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Microsoft Band comes of age with launch of version 2

Microsoft Band comes of age with launch of version 2
By Sean Dudley | 07 October 2015

Microsoft Band 2 offers dedicated apps for e-mail, text and specific sporting activities

Microsoft unveils three new Lumia devices running Windows 10

Microsoft unveils three new Lumia devices running Windows 10
By Sean Dudley | 07 October 2015

Lumia 950, 950 XL and 500 models designed to enhance user productivity and performance

Microsoft unveils new Surface Book and Surface Pro 4

Microsoft unveils new Surface Book and Surface Pro 4
By Rebecca Gibson | 07 October 2015

Microsoft unveils first Surface laptop and make Surface Pro 4 faster and lighter than predecessor

Introducing Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition

Introducing Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition
By Lindsay James | 07 October 2015

The technology is designed to help Windows developers mix holograms into their world

Achieving phenomenal success in the 3D world

Achieving phenomenal success in the 3D world
By Rebecca Gibson | 07 October 2015

Bruno Latchague charts Dassault Systèmes’ rapid transition into a 3DEXPERIENCE company


What to expect from this year's Sibos event

What to expect from this year's Sibos event
By Rebecca Gibson | 07 October 2015

Peter Hazou outlines what to expect from Microsoft at this year's Sibos event


Microsoft reveals new era of Windows 10 devices

Microsoft reveals new era of Windows 10 devices
By Sean Dudley | 07 October 2015

New Surface, Lumia and Band offerings unveiled at event in New York City

Just Eat adopts Microsoft Dynamics AX to support international growth

Just Eat adopts Microsoft Dynamics AX to support international growth
By Sean Dudley | 06 October 2015

New solution to help standardise internal processes for company across 15 countries

Microsoft announces general availability of Dynamics NAV 2016

Microsoft announces general availability of Dynamics NAV 2016
By Sean Dudley | 05 October 2015

Latest version of business management solution offers greater mobility and improved cloud services

Worldwide spending on mobile tech to reach US$1.2 trillion by 2019

Worldwide spending on mobile tech to reach US$1.2 trillion by 2019
By Rebecca Gibson | 05 October 2015

Manufacturing and professional services industries to spend the most, says IDC report

Using big data to stand apart from the competition

Using big data to stand apart from the competition
By Lindsay James | 05 October 2015

Today’s most successful businesses are using big data to great effect


Microsoft acquires 3D physics provider Havok

Microsoft acquires 3D physics provider Havok
By Lindsay James | 05 October 2015

Microsoft has announced that it has acquired Havok, the provider of 3D physics, from Intel


SkyWest Airlines deploys Surface 3 devices for 7,500 pilots

SkyWest Airlines deploys Surface 3 devices for 7,500 pilots
By Sean Dudley | 02 October 2015

Tablets running Windows 10 adopted by staff at ExpressJet Airlines and SkyWest Airlines subsidiaries

Pacific Specialty starts transition to Accenture Duck Creek On-Demand

Pacific Specialty starts transition to Accenture Duck Creek On-Demand
By Rebecca Gibson | 02 October 2015

Accenture software now supports powersports business and will be rolled out across company soon

Is your software ready for tomorrow's manufacturing landscape?

Is your software ready for tomorrow's manufacturing landscape?
By Lindsay James | 02 October 2015

Microsoft's Colin Masson outlines the potential of digital transformation in manufacturing

Using Office 2016 to connect agencies and citizens

Using Office 2016 to connect agencies and citizens
By Lindsay James | 02 October 2015

To boost productivity, governments need to give their workers the intuitive tools they need

The Autumn 2015 issue of OnWindows magazine is out now!

The Autumn 2015 issue of OnWindows magazine is out now!
By Lindsay James | 01 October 2015

The Autumn 2015 issue of OnWindows magazine is out now, and available free of charge in digital format

Microsoft Project 2016 now available online as part of Office 365

Microsoft Project 2016 now available online as part of Office 365
By Rebecca Gibson | 01 October 2015

Latest release of project management tool offers new resource management and productivity features

Treasury teams demand improved risk management tools

Treasury teams demand improved risk management tools
By Lindsay James | 01 October 2015

Bank of America Merrill Lynch report examines the treasury landscape


Microsoft reveals series of new solutions at AzureCon

Microsoft reveals series of new solutions at AzureCon
By Sean Dudley | 30 September 2015

New container, security, infrastructure and IoT offerings among announcements at online event

Dell launches Dell One Identity Manager 7.0

Dell launches Dell One Identity Manager 7.0
By Rebecca Gibson | 30 September 2015

New release helps customers to reduce the risk of cyber attacks and enhance business productivity

Concord Group Insurance upgrades Accenture Duck Creek software

Concord Group Insurance upgrades Accenture Duck Creek software
By Rebecca Gibson | 30 September 2015

Updated software will improve insurer's automobile, dwelling fire and homeowners insurance services 

Desktop PCs remain a key productivity tool for business users

Desktop PCs remain a key productivity tool for business users
By Rebecca Gibson | 29 September 2015

IDC says 84% of businesses favour desktop PCs due to performance levels, lifespan and low prices

Microsoft acquires web portal and solution provider Adxstudio

Microsoft acquires web portal and solution provider Adxstudio
By Sean Dudley | 29 September 2015

Deal will help company enhance its ability to engage with online customers

AzureCon virtual event gets underway 29 September

AzureCon virtual event gets underway 29 September
By Sean Dudley | 28 September 2015

Online attendees will be able to gain valuable insight into Microsoft’s cloud offering

Capgemini enhances its cloud offering with Microsoft

Capgemini enhances its cloud offering with Microsoft
By Lindsay James | 28 September 2015

 ‘Capgemini Cloud Choice with Microsoft’ can be rapidly implemented to drive business performance

Microsoft makes series of updates to Power BI Desktop

Microsoft makes series of updates to Power BI Desktop
By Sean Dudley | 25 September 2015

44 new features added across report authoring, data modeling, data sources and data transformation

Tablets set to transform retail banking in the short term

Tablets set to transform retail banking in the short term
By Lindsay James | 25 September 2015

Tablets are becoming commonplace in an effort to improve customer engagement.

Five Degrees helps LeasePlan Bank to improve online savings channel

Five Degrees helps LeasePlan Bank to improve online savings channel
By Rebecca Gibson | 24 September 2015

Matrix helps Dutch bank prepare for future customer demands, regulations and business needs 

Transforming healthcare of the future with Office 2016

Transforming healthcare of the future with Office 2016
By Lindsay James | 24 September 2015

With Office 2016, Microsoft is offering health professionals the tools to work more efficiently

Satya Nadella outlines the potential of Office 2016

Satya Nadella outlines the potential of Office 2016
By Lindsay James | 24 September 2015

Microsoft’s CEO says the latest iteration of Office 2016 is a big step forward in reinventing productivity


Microsoft extends presence in China with new CETC partnership

Microsoft extends presence in China with new CETC partnership
By Sean Dudley | 24 September 2015

Agreement will see more operating system technology and services delivered to users 

IDC report confirms growing number of internet of things deployments

IDC report confirms growing number of internet of things deployments
By Sean Dudley | 23 September 2015

73% of decision makers have already deployed IoT solutions or will do so within a year

Cortana Analytics takes centre stage at Redmond workshop event

Cortana Analytics takes centre stage at Redmond workshop event
By Lindsay James | 23 September 2015

700 attendees from 293 companies learn about Microsoft's advanced analytics vision

Middle East homeland security market to grow significantly

Middle East homeland security market to grow significantly
By Rebecca Gibson | 23 September 2015

Middle East’s overall spending on homeland security to hit US$34 billion per year by 2020

Microsoft starts worldwide release of Office 2016

Microsoft starts worldwide release of Office 2016
By Rebecca Gibson | 22 September 2015

Microsoft’s productivity suite provides built-in intelligence tools and new apps

CARTES Secure Connexions to become TRUSTECH this year

CARTES Secure Connexions to become TRUSTECH this year
By Rebecca Gibson | 22 September 2015

TRUSTECH aims to become the hub of the international secure connections sector

Kras gains a clear view of the entire IT infrastructure

Kras gains a clear view of the entire IT infrastructure
By Lindsay James | 21 September 2015

Confectionery manufacturer has turned to Veeam to achieve deep monitoring and reporting


Dell helps Guangdong Aiyingdao optimise its business processes

Dell helps Guangdong Aiyingdao optimise its business processes
By Sean Dudley | 21 September 2015

Chinese retailer updates its financial and sales model with new enterprise resource planning platform

Singapore gears up for Sibos 2015

Singapore gears up for Sibos 2015
By Lindsay James | 21 September 2015

Singapore’s key financial leaders to address a crowd of thousands during Sibos 2015


Smart wearables to reach 173.4 million by 2019

Smart wearables to reach 173.4 million by 2019
By Lindsay James | 18 September 2015

The worldwide market for wearable devices is experiencing significant growth

How is gamification revolutionising CRM?

How is gamification revolutionising CRM?
By Guest | 18 September 2015

Tom Rhodes, editor of Dynamics Feed, highlights how introducing gamification could help enterprises to transform how their team engages with their CRM system

Tom Rhodes highlights how gamification can transform how enterprises engage with their CRM system

Transforming citizen services

Transforming citizen services
By Rebecca Gibson | 17 September 2015

Optevia’s Simon Robinson explains how to improve citizen services while reducing operational costs

Microsoft and Salesforce strengthen strategic partnership

Microsoft and Salesforce strengthen strategic partnership
By Lindsay James | 17 September 2015

The Salesforce Platform will connect with Microsoft Office productivity apps and services

Microsoft backs IT education for all youth worldwide

Microsoft backs IT education for all youth worldwide
By Lindsay James | 17 September 2015

Microsoft's YouthSpark programme has expanded to increase access to IT education for all youth worldwide

Microsoft releases preview of Send for Android app

Microsoft releases preview of Send for Android app
By Sean Dudley | 17 September 2015

Messaging service encourages collaboration within organisations and between coworkers

A single source of data

A single source of data
By Lindsay James | 16 September 2015

Siemens PLM helps iconic footwear manufacturer support global manufacturing

Worldwide spend on payment cards reaches US$20 trillion

Worldwide spend on payment cards reaches US$20 trillion
By Lindsay James | 16 September 2015

The migration away from cash and cheques helped boost worldwide card spend to US$20 trillion

Microsoft helps Operation Smile carry out its mission to change lives

Microsoft helps Operation Smile carry out its mission to change lives
By Sean Dudley | 16 September 2015

International medical charity provides surgery for people with cleft lips and cleft palates

Microsoft signs Government Security Program agreement with NCI Agency

Microsoft signs Government Security Program agreement with NCI Agency
By Rebecca Gibson | 15 September 2015

Agreement is the latest step in Microsoft’s 12-year cyber security relationship with NATO

100% correct in record time

100% correct in record time
By Lindsay James | 15 September 2015

Siemens PLM Software solutions have enabled Freeform Technology to integrate design with tooling and optimise the manufacturing process

Siemens PLM Software solutions enable Freeform Technology to optimise manufacturing processes

Ashok Leyland expands use of Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform

Ashok Leyland expands use of Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform
By Sean Dudley | 14 September 2015

Indian commercial vehicle manufacturer adopts two new industry solution experiences 

Securing success

Securing success
By Sean Dudley | 14 September 2015

Intel’s Dejan Kusalovic explains how new technologies have security features built in from the ground up



Nordea to replace core banking platform with help from Temenos

Nordea to replace core banking platform with help from Temenos
By Lindsay James | 14 September 2015

Platform to manage loans, deposits and transaction accounts of more than 11 million customers

Intel tackles security risks associated with connected cars

Intel tackles security risks associated with connected cars
By Lindsay James | 14 September 2015

Intel has established a board of experts to help mitigate risks associated with connected cars

Always on

Always on
By Rebecca Gibson | 13 September 2015

CBRE Asia Pacific deployed a number of Veeam solutions for improved availability


Smarter vehicle tracking

Smarter vehicle tracking
By Lindsay James | 12 September 2015

Genetec’s Jean-Pierre Picard explains the rise of automatic licence plate recognition technology in cities

IoT could boost China’s economic growth by US$1.8 trillion by 2030

IoT could boost China’s economic growth by US$1.8 trillion by 2030
By Rebecca Gibson | 11 September 2015

Companies need to invest to improve infrastructure, data policy and talent, says Accenture

Wirebird helps John Laing to optimise communication

Wirebird helps John Laing to optimise communication
By Sean Dudley | 11 September 2015

International infrastructure project company maximises its use of SharePoint with support from Wirebird

British Airways uses Yammer to improve teamwork and collaboration

British Airways uses Yammer to improve teamwork and collaboration
By Sean Dudley | 10 September 2015

Company records one million Yammer posts within 21 months of deployment

The profitability challenge: building a successful omni-channel strategy

The profitability challenge: building a successful omni-channel strategy
By Guest | 10 September 2015

Creating a profitable omni-channel strategy is proving to be no mean feat for retailers, who are faced with increased costs, incumbent back-end systems and more complexity than they’ve ever experienced before, says Wayne Usie at JDA Software

Wayne Usie explains why building a cost-effective omni-channel strategy can be a challenge for retailers today

A world-class experience: Dell helps IAU transition to BYOD policy

A world-class experience: Dell helps IAU transition to BYOD policy
By Lindsay James | 10 September 2015

Dell has helped IAU to give its students access to data across the campus in preparation for a bring-your-own-device strategy in the future

Dell has helped IAU to give its students access to university data across all areas of its campus

Altaro Software releases sixth iteration of its VM backup software

Altaro Software releases sixth iteration of its VM backup software
By Lindsay James | 09 September 2015

Altaro Software has released the next major version of its backup application

Microsoft enlists Dell to sell Surface Pro tablets and accessories

Microsoft enlists Dell to sell Surface Pro tablets and accessories
By Rebecca Lambert | 09 September 2015

Initiative is part of the company’s plan to drive Windows 10 adoption in enterprise businesses

Microsoft to release Dynamics CRM 2016 later this year

Microsoft to release Dynamics CRM 2016 later this year
By Sean Dudley | 09 September 2015

Latest version helps further productivity and meet the needs of mobile users

Microsoft acquires Adallom to help customers improve cloud security

Microsoft acquires Adallom to help customers improve cloud security
By Rebecca Gibson | 09 September 2015

Adallom provides a cloud-based SaaS solution that works with popular cloud applications

Amplifier Research integrates its PLM and ERP to boost data reliability

Amplifier Research integrates its PLM and ERP to boost data reliability
By Rebecca Gibson | 08 September 2015

PDM Technology’s Microsoft Dynamics AX-based Bluestar PLM solution has given Amplifier Research the core functionality it needs to gain a full picture of all its product information

Bluestar PLM gives Amplifier Research the functionality it needs to gain a full picture of its product information

Intel to advance quantum computing with Dutch research institute

Intel to advance quantum computing with Dutch research institute
By Rebecca Lambert | 08 September 2015

Ten-year quantum research partnership with QuTech involves US$50 million investment from Intel

Reimagining the personal workspace as part of your cloud rollout

Reimagining the personal workspace as part of your cloud rollout
By Guest | 07 September 2015

When companies look to the cloud to save money and increase productivity, one key success factor is often overlooked: the end-user. Rein Hoogland at Clevir tells us more

Rein Hoogland at Clevir discusses why the end user shouldn't be overlooked in cloud implementations

Enhancing the dining experience by going digital

Enhancing the dining experience by going digital
By Guest | 07 September 2015

Digital menus enable food and beverage outlets to tailor content to local customers, while ensuring they provide a consistent dining experience across multiple locations, says Tom Nix at Scala

Tom Nix at Scala discusses the many benefits food and beverage outlets can achieve with digital menus

Toshiba unveils three new convertible Windows 10 devices

Toshiba unveils three new convertible Windows 10 devices
By Sean Dudley | 07 September 2015

Users can easily jump between modes with Satellite Radius 12 and 14 and Satellite Click 10 models

Microsoft to acquire organisational analytics start-up VoloMetrix

Microsoft to acquire organisational analytics start-up VoloMetrix
By Rebecca Lambert | 04 September 2015

The company’s solution will be integrated with Office 365 and Delve Organizational Analytics

No smart factory without the right gear: making Industry 4.0 a reality

No smart factory without the right gear: making Industry 4.0 a reality
By Guest | 04 September 2015

Being able to provide innovative end-to-end IoT solutions for the smart factory of the future will require strong collaboration between automation and IT, says Thomas Punzenberger

Thomas Punzenberger discusses what's required to create the smart factory of the future

University of York extends its use of Dell Wyse vWorkspace software

University of York extends its use of Dell Wyse vWorkspace software
By Sean Dudley | 04 September 2015

Desktop virtualisation tool helps UK university meet diverse application deployment requirements

Microsoft to launch Dynamics NAV 2016 at Directions EMEA 2015

Microsoft to launch Dynamics NAV 2016 at Directions EMEA 2015
By Rebecca Gibson | 04 September 2015

Directions EMEA will welcome 1,300 Dynamics NAV partners in Germany this October

Tastea improves collaboration and communication with Office 365

Tastea improves collaboration and communication with Office 365
By Sean Dudley | 03 September 2015

California beverage retailer enhances its processes, security and staff morale with new platform

Customer partnerships: MMU updates its IT with IAMCloud

Customer partnerships: MMU updates its IT with IAMCloud
By Rebecca Lambert | 03 September 2015

IAM Cloud’s co-creation business model has brought significant benefits to Manchester Metropolitan University, enabling it to tackle IT problems effectively and better serve its students

IAM Cloud’s co-creation business model has brought significant benefits to MMU

Virtual construction: transforming the AEC industry with 3D technologies

Virtual construction: transforming the AEC industry with 3D technologies
By Rebecca Lambert | 03 September 2015

Virtual construction technologies are transforming the AEC industry by eliminating many challenges of old, explains Javier Glatt

Virtual construction technologies are transforming the AEC industry by eliminating many challenges of old

Dakine deploys Office 365 to improve collaboration and customer service

Dakine deploys Office 365 to improve collaboration and customer service
By Sean Dudley | 02 September 2015

Action sport accessory and apparel company now able to meet the needs of its mobile workforce

Software defined hybrid IT: improving automation and flexibility

Software defined hybrid IT: improving automation and flexibility
By Guest | 02 September 2015

Software defined hybrid IT is transforming the IT infrastructure of businesses across the globe thanks to greater automation and improved flexibility, says Christos Altimparmakis at Unisys

Christos Altimparmakis at Unisys discusses the benefits of software defined hybrid IT

Creating intelligent, effective promotions with centralised IT

Creating intelligent, effective promotions with centralised IT
By Guest | 02 September 2015

Planning promotions has become extraordinarily complex over the last few years, thanks to the ever-evolving retail landscape. To succeed, retailers need a centralised system that will eliminate any guesswork, explains Dan Pahomi at JustEnough Software

Dan Pahomi at JustEnough Software discusses the value of a centralised system to manage promotions

Microsoft goes public with its in-house legal software for Office 365

Microsoft goes public with its in-house legal software for Office 365
By Rebecca Lambert | 01 September 2015

Matter Center for Office 365 will be available for legal professionals later this year

IDC predicts CEE will spend US$386 million on public cloud services in 2015

IDC predicts CEE will spend US$386 million on public cloud services in 2015
By Rebecca Gibson | 01 September 2015

Software-as-a-service solutions will account for 69% of the market in 2015

Protecting patient data: reducing data breaches in healthcare

Protecting patient data: reducing data breaches in healthcare
By Guest | 31 August 2015

Healthcare organisations need to take a swift and proactive approach to data security management to prevent cyber attacks and ensure confidential patient records remain protected, says Nicholas Banks

Nicholas Banks explains why healthcare organisations need to take a proactive approach to data security

Producing forms and reports within hours instead of days

Producing forms and reports within hours instead of days
By Sean Dudley | 28 August 2015

Bottomline Technologies’ Chris Hopper explains the benefits of smarter document output management 

Industry 4.0: the how in the fourth industrial revolution

Industry 4.0: the how in the fourth industrial revolution
By Guest | 28 August 2015

In the third of this series of articles, discover the steps required to make the fourth industrial revolution a reality

Mike James discusses the steps required to make the fourth industrial revolution a reality

Accenture opens Digital Insurance Solution Center in North America

Accenture opens Digital Insurance Solution Center in North America
By Rebecca Lambert | 28 August 2015

The Chicago centre has been set up to help insurers accelerate innovation

Azure and Power BI helps Boys & Girls Clubs of America gain valuable insights

Azure and Power BI helps Boys & Girls Clubs of America gain valuable insights
By Sean Dudley | 28 August 2015

Fort Worth branch of national organisation able to chart and examine the efficacy of its programmes 

Protecting your brand and reputation in the age of social media

Protecting your brand and reputation in the age of social media
By Guest | 27 August 2015

Reacting to posts and feedback that could be potentially harmful to your company is of vital importance, says John Bycroft at Insider Technologies

John Bycroft explains why it's important to react to social media posts and feedback

Riverside County revolutionises attorney practices with Surface Pro 3

Riverside County revolutionises attorney practices with Surface Pro 3
By Sean Dudley | 26 August 2015

Attorneys move towards a paperless environment with Microsoft tablet technology

Cortana now available on Android phones in public beta

Cortana now available on Android phones in public beta
By Rebecca Gibson | 26 August 2015

Android phone users in the US can now access Microsoft's voice-controlled personal assistant

Össur Selects Profisee Master Data Maestro to cleanse its customer data

Össur Selects Profisee Master Data Maestro to cleanse its customer data
By Rebecca Lambert | 25 August 2015

The MDM solution will improve the company’s customer data model prior to a Dynamics CRM update

Advising the shopper: enhancing the retail experience with NCR and Intel

Advising the shopper: enhancing the retail experience with NCR and Intel
By Sean Dudley | 25 August 2015

NCR’s Sales Advisor application brings a host of benefits to the sales associate, enabling them to deliver an enhanced in-store experience for the customer

NCR’s Sales Advisor application brings a host of benefits to the sales associate and consumer

Putting a price tag on your paper with improved document management

Putting a price tag on your paper with improved document management
By Guest | 25 August 2015

Metaviewer’s Alyssa Kadansky explains how companies can see ROI when going paperless

IoT spending by MEA retailers to increase by 19% annually

IoT spending by MEA retailers to increase by 19% annually
By Rebecca Gibson | 24 August 2015

IDC study shows IoT solutions will be used to improve operations and customer experience

Transforming SharePoint and meetings with BoardPacks

Transforming SharePoint and meetings with BoardPacks
By Guest | 24 August 2015

Thanks to BoardPacks, the public sector is getting better access to vital meeting docs, says Alister Esam

Thanks to BoardPacks, the public sector is getting better access to vital meeting docs, says Alister Esam

Dell targets fastest growing data centre market with DSS

Dell targets fastest growing data centre market with DSS
By Rebecca Lambert | 24 August 2015

Dell DSS will serve the IT needs of web tech, telco, hosting, oil and gas, and research companies

Enhancing global operations: Treasury Wine Estates moves to Office 365

Enhancing global operations: Treasury Wine Estates moves to Office 365
By Sean Dudley | 24 August 2015

Avanade helps Treasury Wine Estates make the transition to the cloud with Office 365 and Microsoft Azure

Avanade helps Treasury Wine Estates make the transition to the cloud with Office 365 and Microsoft Azure

Staying compliant in pharma: using ERP to keep up with change

Staying compliant in pharma: using ERP to keep up with change
By Guest | 21 August 2015

Remaining compliant is one of the biggest challenges for pharmaceutical companies, but with the help of epista IT and the AX for Pharma solution, it can be achieved easily, explains Klavs Esbjerg

Klavs Esbjerg at epista IT explains how pharmaceutical companies can overcome one of their biggest challenges

Microsoft boosts integration between Outlook and Office apps for iOS

Microsoft boosts integration between Outlook and Office apps for iOS
By Sean Dudley | 21 August 2015

Users can now collaborate and share Office documents on the go

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