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  • EVENT: Shaping Your City - Microsoft CityNext Conference

    MSEurope - 16 Sept. 2014

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  • Watch how the Internet of Things is transforming the London Underground

    MS Europe - 10 Sept. 2014

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  • EVENT Microsoft CityNext: How Innovation is Overcoming Social Challenges and Driving Growth Strategies for Regions and Cities

    Events - 27 March 2014

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  • Barcelona College of Nursing migrates email to the cloud with Office 365

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 16 Jan. 2014

    The Official College of Nursing of Barcelona (Col•legi Oficial d'Infermeres i Infermers de Barcelona) has chosen Microsoft Office 365 to improve its communications systems. The project is part of the Catalan organisation’s commitment to offer the best possible service to its more than 38,000 members.

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  • Technology for healthier citizens

    Joe Macri VP EMEA Public Sector, Microsoft - 07 Jan. 2014

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  • CityNext Solutions on display in Barcelona Smart City Expo

    Per Bendix Olsen Senior Director, Partners, Public Sector, Microsoft Europe, Middle East and Africa - 12 Dec. 2013

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  • Innovative healthcare in Denmark.

    Elena Bonfiglioli Senior Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Health Industry, Worldwide Health Team, Public Sector, Microsoft - 28 Nov. 2013

    Taking care of an increasingly ageing population is a worldwide challenge. New health services and innovative ways of caring for this sector are crucial, and Denmark knows so. In five years, this country will face a 20 percent increase of elderly people to take care for, hence it is key for them to find efficient and cost-effective solutions.

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  • Hamburg Port Authority – Productive 365

    David Burrows Managing Director of Government Industry, Europe, Middle East & Africa - 21 Nov. 2013

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  • Green light for a mobile Manchester.

    Ellen Wilson Business Manager Cities at Microsoft - 21 Nov. 2013

    Commuting in a city of 2.69 Million residents can be tedious, however Manchester has managed to ease this task for all its citizens.

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  • The smart reinvention of Barcelona

    Jose A.Ondivela Western Europe Industry Market Development Manager - 20 Nov. 2013

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  • PRESS RELEASE: Scytl launches Smart Governance for Smart Cities

    PRESS RELEASE: Scytl launches Smart Governance for Smart Cities - 19 Nov. 2013

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  • What’s next for your City? Find out at Smart City Expo World Congress

    David Burrows Managing Director of Government Industry, Europe, Middle East & Africa - 14 Nov. 2013

    Nowadays European cities are both cradles for innovation and engines for local economies. Ergo the importance to support them while they fight to create healthier and more prosperous places to live. In order to do so, it is crucial that city leaders, companies and government associations come together, and that’s what the Smart City Expo World Congress is all about.

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  • Putting people first

    David Burrows Managing Director of Government Industry, Europe, Middle East & Africa - 24 Oct. 2013

    I would like to highlight a few headlines on CityNext from this falls Touch magazines.

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  • Data, partnerships and innovation: building competitive cities in Central and Eastern Europe

    Joe Macri VP EMEA Public Sector, Microsoft - 18 Oct. 2013

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  • Microsoft CityNext CEE – A people-first approach to helping cities meet what’s next

    Don Grantham President, Microsoft Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) - 04 Oct. 2013

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  • Innovative solutions for the health industry

    Per Bendix Olsen Senior Director, Partners, Public Sector, Microsoft Europe, Middle East and Africa - 01 Oct. 2013

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  • EVENT: What's next for your city?

    Microsoft CityNext CEE Event - 24 Sept. 2013

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  • Microsoft CityNext – Partnerships that help Cities transform, engage and accelerate

    Per Bendix Olsen Senior Director, Partners, Public Sector, Microsoft Europe, Middle East and Africa - 31 July 2013

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  • The City of the Future is a Healthier Place to Live

    Elena Bonfiglioli Senior Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Health Industry, Worldwide Health Team, Public Sector, Microsoft - 29 July 2013

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  • Hot off the press: Microsoft CityNext, coming to a city near you

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 10 July 2013

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  • Does cloud computing really offer a way to reduce energy demands?

    Ray Pinto Senior Government Affairs Manager - 27 June 2013

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  • Spanish SME helps doctors communicate easily with computers in the operating room

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 30 May 2013

    Tedcas helps surgeons (among other specialties) improve their efficiency by using hand movements and voice commands to control computers in the operating theatre – a creative step forward in modern hospital care.

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  • Autolib’ brings intelligent car-sharing to Paris

    Fabien Petitcolas Director for Innovation, Europe - 10 April 2013

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  • EU for high quality learning: Updates from the High Level Group on the Modernisation of Higher Education

    Jan Muehlfeit Chairman of Microsoft Europe - 04 April 2013

    You’ve all seen the figures over the past year and more that show high youth unemployment across some European Union Member States. But do people know that technology can have an enabling role in Europe and beyond? 

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  • Eco-testing a building before it is even built

    Dennis Gannon Director, Cloud Research Strategy - 25 March 2013

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  • Young Technology Innovators Creating Solutions and Real Impact for Better Health

    Elena Bonfiglioli Senior Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Health Industry, Worldwide Health Team, Public Sector, Microsoft - 13 March 2013

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  • Europe’s new plan for Digital Jobs: Microsoft signs pledge at Grand Coalition

    Sylvie Laffarge Director EU Institutional Relations and Citizenship - 12 March 2013

    The Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs was launched last week to address the shortfall of Europeans with digital professional skills and to exploit the employment potential of ICT. The EU's competitiveness is "under threat" according to Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission, if it cannot fill the expertise gap. 

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  • An Investment in the Future: Empowering Bulgarian Youth

    Jean-Philippe Courtois President, Microsoft International - 21 Feb. 2013

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  • What is the role of local economies in supporting quality job creation and productivity?

    Jonathan Barr OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme - 15 Feb. 2013

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  • School of the 21st century

    Jeroen Verdonk Marketing Manager, Education Sector, Microsoft Western Europe - 23 Jan. 2013

    As we discussed extensively at the ‘Youth, the Key to Europe’s future’ event in Brussels on 22nd of January, today’s educators face some tough challenges as they work to prepare students for the 21st century workplace. Microsoft and its partners are helping them make the grade.

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  • Sharing creative approaches at the Partners in Learning Global Forum

    Joao Ramalheiro - 22 Dec. 2012

    The Partners in Learning Global Forum 2012 was a unique experience in my career, summarising in two words: Life Changing! I was able to be connected with brilliant personalities and projects and I felt that I wasn't alone on this journey.

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  • Innovating for Better Health: doing new with less

    Joe Macri VP EMEA Public Sector, Microsoft - 10 Dec. 2012

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  • Sharing views with MEP Parvanova on enabling high quality eHealth in Europe

    Elena Bonfiglioli Senior Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Health Industry, Worldwide Health Team, Public Sector, Microsoft - 04 Dec. 2012

    Due to challenges posed by Europe’s ageing population, we are now obliged to come up with viable solutions towards ensuring the financial stability and quality of our health systems. As we are strained by limited resources and high demands in delivering quality care and cure, we are compelled to “do new with less.”

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  • Windows 8: Why it matters to the European Health Sector

    Elena Bonfiglioli Senior Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Health Industry, Worldwide Health Team, Public Sector, Microsoft - 30 Nov. 2012

    It has been just over a month since Windows 8 officially launched but what does this mean for vast numbers of European health workers and patients out there?

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  • Across the spectrum: White Spaces are gaining momentum

    Jim Beveridge Director of International Technology Affairs - 23 Nov. 2012

    Everywhere you look from Europe, to Canada or Singapore, more efficient spectrum use is increasingly a global regulatory goal; with attention now shifting to what spectrum sharing can add to existing spectrum management options.

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  • Patients in UK would Skype their doctor, if the option was available

    Jean-Jacques Sahel Director, EMEA Policy and International Organisations - 20 Nov. 2012

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  • Healthcare technology innovation – overcoming the challenge, a prescription from miMedication

    Mitchell Silva CEO, miMedication - 16 Nov. 2012

    Being a start-up is never easy but some markets are particularly challenging. The healthcare sector is arguably one of these, because of the (understandably) often complex layers of legislation and scientific validation required, so adoption of new innovation can be lengthy.

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  • Using cloud solutions to create a collaborative environment in 21st century schools

    Kirsten Panton Western Europe Lead Partners in Learning - 02 Nov. 2012

    A private grade 4-12 educational institution in Greece (Athens), Doukas School has invested heavily in innovative education to provide its 2,000 students with the finest educational, cultural, and athletic programs in the country.

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  • Innovating teaching and learning practices: developing creative classrooms in Europe

    Kirsten Panton Western Europe Lead Partners in Learning - 25 Oct. 2012

    The Next Partners in Learning Global Forum will take place in Prague on 28th Nov-1st Dec. What the Partners in Learning programme does is to help school leaders discover and share best practices to foster a culture of innovation. 

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  • Bringing the benefits of technology to Austrian nonprofits

    Microsoft France Communications Manager, Stiftungszentrum.de, Germany - 12 Oct. 2012

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  • A bright future for cities? Thoughts from the “Future of Cities” forum

    David Burrows Managing Director of Government Industry, Europe, Middle East & Africa - 27 Sept. 2012

    With more than 50% of the world’s population already living in cities, and projections that this number will surpass 70% by 2050, the accelerating trend of urbanization raises many challenges and demands for governments.

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  • Europe’s future growth is in the cloud

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 27 Sept. 2012

    The European Central Bank’s proposal to buy unlimited amounts of crisis-hit government bonds has provided a glimmer of light through the shadows of the financial downturn. In the long term however, it’s clear that Europe must re-engineer its economy to achieve sustainable economic growth and abate record-high unemployment levels, especially among young people.

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  • Health Modernization: the role of ICT in strengthening the health system in Europe

    Elena Bonfiglioli Senior Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Health Industry, Worldwide Health Team, Public Sector, Microsoft - 21 Sept. 2012

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  • Creating opportunities for 300 million young people in the next 3 years

    Brad Smith Senior VP and General Counsel Microsoft - 19 Sept. 2012

    Today we are announcing Microsoft YouthSpark, a new company-wide initiative designed to create opportunities for 300 million youth in 100 countries over the next three years.

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  • ITU Green Standards Week

    Events - 18 Sept. 2012

    The Green Standards Week will bring together leading specialists in the field, from top policy-makers to engineers, designers, planners, government officials, regulators, standards experts and others. 

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  • Cloud power: helping to save and transform lives in the world’s poorest countries

    Una O'Sullivan Western Europe Citizenship Community Affairs Manager - 07 Sept. 2012

    Concern, a global humanitarian NGO, build its worldwide email platform on the cloud in order to reduce IT costs, and to insure efficient communication when providing disaster relief and support.

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  • School leaders in Portugal show the way to new Learning best practices

    Kirsten Panton Western Europe Lead Partners in Learning - 04 Sept. 2012

    The Partners in Learning for School Leaders programme is a result of a partnership between Microsoft Portugal and the Ministry of Education in Portugal. It is aimed at giving Portuguese school directors a set of skills that will enable them to innovate, modify and transform not only their schools but also their surrounding community. 

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  • An Italian school reaches for excellence with innovative education

    Kirsten Panton Western Europe Lead Partners in Learning - 04 Sept. 2012

    The School Istituto Laporta in Galatina is a school of excellence. The Partners in Learning (PIL) school programme marked an important step for the school. When the PIL programme was implemented, the school maximized its potential at national and international level.

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  • German hospital network increases data security and access, while cutting costs

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 16 Aug. 2012

    A network of hospitals and health care facilities in Germany used cloud computing to increase their access to files in a reliable and secure way while lowering IT costs.

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  • The Digital Patrols project: upgrading the education system by student role models

    Kresten Thorndahl Student Guest Blogger and Project Manager - 09 Aug. 2012

    ICT has recently been pointed out by the European Commission as one of the big job growth areas and as a digital native, a student in 2012 who has grown up surrounded by technology I should feel privileged.. 

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  • Making Ministry of Education website cope when exam results are out

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 03 Aug. 2012

    In this case study you can read about how through cloud computing, SIVECO Romania’s solution helped the Ministry of Education lower costs and offer new and more reliable services to the public.

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  • Gaming technology helps children with cerebral palsy

    Anders Thomsen Government Affairs Manager - 31 July 2012

    The Helene Elsass Center along with Microsoft Partner Commentor and Mitii Development A/S is building a programme called Mitii Kinect to help children diagnosed with cerebral palsy get the consistent help they need to develop their motor skills. Cerebral palsy is a neurological condition which impairs the motor skills and causes issues with physical movement.

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  • UK local authorities process citizens’ forms 80 percent faster, reduce costs with cloud solution

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 25 July 2012

    In this case study, you can read about how IEG4 used cloud computing to help local UK governments deliver services faster and minimize costs.

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  • Improving the quality of education in a balanced, consistent and sustainable way

    Kirsten Panton Western Europe Lead Partners in Learning - 11 July 2012

    To achieve a smart, sustainable and inclusive EU, technology can play an important role in preparing European youth with the skills needed.

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  • Governments improve their services with the help of technology

    Niels Soelberg Vice President,Public Sector Sales, Microsoft EMEA - 10 July 2012

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  • What drives an innovative, IT economy?

    Juliano Tubino Worldwide Director, Innovation and Emerging Business, Microsoft - 03 July 2012

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  • A vision for Denmark: an innovative public sector that promotes quality and shared responsibility

    David Burrows Managing Director of Government Industry, Europe, Middle East & Africa - 29 June 2012

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  • Computation helps understand cancer

    Jasmin Fisher Researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge, Programming Principles & Tools group - 20 June 2012

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  • Education reform means a break from the past

    Futures - 13 June 2012

    Why the industrial model – hierarchical organizations using standardised methods to produce uniform products – no longer works for schools or students.

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  • Portuguese Hospital moves to the cloud to be more efficient in tough economic times

    Rui Gomes Director of Technology & Information Systems, Hospital Fernando Fonseca - 16 May 2012

    Back in 2010, I had a vision to build an information system that would advance the pace of delivering quality healthcare and challenge the perception that public institutions are slow moving.

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  • Time to get education right

    Kirsten Panton Western Europe Lead Partners in Learning - 11 May 2012

    In these challenging economic times, helping European students to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to support their success as adults has become critical to the long-term competitiveness of Europe.

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  • Beaming Bright in Brussels - Innovate4Good sparked by European Youth

    Sylvie Laffarge Director EU Institutional Relations and Citizenship - 08 May 2012

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  • Optimizing public sector services in the Azores Archipelago with cloud computing

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 30 April 2012

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  • EVENT: Innovate4Good @Microsoft

    Events - 27 April 2012

    Innovate4Good@Microsoft in Brussels will bring together over 120 young Europeans in interactive workshops and activities to discuss how they can imagine and realise leadership in today’s technology driven economy.

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  • Doctors on a call

    Futures - 25 April 2012

    A start-up created by two British medics combines social networks and cloud computing to make hospital staffing more efficient.

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  • European Regions for Growth: the opportunity of cloud computing

    Events - 24 April 2012

    Removing barriers to boost cloud computing opportunities, letting our industries and SMEs grow and better compete inside and outside the European Union.

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  • Transformative technology for active and healthy ageing

    Ray Pinto Senior Government Affairs Manager - 20 April 2012

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  • Digital services for European governments

    Niels Soelberg Vice President,Public Sector Sales, Microsoft EMEA - 04 April 2012

    The on-going debate around the world’s economic recession may be an unpleasant topic to address, but in my job as Vice President for Public Sector in Europe, Middle East and Africa, I face this issue every day when meeting with customers and partners, and I believe we need to continue addressing it in order to solve it!

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  • Borderless teaching through collaboration and innovation

    Jerker Porat Teacher in Science, Mathematics and Physical Education - 29 March 2012

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  • Grow your career: 7 million people certified in twenty years

    Anneleen Vaandrager Senior Director of Education, Microsoft Learning - 15 March 2012

    Microsoft Certification has come a long way in its first twenty years. It made its debut with the Microsoft Certified Professional Program, a measuring tool for employers and IT professionals.

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  • Remaking Europe’s schools

    Futures - 06 March 2012

    In terms of modernising educational systems, Commissioner Vassiliou says, “We have a long way to go”.

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  • Better, faster, cheaper! Eliminating the hassle in public administrations

    Karen McCandless News Editor of Touch magazine, Editor of OnWindows.com - 20 Feb. 2012

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  • North Rhine-Westphalia Police delivers mobile innovation to its employees and residents

    Wayne Phillips Industry Lead, Public Safety and National Security business, Microsoft EMEA - 15 Feb. 2012

    The North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) Police is the largest police force in Germany with 50,000 police officers serving about 19 million people. The NRW Police uses technologies that benefit their constituents, and mobile technology is one of them.

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  • Efficient ICT solutions for a stronger European economy

    Niels Soelberg Vice President,Public Sector Sales, Microsoft EMEA - 24 Jan. 2012

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  • Public sector cloud computing scenarios

    Dr. Peter Deussen Senior Researcher at Fraunhofer FOKUS - 06 Dec. 2011

    Cloud computing  is currently considered to have great potential in mitigating the financial and administrative difficulties of public administrations in Germany. It promises to both optimize the use of IT resources, and encourages a great variety of collaboration options.

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  • Partnering for Better Health: improving care, accelerating growth and efficiency

    Events - 10 Nov. 2011

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  • Eye On Health in Germany with cloud computing

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 31 Oct. 2011

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  • Greater public sector efficiency through the application of technology

    Niels Soelberg Vice President,Public Sector Sales, Microsoft EMEA - 20 Oct. 2011

    Success in the public sector today rides on not only being able to do more with less, but also being able to meet and exceed citizens’ expectations.

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  • Cloud helps the City of Madrid stay green, one tree at a time

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 15 Sept. 2011

    In this case study, you can read about how a Madrid based company has developed a cloud solution to enable its 17,000 residents help the city council maintain its 245,000 trees and keep the city green, with the help of an innovative SME – Tecnigral .

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  • Cloud computing strengthens Hungary’s life savers

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 15 Sept. 2011

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  • Europe’s mixed performance on the Global Innovation Index

    Soumitra Dutta & Daniela Benavente - 09 Sept. 2011

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  • Gaming can promote mobility, balance and coordination in the ageing population

    Elena Bonfiglioli Senior Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Health Industry, Worldwide Health Team, Public Sector, Microsoft - 07 Sept. 2011

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  • Microsoft invests in Connected Health

    Alex Gray Senior Marketing Manager Microsoft EMEA - 04 Aug. 2011

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  • Rural UK students connect virtually to learn through cloud

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 20 June 2011

    In this case study, you can read about the Lincoln Specialists Schools Group (LSSG) which is making advanced and specialised school courses available to students in Lincoln through cloud computing, and fighting the decline in student population in rural UK – with the help of an innovative SME - F1 Group .

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  • eGovernment in times of economic challenges

    Ruediger Dorn Director Innovation, WW Technology Office MS Corp - 09 June 2011

    The Centre for eGovernance Development in Ljubljana and the Austrian Computer Society in Vienna have co-organised the 9th Eastern European eGov Days on "eGovernment in Times of Economic Challenges”.

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  • Ensuring cloud computing services for the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 01 June 2011

    Cloud computing brings great benefits to Europe’s start-ups and SMEs in terms of cost benefits, ease to up-scale their businesses and efficient computing capabilities. Besides using the cloud power to operate their own business, SMEs also have the opportunity to widen their portfolio and innovate by building new applications and services on the cloud platforms.

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  • Video interview: The role of ICT in reaching a low carbon economy

    Ray Pinto Senior Government Affairs Manager - 23 May 2011

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  • Migration towards high-level skills

    Luis Céspedes Director de Educación, Proyecto Universidad Empres - 20 May 2011

    The IT Academy in perspective

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  • How do you offer ICT services to mobile health workers?

    Vincent van Doorn Corporate Account Manager Healthcare, Microsoft - 20 May 2011

    How do you offer ICT services to mobile health workers?

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  • WoHIT puts patients at the center of EU health

    Bill Crounse Senior Director, Worldwide Health - 13 May 2011

    It feels like the past two days in Budapest, Hungary, have gone by in the blink of an eye; in this case a somewhat droopy, red and tired pair of eyes. Let me start with a gigantic thank you to the many customers, partners, clinicians, EU officials, press and others who engaged with me and my Microsoft colleagues during the World of Health IT (WoHIT).

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  • University of Bologna bringing collaboration at a new level with cloud computing

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 29 April 2011

    In this case study, you can read about how students and staff at the University of Bologna can now collaborate and learn anytime and anywhere, thanks to cloud computing.

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  • Digital skills for growth and welfare in Denmark

    Paul Lloyd Robson Environmental Sustainability, Microsoft Corp - 27 April 2011

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  • Avanade 21st Century Career Workshop – a 360° story

    Oana Nitu Microsoft Student Partner - 21 April 2011

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  • Smart collaboration cuts energy consumption

    Futures - 21 April 2011

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  • Enhancing the academic experience at Middlesex University with cloud

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 06 April 2011

    Middlesex University serves 33,000 students, with campuses in London and Dubai.

    The university was using an on-premises e-mail system based on Microsoft Exchange Server that it wanted to expand to meet the growing volume of e-mail and to offer students a variety of online tools for collaboration.

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  • Capgemini and City of Texel build smart lighting system with cloud computing

    Ray Pinto Senior Government Affairs Manager - 16 March 2011

    I would like to highlight a recent example from the Netherlands where, Microsoft Partner, Capgemini, will provide a ground-breaking pilot of a smart public lighting system based on Microsoft’s cloud environment, Windows Azure in the Dutch city of Texel.

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  • Get ready for cloud technology!

    Don Field Senior Director, Microsoft Certification Programs - 14 March 2011

    Business is moving to the cloud. According to IDC* predictions for 2011, 80% of new software will be available as cloud services; by 2014, over one-third of software purchases will be delivered through the cloud.

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  • Xbox & Kinect help rehabilitate children with cancer in Poland

    Marek Kosycarz Citizenship Director, Microsoft Poland - 10 March 2011

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  • Microsoft and athenahealth to better connect hospitals, physicians and patients

    Elena Bonfiglioli Senior Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Health Industry, Worldwide Health Team, Public Sector, Microsoft - 03 March 2011

    Microsoft and athenahealth, a leading provider of web-based practice management, electronic health record (EHR), and patient communication services to medical groups, have aligned to launch an electronic health solution that will improve the connectivity and communication between hospitals, physicians and patients.

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  • Gaming’s serious side: Helping brain-damaged patients

    Futures - 03 March 2011

    Fishing Cactus is a start-up that began in the world of entertainment games. Now it’s moving into what are called “serious games” – starting with one that can help doctors support patients left with impaired motor skills after an accident.

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  • The European University Institute boosts productivity and gains 100 times more storage

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 01 March 2011

    In this case study, you can read about how the European University Institute (EUI) overcame limitations in storage space of its previous email system with cloud computing, achieving 100 times more storage and 43% in cost savings.

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  • European citizens help scientists predict the impact of climate change

    Tony Hey Corporate VP, Microsoft Research Connections - 24 Feb. 2011

    A recent article in The Guardian has profiled how, thanks to an Oxford University project supported by the European Commission and Microsoft Research, citizens now have the opportunity to help scientists track the regional and local weather events caused by climate change. 

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  • Extending learning possibilities - Office 365 for education

    Matthew Fox WE Education - Cloud Solutions Sales Lead - 10 Feb. 2011

    Office 365 for education will extend learning possibilities to students while helping them master technology they will use in their future careers.

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  • Preparing today’s students for the jobs of tomorrow

    Anthony Salcito Vice President of Microsoft Education - 04 Feb. 2011

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  • Much more than IT: Microsoft volunteers support NGOs on many fronts

    Microsoft - 04 Feb. 2011

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  • Catalonian centre driving innovation through ICT

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 22 Dec. 2010

    In this case study, you can read about a Catalonian centre which is helping Spanish businesses become more productive through collaboration with Microsoft in providing Microsoft Office 365, an enterprise-class, cloud-based solution.

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  • A Win-Win Shift: Using cloud computing to advance wellbeing

    Ron Zink Associate General Counsel - 03 Dec. 2010

    I had the pleasure of opening the first European Summit of Microsoft’s Health Users Group this week in Brussels. The focus of the summit was on using cloud computing to create a “win-win” in the provisioning of wellbeing, that is, reducing costs while increasing the satisfaction of patients and health care providers.

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  • Early signs of the cloud (R)evolution in health and wellbeing in Europe

    Elena Bonfiglioli Senior Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Health Industry, Worldwide Health Team, Public Sector, Microsoft - 29 Nov. 2010

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  • Germany launches its HealthVault platform for all

    Jens Dommel Regional HealthVault Lead Germany - 19 Nov. 2010

    I am proud to announce the launch in Germany of Assignio, a health platform powered by Microsoft HealthVault. The platform, which will be operated and marketed by Siemens IT Solutions, marks a change in the way individuals can approach their health and wellness and will steer the German health sector in a new direction.

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  • Matchride utilizes ICT and social networks to create unique carpooling solution

    Paul Lloyd Robson Environmental Sustainability, Microsoft Corp - 08 Nov. 2010

    We’ve been underlining this idea many times before, the ICT industry has the power to contribute to the worldwide carbon reductions not only within the ICT sector itself, but also to help other sectors and industries such as production, transport, construction and logistics become more sustainable.

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  • Europe is the global leader in nation-wide implementation of eHealth solutions

    Dr. Karl A. Stroetmann Senior Research Fellow Empirica - 08 Nov. 2010

    Ten years after the presentation of the European Lisbon Strategy for growth and employment, which had resolved to make Europe the most competitive and knowledge-driven economy by 2010, a final judgement on success or failure of the overall strategy is difficult.

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  • Microsoft’s energy saving cloud

    Ray Pinto Senior Government Affairs Manager - 29 Oct. 2010

    I just saw Rob Bernard our Chief Environment Strategist in an interview on CNN on how we and the ICT industry are trying to tackle the increasing energy consumption of data centers.

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  • New GeSI study: the role of ICT in reducing the global carbon footprint

    Ray Pinto Senior Government Affairs Manager - 28 Oct. 2010

    The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), just released its latest recommendations in a recent report on the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in reducing global carbon emissions by increasing use of technology across varied sectors.

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  • Together for Health: a strategy for the Europe 2020

    Octavian Purcarea Industry Solutions Manager - 26 Oct. 2010

    As we, the many stakeholders at regional and local level, work with the European Commission to help realise their health strategy Together for Health – a Strategy for the Europe 2020, I want to focus this post on some key challenges and opportunities arising from the availability and access to structural funds used in eHealth.

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  • e-maturity of students and e-confidence of teachers

    Marc Durando Executive Director, European Schoolnet - 18 Oct. 2010

    Just a few weeks after the launch of the EU flagship initiative Youth on the Move, on 4 October, Microsoft and European Schoolnet hosted a successful EU roundtable on eEducation entitled “ICT – are we doing enough to keep Europeans ahead in education?” in Brussels.

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  • Clean-up time of London streets improved with cloud computing

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 12 Oct. 2010

    In this case study, you can read about LoveCleanStreets, a cloud-based application that helps London authorities manage street care with the help of crowdsourcing – supported by an innovative SME bbits.

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  • Telemedicine: A tool for patient empowerment

    Nicole Denjoy Secretary General of COCIR - 08 Oct. 2010

    A special ‘European file’ edition focusing on Telemedicine was recently published under the leadership of Gerard Comyn, Vice-President CATEL, and former Head of Unit ‘ICT for Health’, DG INFSO, European Commission.

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  • EU Council agrees on dynamic cross-border healthcare for Europeans

    Octavian Purcarea Industry Solutions Manager - 04 Oct. 2010

    June 2010 saw the EU Council agree on a Draft Directive on cross-border care. While this is not the final step for full adoption the positive vote of the EU Council is opening a new perspective on cross-border care and on the use of eHealth as a tool to facilitate the mobility of EU citizens. 
     

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  • Presidency workshop on eHealth strategies reveals the importance of knowledge sharing

    Wendy Currie - 27 Sept. 2010

    We attended the eHealth Strategies of European Countries Validation Workshop held on the 16 September 2010 in Brussels, hosted by the Belgium Presidency and organized jointly by the EC and Empirica.

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  • Managing the Belgian EU Presidency on a dynamic cloud platform

    Mark Lange Director EU Institutional Relations - 16 Sept. 2010

    Few stories sum up the opportunity of cloud computing any better than the one shared in this video.

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  • A sneak peek at the winners of the 2010 Imagine Cup: a taste of the future?

    Fabien Petitcolas Director for Innovation, Europe - 12 Aug. 2010

    In few years, they will be creators of innovative start-ups, recognised researchers, or, why not, even heads of large IT corporations. In the meantime, 400 students battled it out in Warsaw this July, during the worldwide finals of the Imagine Cup competition organised by Microsoft.

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