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Companies challenged to provide UC to remote workers

Companies challenged to provide UC to remote workers
By Rebecca Gibson | 11 March 2016

Dell says 95% of enterprises unable to deliver same services as for office workers

SQL Server 2016: delivering mission-critical intelligence

SQL Server 2016: delivering mission-critical intelligence
By Lindsay James | 11 March 2016

The new database will enable enterprises to leverage data to great effect

Microsoft makes latest version of Dynamics AX available globally

Microsoft makes latest version of Dynamics AX available globally
By Sean Dudley | 10 March 2016

Enterprise resource planning solution brings the speed and intelligence of the cloud to users

Unlocking the single view with mobility innovation

Unlocking the single view with mobility innovation
By Guest | 10 March 2016

Financial services institutions have always sought to gain the competitive advantage by differentiating their offerings. The prospect of true mobility has been seen as the next big advance for some time now. Andy Ward-Webb from Pythagoras questions if this advance has finally arrived in the UK

Andy Ward-Webb from Pythagoras takes a look at the UK's advance of true mobility

Enabling an always-on business for Ambu

Enabling an always-on business for Ambu
By Lindsay James | 10 March 2016

Global medical equipment company resuscitates 24/7 availability with Veeam Backup & Replication

Global medical equipment company resuscitates 24/7 availability thanks to Veeam solutions

Organisations feel unprepared to ward off malware attacks

Organisations feel unprepared to ward off malware attacks
By Rebecca Gibson | 10 March 2016

Dell survey shows only 20% of enterprises are confident they can protect critical data

Insurers must transform to serve today’s customers

Insurers must transform to serve today’s customers
By Lindsay James | 09 March 2016

Automation and flexible infrastructure are among the top requirements for digital innovations

Record numbers attend RSA Conference 2016

Record numbers attend RSA Conference 2016
By Rebecca Gibson | 08 March 2016

World’s biggest information security conference was held in San Francisco last week

Microsoft reveals details of upcoming SQL Server 2016 release

Microsoft reveals details of upcoming SQL Server 2016 release
By Sean Dudley | 08 March 2016

SQL Server to also be brought to Linux to expand offering to more customers

Transforming IT for business-centric service provision

Transforming IT for business-centric service provision
By Lindsay James | 07 March 2016

Matthew Carr of Savision discusses how investing in dashboarding solutions for Operations Manager can bring opportunities to move the IT organisation to a service delivery model

Matthew Carr of Savision outlines the benefits of dashboarding solutions for Operations Manager

Simplify your life with voice technologies

Simplify your life with voice technologies
By Guest | 07 March 2016

Financial institutions are always looking for new ways to simplify banking apps, and this is where the use of voice comes into its own. ebankIT’s João Lima Pinto says that voice can be used to avoid passwords and complex authentication mechanisms, and to control banking features

Voice can provide competitive advantage for banks, says João Lima Pinto from ebankIT

The industrial internet of things data economy

The industrial internet of things data economy
By Guest | 07 March 2016

Faced with increasing cost pressures, today’s leading manufacturers are turning to the industrial internet of things in order to create new efficiencies and boost revenue. OSIsoft's Peter Bentley tells us more

OSIsoft's Peter Bentley explains the opportunities coming from the industrial internet of things

Increase in US consumers using wearable tech to monitor health

Increase in US consumers using wearable tech to monitor health
By Sean Dudley | 04 March 2016

Use of mobile health apps has doubled in two years according to new Accenture report

Vestas Wind Systems adopts Dassault Systèmes platform

 Vestas Wind Systems adopts Dassault Systèmes platform
By Rebecca Gibson | 04 March 2016

Wind turbine manufacturer uses solution to unify systems across global manufacturing network

Making the supermarket of the future a reality

Making the supermarket of the future a reality
By Jacqui Griffiths | 03 March 2016

The future of shopping has been made a reality thanks to an innovative partnership between Accenture, Avanade, Microsoft, Intel and Italy’s largest supermarket chain, Coop Group

Accenture, Avanade, Microsoft, Intel and supermarket chain, Coop Group have joined forces

The biggest trends for forward-looking cities

The biggest trends for forward-looking cities
By Jacqui Griffiths | 03 March 2016

Digitisation, tourism, transportation and public safety are trending for forward-looking cities, says Microsoft’s Paul Hart

Microsoft’s Paul Hart outlines the impact of digitisation, tourism and public safety

Industry 4.0 and the smart services welt

Industry 4.0 and the smart services welt
By Guest | 03 March 2016

Visionaries predict that the factories of the future will be 30% more productive as a result of smart services. To achieve this, Mike James from ATS says that today’s manufacturers need to invest in building algorithms for small data

Mike James from ATS says that manufacturers need to invest in building algorithms for small data

Dassault Systèmes to help Bureau Veritas improve ship certification

Dassault Systèmes to help Bureau Veritas improve ship certification
By Rebecca Gibson | 03 March 2016

3DEXPERIENCE platform will be used to assess ships and equipment throughout their lifecycles

Healthcare industry seeking greater efficiency through technology

Healthcare industry seeking greater efficiency through technology
By Sean Dudley | 02 March 2016

Cloud use also growing according to the Dell Global Technology Adoption Index

Preparing for the next generation of insurance

Preparing for the next generation of insurance
By Lindsay James | 02 March 2016

Capgemini and Efma's World Insurance Report 2016 outlines the latest industry trends

Microsoft to start shipping HoloLens Development Edition

Microsoft to start shipping HoloLens Development Edition
By Sean Dudley | 01 March 2016

Developer applicants able to receive device that supports holographic computing from 30 March

RSA Conference 2016 opens in San Francisco

RSA Conference 2016 opens in San Francisco
By Rebecca Gibson | 01 March 2016

Annual conference focuses on finding ways to improve information security

Creating the digital insurer of the future

Creating the digital insurer of the future
By Guest | 29 February 2016

By unlocking digital experiences for customers and staff, insurers can enable unique insight and engagement. Microsoft’s Dennis Vanderlip explains

Today's insurers need unique insight and engagement, says Microsoft’s Dennis Vanderlip

Reimagining retail with 3D technologies

Reimagining retail with 3D technologies
By Guest | 29 February 2016

Planning where to place products in store can be difficult, but this process plays an essential role in driving retail sales and, ultimately, profitability. Dassault Systèmes believes 3D virtual technology is the key to success

Dassault Systèmes believes 3D technology is the key to success when it comes to store planning


International School of Stuttgart standardises its use of Office 365

International School of Stuttgart standardises its use of Office 365
By Sean Dudley | 29 February 2016

Microsoft FastTrack helps German school migrate staff and students to new platform

Dell adds series of new solutions to its data protection portfolio

Dell adds series of new solutions to its data protection portfolio
By Sean Dudley | 26 February 2016

New releases help better protect business-critical systems, applications and data

Microsoft to acquire Xamarin to create better tools for developers

Microsoft to acquire Xamarin to create better tools for developers
By Lindsay James | 26 February 2016

Microsoft will acquire Xamarin, a platform provider for mobile app development

Project delivery with digital technologies

Project delivery with digital technologies
By Guest | 25 February 2016

Capital projects rarely come bigger or more complex than those in the energy sector. However, with just 5% of projects meeting their authorised cost and time goals, the industry needs to rethink project delivery. Eduard Marfa from Siemens PLM Software tells us more

Eduard Marfa from Siemens PLM Software outlines the need to rethink project delivery


Finding the right business IT solution for fast growth

Finding the right business IT solution for fast growth
By Guest | 25 February 2016

Advantage Business Systems’ Mark Howe advises how small- and medium-sized enterprises can find the right business solution and IT system to support business growth

Advantage Business Systems’ Mark Howe advises how SMEs can find the right IT system

Micro Focus releases new version of Atlas delivery platform

Micro Focus releases new version of Atlas delivery platform
By Sean Dudley | 25 February 2016

Latest edition helps users align business needs with agile delivery

Retail financial services and the espresso capsules

Retail financial services and the espresso capsules
By Guest | 24 February 2016

With companies increasingly focusing on customer service, all too often internal processes are slipping under the radar. Cherif Bedran from Information Management explains

Information Management's Cherif Bedran outlines ­the importance of tracking internal expenses

Document management for accounts receivable

Document management for accounts receivable
By Guest | 24 February 2016

Metafile’s Alyssa Putzer says document management can transform accounts receivable

Metafile’s Alyssa Putzer says document management can transform accounts receivable

RBTE reveals Innovation Trail and Awards shortlist nominees

RBTE reveals Innovation Trail and Awards shortlist nominees
By Sean Dudley | 24 February 2016

Winner to be unveiled at event in London that takes place from 9-10 March. 

Microsoft helping to enhance healthcare in Latin America

Microsoft helping to enhance healthcare in Latin America
By Sean Dudley | 23 February 2016

Azure platform being used to track patients and deliver a higher level of service

Worldwide malware attacks almost doubled to reach 8.19 billion in 2015

Worldwide malware attacks almost doubled to reach 8.19 billion in 2015
By Rebecca Gibson | 23 February 2016

Dell's security report shows surge in the number and type of malware threats last year

Advantage Business Systems launches FastTrack Business Suite

Advantage Business Systems launches FastTrack Business Suite
By Rebecca Gibson | 23 February 2016

Microsoft technology-based solution helps small enterprises to manage business more easily

New Windows 10 devices revealed at Mobile World Congress

New Windows 10 devices revealed at Mobile World Congress
By Sean Dudley | 22 February 2016

ALCATEL, Lenovo and HP unveil details of upcoming releases at event in Barcelona, Spain

Microsoft HoloLens makes its debut in space

Microsoft HoloLens makes its debut in space
By Lindsay James | 22 February 2016

Two Microsoft HoloLens devices are being used as a part of NASA’s Sidekick project


Considering how to keep workloads safe and users happy

Considering how to keep workloads safe and users happy
By Guest | 19 February 2016

Veeam’s Mike Resseler explains why companies should consider their endpoint strategy

Vertafore launches new CRM system for the insurance industry

Vertafore launches new CRM system for the insurance industry
By Sean Dudley | 19 February 2016

Agency SalesTrack leverages Microsoft Dynamics CRM and centralises customer information

US Department of Defense to upgrade to Windows 10 in 2016

US Department of Defense to upgrade to Windows 10 in 2016
By Rebecca Gibson | 19 February 2016

Four million devices and IT systems to be upgraded to boost cyber security

W3C accelerates efforts to build a more secure web

W3C accelerates efforts to build a more secure web
By Lindsay James | 19 February 2016

Founders of the web recognise the critical role of strong authentication

Dassault Systèmes launches new Perfect Production solution

Dassault Systèmes launches new Perfect Production solution
By Sean Dudley | 18 February 2016

New release will help CPG and retail companies improve plant efficiency, productivity and flexibility

New World Bank report highlights benefits of digital transformation

New World Bank report highlights benefits of digital transformation
By Lindsay James | 18 February 2016

The World Bank’s new study shares views on how to sustainably deliver ‘digital dividends’ to all



Making revenue outside of the bank branch

Making revenue outside of the bank branch
By Lindsay James | 17 February 2016

Lindsay James speaks to Brett King, renowned futurist and CEO of mobile bank Moven, to find out why so many banks are struggling to make headway in the digital space

Moven's Brett King says banks need to invest outside the branch to succeed in the future

UK banks must improve security to protect customer data

UK banks must improve security to protect customer data
By Rebecca Gibson | 16 February 2016

Florian Malecki, international product marketing director at Dell Security, shares his top tips to help financial institutions keep customer data secure when sharing it with third parties

Dell's Florian Malecki shares how to secure data when sharing it with third parties

Preventing migration mainframe nightmares

Preventing migration mainframe nightmares
By Guest | 15 February 2016

Critical mainframe migrations can be risky, but companies can take several easy steps to guarantee project success, says Herman Eggink from Asysco

Asysco's Herman Eggink says that companies can take several steps to ensure success


Goodyear Tire & Rubber improves staff efficiency with Office 365

Goodyear Tire & Rubber improves staff efficiency with Office 365
By Sean Dudley | 12 February 2016

Employees able to communicate and collaborate more easily across geographies and time zones

Microsoft creates proof-of-concept portal for military

Microsoft creates proof-of-concept portal for military
By Rebecca Gibson | 12 February 2016

Cloud-based portal could be used to help plan, monitor and execute military operations

Using virtualisation to modernise education

Using virtualisation to modernise education
By Rebecca Gibson | 12 February 2016

Dell Wyse vWorkspace technology has helped Parkdale Secondary School to deploy a bring your own device strategy and meet increasing demand for IT in classrooms despite funding cuts

Learn how Dell has helped Parkdale Secondary School to deploy a bring your own device strategy

The affordable way for SMEs to go paperless

The affordable way for SMEs to go paperless
By Guest | 12 February 2016

Metafile’s Alyssa Kadansky outlines how SMEs can go paperless without big investments

Metafile’s Alyssa Kadansky outlines how SMEs can go paperless without big investments

Transforming the viewing experience with the cloud

Transforming the viewing experience with the cloud
By Rebecca Gibson | 11 February 2016

We explore how TV networks and broadcasters are harnessing cloud technologies to transform the way they deliver live and video-on-demand content to their viewers

Broadcasters are harnessing cloud technologies to transform the way they deliver content 

Microsoft’s Employee Giving programme raises US$125 million

Microsoft’s Employee Giving programme raises US$125 million
By Lindsay James | 11 February 2016

Microsoft employees raised record-breaking amounts for schools and nonprofits in 2015

Acer and Microsoft expand availability of productivity services

Acer and Microsoft expand availability of productivity services
By Sean Dudley | 11 February 2016

Company to pre-install Microsoft services and apps on selected Android smartphones and tablets

Boosting collaboration at Emery Oleochemicals

Boosting collaboration at Emery Oleochemicals
By Lindsay James | 10 February 2016

With help from Avanade, Emery Oleochemicals has implemented a SharePoint-based intranet called FRIDAY to enable its geographically dispersed teams to better collaborate with each other

Emery Oleochemicals has implemented a SharePoint-based intranet called FRIDAY

How Veeam and Microsoft are helping extri:co reach new markets

How Veeam and Microsoft are helping extri:co reach new markets
By Lindsay James | 10 February 2016

extri:co selected Microsoft Azure because of its high performance and fast, scalable services

Delivering better retail experiences: why bricks and mortar must evolve

Delivering better retail experiences: why bricks and mortar must evolve
By Guest | 10 February 2016

Retailers need to deliver a rich, personalised service in their physical stores in order to match the exceptional experience that customers receive online, says Wincor Nixdorf’s Thomas Fell

Wincor Nixdorf’s Thomas Fell says retailers need to deliver rich, personalised experiences in store


Bank-fintech alliances to revolutionise B2B payments

Bank-fintech alliances to revolutionise B2B payments
By Lindsay James | 10 February 2016

Banks and fintechs should collaborate rather than compete, says new Deutsche Bank whitepaper

Worldwide IT spending forecast to hit US$2.8 trillion in 2019

Worldwide IT spending forecast to hit US$2.8 trillion in 2019
By Rebecca Gibson | 10 February 2016

IDC predicts US and Canada to provide the largest share of global IT spending over the next four years

Gartner identifies Microsoft as a BI and analytics platform leader

Gartner identifies Microsoft as a BI and analytics platform leader
By Sean Dudley | 09 February 2016

New report places company furthest in vision within the Leaders quadrant

Retailers must rethink how they personalise the shopping journey

Retailers must rethink how they personalise the shopping journey
By Rebecca Gibson | 09 February 2016

Retailers need to strike a careful balance between 'cool' and 'creepy' personalisation efforts

Naval defence expert DCNS selects DS’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform

Naval defence expert DCNS selects DS’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform
By Sean Dudley | 08 February 2016

Platform to aid design, engineering and construction of company’s naval defence solutions

Retailers failing to meet consumer demand for mobile shopping

Retailers failing to meet consumer demand for mobile shopping
By Rebecca Gibson | 08 February 2016

Accenture study finds that consumers expect to access more retail services via mobile

GoPro and Microsoft sign licensing agreement

GoPro and Microsoft sign licensing agreement
By Lindsay James | 08 February 2016

The new licensing agreement with GoPro will cover file storage and other system technologies

One million students to get free access to Office 365 Education

One million students to get free access to Office 365 Education
By Sean Dudley | 05 February 2016

Microsoft works with New York City Council and US Department of Education to launch new initiative

How Dell is building the world's infrastructure

How Dell is building the world's infrastructure
By Rebecca Gibson | 05 February 2016

From expanding its data analytics, security and data centre portfolios, to targeting the hybrid cloud with Microsoft, we highlight how Dell’s chairman and CEO Michael Dell plans to help customers develop future-ready businesses

How Dell’s chairman and CEO Michael Dell is helping customers to develop future-ready businesses

Driving digital transformation and gaining better insight

Driving digital transformation and gaining better insight
By Jacqui Griffiths | 05 February 2016

We spoke to Rupesh Khendry and Peter Hazou to find out what customers were talking about at Sibos 2015

Rupesh Khendry and Peter Hazou tell us what customers were talking about at Sibos 2015


Business intelligence market to reach US$16.9 billion in 2016

Business intelligence market to reach US$16.9 billion in 2016
By Lindsay James | 04 February 2016

New Gartner report says the shift to modern BI and analytics has now reached a tipping point

Microsoft releases the Microsoft Azure IoT Hub

Microsoft releases the Microsoft Azure IoT Hub
By Rebecca Gibson | 04 February 2016

Hub enables secure two-way communication between devices and cloud solutionsl

Profisee updates its Maestro master data management platform

Profisee updates its Maestro master data management platform
By Sean Dudley | 03 February 2016

Version 4 includes enhanced integration, administrative and deployment capabilities

Bouncing back: document management for disaster recovery

Bouncing back: document management for disaster recovery
By Guest | 03 February 2016

Metafile’s Alyssa Kadansky explains how document management can help when disaster strikes

Microsoft to acquire SwiftKey to boost smartphone productivity

Microsoft to acquire SwiftKey to boost smartphone productivity
By Rebecca Gibson | 03 February 2016

Microsoft plans to continue developing SwiftKey’s keyboard apps for Android and iOS

Asia Pacific manufacturing spend to grow between 2015 and 2019

Asia Pacific manufacturing spend to grow between 2015 and 2019
By Rebecca Gibson | 02 February 2016

IDC report shows that spending will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 4.8%

How retailers can make the digital leap

How retailers can make the digital leap
By Sean Dudley | 01 February 2016

The retail industry is in the midst of a significant transformation, with digital technologies at the heart of the change. We find out how Microsoft and its partners are supporting retailers as they look to reinvent themselves and meet the needs of the modern consumer

How Microsoft and its partners are helping retailers to transform by using digital technologies


Dassault Systémes is reimagining retail with 3D technologies

Dassault Systémes is reimagining retail with 3D technologies
By Rebecca Gibson | 01 February 2016

Planning where to place products in store can be difficult, but this process plays an essential role in driving retail sales and, ultimately, profitability. Philippe Loeb explains why Dassault Systèmes believes 3D virtual technology is the key to success

Philippe Loeb explains why Dassault Systèmes' 3D virtual technology is key to planning store layouts

Microsoft supports White House scheme to boost computer science

Microsoft supports White House scheme to boost computer science
By Rebecca Gibson | 01 February 2016

Microsoft supports US government effort to bring computer science teaching to all American students

Cushman & Wakefield signs up for Microsoft Office 365 E5 suite

Cushman & Wakefield signs up for Microsoft Office 365 E5 suite
By Sean Dudley | 01 February 2016

Real estate services provider able to provide unified communications and collaboration for staff

How banks can keep pace with fintech providers

How banks can keep pace with fintech providers
By Lindsay James | 01 February 2016

Citi’s Andres Wolberg-Stok shares his thoughts on the future impact of the fintech industry

RMS to showcase Metro solution at RBTE this March

RMS to showcase Metro solution at RBTE this March
By Rebecca Gibson | 29 January 2016

Reatilers can use the Azure-based solution to manage all areas of their business

Temenos launches new platform for fintech providers

Temenos launches new platform for fintech providers
By Lindsay James | 29 January 2016

The Temenos MarketPlace store and website helps financial institutions to discover the latest tech

Big data analytics leads to 25% more revenue in Asian markets

Big data analytics leads to 25% more revenue in Asian markets
By Lindsay James | 29 January 2016

Efma and NRI findings illustrate the benefits of using big data analytics in Asian markets

Four winning approaches to payments in 2016

Four winning approaches to payments in 2016
By Rebecca Gibson | 28 January 2016

Chloe Rigby, editor of InternetRetailing.net, outlines how retailers can successfully develop and implement new processes to make digital payments easier for customers

Chloe Rigby outlines how retailers can successfully make digital payments easier for customers

Winners in the digital economy will place people first, predicts Accenture

Winners in the digital economy will place people first, predicts Accenture
By Rebecca Gibson | 28 January 2016

Comapnies should adopt a people-first approach to create business models that drive digital disruption

Health IT must shift towards empowerment and collaboration

Health IT must shift towards empowerment and collaboration
By Sean Dudley | 27 January 2016

Microsoft’s Dennis Schmuland highlights need to connect team members 

Microsoft advances AI with open source toolkit

Microsoft advances AI with open source toolkit
By Lindsay James | 27 January 2016

Microsoft has released CNTK, its open source deep learning toolkit, on GitHub

Microsoft and Olio Devices to share patent licence for wearable devices

Microsoft and Olio Devices to share patent licence for wearable devices
By Rebecca Gibson | 26 January 2016

Olio Devices creates connected wristwatches using its proprietary hardware and software

Carillion uses the power of Yammer to unite its global workforce

Carillion uses the power of Yammer to unite its global workforce
By Sean Dudley | 25 January 2016

Company’s online network grows to 6,000 users in three years since deployment

An opportunity to transform the manufacturing industry

An opportunity to transform the manufacturing industry
By Lindsay James | 25 January 2016

Microsoft’s Michel Putnik explains how a connected infrastructure can benefit manufacturers  

Worldwide public cloud services spending to double by 2019

Worldwide public cloud services spending to double by 2019
By Rebecca Gibson | 25 January 2016

IDC estimates that public cloud spending will grow at six times the rate of overall IT spending

Microsoft updates Office 365 to improve collaboration capabilities

Microsoft updates Office 365 to improve collaboration capabilities
By Sean Dudley | 22 January 2016

PowerPoint and Morph to be made available to additional platforms

New VIVIDtouch screens with Windows 10 launch at Bett

New VIVIDtouch screens with Windows 10 launch at Bett
By Rebecca Gibson | 22 January 2016

Steljes launches first non-Android series of devices with interactive panels that run on Microsoft OS

Microsoft invests in new version of Minecraft for the classroom

Microsoft invests in new version of Minecraft for the classroom
By Lindsay James | 22 January 2016

New and expanded version of Minecraft will empower teachers, says Microsoft’s Anthony Salcito


Helping insurers to get a handle on claims

Helping insurers to get a handle on claims
By Jacqui Griffiths | 21 January 2016

How insurers can deliver exceptional claims processing and prevent pay-out of fraudulent claims

Creating more mobile public sector organisations

Creating more mobile public sector organisations
By Rebecca Gibson | 21 January 2016

Microsoft’s Eric Basha explains how public sector organisations are embracing mobile technology  

Research suggests that AR and wearables will transform enterprises

Research suggests that AR and wearables will transform enterprises
By Lindsay James | 20 January 2016

Report suggests that business applications will be the drivers for augmented reality and wearable tech 

Cirkled in harnesses the power of Azure to boost student prospects

Cirkled in harnesses the power of Azure to boost student prospects
By Sean Dudley | 20 January 2016

Online accomplishment record can be used during school and job applications

Microsoft Philanthropies to donate US$1 billion in cloud resources

Microsoft Philanthropies to donate US$1 billion in cloud resources
By Rebecca Gibson | 20 January 2016

Donation is part of Microsoft’s three-part initiative to ensure Microsoft Cloud can serve public good

NRF 2016: Microsoft reveals demo of new Windows 10 mobile workstation

NRF 2016: Microsoft reveals demo of new Windows 10 mobile workstation
By Sean Dudley | 19 January 2016

New solution designed to turn traditional workstations into interactive mobile experiences

Boyner Group deploys Dassault Systèmes’ industry solution experience

Boyner Group deploys Dassault Systèmes’ industry solution experience
By Rebecca Gibson | 18 January 2016

My Collection industry solution experience streamlines design and development of fashion retail collections

NRF 2016: The new technologies set to transform retail

NRF 2016: The new technologies set to transform retail
By Lindsay James | 18 January 2016

Smart checkout solutions, intelligent lighting and Kinect-based monitoring are being showcased

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