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How tech is facilitating the transformation of governments

How tech is facilitating the transformation of governments
By Sean Dudley | 27 January 2017

Cloud computing and higher levels of mobility are allowing government organisations to reimagine their operational processes. Microsoft is helping to enable this transformation by delivering the trusted cloud services and technologies that allow organisations to better serve their citizens

Cloud computing and mobility are allowing government organisations to reimagine their processes

Why Carlsberg has chosen to create new experiences with Microsoft

Why Carlsberg has chosen to create new experiences with Microsoft
By Lindsay James | 27 January 2017

The world’s fourth largest brewery is leveraging a range of Microsoft tech including Office 365 and Azure

Retail Realm launches ‘RR mAX Pay’ for Microsoft Dynamics 365

Retail Realm launches ‘RR mAX Pay’ for Microsoft Dynamics 365
By Lindsay James | 27 January 2017

mAX Pay targets the fashion, specialty, grocery and pharmacy environments, among others

Five things to look forward to at CeBIT 2017

Five things to look forward to at CeBIT 2017
By Rebecca Lambert | 26 January 2017

AI, drones and driverless cars are just some of the tech developments going on show at the event

River Dell District enhances student engagement with Microsoft

River Dell District enhances student engagement with Microsoft
By Sean Dudley | 26 January 2017

Surface Pro 3 and HP devices helping to bring about higher levels of productivity and collaboration

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
 

How HoloLens will help transform the lives of engineers

How HoloLens will help transform the lives of engineers
By Lindsay James | 25 January 2017

Construction inspectors could use HoloLens to monitor problems without leaving their office

Cybersecurity must take centre stage in 2017, warns UK expert

Cybersecurity must take centre stage in 2017, warns UK expert
By Lindsay James | 25 January 2017

Stuart Aston, Microsoft’s UK national security officer, outlines his predictions for the year ahead

Microsoft appoints LinkedIn executive to new CTO role

Microsoft appoints LinkedIn executive to new CTO role
By Rebecca Gibson | 25 January 2017

Kevin Scott to drive joint initiatives to maximise Microsoft’s impact with members and customers

Microsoft’s School Data Sync solution now generally available

Microsoft’s School Data Sync solution now generally available
By Sean Dudley | 24 January 2017

Users can import information from Student Information Systems into Office 365

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

How Microsoft is leveraging AI’s transformative potential

How Microsoft is leveraging AI’s transformative potential
By Lindsay James | 23 January 2017

The new era of AI is driven by how computers can use almost limitless computing power in the cloud

Putting chatbots into action at T-Systems

Putting chatbots into action at T-Systems
By Rebecca Lambert | 23 January 2017

Pipa is helping T-Systems employees easily retrieve documents and book meetings with simple chat commands

Pipa is helping T-Systems employees easily retrieve documents and book meetings via simple chat commands

Canard uses Microsoft technology to enhance airport runway safety

Canard uses Microsoft technology to enhance airport runway safety
By Sean Dudley | 20 January 2017

Spanish company adopts Azure and SharePoint to support use of drones to monitor airport runways

Microsoft’s Cyber Defense Operations Center shares best practices

Microsoft’s Cyber Defense Operations Center shares best practices
By Rebecca Gibson | 20 January 2017

Microsoft aims to help enterprises protect against, detect and respond to cyber threats in real time

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

Reinvent your business with big data analytics

Reinvent your business with big data analytics
By Rebecca Gibson | 20 January 2017

Edward Curry, research leader at Insight NUI Galway and vice president at Big Data Value Association, tells us how he expects big data analytics to transform business operations across all industry sectors

Edward Curry from Insight NUI Galway tells us how big data analytics will transform business operations

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

Human skills could help reduce automation-related job losses

Human skills could help reduce automation-related job losses
By Rebecca Gibson | 19 January 2017

New Accenture report advises CEOs to re-skill employees to ensure they remain relevant

Disruption central to success in retail, says Richard Branson

Disruption central to success in retail, says Richard Branson
By Lindsay James | 18 January 2017

The keynote address at NRF 2017 saw Sir Richard Branson talk about the power of disruption

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

Microsoft purchases 3D data-optimisation developer Simplygon

Microsoft purchases 3D data-optimisation developer Simplygon
By Sean Dudley | 18 January 2017

Deal will support both companies’ aim to help ensure ‘3D For Everyone’.

Improving the ‘last mile’ of the consumer journey

Improving the ‘last mile’ of the consumer journey
By Sean Dudley | 18 January 2017

As a consumer, any disruption when receiving a product is unwanted. Phillipe Loeb of Dassault Systèmes, explains how the company is addressing issues that may arise in the ‘last mile’ of the customer journey

Phillipe Loeb of Dassault Systèmes solves the issues that may arise in the ‘last mile’ of the customer journey

NRF 2017: a round-up of the action from the retail show so far

NRF 2017: a round-up of the action from the retail show so far
By Rebecca Lambert | 17 January 2017

Microsoft partners demo IoT, cloud and augmented reality solutions

Gartner predicts increase in use of smartphones as physical access cards

Gartner predicts increase in use of smartphones as physical access cards
By Sean Dudley | 17 January 2017

Growth in mobile and cloud technologies set to have major impact on access practices

Deloitte predicts one billion devices will have biometric security in 2017

 Deloitte predicts one billion devices will have biometric security in 2017
By Rebecca Gibson | 17 January 2017

Analyst forecasts significant rise in the active base of fingerprint reader-equipped devices

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

Microsoft acquires deep learning startup Maluuba

Microsoft acquires deep learning startup Maluuba
By Lindsay James | 16 January 2017

Maluuba’s expertise in deep learning will help Microsoft to advance its strategy to democratise AI

Microsoft enhances its eDiscovery processes with Office 365

Microsoft enhances its eDiscovery processes with Office 365
By Sean Dudley | 13 January 2017

Organisation's legal team better positioned to gather vital information ahead of lawsuits

Microsoft StaffHub app now available worldwide

Microsoft StaffHub app now available worldwide
By Rebecca Gibson | 13 January 2017

New Office 365 app helps managers and employees schedule their work day

The shift in the way media companies need to deliver content

The shift in the way media companies need to deliver content
By Lindsay James | 13 January 2017

There’s a race going on to deliver media to virtually any device, anywhere and anytime. Tony Emerson tells us how Microsoft Azure is empowering the front-runners

Tony Emerson explains the demand for delivering media to virtually any device, anywhere and anytime

 

New Microsoft resources provide practical steps to digital transformation

New Microsoft resources provide practical steps to digital transformation
By Rebecca Lambert | 12 January 2017

A Gartner whitepaper and Microsoft e-book show leaders how to build a digital roadmap 

The technologies enabling the workplace of the future

The technologies enabling the workplace of the future
By Rebecca Gibson | 12 January 2017

Keith Hudgell and Greg John share how Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services and Microsoft’s joint Cloud Productivity and Mobility programme is driving Windows 10 and mobile adoption in EMEA

Keith Hudgell and Greg John explain HPE and Microsoft’s Cloud Productivity and Mobility programme

Worldwide robotics spending to double by 2020, predicts IDC

Worldwide robotics spending to double by 2020, predicts IDC
By Rebecca Gibson | 12 January 2017

Consumer, healthcare and retail sectors will record the fastest growth over the forecast period

Toni Townes-Whitley's passion to improve the public sector

Toni Townes-Whitley's passion to improve the public sector
By Lindsay James | 11 January 2017

Microsoft’s corporate vice president of the Worldwide Public Sector explains how she is helping to empower every citizen, government and public organisation on the planet to achieve more

Townes-Whitley on how she's helping to empower citizens, governments and public organisations

Avanade and Citrix expand cloud partnership

Avanade and Citrix expand cloud partnership
By Rebecca Gibson | 11 January 2017

Companies will integrate Citrix desktop and app virtualisation products with Microsoft Azure

Satya Nadella outlines his financial services digital transformation vision

Satya Nadella outlines his financial services digital transformation vision
By Sean Dudley | 10 January 2017

Microsoft CEO discusses AI, blockchain and cybersecurity at the FinTech Ideas Festival

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

Microsoft CEO to discuss AI and blockchain at the FinTech Ideas Festival

Microsoft CEO to discuss AI and blockchain at the FinTech Ideas Festival
By Rebecca Lambert | 09 January 2017

Satya Nadella will shed more light on Microsoft’s digital transformation strategy

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

IoT will be the single biggest security threat this year

IoT will be the single biggest security threat this year
By Lindsay James | 09 January 2017

The rise of DDoS attacks and botnets present security concerns around IoT, according to IDC

GCI acquires Freedom Communications

GCI acquires Freedom Communications
By Rebecca Gibson | 06 January 2017

Company aims to become UK’s top service providers for large-scale UC and Cloud PBX deployments

Services are more important than devices, says Microsoft manager

Services are more important than devices, says Microsoft manager
By Lindsay James | 06 January 2017

Microsoft's Derrick McCourt says that apps and services are more important to people than devices

Microsoft Azure earns HITRUST CSF certification

Microsoft Azure earns HITRUST CSF certification
By Rebecca Gibson | 05 January 2017

Azure is one of the first hyper-scale cloud computing platforms to be certified for healthcare

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

How artificial intelligence is transforming business

How artificial intelligence is transforming business
By Lindsay James | 05 January 2017

Artificial intelligence has had a remarkable rise to fame over the last decade, evolving from unsuccessful attempts at creating ‘thinking computers’ into something that will fundamentally transform our lives for the better

Industry experts discuss the evolution of AI and how it will transform business in the future

The Winter issue of The Record is out now

The Winter issue of The Record is out now
By Lindsay James | 04 January 2017

The Winter issue of The Record is out now and available to download free of charge in digital format

Microsoft to add new features to Office 365 throughout 2017

Microsoft to add new features to Office 365 throughout 2017
By Rebecca Gibson | 04 January 2017

Updates include Bitcoin for Excel and real-time translation and transcription for Skype meetings

Volvo adds Skype for Business to new 90 Series cars

Volvo adds Skype for Business to new 90 Series cars
By Rebecca Gibson | 04 January 2017

Microsoft's productivity tool will enable drivers to view meetings and join calls

CES 2017: Microsoft joins with partners to showcase connected car

CES 2017: Microsoft joins with partners to showcase connected car
By Rebecca Gibson | 03 January 2017

Companies to show how cloud and AI can enable safer and personalised in-car experiences

Businesses save time with TimeFleX group calendaring

Businesses save time with TimeFleX group calendaring
By Rebecca Lambert | 02 January 2017

TimeFleX tool simplifies group meeting scheduling and the management of appointments across the organisation

The impact of IoT on the manufacturing industry

The impact of IoT on the manufacturing industry
By Sean Dudley | 02 January 2017

While the internet of things brings a new set of benefits for manufacturing companies that want to stay ahead of the competition, it brings challenges too. Microsoft and its partners are helping to solve these challenges and make the benefits available to everyone

While the IoT brings a new set of benefits for manufacturers, it brings several challenges too

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


Nine ways Microsoft transformed enterprise business in 2016

Nine ways Microsoft transformed enterprise business in 2016
By Lindsay James | 30 December 2016

Our roundup of the best Microsoft stories from the last twelve months

Automating document management at Ex Arte

Automating document management at Ex Arte
By Rebecca Gibson | 29 December 2016

An Vander Aa highlights how Ex Arte is helping customers to optimise their operations by automating document management processes

An Vander Aa explains how Ex Arte is helping customers to optimise their operations

Improving performance and efficiency at Evalueserve

Improving performance and efficiency at Evalueserve
By Sean Dudley | 28 December 2016

Evalueserve reduces recovery time and proactively resolves issues in a virtualised environment thanks to the Veeam Availability Suite

How Evalueserve is reducing recovery time thanks to the Veeam Availability Suite

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 

Using tech to improve services to Australian businesses

Using tech to improve services to Australian businesses
By Lindsay James | 27 December 2016

Australia’s Department of Industry, Innovation and Science is leading the way in giving businesses faster, easier access to the information they need

Australia’s Department of Industry, Innovation and Science is reaping the rewards of new tech

Itron’s experience of migrating to Microsoft Azure

Itron’s experience of migrating to Microsoft Azure
By Lindsay James | 23 December 2016

Itron has turned to Microsoft Azure to deliver a better service to its utility customers and establish a platform for innovation

Itron has turned to Microsoft Azure to deliver a better service to its utility customers

Chula Vista PD to access criminal justice information

Chula Vista PD to access criminal justice information
By Sean Dudley | 23 December 2016

California force to use Azure and Microsoft Office 365 following CLETS approval

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

New cloud survey analyses modern trends and current business needs

New cloud survey analyses modern trends and current business needs
By Sean Dudley | 22 December 2016

Microsoft’s Julia White points to hybrid cloud models as being ‘a logical path forward’

Microsoft launches new consortium to fight avoidable blindness

Microsoft launches new consortium to fight avoidable blindness
By Sean Dudley | 21 December 2016

Partnership with L V Prasad Eye Institute will see advanced used of artificial intelligence

How St Margaret’s Hospice Care is delivering a better service

How St Margaret’s Hospice Care is delivering a better service
By Lindsay James | 21 December 2016

Cireson solutions enable the IT team at UK care provider to manage assets on the go

Cireson solutions enable the IT team at UK care provider to manage assets on the go

Microsoft outlines four green technology predictions for 2017

Microsoft outlines four green technology predictions for 2017
By Sean Dudley | 20 December 2016

Chief environmental strategist Rob Bernard discusses what the next 12 months could bring

Why companies should take a unified quality approach

Why companies should take a unified quality approach
By Sean Dudley | 20 December 2016

Companies across all sectors need to meet certain quality and compliance regulations. Dassault Systèmes’ Kevin O’Leary says that an opportunity to make a critical business difference also presents itself in this space

Dassault Systèmes’ Kevin O’Leary outlines the opportunity to make a critical business difference

Microsoft and AMIS build Asia’s first blockchain consortium

Microsoft and AMIS build Asia’s first blockchain consortium
By Rebecca Lambert | 19 December 2016

Pilot blockchain project developed on Azure aims to boost Taiwan’s fintech sector

Banks in Africa are transforming the way they do business

Banks in Africa are transforming the way they do business
By Lindsay James | 16 December 2016

A new report from Efma and Oliver Wyman highlights how African banks are embracing change

The cloud comes of age in capital markets

The cloud comes of age in capital markets
By Lindsay James | 16 December 2016

A new Celent report reveals an increased appetite for cloud-based services in capital markets

Azure IoT Hub update automates message routing logic

Azure IoT Hub update automates message routing logic
By Rebecca Lambert | 15 December 2016

The managed service helps companies manage their internet of things devices

Delivering invoices like Christmas presents

Delivering invoices like Christmas presents
By Andy Lilley | 15 December 2016

Andy Lilley of Bottomline Technologies explains the benefits of document traceability

Dassault Systèmes strengthens its simulation offering

Dassault Systèmes strengthens its simulation offering
By Lindsay James | 15 December 2016

The company has acquired Next Limit Dynamics, the developer of XFlow Technology

How Dutch cooperative Agrifirm is taking back control

How Dutch cooperative Agrifirm is taking back control
By Lindsay James | 15 December 2016

Agrifirm has turned to Barracuda to help its transition to the public cloud. As a result, it is experiencing greater productivity and increased security

Agrifirm has turned to Microsoft partner Barracuda to help its transition to the public cloud

 

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

IDC reveals worldwide robotics predictions

IDC reveals worldwide robotics predictions
By Rebecca Gibson | 14 December 2016

IDC predicts logistics, health, utilities and resources sectors will use robots by 2019

Microsoft extends services agreement with Accenture

Microsoft extends services agreement with Accenture
By Rebecca Gibson | 13 December 2016

Accenture will use AI and analytics to help Microsoft improve productivity and customer services

Gürmen Group optimises its fashion value chain

Gürmen Group optimises its fashion value chain
By Lindsay James | 12 December 2016

The Turkish menswear retailer has chosen the 'My Collection' solution from Dassault Systèmes

The top three traits that make a digital leader

The top three traits that make a digital leader
By Lindsay James | 12 December 2016

Microsoft’s Tito Arciniega outlines the key attributes of leaders in digital transformation 

Microsoft unveils a new 2017 event lineup

Microsoft unveils a new 2017 event lineup
By Lindsay James | 09 December 2016

WPC becomes 'Inspire' and Envision joins Ignite as Microsoft updates its 2017 conferences

How Microsoft will make mixed reality mainstream in 2017

How Microsoft will make mixed reality mainstream in 2017
By Lindsay James | 08 December 2016

Microsoft is embracing device innovation opportunities in mixed reality, gaming and cellular PCs

New blockchain partners come to Azure Marketplace

New blockchain partners come to Azure Marketplace
By Lindsay James | 08 December 2016

Microsoft has added two new solutions to its growing blockchain ecosystem in the Azure Marketplace

MJHS Health System harnesses Microsoft Office 365

MJHS Health System harnesses Microsoft Office 365
By Sean Dudley | 08 December 2016

New York public sector organisation able to deliver a higher standard of care to patients

European Commission approves Microsoft-LinkedIn deal

European Commission approves Microsoft-LinkedIn deal
By Rebecca Gibson | 07 December 2016

Microsoft to complete US$26 billion acquisition of the world’s largest professional network

Digital will influence over half of European retail sales by 2021

Digital will influence over half of European retail sales by 2021
By Lindsay James | 07 December 2016

New Forrester research reveals how digital technologies are reshaping the retail landscape

Companies drive revenue by innovating customer experience

Companies drive revenue by innovating customer experience
By Rebecca Gibson | 06 December 2016

Accenture study finds companies can gain 3-7% higher annualised revenue than their peers

Microsoft explains why Azure is perfect for financial firms

Microsoft explains why Azure is perfect for financial firms
By Lindsay James | 05 December 2016

Using the cloud can provide more flexibility to the service that firms receive, enabling innovation

Microsoft researchers make major breakthroughs in machine learning

Microsoft researchers make major breakthroughs in machine learning
By Lindsay James | 05 December 2016

Microsoft researchers want to make machine learning even more useful for a broader array of people


Accenture enters new partnership with Golden State Warriors

Accenture enters new partnership with Golden State Warriors
By Sean Dudley | 05 December 2016

NBA basketball team looking to enhance fan and community experience

IT leaders across Asia are prioritising hybrid cloud

IT leaders across Asia are prioritising hybrid cloud
By Lindsay James | 02 December 2016

A Microsoft survey of 1,200 IT leaders found increasing recognition of the importance of cloud 

London’s police officers use Microsoft Azure to fight crime

London’s police officers use Microsoft Azure to fight crime
By Lindsay James | 01 December 2016

The Metropolitan Police are using Azure to store and review footage from body worn cameras

Dassault Systèmes supports development of Ariane 6

Dassault Systèmes supports development of Ariane 6
By Sean Dudley | 01 December 2016

Winning Program solution supports development of next generation launcher

Dispelling the top six cloud myths of 2016

Dispelling the top six cloud myths of 2016
By Lindsay James | 30 November 2016

Despite the phenomenal growth of the cloud over the last few years, many misconceptions still exist

Banks need to better understand customers in 2017, finds new research

Banks need to better understand customers in 2017, finds new research
By Rebecca Gibson | 30 November 2016

New Forrester report highlights the need for banks to create clear customer experience visions

Microsoft expands its HoloLens solution to Japan

Microsoft expands its HoloLens solution to Japan
By Rebecca Gibson | 30 November 2016

Devices can be ordered from Microsoft Store and will start shipping in early 2017 

Microsoft shares its top Windows 10 devices for the holiday season

Microsoft shares its top Windows 10 devices for the holiday season
By Sean Dudley | 29 November 2016

Releases from Asus, Lenovo, HP and Dell harness everything from Cortana to Windows Ink

New RAC technology warns drivers before they break down

New RAC technology warns drivers before they break down
By Lindsay James | 28 November 2016

Using Microsoft’s Azure cloud service and analytics, RAC has developed a device that can detect faults


EEF predicts UK will play leading role in Industry 4.0

EEF predicts UK will play leading role in Industry 4.0
By Rebecca Gibson | 28 November 2016

Report says success will hinge on manufacturers’ strategies and ambitions

Siemens collaborates with LO3 Energy on blockchain microgrids

Siemens collaborates with LO3 Energy on blockchain microgrids
By Lindsay James | 24 November 2016

The first project of its kind in the world will see Siemens join forces with the US startup

Microsoft brings Office 365 to ten new markets

Microsoft brings Office 365 to ten new markets
By Sean Dudley | 24 November 2016

Company intends to launch productivity suite in 97 more market over the next year

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

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