WE LCOME : W I NT E R 2 0 1 4
to the cloud
hoosing our feature topic for this first issue of
was really very easy.
Today, cloud computing is at the very top of the agenda for business technology
executives in every sector and region throughout the world. And it’s likely to
remain there until it reaches that point of ubiquity when it underpins everything we do,
and we simply take it for granted.
Having spent the last three years running Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group,
Satya Nadella is now at the helm as the company strides towards the establishment
of an ubiquitous cloud that will support all the applications, services, devices and
platforms used in the everyday operation of large organisations and throughout our
personal and working lives.
It has been fascinating to hear his insights as that journey unfolds, and to learn how
Microsoft, its partners and customers are now exploiting the vast potential of the cloud,
with innovative solutions that are transforming the way in which products and services
are created and delivered to end consumers.
So, with our head in the clouds – not in its usual metaphorical sense, of course – we’re
delighted to be able to share some insight into this transformation with you in this
brand new magazine.
takes on the considerable task
of replacing the four industry-focused
magazines – Finance on Windows, Prime,
– that our team has pub-
lished in partnership with Microsoft for
over fifteen years.
With this new magazine – alongside our
website, app and social media – our aim is
to consider some of the biggest questions
faced by technology decision-makers in
large organisations around the world, pro-
viding information and insight into the en-
terprise technology landscape, with cover-
age across all industries.
We hope you enjoy the read.
R E B E CCA L AMB E R T :
ED I TOR , ONWI NDOWS
Mobile first, cloud first |
Deliveringapplications via the cloudoneverydevice
Connecting thephysicalwith the virtual
Trendsanddevelopments towatchout forat the2015event
“Windows 10 represents the
MICROSOFTTECHNOLOGY INRETAIL,CONSUMER INDUSTRIESANDHOSPITALITY
Experienceat the core