Realising the value of data analytics: bringing big data and IoT together

Realising the value of data analytics: bringing big data and IoT together
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, May 1, 2015

Intel explains why retailers need to use analytics tools to gain actionable insights from their data

Intel explains why retailers need to use analytics tools to gain actionable insights from their data

OSIsoft and Microsoft improve San Francisco water services with the cloud

OSIsoft and Microsoft improve San Francisco water services with the cloud
By Sean Dudley | Friday, May 1, 2015

City’s Public Utilities Commission improves efficiency and lowers costs with real-time infrastructure

Full-featured software development kit for Microsoft Band is now available

Full-featured software development kit for Microsoft Band is now available
By Rebecca Lambert | Friday, May 1, 2015

Microsoft released the full version to developers at this year’s Build event

Uber, Boomerang and PayPal bring add-ins for Outlook.com users

Uber, Boomerang and PayPal bring add-ins for Outlook.com users
By Sean Dudley | Thursday, April 30, 2015

Companies among first to leverage commercial Outlook APIs announced at Build 2015

Microsoft brings iOS and Android apps to Windows 10

Microsoft brings iOS and Android apps to Windows 10
By Rebecca Lambert | Thursday, April 30, 2015

New toolkits revealed at Build will enable developers to create Windows 10 apps using existing code

New Windows 10 browser is named Microsoft Edge

New Windows 10 browser is named Microsoft Edge
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, April 30, 2015

Browser will replace Internet Explorer on all Windows 10 devices and offer interactive features

Unity development platform to support Microsoft HoloLens

Unity development platform to support Microsoft HoloLens
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, April 30, 2015

Unity Technologies and Microsoft to make Unity an optimal development engine for HoloLens

Redefining business models in telecommunications

Redefining business models in telecommunications
By Rebecca Lambert | Thursday, April 30, 2015

In the face of declining revenues from their traditional service offerings, telcos are now exploring new sources of income and better ways of holding onto their existing customers, as we find out from Microsoft’s Rikke Helms

Telcos are exploring new sources of income and ways of holding onto their customers, as Rikke Helms explains

Adobe’s Marketing Cloud Solutions now integrate with Dynamics CRM

Adobe’s Marketing Cloud Solutions now integrate with Dynamics CRM
By Rebecca Lambert | Wednesday, April 29, 2015

New partnership between Microsoft and Adobe will enable businesses to align marketing and CRM

The return of the store: reinventing the in-store shopping experience

The return of the store: reinventing the in-store shopping experience
By Rebecca Lambert | Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Armed with the latest technologies, retailers have the pulling power they need to attract customers into their stores and drive engagement

Armed with the latest technologies, retailers have the pulling power they need to attract customers into their stores

Furla selects Yourcegid Retail solution to help support international growth

Furla selects Yourcegid Retail solution to help support international growth
By Sean Dudley | Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Italian fashion brand adopts Cegid’s omni-channel management offering

Dell Software launches enterprise social migration solution

Dell Software launches enterprise social migration solution
By Rebecca Lambert | Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Migration Manager for Enterprise Social consolidates Jive content in Yammer

Arc Advisory Group’s Thirteenth India Forum

Arc Advisory Group’s Thirteenth India Forum
By Rebecca Lambert | Tuesday, April 28, 2015

9-10 July; Bangalore, India

This two-day forum provides a networking platform for decision makers in process and discrete manufacturing

Sailing to success: Ben Ainslie Racing teams up with Siemens PLM Software

Sailing to success: Ben Ainslie Racing teams up with Siemens PLM Software
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, April 28, 2015

We explore how Siemens’ 3D modelling and virtual simulation software will help the Ben Ainslie Racing team to claim victory in the America’s Cup in June 2017

We explore how Siemens 3D software will help the Ben Ainslie Racing team to claim victory

Microsoft Social Engagement now generally available

Microsoft Social Engagement now generally available
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Updated solution provides companies with enhanced social analytics and data visualisation capabilities

Defend and protect: empowering workers with actionable insight

Defend and protect: empowering workers with actionable insight
By Guest | Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Defence operations rely on swift communication and actionable intelligence to enable timely, efficient and informed decisions. Microsoft is delivering the capabilities that empower defence workers to be their best. Jacqui Griffiths reports

Microsoft is delivering the capabilities that empower defence workers to make timely and informed decisions

New enterprise engagement services added to Parature

New enterprise engagement services added to Parature
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Updates will enable organisations to deliver a consistent multi-channel customer experience 

The internet of things starts with collaboration

The internet of things starts with collaboration
By Guest | Tuesday, April 28, 2015

To successfully leverage the internet of things, manufacturers have to establish a beneficial relationship and mutual understanding between people operating in the two fields of IT and automation, says Johannes Petrowisch at COPA-DATA

Johannes Petrowisch at COPA-DATA discusses IoT and the power of bringing together IT and automation

Customers are disenchanted, finds World Retail Banking Report 2015

Customers are disenchanted, finds World Retail Banking Report 2015
By Lindsay James | Monday, April 27, 2015

New report by Capgemini and Efma has found that customer experience levels have stalled

Microsoft and Epic offer cloud solutions to healthcare providers

Microsoft and Epic offer cloud solutions to healthcare providers
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, April 27, 2015

Customers can run Epic’s Hyperspace application on Microsoft Hyper-V platform and archive data in Azure

PlexHosted supports discontinued SharePoint Online Public Websites

PlexHosted supports discontinued SharePoint Online Public Websites
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, April 27, 2015

New cloud-hosting solutions enable Office 365 customers to continue using SharePoint feature

Paul Smith to support its omni-channel vision with Manhattan software

Paul Smith to support its omni-channel vision with Manhattan software
By Rebecca Lambert | Friday, April 24, 2015

Manhattan’s supply chain commerce solutions will be used to optimise order fulfilment

Acer releases new Windows notebooks and convertible laptops

Acer releases new Windows notebooks and convertible laptops
By Rebecca Lambert | Friday, April 24, 2015

The Aspire R 11, Aspire Switch 10 and more were unveiled at the next@acer event in New York

Dassault Systèmes acquires modelling and simulation company Modelon

Dassault Systèmes acquires modelling and simulation company Modelon
By Sean Dudley | Friday, April 24, 2015

Combination of technologies will help companies deliver functional mock ups

Growing in a global market: Efma shares its vision for the future

Growing in a global market: Efma shares its vision for the future
By Lindsay James | Thursday, April 23, 2015

In an incredibly challenging marketplace, global retail financial services association Efma is continuously evolving to stay one step ahead of industry trends. With new chairman Javier San Félix at the helm, we find out what’s in store for the organisation

With new chairman Javier San Félix at the helm, we find out what’s in store for the retail banking association

Microsoft Outlook for Android comes out of preview

Microsoft Outlook for Android comes out of preview
By Rebecca Lambert | Thursday, April 23, 2015

The free Android app is now available to download from the Google Play Store

Updates to Microsoft Band and Health include Strava integration

Updates to Microsoft Band and Health include Strava integration
By Sean Dudley | Thursday, April 23, 2015

Users able to track fitness improvements and calculate their VO2 Max with new enhancements

Microsoft joins with EY to help customers move to digital technology

Microsoft joins with EY to help customers move to digital technology
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, April 23, 2015

Companies to develop cyber security solutions and enterprise products on Microsoft Azure cloud platform

Microsoft collaborates with NOAA to host data in Azure Government

Microsoft collaborates with NOAA to host data in Azure Government
By Sean Dudley | Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Private companies and public agencies now able to access information on weather, climate and oceans

Cloud IT infrastructure spending to reach US$52 billion by 2019

Cloud IT infrastructure spending to reach US$52 billion by 2019
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, April 22, 2015

IDC report shows that total cloud IT infrastructure spending will grow by 21% to US$32 billion in 2015

SK Telecom goes global with indoor location-based services

SK Telecom goes global with indoor location-based services
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, April 22, 2015

We speak with Kyle Rhee at SK Telecom about how his company plans to leverage its partnership with Microsoft to provide indoor location-based services to customers

Kyle Rhee on providing ILBS tools to pinpoint the exact location of individuals in large spaces

More car buyers are using online tools to inform their purchases

More car buyers are using online tools to inform their purchases
By Sean Dudley | Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Accenture survey reveals that 75% of consumers would be happy to conduct entire process online

American Red Cross takes advantage of new Dell social analytics solutions

American Red Cross takes advantage of new Dell social analytics solutions
By Rebecca Lambert | Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The social media tools will help the organisation increase blood donations and improve service

Is your data centre ready for the internet of things?

Is your data centre ready for the internet of things?
By Guest | Monday, April 20, 2015

Much like today’s 24/7 businesses, the internet of things requires a reliable IT infrastructure with always-on availability, says Polina Vasilyeva

Polina Vasilyeva at Veeam Software discusses why IoT requires a reliable IT infrastructure

Driving innovation in insurance with the internet of things

Driving innovation in insurance with the internet of things
By Guest | Monday, April 20, 2015

Insurance carriers are starting to explore the potential of the internet of things, using smart meters and devices to capture insights and identify consumer behaviour patterns, says Tony Jacob

Tony Jacob at Microsoft discusses how insurance carriers are exploring the potential of IoT

Office 365 Video rolls out to business users worldwide

Office 365 Video rolls out to business users worldwide
By Rebecca Lambert | Monday, April 20, 2015

Microsoft has also launched a free iPhone app to allow for mobile video creation and sharing

Preview of Office Universal apps for Windows 10 for phone available soon

Preview of Office Universal apps for Windows 10 for phone available soon
By Sean Dudley | Monday, April 20, 2015

Microsoft completes its Office on Windows range with new application selection

The edge of intelligence: using smart grids for real-time decision making

The edge of intelligence: using smart grids for real-time decision making
By Guest | Friday, April 17, 2015

In the age of IoT, it has never been more important to leverage the power of real-time decision making. Smart grid technology is key to the progression from simply being connected to actively doing, explains Simon Pontin

Itron's Simon Pontin explains how smart grids will make IoT a reality in the utility sector

Polycom and Microsoft boost wellness care through remote communication

Polycom and Microsoft boost wellness care through remote communication
By Sean Dudley | Friday, April 17, 2015

Combined solutions aim to help improve practices in care coordination, prevention and telehealth

Azure Premium Storage is now generally available

Azure Premium Storage is now generally available
By Rebecca Lambert | Friday, April 17, 2015

The new storage service supports high performance workload requirements

Cloud adoption rate rises in worldwide manufacturing industry

Cloud adoption rate rises in worldwide manufacturing industry
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, April 16, 2015

Around 66% of manufacturers have deployed two applications on private and public cloud, says IDC

Bamboozle delivers scalable Azure-based platform to Emtel

Bamboozle delivers scalable Azure-based platform to Emtel
By Sean Dudley | Thursday, April 16, 2015

Service enables Mauritian telecom operator to launch WordPress blog service for customers

Lync replacement Skype for Business to roll out this April

Lync replacement Skype for Business to roll out this April
By Rebecca Lambert | Thursday, April 16, 2015

All Office and Office 365 customers are expected to be transitioned by the end of May

Transforming the education landscape for the future

Transforming the education landscape for the future
By Guest | Wednesday, April 15, 2015

From personalised learning to better training for teachers, this year’s education event Bett demonstrated how the education landscape is transforming for the better, says Microsoft's Anthony Salcito

Microsoft's Anthony Salcito explains how personalised learning and teacher training will improve education  

Dassault Systèmes and Assystem to develop customised aircraft cabins

Dassault Systèmes and Assystem to develop customised aircraft cabins
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Companies can now combine the Passenger Experience tool and Assystem's engineering services

Hannover Messe: Microsoft demonstrates new IoT scenarios

Hannover Messe: Microsoft demonstrates new IoT scenarios
By Sean Dudley | Wednesday, April 15, 2015

OPC Foundation’s new unified architecture helping to connect industrial machinery

Microsoft acquires mobile BI solutions provider Datazen

Microsoft acquires mobile BI solutions provider Datazen
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Datazen technology will work with Power BI and SQL Server to provide data visualisation tool

Getting to grips with big data and why it’s not so scary after all

Getting to grips with big data and why it’s not so scary after all
By Guest | Wednesday, April 15, 2015

MetaViewer’s Alyssa Kadansky explains how to get on top and stay on top of company information

Kurt DelBene returns to Microsoft in senior leadership position

Kurt DelBene returns to Microsoft in senior leadership position
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Former Office Division president joins as executive vice president of Corporate Strategy and Planning

Sporting highlights: Using Azure Media Services to stream live sports events

Sporting highlights: Using Azure Media Services to stream live sports events
By Lindsay James | Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Broadcasters of the world’s biggest sporting events such as the Super Bowl, the Winter Olympics and the World Cup are increasingly relying on Azure Media Services for their streaming services. We find out why

Find out why broadcasters are choosing Microsoft to stream events such as the Super Bowl and World Cup