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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Cloud Day for Developers – June 22nd 2012, London

    Windows Azure, Windows 8, Devices and Open Source - The Microsoft Cloud Day on June 22 nd at the Vue Cinema in Fulham, London is a free conference for public sector developers where you can find out more about the latest innovations in Microsoft technology for the cloud and open source. If you are...
  • Blog Post: Day two of the Worldwide Government Solutions Forum in review

    Day two of the Worldwide Government Solutions Forum got off to a fantastic start, despite attendees battling the horrific weather to arrive at the venue. The morning consensus was very excitable with a full day ahead of us and a fabulous gala dinner to look forward to in the evening. Opening the talks...
  • Blog Post: Review of Worldwide Government Solutions Forum 2012

    The sixth year of the Worldwide Government Solutions Forum saw the turn of London, featuring speakers from 26 different countries. After sampling a few international cuisines we sat down to gain a range of views from around the world on how the Government and Public Sector can incorporate cloud computing...
  • 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: 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: Smarter Government – The Hybrid Organisation in Practice (FREE Whitepaper)

    In 2010, Microsoft launched the concept of the Hybrid Organisation . Working with experts from the fields of social change, workplace design, economics, technology and public sector development, Microsoft identified several characteristics of businesses and organisations that are best placed to thrive...
  • Blog Post: Social Media and Computer Gaming – Their role in Government computing

    The stimuli for today’s posting are the ‘news’ that Super Mario reached the ripe ‘old age’ of 25 on Monday and Microsoft released the latest version of the Halo game for Xbox 360 – Halo:Reach. Computer gaming has definitely come of age and its revenues are the envy...
  • Blog Post: The Hybrid Organisation – the Public Sector in the New Economy

    “The biggest barrier to change is management attitude. Organisational challenges in the 21st Century will be easier to meet if leaders in the public and private sector understand the barrier that attitudes can become to progress.” A challenging assertion from some new idea-stimulating and...
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