Author: Guest

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.

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

The need for improved cybersecurity in higher education

The need for improved cybersecurity in higher education
By Guest | 28 October 2016

Florian Malecki from Dell Security says that higher education IT professionals face an enormous task when it comes to enabling end users to maximise the benefits of increased mobility and connectivity, while keeping the institution’s network and data secure

Florian Malecki from Dell Security explains how to keep an institution’s network and data secure

How manufacturers can maximise their IIoT investments

How manufacturers can maximise their IIoT investments
By Guest | 26 October 2016

Manufacturers can benefit from the industrial internet of things and the cloud by optimising their Microsoft Azure IIoT investment, says Melissa Topp from ICONICS

Melissa Topp from ICONICS says that manufacturers can reap the rewards of IIoT with Azure

Cloud-ready security and enterprise performance

Cloud-ready security and enterprise performance
By Guest | 20 October 2016

Many organisations move applications to the cloud for reasons such as improved efficiency and access. What many do not realise is that modernising security can have the same effect, says Klaus Gheri at Barracuda Networks

Modernising security can improve efficiency and access, says Klaus Gheri at Barracuda Networks

D+IIoT = IDIOT?

D+IIoT = IDIOT?
By Guest | 19 October 2016

Manufacturers need to ensure buy in from across their organisation in order to achieve success with their digital manufacturing efforts. Mike James at ATS tells us more

Mike James at ATS shares how manufacturers can achieve success with digital manufacturing

Protective visibility over cyberattacks

Protective visibility over cyberattacks
By Guest | 19 October 2016

With increasingly complex and sophisticated methods of cyberattacks taking place both internally and externally, companies need to take the necessary steps to prevent problems arising, says James Richardson at Bottomline Technologies

Bottomline Technologies' James Richardson explains how companies can prevent cyberattacks

Putting information in the hands of manufacturers

Putting information in the hands of manufacturers
By Guest | 13 October 2016

Mary Hunter from Columbus UK says that, as manufacturers embrace digital transformation, it’s important to identify how and where business enhancements can be made

Mary Hunter from Columbus UK identifies business enhancements that can be achieved with digital tech

Redefining the banking model with managed cloud services

Redefining the banking model with managed cloud services
By Guest | 10 October 2016

Steve van den Heever explains how financial institutions that outsource non-core IT operations to managed cloud services providers like Dimension Data are gaining market-beating agility

Steve van den Heever says managed cloud services providers like Dimension Data enable greater agility

Advanced cyber threats: what to consider

Advanced cyber threats: what to consider
By Guest | 07 October 2016

Kirill Kertsenbaum from Kaspersky Lab says that cyberattacks are not only increasing in number, but they’re becoming far more sophisticated too. Securing your business against these attacks requires the right combination of intelligence and technology

Kirill Kertsenbaum from Kaspersky Lab outlines strategies for securing your business against attacks

Helping pharmaceutical companies to succeed in the future

Helping pharmaceutical companies to succeed in the future
By Guest | 06 October 2016

Claudia Rössler from Microsoft explains how companies in the pharmaceutical industry are reimagining their approach thanks to a swathe of new technologies

Microsoft's Claudia Rössler explains how pharmaceutical companies are preparing for the future 

The cloud prize: end to end solutions

The cloud prize: end to end solutions
By Guest | 03 October 2016

New cloud models are transforming businesses and providing them with something they’ve sought after for years: complete end-to-end solutions. Simon Smith from Extrinsica Global Limited explains

Simon Smith from Extrinsica Global explains how new cloud models are transforming business

Forging a cloud-first partnership

Forging a cloud-first partnership
By Guest | 03 October 2016

Citrix and Microsoft are working together to make it easier for customers and partners to make their business more agile, efficient and secure, says Bill Burley at Citrix

Bill Burley shares how Citrix and Microsoft are making businesses more agile, efficient and secure

Letting go of the nuts and bolts of insurance

Letting go of the nuts and bolts of insurance
By Guest | 30 September 2016

A large proportion of insurers cling on to every aspect of their IT systems, which are often made up of incumbent systems that only serve to weigh them down. Stephen Hollands from Willis Towers Watson says that letting go can be liberating

Stephen Hollands from Willis Towers Watson says insurers cling on to incumbent systems

Directions EMEA to showcase Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017

Directions EMEA to showcase Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017
By Guest | 30 September 2016

Magdalena Janas, marketing specialist at IT.integro and the Directions EMEA Committee, highlights what Microsoft partners and delegates can expect at the 2016 event this October

A look at the highlights Microsoft partners and delegates can expect this October

Ignite 2016: IBM showcases how it is working with Microsoft

Ignite 2016: IBM showcases how it is working with Microsoft
By Guest | 29 September 2016

Steven Jacobowitz, Associate Partner for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Global, outlines IBM’s focus at Ignite

Steven Jacobowitz shares the capabilities that IBM is presenting at Microsoft Ignite 2016

Helping retailers to become seamless and secure

Helping retailers to become seamless and secure
By Guest | 27 September 2016

This is the second in a series of articles by Microsoft’s Vic Miles that explores the need to innovate around the friction points of achieving retail goals. Here he looks at the metrics related to consumer engagement across channels

Microsoft’s Vic Miles looks at the metrics related to consumer engagement across channels

Protecting government agencies from cyberattacks

Protecting government agencies from cyberattacks
By Guest | 16 September 2016

A cybersecurity attack on a government agency can put the personal data of citizens and employees at risk and potentially have wider security and safety repercussions, says Microsoft’s Paul Hart

Microsoft’s Paul Hart says a cyberattack on a government agency can have huge repercussions

IoT brings new opportunities to manufacturing

IoT brings new opportunities to manufacturing
By Guest | 13 September 2016

A lot has been written in the last few years about the inexorable march towards an ‘everything sensored’ world. Mark Peterson from OSIsoft says this rapid rise of the internet of things will undoubtedly shape the future of manufacturing

Mark Peterson from OSIsoft says the rapid rise of IoT will undoubtedly shape the future of manufacturing

Managing an expanding manufacturing ecosystem

Managing an expanding manufacturing ecosystem
By Guest | 12 September 2016

Stefan Hoppe from OPC Foundation says that, with 50 million industrial automation devices connected to Azure, companies must embrace analytics and disruptive services

OPC Foundation's Stefan Hoppe says that companies must embrace analytics and disruptive services

Navigating the paradigm shift: capitalising on the cloud

Navigating the paradigm shift: capitalising on the cloud
By Guest | 09 September 2016

Eric Melcher from Profisee says that, with cloud computing now something of a staple in the technology space, companies must make sure they are in the best position to capitalise on the possibilities it presents

Eric Melcher from Profisee explains what companies must do to capitalise on the cloud

How retailers can balance customer appeal and profit

How retailers can balance customer appeal and profit
By Guest | 08 September 2016

Keith Whaley from JustEnough says that creating visually compelling assortments that drive customer sales and profit is challenging, but can be easily achieved with the help of analytics

Keith Whaley from JustEnough says analytics can help create visually compelling assortments

Meeting the challenges of the mobile revolution

Meeting the challenges of the mobile revolution
By Guest | 07 September 2016

The mobile revolution has been both blessing and curse for organisations. While it has enabled workers to be more productive away from the office, it has also introduced a whole host of new security threats. Florian Malecki from Dell Security explains further

Florian Malecki from Dell Security says the mobile revolution has introduced a host of security threats

Scaling solutions to meet customer needs

Scaling solutions to meet customer needs
By Guest | 01 September 2016

ICONICS has provided analytics and mobile software solutions for manufacturing, industrial and energy customers for the past 30 years and is still at the forefront of the industry

ICONICS has provided its software solutions for manufacturing customers for the past 30 years

What's needed to create a smart city foundation

What's needed to create a smart city foundation
By Guest | 01 September 2016

Russ Vanos from Itron says that, in order to create and progress as a smart city, a clear roadmap and plan of action is vital

Russ Vanos from Itron explains the secrets to creating and progressing as a smart city

Reaping the rewards of cloud-based financial systems

Reaping the rewards of cloud-based financial systems
By Guest | 31 August 2016

As more companies begin to understand the role technology can play in enhancing their processes and practices, a growing number are looking to move their financial systems to the cloud. Andy Lilley from Bottomline Technologies tells us more

Andy Lilley from Bottomline Technologies explains how the cloud can enhance business processes

Manufacturing today: is industry 4.0 really smart?

Manufacturing today: is industry 4.0 really smart?
By Guest | 25 August 2016

In the latest of his series of articles, Mike James from ATS discusses what the word ’smart’ really means in relation to today’s advanced world of manufacturing

Mike James from ATS discusses what the word ’smart’ really means to manufacturers today