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Microsoft in Government

Critical considerations for planning your IT security strategy

22 May 2014 | John Proctor, VP, Global Cyber Security, CGI
Cities collect a vast amount of sensitive data from citizens, remote workers, and city officials. Identity & Access Management (IAM) is the key to keeping data safe in a post-password, BYOD world.

3 ways to turn your data into gold

14 May 2014 | John Weigelt, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada
Every city has a massive amount of data at its fingertips. Here are three ways to transform the data you’re already collecting into economic gold.

Four keys to government cyber security

20 October 2013 | Dr. Andrew Hawkins, Managing Director, Public Safety and Justice, Worldwide Public Sector, Microsoft Corporation
To battle rising cyber crime, Poland launched a multipronged attack. See how they did it, and get some ideas for safeguarding your own systems.

It’s cyber security month. Is your backdoor locked?

14 October 2013 | John Weigelt, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada
Cyber security is part technology and part personal initiative. Here are three actions you can take right now to make your agency cyber-secure.

Shared service delivery: 4 tactics from the private sector

23 September 2013 | John Weigelt, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada
Businesses have learned how to trim expenses with a shared-services model. Government agencies can do the same with these four practices.

6 things you must know about the national cloud

02 September 2013 | Dan Mannion, Director, Public Sector Cloud Strategy
National cloud is coming, if not for you then for a government next door. Here are six things to know about a global transformation that’s already underway.

Growing jobs and innovation using a 3P approach

26 August 2013 | John Weigelt, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada
What would happen if governments invested their dollars like startups? I asked entrepreneurs to weigh in, and they identified three guideposts.

Q&A: Nicholas Charney on bureaucracy, technology and the future of government

14 June 2012 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector
Read this Q+A with a respected public sector advisor to hear his views on the future of technology in government.

Building Canadian innovation and jobs with the cloud

08 May 2012 | John Weigelt, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada
Find out how cloud computing will generate jobs and look at examples of organizations leveraging the cloud to contribute to economic growth in Canada.

A new way of doing things in municipal government

12 April 2012 | Rob Corazzola, Municipal Government Industry Manager, Microsoft Canada
Find out how Canadian cities are involving citizens in the planning/budgeting process.

Delivering citizen services over the web: Bridging the gap with CSP

03 April 2012 | Chris Amor, Business Development Manager, Infusion Canada
Learn how Infusion worked with Microsoft to help a customer modernize their web platform, save money, and provide an effective resource for its citizens.

Realizing the promise of open government

29 March 2012 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector
Find out how some governments are embracing open government while still protecting sensitive data.

Canada’s open government consultations

20 March 2012 | John Weigelt, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada
Find out how the Canadian federal government is using innovative approaches to engage constituents in conversations about open government.

A balancing act: How to promote open government while adhering to policies and standards

08 March 2012 | Jean Scott, Industry Market Development Manager, Federal Government and Education
Find out how technology is helping Canadian agencies use web 2.0 tools while managing their risk and exposure.

Three quick wins for your open gov initiative

31 January 2012 | Nik Garkusha, Open Platforms Lead, Microsoft Canada
​Simple but effective strategies for government agencies planning a Gov 2.0/open gov/open data initiative.

How your agency can drive economic growth by eliminating licensing "Red Tape"

26 January 2012 | Glenn Berg, Provincial Government Industry Manager, Microsoft Canada
Learn how to create a robust, easy to change licensing and permit system that facilitates business growth and development, and allows you to collect government data and revenue more effectively.

Ontario government sees big potential in a private cloud

18 January 2012 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector
Cloud computing is already helping countless government organizations tackle some of their most pressing IT challenges. Find out how this government developed their cloud strategy.