Touch

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY IN GOVERNMENT, HEALTHCARE, EDUCATION AND PUBLIC SAFETY & NATIONAL SECURITY

Summer 2014

Touch

Editor: Amber Stokes
Publication manager: Andy Clayton-Smith

The Summer 2014 issue of Touch is out now, focusing on Microsoft technology in government, healthcare, education and public safety and national security. In this issue, we explore how cities are implementing innovative technologies in order to reduce the carbon footprints of their energy-intensive buildings. In our cover story, we speak to Washington Athletic Club in the US about its use of ICONICS technology and how it is already saving more than US$200,000 per year on its energy bills.

Elsewhere in the magazine, we explore the technologies that are enabling safer cities today. Plus, we look at successful Microsoft and partner technology implementations at government and healthcare organisations.

Magazine highlights

News
News

A roundup of the latest public sector technology announcements including Seattle hospital’s commitment to deploy Surface Pro 3, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s implementation of Microsoft Dynamics CRM and how Brown University is able to use Office ProPlus thanks to the Microsoft Student Advantage programme

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Improving learning outcomes

Anthony Salcito explains how the Microsoft in Education Global Forum is helping to inspire teachers worldwide to develop innovative classroom experiences for their students

Cover story

Out with the old, in with the new

Out with the old, in with the new

Rebecca Lambert finds out how ICONICS is helping Washington Athletic Club to save more than US$200,000 a year on energy bills

In practice
In practice

We highlight successful Microsoft and partner technology implementations including UK healthcare provider Locala Community Partnerships, Sunderland City Council and the Portuguese Energy Network

Features

Smart and sustainable

Smart and sustainable

As leaders do what they can to reduce their cities’ carbon footprints, Microsoft believes that it is IT innovation that will help to build truly competitive and sustainable places to work and live. Rebecca Lambert reports

Enabling safer cities

Enabling safer cities

Public safety and justice organisations need better access to information in order to deliver improved services to their growing cities. Amber Stokes reports

Viewpoints

Thought leadership articles providing insight on industry trends and challenges from Comparex’s Holger Pfister, Imation’s NickBanks and Unisys’ Fernando Reinoda Costa

Solution profile

Allowing full visibility of faults

Allowing full visibility of faults

Melissa Topp, director of global marketing at ICONICS, explains how fault detection and diagnostics is changing the way organisations monitor, detect and repair faults within building equipment

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