Cloud week ends with invitation to 'work anywhere'
Event to show off benefits of remote working via the cloud
TechTrade | 27 Apr 2012 :
Microsoft has marked the end of its Cloud Week series of events with the announcement of Work Wherever Wednesday, which will take place on 23 May. The initiative seeks to drive awareness amongst the business community by highlighting the role that cloud computing can play in helping people in Ireland to enjoy the personal and professional benefits of a more flexible way of working.
"Businesses around the globe and in Ireland are already realising significant gains in productivity by adopting a more flexible approach to how their employees work. They understand that technologies which enable employees to be mobile means that they can conduct business from anywhere in the world at any time, putting employees in front of their clients and customers more than ever, and accelerating the pace at which business results are achieved. A win win for Irish business and their employees in today's tough competitive economic climate," said Martin Cullen, smalle, medium and partner business director, Microsoft.
Many of Microsoft's partners and businesses including Bank of Ireland and O2 will be joining Microsoft in Work Wherever Wednesday on the 23 May.
Bank of Ireland will host ‘IT Solutions Clinics' in over 100 of their branches on 23rd May where experts from Microsoft and their partners will be on hand to provide SMEs advice and information on technology solutions including Microsoft's Office365 cloud technology. These clinics will be part of the Bank of Ireland's National Enterprise Week (21-25 May).
Also participating, Jonnie Cahill, marketing director, O2 said: "Embracing new technologies is core to our business - so it makes complete sense that this is also reflected in how our employees are embracing new ways of working. It's less about where work is done as long as it gets done to ensure we continue to provide our customers with the excellent level of service they expect from us."