Author: Amber Stokes


 

 

OSC helps Dixons Retail transform the way its employees work together

OSC helps Dixons Retail transform the way its employees work together
By Amber Stokes | 14 August 2014

Amber Stokes finds out how staff at specialist electricals company are using collaboration to advance processes

Amber Stokes finds out how staff at specialist electricals company are using collaboration to advance processes

Report finds that mobile and online banking is on the rise in Britain

Report finds that mobile and online banking is on the rise in Britain
By Amber Stokes | 08 July 2014

The British Bankers Association report has also predicted that spend on contactless cards is expected to rise to £6.1 million a week this year

Finding new and better ways to share information to help make cities safer

Finding new and better ways to share information to help make cities safer
By Amber Stokes | 08 July 2014

Public safety and justice organisations need better and timelier access to information to help them deliver improved services to their growing cities. Amber Stokes reports

Public safety and justice organisations need better and timelier access to information to help them deliver improved services to their growing cities

Sunderland City Council wins UK Digital City of the Year award

Sunderland City Council wins UK Digital City of the Year award
By Amber Stokes | 30 June 2014

The council has been recognised for its improved digital services to citizens, enabled by Optevia’s Microsoft Dynamics CRM-based solution

Microsoft’s smartwatch rumoured to be released in October

Microsoft’s smartwatch rumoured to be released in October
By Amber Stokes | 30 June 2014

Reports have also revealed further features of the device, suggesting that its display may be on the underside of the band

First Direct launches its app, Banking on the Go, on Windows Phone 8

First Direct launches its app, Banking on the Go, on Windows Phone 8
By Amber Stokes | 27 June 2014

The move comes as the company announces that mobile access to its website is on the increase

Sunderland City Council implements Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Sunderland City Council implements Microsoft Dynamics CRM
By Amber Stokes | 27 June 2014

Local government improves customer experience and reduces costs through the use of Optevia's Microsoft Dynamics CRM-based solution

Local government improves customer experience and reduces costs through the use of Optevia's Microsoft Dynamics CRM-based solution

Leon County Schools deploys Windows 8 devices and Office 365

Leon County Schools deploys Windows 8 devices and Office 365
By Amber Stokes | 26 June 2014

The implementation is part of the US school district’s 1:1 mobile learning programme, which aims to empower its 34,000 students with 21st century skills

Accenture relocates its Innovation Center for Mobility in Barcelona

Accenture relocates its Innovation Center for Mobility in Barcelona
By Amber Stokes | 24 June 2014

The innovation centre showcases how mobile technologies can drive a high-performing digital business

Ohio government department redesigns case management system

Ohio government department redesigns case management system
By Amber Stokes | 16 June 2014

Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities implemented Microsoft Dynamics CRM to better serve citizens

Zottegem Municipality deploys Microsoft Office 365

Zottegem Municipality deploys Microsoft Office 365
By Amber Stokes | 13 June 2014

The Belgian municipality uses cloud-based business tools to communicate from anywhere and on any device in order to deliver better services to citizens

Innovation Group announces new mobile app for Windows 8.1

Innovation Group announces new mobile app for Windows 8.1
By Amber Stokes | 10 June 2014

Developed in partnership with Microsoft, the app aims to improve property and casualty insurance agent productivity

Maybank implements Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Maybank implements Microsoft Dynamics CRM
By Amber Stokes | 09 June 2014

Southeast Asia’s fourth largest bank has completely digitised previously paper intensive processes with Microsoft’s customer relationship management solution

Southeast Asia’s fourth largest bank has completely digitised processes with Microsoft’s customer relationship management solution

From standards to snow storms: meet BIAN’s executive director

From standards to snow storms: meet BIAN’s executive director
By Amber Stokes | 29 May 2014

Globetrotter Hans Tesselaar talks to Amber Stokes about his role at banking standards not-for-profit BIAN, and what he enjoys the most about travelling

Globetrotter Hans Tesselaar talks to Amber Stokes about his role at banking standards not-for-profit BIAN, and what he enjoys the most about travelling

Innovation in risk analytics

Innovation in risk analytics
By Amber Stokes | 28 May 2014

Amber Stokes talks to Microsoft’s Colin Kerr and Rupesh Khendry about how financial services organisations can combine modern cloud and big data solutions with traditional risk reporting tools to gain deeper risk insight

Amber Stokes talks to Microsoft’s Colin Kerr and Rupesh Khendry about the new ways financial services organisations can gain deeper risk insight

Microsoft announces 2014 Partner of the Year winners and finalists

Microsoft announces 2014 Partner of the Year winners and finalists
By Amber Stokes | 28 May 2014

Winners and finalists of the annual awards will be recognised at the 2014 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, held on 13-17 July in Washington DC 

Microsoft Azure powers backup of 2014 EU Parliamentary Elections results website

Microsoft Azure powers backup of 2014 EU Parliamentary Elections results website
By Amber Stokes | 27 May 2014

Microsoft provided the disaster recovery infrastructure for the election management solution provided by Microsoft Partner Scytl and TNS Opinion

Citi Private Bank deploys Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Citi Private Bank deploys Microsoft Dynamics CRM
By Amber Stokes | 23 May 2014

Amber Stokes finds out how the company is improving the experience for its ultra-high net worth customers with the help of Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Amber Stokes finds out how the company is improving the experience for its ultra-high net worth customers with the help of Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Introducing Smart Banking: the future of banking

Introducing Smart Banking: the future of banking
By Amber Stokes | 22 May 2014

Accenture, Avanade and Microsoft have pioneered an initiative that demonstrates how banks can implement modern technology for a more innovative experience for their customers. Amber Stokes reports

Accenture, Avanade and Microsoft have pioneered an initiative that can help banks improve the customer experience. Amber Stokes reports

Survey finds UK workers experience overconsumption of information

Survey finds UK workers experience overconsumption of information
By Amber Stokes | 21 May 2014

Microsoft’s Dave Coplin says organisations need to use modern technology in order to gain meaningful insight from the influx of big data

Microsoft enters smart home market through partnership with Insteon

Microsoft enters smart home market through partnership with Insteon
By Amber Stokes | 19 May 2014

Microsoft will start selling Insteon connected home products in US Microsoft stores in July 2014

LG working on a Windows Phone 8 smartphone?

LG working on a Windows Phone 8 smartphone?
By Amber Stokes | 15 May 2014

South Korean manufacturer is thought to have a Windows Phone 8 smartphone in the pipeline, after claiming in 2012 to have no plans to release one

Lenovo launches the ThinkPad 10

Lenovo launches the ThinkPad 10
By Amber Stokes | 13 May 2014

The new multimode, ten-inch Windows 8.1 tablet aims to provide business professionals with improved flexibility

Severe vulnerability exploits in Microsoft products decline by 70%

Severe vulnerability exploits in Microsoft products decline by 70%
By Amber Stokes | 08 May 2014

Findings in Microsoft’s new cybersecurity report suggest enhanced security in newer software is helping to prevent malicious cyber attacks

Barnardo’s develops new app with Microsoft

Barnardo’s develops new app with Microsoft
By Amber Stokes | 28 April 2014

The ‘Wud U?’ app aims to help teach young people about the dangers of child sexual exploitation