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  • Blog Post: Who will be the UK Digital City of the Year? Finalists announced!

    This year Microsoft and the Municipal Journal are teaming up to present the first ever UK Digital City of the Year award, honouring the city or city region best deploying a people-first initiative that transforms services, engages citizens and accelerates growth. The judges have spent the past two...
  • Blog Post: Transform the Datacentre: Discover how cloud tools are shaping the future of IT

    Ahead of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the London Borough of Newham Council needed to accomplish two seemingly opposing goals. It needed to improve staff productivity by giving them remote access to data – but it also needed to find a way to reduce IT costs. By moving to a private cloud...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft CityNext: Is your city the UK Digital City of the Year?

    Guest Blogger: Neil Carter, Head of Local and Regional Government, Microsoft UK Growing faster than ever before, cities are economic and cultural hubs that drive economies and environmental change. But today’s cities also face unprecedented challenges. Microsoft believes the answers to these...
  • Blog Post: Week in government tech: What are the leading causes of IT failure in the public sector?

    The government put forward a set of consultation proposals for a "consistent, single set of SME-friendly principles” for public sector procurement, as part of a continued effort to make it easier for the U.K. small businesses to compete for government contracts. Some of the proposals include standardising...
  • Blog Post: What the 10 strangest questions put to local councils teach us about government communication

    It's no secret that citizens ask a lot of their government -- but some questions are trickier to answer than others. "Do you know where I could get an old bath that I could fill with custard?" Most people would have no idea what to say to that -- but the London Borough of Sutton had to give it...
  • Blog Post: London Council Uses Private Cloud to Cut Costs and Support Flexible Working

    Driving down costs and increasing efficiencies are challenges shared by all local authorities in the UK. Newham Council is transforming its work style and making efficiency savings through the Microsoft private cloud, using the new features in the Windows Server 2012 operating system and Microsoft System...
  • Blog Post: Civil Service Live 2013. Government Reimagined – the evidence

    Civil Service Live 2013 - Wednesday July 3 rd , 11:00AM Conference Room 3 – Olympia Conference Centre, London Microsoft is hosting a lively panel discussion at Civil Service Live next week that will feature leaders from across local and central Government that have successfully delivered...
  • Blog Post: Public Sector Windows 8 Apps eBook

    Over the past few weeks we have been compiling eight great public sector apps which can be found in the Windows 8/Windows Phone app store . The result is this handy guide which features details about each app, screenshots and information about our involved Partners. Featured in the Windows 8 app eBook...
  • 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: Office 365 allows flexible working for all, slashes IT costs and enables a ‘paperless office’ for Wiltshire Council

    The organisation has reduced IT budgets by more than 25 per cent with new deployments. London, UK. — Mar. 20, 2013 — Wiltshire Council has cemented its transformation from 5 local authorities in Wiltshire to a single Unitary Authority by moving a significant IT service to the Cloud with...
  • Blog Post: Public Sector case studies for Budget day

    Well, the 2013 budget has finished and while the dust is settling on the key points from the Chancellor's speech, We've compiled some great case studies from the UK public sector to share with you which demonstrate excellent examples of cost saving... How to save money and... ...reduce carbon footprint...
  • Blog Post: The Anywhere Working Parliamentary reception – the future looks flexible!

    Visiting the Houses of Parliament is always a pleasure… actually, now I think of it, I’ve never been before… so my first ever visit was very exciting! The reason for attending? A parliamentary reception for the Anywhere Working Campaign. And, if you want to get symbolic about it,...
  • Blog Post: Four cool R&D projects that are going to change your world

    At a recent event at Microsoft Research Cambridge, a number of demos stood out. They address big problems and use new technology to solve them. Their relevance to public sector and business IT problems is obvious but they also have the potential to help change the world. Big data to big decisions...
  • Blog Post: Chair of Shared Learning Group talks about how it can benefit UK councils

    Alan Kirkham, service director for ICT and procurement at Wakefield Council is also the chair of the Shared Learning Group - a group of councils that share learning and development based on their Microsoft technologies with each other, for free. He talks to our journalist, Helen Olsen, about the benefits...
  • Blog Post: London councils cut costs significantly through joint working and re-using web solutions

    With the ongoing challenge of public sector funding reductions in the UK, local authorities are feeling the pressure to achieve their tough savings targets by changing their delivery and operating models for customer service. The three East London boroughs of Havering, Newham and Waltham Forest are a...
  • Blog Post: The Cloud is a journey, not an ultimatum

    Servers & Services Through previous posts we have discussed ‘what is cloud’ and examined Infrastructure, Platform and Software as a Service, with the relative benefits and comparisons of these approaches to cloud computing. We also discussed the benefits of customers building their...
  • Blog Post: U.K. District Councils cut costs by creating a new company

    Like many public sector entities in the UK, East Lindsey and South Holland District Councils are under a mandate to generate cost reductions. In some cases, these reductions have ranged up to 35 per cent of operating costs. To address this challenge, the councils created a company called Compass Point...
  • Blog Post: Information Security - Next Steps in Identity for UK Police Forces

    With the recent Police National Database (PND) and Identity and Access Management (IAM) initiatives a number of Police forces chose to deploy local IAM technologies, integrated with the Central Services PKI infrastructure and accredited by the ‘Scheme for Police’ standard, instead of the...
  • Blog Post: New FloodAlerts website goes live!

    We bring you quite a short blog posting today but one that is none the less important - a new FloodAlerts website . With all the very heavy rain expected over the coming hours and days (while the summer goes AWOL), a brand new FloodAlerts website has been launched by Microsoft partner Shoothill. Based...
  • Blog Post: What happens at the end of the Office 365 for education trial?

    Originally posted on the UK Education Cloud Blog. We thought this post might be of interest to a wider public sector audience... It’s less than 48 hours since Office 365 for education launched around the world but already I’m building up a nice list of frequently asked questions, first...
  • 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: Evidence that students do better with a PC at home

    ALL teachers, ALL schools and any parents can use the Get Online @ Home offer so EVERY student can have a PC at home and do better in school and in life! So here’s the evidence that students do better if they have a PC at home: The final evaluation of the Government’s “Home...
  • 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: Solidsoft builds revolutionary CloudStore for Government

    The Government’s new CloudStore went live on 20th February 2012 - a huge achievement both for the Government’s G-Cloud team and the Microsoft partner that built the store from scratch in just six weeks Solidsoft. Solidsoft CEO, Garth Pickup, says that his company relished the challenge whilst...
  • 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...
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