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Microsoft UK boss Frazer takes slow boat to China HQ

Microsoft UK boss Gordon Frazier is heading east to the COO office in the Greater China Region (GCR), swapping roles with Michel van der Bel. Sixteen-year Microsoft veteran Frazier took the UK reins from previous incumbent Alistair Baker in July 2006 after relocating from the operation in South Africa, but he is not the only …
Paul Kunert, 13 Apr 2012

Microsoft vs the long arm of US law: Straight outta Dublin

The US government can get access to your data stored outside the United States. A controversial ruling by the New York District Court made it clear earlier this year just how far US warrants can extend. The judge ruled that Microsoft had to hand over customer data it was holding in its Dublin data centre. But this is not the end …
Frank Jennings, 23 Sep 2014
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Microsoft to hire 4,000 in UK

Microsoft has pledged to create 4,000 new jobs in the UK, with the bulk of them to be reached through apprenticeships. "In 2011, Microsoft expects its Britain Works programme to generate 4,000 new jobs, in addition to the 9,000 new jobs created since launch in 2009," said Microsoft UK's managing director Gordon Frazer in a …
Rik Myslewski, 13 Jan 2011
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European Commission: Cloud will save us from economic doom

The European Commission is to create cloud computing standards across its 27 member states to spur customer adoption and boost local economies. Cloud has already been hyped to death in the commercial world and now the EC is adding to the marketing bluster. It said in its new strategy document – "Unleashing the potential of …
Paul Kunert, 27 Sep 2012
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Cisco vows to give 4,000 Brit kids a proper IT schooling

Networking giant Cisco has pledged to leave the UK a technology “investment legacy” after the Olympics that’ll deliver thousands of skilled workers for IT. Cisco is hooking up centres of learning across the UK and plans on opening networking academies in East London and the Olympic boroughs. Neil Crockett, managing director of …
Gavin Clarke, 15 Mar 2012
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Microsoft appoints new UK boss

Microsoft has appointed a new boss to runs its UK operations. Gordon Frazer will become Microsoft UK's managing director on 31 July, after relocating from South Africa, where he served as the software giant's general manager for the last four years. Frazer replaces Alistair Baker at the helm of Microsoft's UK subsidiary. Baker …
John Leyden, 07 Jul 2006
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Microsoft 'deal factories' fast-track customers to block rivals

Microsoft is rolling out "deal factories" run by executives with the power and authority to cut quick deals with customers, so they don't go to rivals. A factory has been created in the UK - and one is understood to exist in the US - with Microsoft's country subsidiaries believed to be rolling out their own factories this year …
Gavin Clarke, 16 Jul 2009
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National Archives and MS strike preservation deal

The National Archives (TNA) and Microsoft have come to an arrangement to support long term access to digital documents. Under a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), Microsoft will provide TNA with a system that combines previous versions of Windows and Office to help solve problems of managing historical records based on …
Kablenet, 04 Jul 2007
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DTI poses perennial sci/tech problem

As the UK's political class tots up Tony Blair's scorecard, there's one area where New Labour hasn't made much progress: Whitehall still feels compelled to organise summits to ask how we can all turn the UK into the world's greatest knowledge econonmy. The earache has all stemmed from the Lisbon Agenda, which in 2000 held the …
Mark Ballard, 10 May 2007