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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.

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

Finding the truth in a non-stop avalanche of data

Finding the truth in a non-stop avalanche of data
By Guest | 24 August 2016

With data offering the potential to make significant enhancements to the business, the importance of ensuring it is reliable and trustworthy is paramount. Profisee’s Jeff Wilson explains

The importance of ensuring data is trustworthy is paramount. Profisee’s Jeff Wilson explains

Ransomware: making sure you're aware of the threat

Ransomware: making sure you're aware of the threat
By Guest | 24 August 2016

Nick Smith from Extrinsica Global explains how to prevent a ransomware attack

Simon Smith from Extrinsica Global explains how companies can prevent a ransomware attack

Streamlining the clinical supply chain with integrated ERP

Streamlining the clinical supply chain with integrated ERP
By Guest | 22 August 2016

Massimo Crudeli from AX for Pharma says that integrated enterprise resource planning platforms offer the perfect solution for successfully managing the supply chain for clinical trials

Massimo Crudeli from AX for Pharma outlines the benefits of integrated enterprise resource planning

Achieving unified corporate financial management

Achieving unified corporate financial management
By Guest | 19 August 2016

Carmela Owens of Tagetik told us how the company is helping insurance companies around the world to simplify and streamline business processes

Carmela Owens tells us how Tagetik is helping insurance companies around the world

Why telco companies should partner for growth

Why telco companies should partner for growth
By Guest | 18 August 2016

Steve Haworth from TeleWare explains that partnerships play a key role in helping telecommunications providers to improve customer experience, increase productivity and remain compliant

Steve Haworth from TeleWare explains that partnerships play a key role in helping telcos succeed

Effective analytics – with or without the cloud

Effective analytics – with or without the cloud
By Guest | 18 August 2016

Developing a meaningful business analytics strategy is a challenge for many organisations – especially those that are concerned about security. Bob Bedard from deFacto Global says that there is now a range of solutions that can help, either on-premise or in the cloud

Bob Bedard from deFacto Global explains how to achieve a meaningful business analytics strategy

Transforming the financial services industry with blockchain

Transforming the financial services industry with blockchain
By Guest | 17 August 2016

Today’s new economy is about more than goods and services – it is about sharing information and, ultimately, making transactions finally move at the speed of the internet. Blockchains are at the very heart of this. Microsoft’s Marley Gray explains

Microsoft’s Marley Gray explains how blockchain technology is at the crux of today's new economy

Becoming an insight-driven retail organisation

Becoming an insight-driven retail organisation
By Guest | 15 August 2016

Helping retailers to succeed in today’s competitive landscape is all about giving them choice and flexibility. Microsoft’s Karen Garrette and Luke Shave explain how the latest version of Dynamics AX is empowering retailers to stay one step ahead

Microsoft’s Karen Garrette and Luke Shave explain the benefits of the latest version of Dynamics AX

How the internet of experiences is transforming manufacturing

How the internet of experiences is transforming manufacturing
By Guest | 15 August 2016

In an age where connectivity and the internet of things are enabling new business processes, Dassault Systèmes is looking to move a step further and help deliver compelling and connected experiences. Olivier Ribet explains

Olivier Ribet explains how Dassault Systèmes is helping to deliver compelling experiences

Transforming customer relationships in manufacturing

Transforming customer relationships	 in manufacturing
By Guest | 10 August 2016

Colin Masson from Microsoft Business Solutions says that, by having a complete view of the customer journey and gaining information at every touchpoint, companies in the manufacturing industry can gain actionable insights

Colin Masson from Microsoft Business Solutions explains the benefits of actionable insights

Leveraging the value of integrated reporting

Leveraging the value of integrated reporting
By Guest | 05 August 2016

Marco Van der Kooij from Tagetik Benelux explains how integrated reporting can streamline the reporting framework and help organisations gain a reliable holistic overview of their corporate performance

Marco Van der Kooij from Tagetik Benelux outlines the benefits of integrated reporting

Success hinges on a deeper understanding of the cloud

Success hinges on a deeper understanding of the cloud
By Guest | 03 August 2016

Emily Murphy from Hanu says that, in order to maximise adoption, companies should start by looking at their own understanding of the benefits the cloud can bring

Emily Murphy from Hanu says that companies need to better understand the benefits of the cloud

Finding efficiencies in product design and manufacturing

Finding efficiencies in product design and manufacturing
By Guest | 01 August 2016

Aaron Frankel and Jan Larsson from Siemens PLM Software explain that it’s time to rethink dated approaches and bring the spirit of innovation to design, process planning and execution

Aaron Frankel and Jan Larsson from Siemens PLM Software praise the spirit of innovation

Flexible communication is key to success for law firms

Flexible communication is key to success for law firms
By Guest | 28 July 2016

Legal firms need to provide the communication channels that clients expect in order to gain the competitive edge, says Jon Seddon from Outsourcery

Jon Seddon from Outsourcery says that legal firms need to provide better communication channels

Ensuring public confidence in new technology

Ensuring public confidence in new technology
By Guest | 25 July 2016

Disruptive technologies such as blockchain are continuing to gather momentum and make the transition into the mainstream. But what role can insurance play in helping this technology thrive in the long run? Steve Magennis from Avanade explains

Steve Magennis from Avanade explains how the insurance sector can help new technology thrive

Transforming meetings with digital technologies

Transforming meetings with digital technologies
By Guest | 25 July 2016

Digital technologies are impacting almost every aspect of our lives, providing huge benefit. However, the way we conduct meetings is still very archaic. Alister Esam from eshare explains

The way we conduct meetings is still very archaic. Alister Esam from eshare offers a solution

ARC Group’s India Forum showcases new technologies

ARC Group’s India Forum showcases new technologies
By Guest | 22 July 2016

Sharada Prahladrao, editor and public relations manager, reports on ARC Advisory Group's 14th India Forum

The July event was themed ‘Industry in Transition: Navigating the New Age of Innovation’

The power of human touch in retail

The power of human touch in retail
By Guest | 13 July 2016

Natalie Bruins, head of marketing at K3 Retail, explains why empowered retail staff are key to creating joined-up customer journeys

K3 Retail's Natalie Bruins why empowered retail staff are key to creating joined-up customer journeys

Insuring tomorrow: the future of risk modelling

Insuring tomorrow: the future of risk modelling
By Guest | 07 July 2016

Jonathan Silverman explains how Microsoft and its partners are ensuring that the Microsoft Azure cloud helps insurers to manage risk modelling in a way that delivers immediate value

Jonathan Silverman explains how the Microsoft Azure cloud helps insurers manage risk modelling

Innovating the friction out of retail

Innovating the friction out of retail
By Guest | 05 July 2016

After spending the past two years in retail systems delivery, Microsoft’s Vic Miles has gathered a fresh perspective on the challenges that enterprise retailers face in their mission to increase their share of today’s empowered consumer’s wallet. Here he shares his thoughts

Microsoft’s Vic Miles explains how retailers can increase their share of the consumer's wallet

Accelerating public sector response times

Accelerating public sector response times
By Guest | 03 June 2016

Correspondence management solutions built on Optevia’s technology and Microsoft Dynamics CRM are transforming how the UK’s public sector organisations are handling public enquiries. Optevia’s Tim Vernon explains

Optevia’s Tim Vernon explains the benefit of correspondence management solutions