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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY IN GOVERNMENT, HEALTHCARE, EDUCATION AND PUBLIC SAFETY & NATIONAL SECURITY

Winter 2014 issue summary

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Editorial submissions: 24 November
Advertising submissions: 1 December
Publication date: 24 December

MARKETWATCH

A round up of the latest public sector technology announcements including industry trends, Microsoft and partner product releases and customer implementations. In this issue, we take a look at what education professionals will be talking about and sharing at this year's Bett show, which will take place from 21-24 January 2015 at the Excel in London.

VIEWPOINTS

Touch speaks to senior executives about the challenges and trends in the public sector today. Previous thought leaders include ICONICS' president and CEO Russ Agrusa, QNH Consulting’s Bjorn Schmitz and Imation Mobile Security’s Nicholas Banks.

EXECUTIVE INSIGHTS

Touch talks to senior executives in the public sector to get their perspective about issues that are affecting their industry. Past contributors include Hamburg CIO Jörn Riedel about a recent CityNext project.

FEATURE ARTICLE

Reducing the impact of the increasing threat of cyber attacks
A recent Microsoft Security Intelligence Report indicated a 70% decline in the number of severe vulnerabilities that were exploited in Microsoft products between 2010 and 2013, which may in part be due to the security enhancements that have been made to newer software. However, while the technical bar may have been raised for potential attackers, the report also found an increase in the use of deceptive tactics. In this article, we talk to Microsoft about the changing threat of cybersecurity and the steps organisations can take to better protect their data.

Microsoft spokesperson: Jennifer Byrne, Public Sector Chief Security Officer

IN PRACTICE

Touch highlights successful Microsoft and partner technology implementations at education, healthcare, government and public safety organisations across the globe. 

SIGN OUT

This piece provides readers with a profile or quick Q&A with one of the industry’s personalities.