Autumn 2013


Editor: Amber Stokes
Publication manager: Andy Clayton-Smith

The autumn 2013 issue of Touch is out now, focusing on Microsoft technology in government, healthcare, education and public safety and national security. In this issue we talk to Laura Ipsen, Microsoft's corporate vice president of Worldwide Public Sector, to find out how Microsoft's new initiative CityNext is helping to empower governments, businesses and citizens to shape the future for better cities.

In this issue we also talk to Anthony Salcito, Microsoft's vice president of Worldwide Education, alongside key Microsoft partners working in the education sector to find out how technology is providing enhanced teaching and learning experiences for all.

Magazine highlights

Cover story

Putting people first

Putting people first

Rebecca Lambert speaks to Microsoft’s Laura Ipsen about the company’s new Microsoft CityNext initiative, which adopts a people-first approach to transform cities for the better.


Thought leadership from Simudyne’s Justin Lyon and Kim Warren, Imation’s Nicholas Banks and Unisys Portugal’s Paulo Teixeira

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Investing in industry trends

Amber Stokes talks to Bart Steukers, Unisys’ Continental Europe general manager and EMEA services vice president, about the mission-critical solutions that have made up the company’s DNA for over 100 years


A new era of learning

A new era of learning

With an introduction from Microsoft’s vice president of Worldwide Education Anthony Salcito, Karen McCandless talks to Microsoft partners to find out how technology is providing enhanced teaching and learning experiences for all

Protect, detect, contain and respond

Protect detect contain respond

Amber Stokes looks at the importance of cyber security strategies in the public sector and the many technology solutions that are on offer to help

Microsoft move to purchase Nokia devices

A roundup of the latest public sector technology announcements, including Microsoft’s move to purchase Nokia’s devices and services business, the launch of Microsoft’s 4Africa Scholarship and partner reactions to its CityNext initiative

In practice
City of Charlotte

We highlight successful Microsoft technology implementations at UK-based Noel-Baker School, the City of Charlotte in the US state of North Carolina, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust in the UK and the Hashemite University in Jordan

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Touch is the latest addition to our suite of Microsoft industry publications and the new authority on public sector activity within the EMEA region. With news, case studies, thought leadership and features, the title offers insight into the technology advances being made by Microsoft and its partner ecosystem to offer solutions and services that make a difference.