The Fourth Industrial Revolution – part 2

  First, let’s consider the impact of the workplace on employee engagement. The Steelcase Global Report sums it up nicely: “Workers who are highly satisfied with their workplace also demonstrate higher levels of engagement.” In addition: “Highly engaged employees have greater flexibility to make choices about where and how they work.” The rise of the…

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Apps & Infrastructure Announcements

  Last week Jon Woodward ran through the Data & AI updates that were announced at the Microsoft Envision and Microsoft Ignite events that recently took place in the US. This week, we’ve pulled together the key updates across applications and infrastructure, along with some further reading and resources to help you get up-to-speed on…

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Guiding your customer’s journey at Microsoft Future Decoded

Microsoft Future Decoded gives you the chance to put your Microsoft skills into practice and demonstrate to your customers what we can achieve together. If you haven’t yet invited your customers to attend, you can download our customisable customer invite and register your teams for one or both of the days.   Visit www.futuredecoded.com for…

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Data and AI Announcements at Microsoft Envision and Microsoft Ignite

Written by Jon Woodward, Business Lead for Data and AI, Microsoft UK Our two flagship events Microsoft Envision and Microsoft Ignite recently took place in the US. There was a tremendous sense of energy and excitement, with 75+ keynotes, sessions and breakouts at Microsoft Envision, focusing on business leaders with industry-specific transformation scenarios, many of…

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution – making disruption work for you

The Fourth Industrial Revolution. It’s a big topic. Big enough for it to have played a central role in the World Economic Forum’s Industry Strategy Meeting in June, and for it to be a key topic in the UK Regional session at Microsoft Inspire.   But what is the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)? Let’s start…

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How Microsoft is transforming its own marketing

‘Microsoft must transform its marketing in the next three years or fail’ – Chris Capossela, Microsoft CMO.   Capossela issued this bold instruction at the ANA 2014 Masters of Marketing event.   Three years on, his advice has shaped the way we approach marketing. Here’s a look at how we’ve made the journey to a…

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The Partner Advanced Collaboration Opportunity

What does collaboration mean to your customers? How can Microsoft technology enable better collaboration and team work? And what’s the partner opportunity around collaboration? Over the next few months we’re running  a series of Skype Broadcasts which aim take you through the Modern Workplace opportunities and how Microsoft solutions play within these areas. Our first broadcast, on the 17…

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5-minute guide to building your social media audience

‘73% of IT executives are influenced in their decision making by social networks.’ – SocialCast A growing and active millennial presence in the workforce has made social media marketing an essential tool for B2B marketers. Providing an engaging and helpful social experience can influence customer behaviour and purchasing decisions. Partners slow to jump on the…

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