Winter 2014

OnWindows Magazine

Editor: Rebecca Lambert
Publication manager: Andy Clayton-Smith

The launch issue of OnWindows is out now, providing you with everything you need to know about enterprise technology on the Microsoft Windows platform.

In this issue, we consider the impact that cloud computing is having on large organisations today, and explore some of the ways in which Microsoft’s complete cloud offering is revolutionising the way businesses store and share information.

We also hear from some of the technology industry’s most influential people, including insight from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Michael Dell, plus interviews with executives that are responsible for technology implementations within their businesses, including Andres Wolberg-Stok at Citi, Ronan Dunne of Telefonica UK and Maurizio Davini at the University of Pisa.

Elsewhere in the magazine, you can read about some of the latest technology projects at companies including Cricket Australia, SpareBank 1, Rockwater Energy, Australia Gas and Light, and Malmo Aviation.

Magazine highlights


Enterprise technology news announcements


A roundup of key updates from Microsoft and its partners, including more on the latest Azure developments, trends to look out for in 2015 and much more

Hybrid: the next wave in cloud

The next wave in cloud

How Accenture, Avanade and Microsoft are helping businesses manage private and public clouds

The cloud will disappear

Damianos Soumelidis on why we’ll soon forget the cloud is even there

Supporting the cloud

Supporting the cloud

Ian Wells highlights the importance of a back-up plans


Rob Bernard

Rob Bernard

Microsoft’s first chief environmental strategist is taking on a new challenge. We find out more

Supporting the future workforce

Supporting the future workforce

Lindsay James finds out how the University of Pisa is backing R&D efforts

Laying the foundation for modern education

Laying the foundation

Mariëtta Rijnfrank on making best use of IT in schools

From paper to smart devices

From paper to smart devices

Alister Esam explains how easy it is to go paperless


The cloud revolution


Lindsay James explores how Microsoft’s complete cloud offering is revolutionising the way businesses store and share information

Satya Nadella


Having made significant changes since he took the helm at Microsoft last year, we find out more about Satya Nadella’s vision for the company and his aspirations for the future

Michael Dell


From the data centre to the cloud, we find out about Dell's top priorities

Security on the move

Nicholas Banks on the repercussions of poor data security


Microsoft Devices Group

Microsoft Devices Group

Improving product design with Dassault Systèmes software

The rise of connected devices

Soon, IoT devices will be in all of our homes. Rebecca Lambert reports

Paul Sicking

Paul Sicking

Siemens PLM Software’s CTO on tracking the latest trends

A fresh approach

A fresh approach

JDA’s new brand identity reasserts its commitment to innovation


Reaching out

Jacqui Griffiths finds out how Microsoft is helping banks better serve customers

Andres Wolberg-Stok

Andres Wolberg Stok

Citi’s executive on shifting perceptions and driving digital innovation

Accelerating speed to market

Accelerating speed to market

How start-ups are being given a helping hand by Microsoft

Solid security

Insight from Intel on managing security in a cost efficient manner

Customer-centric planning

Customer centric planning

Figlo and Advicent explain how they’re transforming financial planning

SpareBank 1


How Dynamics CRM is underpinning enhanced customer service


Why virtualised desktops are enhancing productivity at the French firm


Ronan Dunne

Ronan Dunne

Mobile is driving the digital revolution, says the Telefonica UK CEO

Cricket Australia

Australia vs India

New services bring live sport to fans on their mobile devices

Schiphol Telematics

Schiphol Telematics

With Avanade’s support, the telco operator is gaining agility


Creating connections with IoT

Creating connections with IoT

How IoT is transforming supply chains and customer experiences

NRF’s 2015 Big Show

NRFs 2015 Big Show

Why this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever

Winning in transition


Dave Ayling on entering the market with the right product

RBTE 2015

RBTE 2015

Matt Bradley tells us what’s in store at the upcoming show

Broadening horizons

Broadening horizons

K3 Retail is growing its presence and developing its expertise

Designing digital stores

Designing digital stores

Rebecca Gibson finds out more about Scala’s new platform

Planning ahead

Planning ahead

A profile on JustEnough Software’s retail planning solutions

Malmo Aviation


How Dell tablets are enhancing flight operations

The Last Word

IDC’s Denise Lund tells us more about the internet of things phenomenon

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