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Dynamics CRM saves email-drowned utility

Australian Power and Gas has implemented Microsoft Dynamics CRM and other Microsoft software to handle a skyrocketing number of customer queries, but the company's CIO has said that he won't complete the ecosystem with Windows 8 tablets, as the iPad works just fine for a BYOD model.

May 17, 2012 by

Microsoft sets two-year target for better datacentres

Microsoft wants to spend less on cooling and more on processing in its datacentres over the next two years by increasing the efficiency with which the facilities consume power.On Tuesday, at a Samsung CIO Green Forum in Munich, Rick Bakken, Microsoft's senior director of datacentre evangelism within its Global Foundation Services department, said the company is attempting to slash the average power usage effectiveness (PUE) of all Microsoft datacentres from 2.

April 18, 2011 by

Ex-Qld CIO quits Microsoft

Peter Grant, the Queensland Government's former chief information officer, has left Microsoft after just 16 months with the software giant.

April 1, 2009 by

Newham CIO sheds light on Microsoft relationship

Richard Steel, the chief information officer of Newham Borough Council, and president of the Society of Information Technology Management (Socitm), created quite a stir on the Socitm blog last week when he wrote that open source software "lags behind" proprietary software development by "several years".Speaking to ZDNet UK in an interview on Friday, Steel explained his position.

March 3, 2009 by

BriefingsDirect Analysts take Microsoft's pulse: Will the software giant peak in next few years?

What’s driven Microsoft from day one, and continues to do so, is that Microsoft is the software company for Joe the Plumber. That’s their constituency, not necessarily Joe the Developer. They cater to Joe the Developer, Joe the CIO, and Joe the Analyst certainly likes to check in on what they are doing. It's this whole idea of disruptive technology. They have always targeted the under-served and un-served parts of the marketplace and move up from there.

October 31, 2008 by

News to know: Microsoft's new language; Yahoo saga; Apple; Vulnerability counts

Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft declares its modeling love with a new language, ‘D’Larry Dignan: Yahoo's conundrum: White knights are hard to find Dan Farber: Mitch Kapor: Microsoft+Yahoo, major integration challengeDavid Morgenstern: Will Microsoft support Windows on Macs?CIO Sessions: Discover Financial Services CIO: Diane Offereins Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Vista SP1 highlights in 60 seconds - The reasons why I'll be applying the service pack.

February 5, 2008 by

Microsoft CIO Stuart Scott is out

Stuart Scott, who joined Microsoft in 2005 as Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer, was ousted from the company, as of November 5 for violating company policies, Microsoft officials said.

November 6, 2007 by

Kiwi car club closes down open source

News comes from down under that the New Zealand AA (the Automobile Association, not Alcoholics Anonymous) has ditched OpenOffice in favour of Microsoft Office. According to the AA's CIO Doug Wilson, Microsoft's suite is not any cheaper (y'don't say) but compatibility issues and Microsoft's clear vision ("You have no idea where open-source products are going, whereas vendors like Microsoft provide a roadmap for the future") make Redmond a winner.

July 18, 2007 by

Can 'cubicle envy' help the Vista upgrade cycle?

While Microsoft tries to convince enterprises to upgrade to Vista with presentations about total cost of ownership, the real trigger for an upgrade cycle may come from employees a few rungs below the CIO. That's a major takeaway of a research note from Cowen & Co.

December 4, 2006 by

Ex-Optus exec appointed COO of ninemsn

update Six months after losing its CIO to Microsoft, ninemsn has appointed Nick Spooner as its chief operating officer.In a statement issued to ZDNet Australia on Tuesday, Australia's largest interactive media company said Spooner would take up his new position on August 28.

July 3, 2006 by

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