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  • Blog Post: Mistrust of employees halts a greater uptake of Anywhere Working

    Microsoft-commissioned study reveals vast majority of office workers say they are more productive working away from the office but fear how it is perceived by their colleagues. According to a new study on flexible working commissioned by Microsoft, a massive 70 per cent of British office workers,...
  • Blog Post: POINT. TALK. TOUCH. Welcome to the wonderful world of natural user interfaces

    For the last four decades, using a computer meant sitting down, looking at a screen and using a keyboard and, sometimes, a mouse. Today, new technology enables much more intuitive ways of interacting with computers. If you think touch screens and Kinect-controlled video games were state of the art, think...
  • Blog Post: 20 things you didn’t know you could do with natural user interfaces

    1. Safer heart surgery . Surgeons are using Kinect to access patient records from the operating room to avoid scrubbing in and out during complex procedures. 2. Assess motor skills. A specialist children’s hospital in Miami has developed interactive avatars to allow patients to become more familiar...
  • Blog Post: Lessons in innovation from Microsoft Research Labs

    Microsoft spends a significant proportion of its revenue on research and development. It has more than 850 researchers operating in labs around the world . Investing in R&D can be very valuable. It can create sustainable competitive advantages, especially if backed by IP protection like patents...
  • Blog Post: Inspire your IT pros at our new, free creative space!

    During this current period of huge change and added financial pressures, you'd be forgiven for thinking that organisations are in a growth lock down. But, as many of us know, this adversity has seemed to fuel a fresh wave of IT innovation - fuelled by elements such as the cloud and social media. Really...
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