the public can trust it...
16 Aug 2013
Microsoft Windows Azure selected alongside partner Solidsoft for new European Medicines Verification System (EMVS)
European pharmaceutical sector will rely on Microsoft Windows Azure to power new EU-wide system in the fight against counterfeit medicines London, UK. — July. 04, 2013: Microsoft and its Windows Azure cloud platform has been selected to power the new EU-wide European Medicines Verification System...
4 Jul 2013
Windows Azure Receives G-Cloud Impact Level 2 Accreditation from Cabinet Office for Use across the UK Public Sector
Microsoft’s cloud computing platform is now accredited to store and communicate data securely up to the UK Government’s Impact Level 2 classification. Reading, UK. — 04/04/13 — Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, Windows Azure, has been awarded Impact Level 2 (IL2)...
4 Apr 2013
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...
23 Nov 2012
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 - Delivering IT as a service
The role of any IT department in an organisation is to deliver business value through information technology. This distils down to delivering a set of applications to the business users to enable them to do their roles more efficiently. Anything outside of the application is inherently overhead, whether...
2 Mar 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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