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The Launch of Microsoft Cloud for Financial Services, Manufacturing and Non-profit organisations.

18 March 2021

Microsoft Launches new Industry Cloud verticals to accelerate innovation. Every industry has turned to digital technologies for resilience and agility as a necessity to survive during the current disruption of the Covid19 Global pandemic.


What’s new in Microsoft Teams?

12 March 2021

Meet, chat, call and collaborate in just one place. Microsoft Teams has become one of the leading video conferencing and instant messaging applications in today’s digital landscape. Making meeting easier, more flexible, and more effective.


Microsoft Outlook – Extra time – what everyone needs.

11 March 2021

To help workers tackle the latest disruption, remote working challenges and to assist workers globally with the challenges of organising their time, Microsoft are updating Outlook with two new efficiency tools.


Microsoft – Work without limits – 2021 Announcements

Microsoft have recently announced an exciting series of new features we’ve come to know and love the global leading technologists for. As the updates become available, our goal is to make it easy for you to access key information and understanding of how the technology can work for your organisation.


Leadership, technology and data will create the council of the future

12 December 2019

Local authorities will need strong leadership to break from traditional mindsets and harness the full potential of technology and data to deliver the council of the future, says Shaping Cloud director of consultancy Helen Gerling.


Top 5 digital initiatives within the public sector right now

15 October 2019

We love a digital transformation success story here at Shaping Cloud, so we thought we’d share with you our top five digital initiatives within the public sector right now. Let’s take a look at some of the great work being done within Data, Smart City, Health & Social Care, and Skills.


Microsoft Ignite should fuel public sector interest in Azure

9 October 2018

As ever, the Microsoft Ignite conference saw a raft of announcements around the Azure platform. Many should be of real interest to public sector technology leads. Shaping Cloud’s chief technical officer Tom Carter talks us through the key takeaways.


Northern Fail App: Commuter Frustrations, Beginnings & Political Effect

24 September 2018

Ah the trains, the comfortable fast Pendolino Virgin trains linking Manchester to London and then the good ol’ Northern pacers linking Manchester to Liverpool. A necessity for modern Britain to function: traveling to work, tourism life – we all rely on them at some point.


Why your council should take advantage of web & mobile systems

14 June 2018

A key advantage to introducing mobile systems is cost savings. In 2012 a SOCITM study of 120 local councils found the cost of contact for phone transactions averaged at £2.83


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