Microsoft UK Enterprise Insights Blog

The Microsoft Enterprise Insights blog is for CIOs, CTOs and leaders in business to find the latest news and reflection on innovative technology to help you meet your business needs and objectives.

Inside Microsoft Research Cambridge: Innovation lessons for Business

Guest blog post, by Matthew Stibbe Everyone talks about innovation and admires innovative companies...

Author: Jon Jimenez Date: 10/21/2013

The CIO Summit 2013: Five key concepts

The CIO Summit took place in London a few weeks ago. The event was the perfect opportunity to take...

Author: Jon Jimenez Date: 10/17/2013

Connected Fitting Room in Retail Week Technology Summit 2013

Last month, the top decision makers in retail came together in London to discuss the key innovations...

Author: Jon Jimenez Date: 10/14/2013

Innovations in the "cloud"

Have you tried to explain what cloud computing is to people who are not familiar with the concept?...

Author: Jon Jimenez Date: 10/13/2013

How Microsoft helps you to reimagine your Business. Join us at #IPEXPO!

Next week IP Expo takes place at Earls Court, London. Tagged as the UK’s number one enterprise...

Author: Jon Jimenez Date: 10/11/2013

How Windows 8 tablets are helping a Police Force on the beat

Last week, we published a blog post sharing some cases of how the business leaders are switching...

Author: Jon Jimenez Date: 10/01/2013

CIO Summit 2013 - Some key moments

Yesterday, the Langham Hotel in London played host to the fourth annual UK CIO Summit. Over 100 CIOs...

Author: Jon Jimenez Date: 09/26/2013

Connected Fitting Room: Helping customers fill their baskets

Guest blog post by Steven Woodgate With the Connected Fitting Room potentially transforming clothes...

Author: Jon Jimenez Date: 09/17/2013

How Business Leaders are switching from iPad to Surface

Last week, Alan Sugar, Chairman of Amshold Group, famous Philanthropist and entrepreneur, tweeted...

Author: Jon Jimenez Date: 09/11/2013

BT retires Windows XP for increased mobility with Windows 8

BT is one of the world’s largest communications companies. Every day they interact with...

Author: Jon Jimenez Date: 09/06/2013

Welcome to Microsoft Business

As we announced last week, we are proud to introduce you to our “newly launched” Twitter...

Author: Jon Jimenez Date: 09/04/2013

Discover how to transform your Datacentre in the MVP Cloud OS Week

From 9th to 13th September, in London, the MVP Cloud OS Community Week brings the opportunity to...

Author: Jon Jimenez Date: 08/22/2013

The Four “I”s of a CIO

How would you describe the responsibilities of a CIO? Your first answer will probably be...

Author: Jon Jimenez Date: 08/20/2013

The big ‘c’ – change. How to embrace the future

Change – it divides opinion. Some people are scared of it whist some people love it but the...

Author: HowieT Date: 08/07/2013

Collaboration tools, a new way of work: The Wiltshire Council case

Working flexibly, immediately, cost-savings and delivering services locally to customers were some...

Author: HowieT Date: 08/06/2013

The opportunity to work on the move as if you were at your desk

“Work is what you do, not where you go”. Organisations require devices that empower...

Author: HowieT Date: 08/01/2013

Risks and rewards: Microsoft’s latest Women in Business Leadership event

Back in May, Microsoft held the latest event in its Women in Business Leadership series, with guest...

Author: Steve Woodgate Date: 07/30/2013

Tube Lines empowers staff with mobile computing, improves service

First responder teams at Tube Lines work all day, every day, to ensure safe and timely travel on the...

Author: HowieT Date: 07/18/2013

Choice: The new currency of commerce

The balance of retail power is shifting. The internet has revolutionised the relationship between...

Author: HowieT Date: 07/16/2013

Making ‘the social enterprise’ a reality

‘Using social technologies to improve collaboration and communication… could raise the...

Author: HowieT Date: 07/12/2013

Technology is a team player

Microsoft’s Breakfast with the Lions event explored the balance between the team and the...

Author: HowieT Date: 07/05/2013

Health-hacking: it’s a numbers game

How Microsoft is helping the British and Irish Lions turn daily fitness stats into consistent...

Author: HowieT Date: 07/03/2013

Come and touch the future of your devices strategy!

If you happen to be passing through Canary Wharf in London tomorrow (25th June), you might just...

Author: HowieT Date: 06/20/2013

Unleash new business opportunities with modern apps

How to create personalised experiences, expand market reach, and accelerate performance... With 2.5...

Author: HowieT Date: 06/18/2013

Press Association migrates messaging infrastructure to the cloud with Office 365

Today we bring you news which will no doubt get the inspirational juices flowing for all the IT...

Author: HowieT Date: 06/13/2013

Three videos which will help increase productivity while saving money in your workplace

Here are some great videos we have hand-picked for you which demonstrate the best of what Office 365...

Author: HowieT Date: 06/07/2013

Shoe buying is about to get much easier with new Microsoft-based solution

Shoes – we love them. In fact, we in the UK buy millions of shoes each year. It’s not...

Author: HowieT Date: 06/06/2013

Social Tools in the Workplace

Microsoft research released on 27th May reports that almost half of employees believe that social...

Author: HowieT Date: 06/04/2013

What you don’t know can hurt you: raising the bar on enterprise security

When it comes to embracing rising trends in tech, it’s not just CIOs and IT managers who are...

Author: HowieT Date: 05/23/2013

England’s largest NHS Trust pioneers Windows 8 with Windows To Go to enable Flexible Working

Success of Olympics pilot has led to widespread deployment of new Windows 8 business offering....

Author: HowieT Date: 05/21/2013

Telefónica to improve communication and collaboration for employees worldwide using Microsoft cloud technologies

Leading telecommunications provider will deploy Microsoft Office 365 and Yammer as part of a...

Author: HowieT Date: 05/16/2013

Re-imagining Work: Shifts in the Digital Revolution

Dave Coplin, Chief Envisioning Officer at Microsoft, imagines what might be possible if...

Author: HowieT Date: 05/15/2013

ABB harnesses cloud power with Yammer and Office 365

Microsoft has recently announced that the power and automation technology company ABB will deploy...

Author: HowieT Date: 05/10/2013

Public, private, virtual, hosted, hybrid: discussing the modern data centre with CIOs

What’s going to happen to the data centre as technology evolves? How should CIOs plan their...

Author: HowieT Date: 05/08/2013

The Times, They Are A-Changin’ – the organisational love/hate relationship with social media

Recently I watched a video of O2’s Ronan Dunne talking about how he, as a CEO, joined Twitter...

Author: HowieT Date: 05/03/2013

Windows 8 Pro Diary - replacing a laptop and desktop with a tablet

Is it possible to replace a laptop and a desktop computer with a tablet PC running Windows 8 Pro?...

Author: HowieT Date: 05/01/2013

Making Microsoft a Connected Enterprise with Yammer and SharePoint

This is a guest blog post by Chris Slemp, Principal Solutions Manager and Certified Yammer...

Author: HowieT Date: 04/25/2013

Enabling effective change in virtual teams

We recently explored the subject of flexible working during Anywhere Working Week and customer...

Author: HowieT Date: 04/23/2013

Enabling Flexible Workstyles with Windows 8

The culture of work is changing, and the subject of flexible working is the topic of constant &...

Author: HowieT Date: 04/18/2013

CIO Considerations for Big Data: Obtaining real business value from Big Data

Enterprises can now generate, capture, and buy large volumes of data from a variety of sources and...

Author: HowieT Date: 04/16/2013

The Big Bang: How the Big Data Explosion Is Changing the World

In the battle of the buzzwords, “big data” is about to render “guestimation”...

Author: HowieT Date: 04/15/2013

Big Data Insights

The explosion of devices, apps, the cloud and the Internet has ushered in the era of big data. Big...

Author: HowieT Date: 04/12/2013

Windows 8 devices reducing the total cost of ownership

We recently wrote a blog post about Windows 8 helping to cut the total cost of ownership (TCO)....

Author: HowieT Date: 04/11/2013

Get closer to the action with the launch of The Lions Official smartphone and tablet apps

Exclusive app competition offers fans chance to attend The Lions squad announcement. Powered by The...

Author: HowieT Date: 04/09/2013

Why embracing flexible working means challenging cultures

What are the benefits, challenges and opportunities created by flexible working? Fifteen CIOs, from...

Author: HowieT Date: 04/05/2013

Constabulary Lowers Costs, Increases Public Safety with Enhanced Collaboration

The Cambridgeshire Constabulary wanted to replace an outdated Lotus Notes environment and transform...

Author: HowieT Date: 04/04/2013

A&N Media uses cloud collaboration suite for round-the-clock news gathering

As part of a three-year strategy to move its infrastructure to the cloud, A&N Media chose to...

Author: HowieT Date: 04/02/2013

Mistrust of employees halts a greater uptake of Anywhere Working

Microsoft-commissioned study reveals vast majority of office workers say they are more productive...

Author: HowieT Date: 03/28/2013

XP migration – time is ticking

8th April 2014 – that’s the date you need to keep in your mind if you are still running...

Author: HowieT Date: 03/26/2013

The big advantages of flexible working - radio interview with Microsoft's Dave Coplin

The very successful Anywhere Working Week (see #AWweek on Twitter) has come to an end. But it seems...

Author: HowieT Date: 03/22/2013

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