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  • Blog Post: Everything fit for purpose: A new approach to device standardisation

    Microsoft’s Richard Shipton knows a thing or two about Government 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: 3 ways UK organisations need to reimagine their relationship with mobile

    Public sector organisations have always had a complicated relationship with mobile devices. They can free you from the office, but tie you to work. They can be a source of productivity, but also a font of distraction. Managing mobile in a Bring-Your-Own-Device environment solved some problems, while...
  • Blog Post: The missing piece in your office's mobile device strategy

    When most modern organisations think about mobility, they think about devices. Tablets or laptops? Phones or phablets? This brand or that? And it’s easy see why. The hardware is shiny and new – it has a cool factor that most IT purchases will never have. But finding the right device is...
  • Blog Post: How to switch your office to modern devices for a fraction of the usual cost

    How old is the smartphone you’ve got in your pocket? 6 months? A year? Most people go a maximum of two years between upgrades, changing phones every time they sign a new mobile plan. What about the computer or tablet you use at home? Is it built from obsolete hardware or loaded with ancient...
  • Blog Post: Discover the future of a digital Civil Service at Civil Service Live 2013

    On Tuesday and Wednesday the Microsoft Public Sector team will be at Civil Service Live 2013 in London with a whole host of partners and solutions to demonstrate the real life benefits of IT innovation. This year’s theme is ‘Be Exceptional’ with the intent of cross-government collaboration...
  • Blog Post: Have USB stick, will travel!

    One of the Windows 8 innovations which maybe hasn’t received as much attention as it should is Windows To Go – although that is quickly changing as customers start to explore the possibilities. Windows To Go allows enterprise customers to create a secure portable workspace on a USB device...
  • Blog Post: The big advantages of flexible working - radio interview with Microsoft's Dave Coplin

    The very successful Anywhere Working Week (see #AWweek on Twitter) has come to an end. But it seems that government organisations are still divided about what flexible working brings to their workplace and, most importantly their productivity. Today's Anywhere Working event at the London Transport Museum...
  • Blog Post: Tablets that mean business – 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...
  • Blog Post: A modern desktop for government - update

    Microsoft recently ran a well-attended event in London, showcasing the Windows devices, and showing how they come together with Windows and Office to deliver a great Microsoft end user experience. Representatives from a number of Government departments were joined by Microsoft partners, including: ...
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