Pay-per-click (PPC) for SMBs #6: How to set up a new Microsoft Advertising adCenter account

Continuing our series of guest blogs from Microsoft Advertising There has never been a better time to start running your search campaigns in adCenter because you can: Easily import your Google and Yahoo! campaigns to Bing using the Microsoft adCenter platform Efficiently promote your business to UK and international markets Control the costs: you only…

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Case study: Hitachi delivers savings, efficiencies and service improvements using Microsoft technology

Mandated by our UK government, public-sector organisations across the country must deliver extreme reductions in operational costs, ranging between 10 and 35 per cent of the budget. Mark Campbell, Vice President, Public Sector, at Hitachi Consulting, says, “The first question I hear from public-sector entities is, ‘How can you save me money?’ There isn’t a…

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End of support for Microsoft Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003

Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) and Office 2003 will be reaching end of support in April 2014. We want to help you avoid the risk of running an unsupported version of Windows and Office, and to assist with your IT planning for 2012. What is the situation and potential risk? Windows XP SP3 and Office…

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Special offer on Dynamics CRM Online expires 31 Dec – don’t lose out!

Don’t lose out if you’re considering subscribing to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online. The special introductory offer price of £22.75 per user, per month expires at midnight on 31 December, at which point the price reverts to £29.50 per user per month. Dynamics CRM can help you build closer relationships with customers and achieve new levels of…

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Pay Per Click (PPC) for SMB Part 5: The Microsoft Advertising Intelligence Tool

Continuing our series of guest posts from Microsoft Advertising You’re just about to start your first search campaign for Shah’s Cars, advertising your new car insurance product, but you have no idea what the average CPC is, what the seasonality looks like, what your typical audience is and you want to go live as soon…

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Case study: Virgin Media transforms service delivery & reduces critical alerts by 97%

Virgin Media was the first company in the UK to offer broadband, TV, home phone and mobile services from a single provider. In 2010, it invested in infrastructure monitoring technology, but its Windows Server IT support team – Wintel – needed to improve its processes to get maximum value from Microsoft System Center Operations Manager…

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New white papers

We have two new white papers available to download. The first is called ‘Define your private cloud strategy’ and you can download it here. The paper focuses on providing a strategic framework along with key considerations for when your organisation is considering cloud computing.   The second is our ‘Black book of core infrastructure references’ and…

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Play our festive game!

  You’ve worked hard all year and now is the time to kick back and relax a little – and what better way to start than with our festive game! Go on – you know want to…. Instructions are on the home page, but briefly: Objective: use the arrow keys to get Santa’s sleigh to…

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Pay-per-Click (PPC) for SMB #4: Introducing adCenter Desktop

In our previous adCenter post I gave you the basics of adCenter and how you can use it to manage your campaigns, track performance and generate new keywords. This week I’m going to show you how to do all this and more within the adCenter Desktop, an application that can be installed on your computer…

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Why companies are turning to Microsoft private cloud solutions

Cloud computing is at an inflection point. According to Forrester Research, the global market for cloud computing will grow to more than $241 billion in 2020. With the rapid growth in cloud services and increasing industry hype, customers are making decisions today – about where to invest and with whom – that have long term…

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