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Thought leaders from across the IT and enterprise industries contribute articles to OnWindows.com and our quarterly print title OnWindows. Guest authors include experts from Microsoft and partner companies, IT developers and executives from some of the top organisations in the communications and media, financial services, manufacturing, public sector, and retail and hospitality industries.

The rise of technology in fashion retailing

The rise of technology in fashion retailing
By Guest | 14 December 2016

Uwe Hennig from Detego charts the rise of smart devices and IoT in fashion

Uwe Hennig from Microsoft partner Detego charts the rise of smart devices and IoT in fashion retailing

How to lower the cost of system integration

How to lower the cost of system integration
By Guest | 01 March 2017

Stefan Hoppe from OPC Foundation explains how manufacturers are realising the benefits of automation as they look to reduce system integration costs through information modelling standardisation

Stefan Hoppe from OPC Foundation explains the benefits of information modelling standardisation

The evolution of customer service in the telco industry

The evolution of customer service in the telco industry
By Guest | 27 February 2017

Running a successful telco or cable company against today’s backdrop of unprecedented change requires a customer-centric approach, says Microsoft’s Rainer Kellerhals

Microsoft’s Rainer Kellerhals says that today's telco companies need a customer-centric approach

How to effectively calculate quality management costs

How to effectively calculate quality management costs
By Guest | 24 February 2017

AX for Pharma enables pharmaceutical companies to understand and reduce the costs of total quality management procedures, says Massimo Crudeli

AX for Pharma's Massimo Crudeli explains how to reduce the costs of quality management

Smart manufacturing: bandwidth and security

Smart manufacturing: bandwidth and security
By Guest | 23 February 2017

In the first of a new series of four articles around the opportunity of Industry 4.0, Mike James from ATS Global looks at the need for more bandwidth and greater security

The first of a new series of articles from ATS Global's Mike James on the opportunity of Industry 4.0

How insurers can take the cost out of IFRS 17

How insurers can take the cost out of IFRS 17
By Guest | 22 February 2017

IFRS 17 budgets do not have to be massive: insurers can take advantage of a smart data platform to ensure cost-efficient implementation. Daniel Trzesniak from Systemorph explains

Daniel Trzesniak from Systemorph explains why IFRS 17 budgets do not have to be massive

The growing need for security intelligence

The growing need for security intelligence
By Guest | 20 February 2017

The findings of Kaspersky Lab’s recent Corporate IT Security Risks report not only put cybersecurity threats in a new perspective, they also reveal a serious problem and its possible solution. Mikhail Nagorny explains

Mikhail Nagorny outlines the findings of Kaspersky Lab’s recent report on cybersecurity threats

The secret to delivering smarter products, faster

The secret to delivering smarter products, faster
By Guest | 15 February 2017

Russell Brook from Siemens PLM Software says that 3D printing isn’t the only way to get consumer durables to market faster – integrated design is just as important

Russell Brook from Siemens PLM Software highlights the importance of integrated design

How to turn technical objectives into business value

How to turn technical objectives into business value
By Guest | 08 February 2017

Eric Melcher from Profisee says that, to truly sell the benefit of master data management technology to business leaders, business benefits must be highlighted

Eric Melcher from Profisee outlines the business benefits of master data management technology

Around-the-clock availability keeps customers loyal

Around-the-clock availability keeps customers loyal
By Guest | 03 February 2017

Stefan Gass from Veeam says that, in this digital age, unexpected downtime can be hugely damaging to companies – both financially and with regards to their reputation

Stefan Gass from Veeam says that unexpected downtime can be hugely damaging to companies


What does Avaya’s bankruptcy mean for business in the UK?

What does Avaya’s bankruptcy mean for business in the UK?
By Guest | 02 February 2017

Jon Seddon from GCI says that the days of outdated PBX-based telecoms are coming to an end

Jon Seddon from GCI says that the days of outdated PBX-based telecoms are coming to an end

Why you need to awaken your IT monster

Why you need to awaken your IT monster
By Guest | 01 February 2017

Existing and often disparate policy systems don’t have to block insurers from achieving the goal of developing the connected, digital business models that will enable them to stay competitive and enhance customer experience. Charlie Samolczyk from Willis Towers Watson explains further

Charlie Samolczyk from Willis Towers Watson explains how insurers can benefit from digital models

Entering a new world of industry collaboration

Entering a new world of industry collaboration
By Guest | 30 January 2017

Collaboration through SharePoint Online is driving the rapid growth of small and niche businesses worldwide which in turn regenerates local, regional, national and global economies for the benefit of us all. Ian McNeice from Morgan & Wolfe tells us more

Ian McNeice from Morgan & Wolfe outlines the potential of collaboration through SharePoint Online

Why manufacturers should visualise via the cloud

Why manufacturers should visualise via the cloud
By Guest | 25 January 2017

To meet a range of simulation and visualisation challenges, many manufacturers are turning to high performance computing and graphics accelerated application technologies. When used alongside cloud technologies, new levels of flexibility are attainable. Microsoft’s Simon Floyd explains

Microsoft’s Simon Floyd explains how new solutions used alongside the cloud can help improve flexibility
 

Social engineering: learn from the mistakes of Troy

Social engineering: learn from the mistakes of Troy
By Guest | 23 January 2017

Alun Rogers from risual argues that too many organisations leave the door to their data wide open

The art of creating customer-centric assortments

The art of creating customer-centric assortments
By Guest | 20 January 2017

Data analytics technologies are playing a key role in helping retailers plan product assortments that meet customer demand, drive sales and reduce inventory costs. Nick Bourland from JustEnough Software explains

Nick Bourland from JustEnough Software explains the role of data analytics in assortment planning

You’re in the cloud – what do you do now?

You’re in the cloud – what do you do now?
By Guest | 19 January 2017

Specialised management services are providing the resources and security levels necessary for companies to truly harness what the cloud offers. Emily Murphy from Hanu explains

Specialised management services can help companies to better harness the cloud, says Hanu's Emily Murphy

How to avoid a poor unified communications experience

How to avoid a poor unified communications experience
By Guest | 18 January 2017

Magnus Kristell from Quest says that a poor UC experience can be a major pitfall of remote working

How blockchain will shape the future of financial services

How blockchain will shape the future of financial services
By Guest | 16 January 2017

Blockchain technology has evolved to become a protocol that allows the recording of any type of transactions transferring value. This has huge implications for the future, says Magdalena Ramada from Willis Towers Watson

Magdalena Ramada from Willis Towers Watson explains the implications of the evolution of blockchain

Prototype your future

Prototype your future
By Guest | 09 January 2017

Anne Asensio explains how Dassault Systèmes’ DESIGNStudio is being used to help turn good ideas into a tangible reality

Dassault Systèmes’ DESIGNStudio is being used to help turn good ideas into a tangible reality

Seven trends impacting enterprises in 2017 and beyond

Seven trends impacting enterprises in 2017 and beyond
By Guest | 09 January 2017

Dell’s Jeff Clarke outlines the tech that he believes will change the way we do business in the coming year

Dell’s Jeff Clarke outlines the tech that he believes will change the way we do business in the coming year

Ensuring a friction-free retail experience

Ensuring a friction-free retail experience
By Guest | 05 January 2017

In the last of his series of articles, Microsoft’s Vic Miles looks at how Walmart is using technology innovation to achieve its goals

Microsoft’s Vic Miles looks at how Walmart is using technology innovation to achieve its goals

The availability risks of digital transformation

The availability risks of digital transformation
By Guest | 30 December 2016

With a growing number of companies rethinking their approach to business processes, their backup and disaster concepts become outdated. Peter Ruchatz from Veeam explains

Peter Ruchatz from Veeam explains the importance of protecting digital transformation investments


Top tech trends for retail in 2017

Top tech trends for retail in 2017
By Guest | 28 December 2016

Uwe Hennig from Detego explains how mobile devices, AI, IoT and digital fitting rooms will make their mark

Uwe Hennig from Detego says mobile devices, AI, IoT and digital fitting rooms will make their mark 

Outsourcing operations in the pharma industry

Outsourcing operations in the pharma industry
By Guest | 22 December 2016

External contractors are increasingly providing R&D and manufacturing services for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and solutions like AX for Pharma are playing a central role. Massimo Crudeli from AX for Pharma explains

External contractors are increasingly providing R&D and manufacturing services for pharma companies

Master data management comes of age

Master data management comes of age
By Guest | 24 November 2016

Eric Melcher from Profisee explains the enhancements and new capabilities for master data management in Microsoft SQL Server 2016

Eric Melcher from Profisee explains new capabilities for master data management in SQL Server 2016

Why software engineering should be considered a science

Why software engineering should be considered a science
By Guest | 18 November 2016

Mirko Baecker from Siemens PLM Software says that, for complex, safety-critical projects, software development is an engineering discipline

Mirko Baecker from Siemens PLM Software says that software development is an engineering discipline

How enterprises can achieve better control over their contracts

How enterprises can achieve better control over their contracts
By Guest | 17 November 2016

Samir Bodas from Icertis says that adopting a contract lifecycle management solution helps enterprises to gain a single source of truth for their contracts, improving business performance and revenue

Samir Bodas from Icertis says a contract lifecycle management solution can be of huge benefit

The transition to modelling uniquely innovative experiences

The transition to modelling uniquely innovative experiences
By Guest | 10 November 2016

Lisa Rivard from Dassault Systèmes says that by creating a single, online system in the cloud, organisations can improve design coordination and maximise the secure sharing and reuse of intellectual property

Lisa Rivard from Dassault Systèmes explains how manufacturing companies must evolve

Taming the information flood at Red Bull Media House

Taming the information flood at Red Bull Media House
By Guest | 08 November 2016

With a huge amount of information flooding journalists every hour of the day, a tool that can help to aggregate information and push forward the most relevant information can deliver tremendous efficiency benefits, says Andreas Gall at Red Bull Media House

Red Bull Media House's Andreas Gall explains how x.news is helping it to deliver information quickly

How technology is revolutionising law enforcement

How technology is revolutionising law enforcement
By Guest | 03 November 2016

Law enforcement agencies are increasingly turning to cloud and mobile solutions to enhance the safety of citizens in a secure and efficient way, explains Eric Basha from Microsoft

Microsoft's Eric Basha explains the benefits of using cloud and mobile solutions in law enforcement

The advantages of VM provision via cloud-based automation

The advantages of VM provision via cloud-based automation
By Guest | 01 November 2016

Kelverions Greg Charman explains how businesses can gain a new level of effortless regulation