News & Blogs

Welcome. Within this section you can find all of the latest news from CPS, along with Blogs to guide you though your Digital Transformation journey with Microsoft technologies.

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    Blog Posts
    GoToWebinar or Teams / Teams live event?
    • 07 April,2020

    It's not an "or" question; it's the classic, what's the most appopriate tool for me to use to support delivery of my content? So why does CPS use GoToWebinar to deliver its webinars? The first clue is in the name of the product. It's been honed over the years to

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    Blog Posts
    A PMO – One of the keys to project delivery excellence
    • 06 April,2020

    Project Management Offices One of the keys to successful project delivery Project and Programme Management offices are a vital part of a delivery focused organisation. Today’s blog post is all about getting the most value out of your PMO. Let’s consider some of the fundamentals of a PMO: 1. Act

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    Article
    Competitive, compliant, and secure…banking on a data driven bottom line
    • 30 March,2020

    It’s been a long hard road to banking profitability since the great financial crisis of the noughties. Since then, new competitors have emerged, using disruptive technologies to challenge traditional banking operations. At the same time, growing regulatory demands have put massive strain on internal resources for data analysis and report

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    Blog Posts
    Preparing for Power Apps and CDS
    • 20 March,2020

     I was with a client this week and we were discussing the Power Platform and identifying potential projects that would be both beneficial to the business and that would demonstrate the power of the platform. Finding the scenarios to automate was not a challenge. The primary challenge that we identified

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    Press Releases
    Immediate Move To Remote Working For All CPS Colleagues
    • 18 March,2020

    CPS’ overriding priority in response to the global #Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is the safety of our colleagues, our families and their loved-ones, our customers and our business partners. Accordingly, it is vital that we implement a company-wide remote working strategy, with immediate effect. Effective 5.30pm today, Wednesday 18th March, CPS

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    Blog Posts
    Remote Working and Crisis Communication
    • 16 March,2020

    In light of the current situations with COVID-19 many organisations are reviewing their business continuity plans, and in many cases updating them. The situation that most organisations are addressing is one where their employees may be either unable or not permitted to work outside of their own homes. Historically, in

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    CPS’ Position on the Coronavirus
    • 11 March,2020

    From CPS’s perspective, there is no impact to our business at present. We are also committed to continuing business as usual. To mitigate any impact to our business from Coronavirus, we have been working with all CPS staff to develop contingencies, as per guidance from the WHO (World Health Organisation)

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    Blog Posts
    Why use the Common Data Service?
    • 05 March,2020

    Last week I was asked to contribute to the introduction of a hackathon on the subject of de-mystifying the Common Data Service (CDS). As a subject, it is a fantastic area to talk about, but it is also critically important that it is understood.    I had the honour of participating with the other hosts, all of whom