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  • Blog Post: First, Best and Secure - taking security seriously

    As CIO for Microsoft UK, Annemarie Duffy, not only has to kit out over three and a half thousand workers with the technology to be able to work anywhere, anytime, but also ensure that vital corporate systems are secured - always, and without exception. As one of "the most attempted hack" companies in...
  • Blog Post: G-Cloud and the future of public sector ICT

    A recent ground-breaking ITU Live virtual round table featured Microsoft's National Technology Officer Mark Ferrar, new G-Cloud Programme Director Denise McDonagh, Hampshire's CIO Jos Creese and IEG4 MD Paul Tomlinson. Sponsored by Microsoft, this lively debate explored how Cloud - specifically the...
  • Blog Post: Operational Efficiency – Microsoft System Center 2012 Virtual Summit – November 30th

    The Microsoft System Center 2012 Virtual Summit is your opportunity to find out about all the latest developments in Microsoft’s systems management suite of technologies. It is taking place on November 30th and, as it is an online event, you can attend from the comfort of your own office. ...
  • Blog Post: Smarter Government – Identity Management with Forefront Identity Manager (Webinar)

    Public sector organisations are seeking new ways to reduce the complexity of managing and securing users, devices, and corporate assets. The need to give the right people the right access to the right information is a challenge that public sector organisations need to address. The increased proliferation...
  • Blog Post: Smarter Government – Microsoft in Public Sector Live Meetings (Webinars)

    We are running a series of ‘Microsoft in Public Sector’ Live Meetings (webinars) that will relate the application of Microsoft technology to key ICT drivers in the public sector – saving money, innovating with ICT-enabled public services and enabling more effective and secure collaboration...
  • Blog Post: Information Security – Free Webinar on Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010 (September 28th)

    The Information Commissioner (ICO) is increasingly proactive in publicising organisations that are in serious breach of data protection and privacy and can now levy fines of up to £500,000 for each serious breach of data protection. The news section of the ICO website identifies a variety of public...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Computing – Free Online Briefings on Microsoft Private Cloud on September 1

    We are running a series of webcasts on September 1st to provide you with an understanding of the latest Microsoft System Center server management tools from Microsoft and their role in enabling private cloud solutions: System Center Configuration Manager (September 1st at 10:00AM) System Center...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Computing – Work Smarter with Office Communications Online (Live Meeting)

    Office Communications Online is a core offering of Microsoft Online services , providing presence, instant messaging and person-to-person (1:1) audio and video. Online services help simplify IT management by removing the need to deploy, configure, monitor and update/upgrade on-premise communications...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Computing – Live Meeting for the Public Sector on Friday October 1st

    This is to remind you that we are re-starting our regular series of Microsoft Live Meetings for the Public Sector starting on Friday October 1st with the topic of Cloud computing . You can read about and register to participate in all of the Live Meetings in our October series here . The Live Meeting...
  • Blog Post: Live Meetings - No Need to Miss the Unmissable

    Although I can offer neither the sophistication of BBC iPlayer nor the richness of iPlayer's content, I can offer you the opportunity to experience the recent Live Meetings for our public sector customers on Windows 7 and Identity Management delivered by Microsoft subject matter experts and our partners...
  • Blog Post: Join ChangeBASE and Microsoft for a Live Meeting on Windows 7 Application Compatibility and Migration

    This is to remind you that we are continuing our current series of Live Meetings (webinars) together with Microsoft business partners that will demonstrate how new technology can deliver genuine cost-savings and improve the efficiency of public service delivery. Our next Live Meeting in this series...
  • Blog Post: Join Citrix and Microsoft for a Live Meeting (Webinar) on Simplifying Windows 7 Migration

    This is to remind you that we are running a fresh series of Live Meetings (webinars) together with our business partners that will demonstrate how new technology can deliver genuine cost-savings and improve the efficiency of public service delivery. The first in this series of Live Meetings addresses...
  • Blog Post: Live Meetings (Webinars) on Simplifying IT Operations

    Public sector budgets are under severe pressure and obtaining value for money is of paramount importance. It is essential therefore that any new investment in IT delivers genuine efficiency savings and productivity benefits. Microsoft is running a series of Live Meetings (webinars) together with...
  • Blog Post: Live Meeting (Webinar): Mapping Solutions with Bing Maps on February 26th

    The next Live Meeting in our regular series for our public sector customers is on Friday February 26 th 2010 from 12:00-13:00 . The topic for this Live Meeting is Mapping Solutions with Microsoft Bing Maps. In this Live Meeting Microsoft and partner ( CADline ) experts will examine GIS and mapping...
  • Blog Post: Live Meeting (Webinar): Microsoft Exchange 2010 on Friday February 5th

    The recent ‘snow events’ have demonstrated the value of using Unified Communications to keep organisations running and people productive while there is mayhem on all forms of transport. I am not forecasting any more significant disruption imminently with more snow falls. I’ll leave weather forecasting...
  • Blog Post: Weather, work and webinars

    The nation continues to be in the grip of a big freeze and the imminent threat of more heavy snowfalls. As this makes journeys hazardous and much longer than normal, it seems now is the perfect opportunity to talk about webinars (or Live Meetings as we call the technology in Microsoft). We do run...
  • Blog Post: Live Meetings (Webinars) for the Public Sector

    I thought you would be interested in knowing about our upcoming series of Live Meetings (webinars) on specific aspects of Microsoft technology and how they are being used by our Public Sector customers to drive up efficiency and drive down costs. The Live Meetings start this Friday (October 16 th...
  • Blog Post: New Public Sector Agreement between Microsoft and Buying Solutions

    The new Public Sector Agreement (PSA09) is a new software purchasing model for the UK public sector. It is the result of an in-depth collaborative procurement engagement between Microsoft and Buying Solutions on behalf of the public sector. You can read the full press release about PSA09 here . In...
  • Blog Post: Live Meeting (Webcast): Flexible and Mobile Working – Friday February 27th

    The third in our series of Live Meetings (webcasts) on how Microsoft technology can help Public Sector organisations improve the overall economy, efficiency and effectiveness of their operations will focus on flexible and mobile working. The Live Meeting will provide guidance and practical examples...
  • Blog Post: Live Meeting (Webcast): Microsoft and Government Connect - Friday January 23rd

    The first in our new series of Microsoft Live Meetings for the Public Sector will provide you with information and guidance on how Microsoft can help local authorities and central Government departments prepare for Government Connect (GC). During this Live Meeting we shall provide practical guidance...
  • Blog Post: Economy, Efficiency, Effectiveness in the Public Sector

    We are running a series of Live Meetings (webcasts) during January – April 2009 to provide an insight into how Public Sector organisations can achieve greater value from their investment in Microsoft technology. The Live Meeting series covers seven areas where Microsoft technology can help Public Sector...
  • Blog Post: Live Meetings: Get more from your investment in Microsoft

    We all know the 'credit crunch' is biting in all sectors of the economy, including the public sector. So, to give you the opportunity to keep informed on how and where Microsoft technology can help to reduce costs, lower carbon emissions and improve efficiency I am going to ask you to sit tight. Instead...
  • Blog Post: Live Meeting: Windows Server 2008 for the Public Sector - Tuesday June 3rd 10:00-11:00

    Our next Live Meeting is on the topic of Windows Server 2008 for the Public Sector , taking place on Tuesday June 3rd 2008 from 10:00 – 11:00 . The major new functionality and capability in Windows Server 2008 that can help you to increase the reliability and flexibility of your server infrastructure...
  • Blog Post: Live Meeting - Virtualization in the Public Sector - 12th February, 10am

    During last year’s IT Forum in November of 2007, Dell’s Guillaume Field said something along the lines of "you are all buying way too many servers and we want you to stop". Pretty controversial coming from a guy at Dell you’d think. But he then went on to say that that all these servers people are buying...
  • Blog Post: Live Meeting on Unified Communications – Tuesday December 11th, 2007 – 10:00 to 11:00

    Back in September I did promise to run a Live Meeting (webcast) on the first Tuesday of every month between 10:00-11:00 on a technology topic of relevance to the Public Sector. Next month, because of a clash of commitments, I need to make the Live Meeting the second Tuesday – December 11 th . The...
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