CIO Scorecard Fosters Strategic Performance Management Culture

Microsoft IT (MS IT) falls under strict corporate scrutiny to demonstrate its business value and return on investment. The CIO Scorecard at Microsoft helps to strategically align the organisation with corporate and fiscal objectives, manage organisational performance, and demonstrate the value of IT across the enterprise. The CIO Scorecard has matured to a level that…

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Top IT Professional Licensing FAQs – February 09

Q) Can I downgrade Microsoft Windows Vista Business or Ultimate purchased pre-installed on a new PC? A) As an end user you have the right to downgrade as set out in your Software Licence Terms. Example: You’re buying a new computer system and it needs to run the same operating system as your existing 10…

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Invest your way to success with up to 10% discount

Need to start saving money today? Well that’s an ovious question and even more obviosu answer. The challenge is that whilst there are lots of things you can do to cut costs with what you have already, there is also a good case in certain situations to invest in order to save. By using different…

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TechNet Presents: Windows Server 2008 and the Cost Savings it Can Bring to Your Infrastructure

Looks like we have gone webcast crazy but Alex sent this to me and its definitely worth sharing: TechNet Presents: Windows Server 2008 and the Cost Savings it Can Bring to Your Infrastructure 26 February 2009, online Prepare yourself for Windows Server 2008. Windows Server offers improved facilities for your users and reduces the cost…

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240% Unified Communications Return for Microsoft

Great post from Brett who pointed out the new Microsoft IT Cost Savings whitepaper which outlines the savings Microsoft has made internally since deploying OCS 2007 (inc R2) “Microsoft Information Technology (Microsoft IT) used a business value framework developed by Forrester Research to more precisely measure the overall business impact and the return on investment…

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New TechNet IT Manager Webcast Series

During this 8 part series starting on 18th March, the IT Evangelists will be taking a look at some of the top technology trends tipped by Gartner for 2009, including Virtualisation, GreenIT, Business Intelligence and Cloud Computing.     Date/Time Abstract Wed 18th March 4pm Virtualisation It’s one of the buzzwords  in IT at the…

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When Organisations Implement Something that Makes Sense (and even better when its yours)

Microsoft UK is no different from any organisation at present in its attempt to shave off costs where possible, which can sometimes seem frustrating or insignificant i.e. does reducing the number of sweets available at the reception desks really make a big impact (NB. This might just be a rumour that they are doing this…

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Tonight: Windows 7 Virtual Roundtable—To the Beta and Beyond

Thought I would blog about this as it’s in keeping with the Windows 7 theme for the week: Later today, February 12th at 11:00am Pacific Time, Microsoft Technical Fellow Mark Russinovich and a panel of subject matter experts, including Microsoft Engineering and a panel of external subject matter experts, will engage in a live, virtual…

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Windows 7 through the eyes of a real person – Day 5 (the grand finale)

Huge thanks to Rich for all the time he put into this. Big thumbs up! Realised that I’m rolling with Anti-Virus protection at the minute, I should probably sort that out. I can choose from Norton, Kaspersky and AVG…Hmmm-I’m gonna go with AVG so let’s get downloading. Download and install went well-everything seems fine. OMG,…

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Windows 7 through the eyes of a real person – Day 4

Day 4 in the Windows 7 Diary: After talking about it at work, I decided that the “Show Desktop” feature must still be there just in a different place; thus tonight’s mission is to find it…let’s go! Oh, there it is! Bottom right of the screen at the end of the task bar, next to…

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