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  • Blog Post: Week in government tech: NAO shines a light on DPW's Universal Credit programme; UK's best local government website named

    Top story: The Department for Work and Pensions will have to write off £34 million in IT assets , totalling 17% of the assets developed for its Universal Credit programme, according to a National Audit Office report, which found that the department failed to meet some of its rollout targets...
  • Blog Post: Latest agenda for the Worldwide Government Solutions Forum, London (24th-25th April)

    It's less than a month to go now until the huge Worldwide Government Solutions Forum in London (24th-25th April). We thought we'd share the latest agenda with you - it's packed full fantastic speakers and chances to do some great networking. Just see for yourself below... More soon - don't forget, you...
  • Blog Post: Smarter Government - Flexible Workstyles (Consumerisation of IT)

    We’ve recently blogged on two topics currently close to UK Government’s heart: firstly, Annemarie Duffy wrote about how internal IT within Microsoft is embracing opportunities presented by cloud, and by the Consumerisation of IT (CoIT). Then Nick Umney posted the first in his “ Why...
  • Blog Post: Why attend the Worldwide Government Solutions Forum in April?

    Worldwide Government Solutions Forum, 24 th -25 th April 2012, Cardinal Place (Microsoft), London. It’s just under two months until the Worldwide Government Solutions Forum (GSF) rolls in to London. It’s theme this year is ‘efficiency and opportunity: how cloud and technology innovations...
  • Blog Post: Don’t miss the 6th Government Solutions Forum

    During the coming weeks, we will be devoting some space on our UK Gov Blog to information about the Worldwide Government Solutions Forum (GSF), taking place at Microsoft in London this April. Today, our colleague Per Bendix Olsen - Worldwide Public Sector EMEA Partner Lead, introduces this year's GSF...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Safer Internet Day 2012 - Tues 7th Feb!

    Happy Safe Internet Day! It's a subject we take very seriously and it forms a central element to our business best practises. As well as it being a core responsibility for our company, many of us are parents and care deeply about online safety for our children. The tools Microsoft produce provide excellent...
  • Blog Post: Day two at ukgovcamp 2012

    We’ve been attending UK GovCamp , an ‘unconference’ that aims to bring together public sector professionals to discuss best practice use of technology. The event lasts 2 days, read our day one wrap-up post to see what happened yesterday. As with yesterday and in the true ‘unconferencing’...
  • Blog Post: Govcamp 2012 preview

    With just over a week to go until Govcamp2012, we’re taking a quick look at what we can look forward to on 20 th and 21 st January! UKGovcamp is all about people making the time to talk, listen and think about how digital changes the way the UK government works. Conversations around this...
  • Blog Post: Get Online @ Home – benefits for local government

    In the UK there are still 8.4 million people who have yet to use the Internet and 5% of schoolchildren do not have access to a PC at home to assist with their education and learning. As initiatives go, ones which provide computers for as little as £99, are winners. That is exactly what the Get...
  • Blog Post: What’s next for wireless broadband?

    Recently, at the ITU Telecom World 2011 in Geneva, Microsoft, along with several partners including Neul , the University of Strathclyde , Steepest Ascent , and Inveneo , demonstrated innovative new wireless technology. Described as “Super Wi-Fi” by some, it shows how unused TV and other...
  • Blog Post: Open Government – 9 million adults in the UK yet to use the Internet

    Microsoft was a major supporter of this week’s Race Online 2012 announcement to accelerate the campaign to provide all UK citizens with the opportunity to experience and use the internet, safely, to improve their digital skills, communicate online and take advantage of the many financial savings...
  • Blog Post: Britain Works Challenge - Win 100,000 Training Vouchers

    In the current economic climate and difficult employment market, continuously developing skills and expertise are vital to any person’s ability to find a job and develop their career. ICT skills, in particular, can be difficult and expensive to maintain for those who find themselves out of regular employment...
  • Blog Post: Digital Inclusion – Video Story

    Following on from my blog post ‘Digital Inclusion – It’s a winner’, we wanted to share with you our new video. Milton Keynes has been renting PCs with our low cost software package for about 10 months now and around 1000 previously underserved citizens are now benefiting from the programme. ...
  • Blog Post: Digital Inclusion - Milton Keynes leads the way in Europe

    On Monday, Milton Keynes Council won a European Union e-inclusion award in the Cultural Diversity Category. A UK ministerial delegation attended the e-inclusion award ceremony including the Deputy Digital Inclusion Minister Wayne David MP . The council was selected for their innovative use of Information...
  • Blog Post: Update your skills with our new Digital Literacy curriculum

    Today we've launched the latest version of our Digital Literacy curriculum in partnership with learndirect , UK online centres and OCR (Oxford and Cambridge RSA Examinations). Designed to help out those who feel that their basic computer skills need improving, which according to statistics from a recent...
  • Blog Post: Help with introductory IT skills

    If you or any of your staff - or even friends and family - need help getting started with computers then you might find the Digital Literacy Curriculum will be useful for you. It is free of charge and has 5 modules, when you complete them you can choose to take a test and if you pass you can print a...
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