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WE LCOME : W I NT E R 2 0 1 4

The journey

to the cloud

C

hoosing our feature topic for this first issue of

OnWindows

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.

OnWindows

takes on the considerable task

of replacing the four industry-focused

magazines – Finance on Windows, Prime,

Speak

and

Touch

– that our team has pub-

lished in partnership with Microsoft for

over fifteen years.

With this new magazine – alongside our

Global Outlook

guides, the

OnWindows

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

In-storeengagement |

Connecting thephysicalwith the virtual

NRFpreview |

Trendsanddevelopments towatchout forat the2015event

“Windows 10 represents the

firststepofawholenew

generationofWindows”

TerryMyerson,Microsoft

MICROSOFTTECHNOLOGY INRETAIL,CONSUMER INDUSTRIESANDHOSPITALITY

SPEAK

WINTER2014

Experienceat the core

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