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  • Blog Post: Virtualising saves 15% for Isle of Man’s ICT operations

    Like all public sector organisations these days, cutting the costs of ICT operations is a priority for the Isle of Man Government. Already a champion of cloud-based computing in government, Isle of Man Chief Technology Officer, Peter Clarke, recognised that moving to the cloud and virtualising the...
  • Blog Post: Re-imagining Work: Shifts in the Digital Revolution

    Dave Coplin , Chief Envisioning Officer at Microsoft, imagines what might be possible if organisations really began to think differently about the power of technological and social change to transform the way we do business.
  • Blog Post: City Council makes significant savings replacing existing system with unified communications

    Faced with the challenge of funding cuts, rising customer expectations, and having to move premises, Leicester City Council embarked on a business transformation strategy. It needed to take control of its data, enhance customer experience, and modernise its infrastructure to support flexible, collaborative...
  • Blog Post: Constabulary lowers costs, increases public safety with enhanced collaboration

    The Cambridgeshire Constabulary wanted to replace an outdated Lotus Notes environment and transform how the organisation worked. In 2012, the constabulary used Microsoft SharePoint 2013 to explore how it could better help its employees discover information, share documents, and organise data. As a result...
  • Blog Post: City of London improves customer satisfaction while sharing best practise with the SLG

    The City of London is an ancient organisation using modern technology to deliver services to a large and complex range of constituents that includes local residents, visitors, small businesses, international corporations, embassies, and over 300,000 daily commuters. Previously, the city had no unified...
  • Blog Post: 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)...
  • Blog Post: 3 tips for success with CRM in government

    Here is a great UK-specific post from Michael Wignall who leads the public sector team for Microsoft Dynamics in the UK, focusing on customer relationship management (CRM) solutions for Central, Local and Regional Government, Public Safety and National Security, Health and Education customers. It...
  • Blog Post: The Electoral Commission improves data accuracy and customer service with CRM

    Here is a great case study for anyone thinking of improving data accuracy, cutting admin and improving customer relations... The Electoral Commission is a body set up by the United Kingdom (U.K.) parliament to regulate party finance and set election standards. To improve decision making through more...
  • Blog Post: Day two at SOCITM 2012

    It was the second and final day of SOCITM 2012 yesterday and we were once again spoilt for choice on sessions to visit. We ended up setting up camp in track one, the Library sessions, and we weren’t disappointed. Here are some of the highlights from today (and click here for our day one wrap up...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Computing for Fire & Rescue Services

    If you're of the fire & rescue persuasion and work in IT, we have a treat for you coming up - here are some details of a great event taking place in London in December which will underline the importance of using the 'cloud' more in the emergency services (which could even help you make huge savings...
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