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  • 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: Windows for Submarines Part 2

    My original blog posting on Windows for Submarines seems to have caused a bit of a stramash in the blogsphere. The comments vary from Victor Meldrew ‘I don’t believe it’ incredulity about the potential for the blue screen of death (that’s the way the commentators put it, not me) to the recognition that...
  • Blog Post: National Offenders Management Service saves at least £5K per employee with secure remote working solution

    When new restrictions on the removal of laptops from the workplace were imposed after the spate of highly publicised Government data breaches, staff at the National Offenders Management Service (NOMS) started to avoid working remotely. This lead to a decline in the quality of service they provided and...
  • Blog Post: St George’s Day

    I will admit it - I am Scottish so tend to put my celebratory energies into St. Andrew’s Day (November 30 th ) rather than St. George’s Day. Did your town hall or government building proudly fly the flag of St. George? Being a citizen of the UK involves being part of a multicultural community with...
  • Blog Post: New Desktop Deployment Centre

    Deployment of new solutions can be a daunting prospect and when you're investing in new software to help you improve productivity you want to be sure you're maximising your assets to the full and deploying them successfully. To help with this, we have a new Desktop Deployment Centre for Windows Vista...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 roadshow

    The TechNet roadshows are coming soon - in April and May the team will be on their way around the country, talking about (and showing) lots more of Windows Server 2008 and the other products launched this week. I know that the launch event in Birmingham in March was filled up very quickly, and there...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista SP1 is coming...

    One for IT Managers: We've announced that Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista will be released in the first quarter 2008, which is good news for those who are waiting for this before doing widescale deployments of the new operating system across your departments. In advance of that, the beta is available...
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