4 Technologies to Boost Business in the Recovery

Kishore Swaminathan, chief scientist at Accenture, points out in an article in Computer Weekly that he sees 4 technologies that should be focussed on in order to not only be ready, but ahead when the economy improves The four areas are: Cloud and internet computing Mobility Collaboration Business intelligence technologies > Read more here


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…


Get more from your ERP investment with Microsoft

In these challenging times, its good to see the groups around Microsoft focussing on saving customers money. This Series of live meetings stood out for me……they help you to understand better where Microsoft can make a difference to the efficiency and effectiveness of your ERP implementation:           Transform your SAP/Oracle* ERP business value with…


Computer Weekly calls out mobile computing as key for SMEs to beat credit crunch

Research found that that 84% of SMEs feel that technology becomes more important in a slower economy and as a result 47% have considered implementing a flexible working policy within their organisations as a means to reduce overheads to meet the challenges of the slowing economy. An identical number feel under more pressure from employees…


Microsoft TechEd EMEA 2008 IT Professionals – Register before 26 September to save 300 Euros

Microsoft Tech·Ed EMEA 2008 IT Professionals is the Microsoft premier technical education conference just for IT professionals. For five days, you and 5,000 of your peers will learn how to architect, plan, deploy, manage and secure a connected enterprise from Microsoft experts and industry leaders. You get the chance to: 1) Design a personalised schedule…


Rafal Lukawiecki- Data Mining and Business Intelligence for Enteprises on TechNet Spotlight

In Data Mining and Business Intelligence for Enterprises, Rafal Lukawiecki aims to show IT Professionals how data mining can be used in IT infrastructure to support real business scenarios demystifying the perception that Data Mining is complex, untested or only for specialists. This has become possible since Microsoft has taken the technology to new levels making…


Gartner ranks Microsoft top for Business Intelligence

Thanks to Information Week: Gartner’s “magic quadrants” are typically annual market evaluations that place software vendors in one of four quadrants within a square: niche players, visionaries, challengers, and leaders. Specific placement within a quadrant depends on a vendor’s ability to execute, which moves them upward, and completeness of vision, which moves them to the…


TechNet Coversations catch up

I am a few of these behind so thought I would share them with you. It would be great to know if you have any feedback as it is early days for these and Steve would love to hear your thoughts. TechNet Conversations podcast with Andrew Fryer who explains OLAP and business intelligence *edited to…