27 May 2013 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
Armed with powerful new tools, government agencies are discovering riches in their data resources for deeper insights, greater efficiency, and cost savings
21 May 2013 | Ted Malone, Big Data Architecture lead for Microsoft Federal
The “big” in big data often translates to “complex” and “expensive” for CIOs, but government agencies are increasingly taking advantage of the private cloud, and software tools they already own, to uncover the big data insights they need in a cost-...
16 May 2013 | Richard Zak, Industry Solutions Manager – Justice & Public Safety, Microsoft State & Local Government
Corrections agencies are tasked with keeping their facilities secure, safe, and efficient. In this post, learn how they are using “little data,” or data they already have, as a criminal intelligence resource to stop criminal activities inside prisons.
06 February 2013 | Jim Butler, Senior Director, Public Sector Partners in Asia
As governments seek to engage their constituents and deliver citizen-centric services, technology will play a key role—but it won’t come without challenges. According to IDC Government Insights, here’s what’s in store for the Asia/Pacific region in 2013.
01 February 2013 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
Governments worldwide are undergoing transformation, which is being influenced by a convergence of factors, from new technologies to new budget realities. Learn about Microsoft’s vision for dynamic government, and how it fits into this picture.
28 January 2013 | Parul Bhandari, Government Industry Solutions Lead, Worldwide Public Sector
Governments have a wealth of data at their fingertips, but may not be realizing its full potential. One strategy is to open data to the public for analysis, which can help extract greater value, and boost transparency and public engagement.
24 January 2013 | Dana Barnes, Director, Microsoft Joint & Defense Agencies
Backed by the power of cloud computing, this year’s NORAD Santa Tracker program was a huge success. Learn how the cloud scaled to meet the demands of tracking Santa’s journey, and what that means for government organizations in the age of Big Data.
15 January 2013 | Elias Ramos, Western Europe Government Director
In the midst of global urbanization and at a time of transformation for cities, read how a new organization is making it easier for cities around the world to collaborate and learn from one other’s experiences.
07 January 2013 | Eric Basha, Managing Director, Cities
In the race to stay competitive, a city’s local culture and recreational amenities can offer a big advantage. More than ever, technology is helping shape this “cultural experience” for urban-dwellers. Want to learn how? Read more here...
26 November 2012 | Eric Basha, Managing Director, Cities
Read observations from the Smart City Expo World Congress that consider what truly makes for a “Smart City” and how a broad range of technologies can help cities reach their goals. This is the first post in a bi-weekly Monday series on cities.
24 October 2012 | Rahul Chitale, Director, Cloud Services, Microsoft India
As India’s government grapples with petabytes of big data, cloud computing and other emerging technologies can help turn this information into actionable insights.
11 September 2012 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
Big data solutions have a dramatic impact, streamlining and enhancing investigations.
27 June 2012 | Alan Merrihew, Senior Director of Government Technology Strategy, Worldwide Public Sector
Big Data analysis helps sort through overwhelming amounts of data.
19 June 2012 | Parul Bhandari, Government Industry Solutions Lead, Worldwide Public Sector
Learn why it’s time to invest in Big Data, and how to get started today.
22 May 2012 | Mark Gayler, Open Software Evangelist, Microsoft
Learn about the latest project launched as part of the plan to open access to core public datasets on transport, weather, and health in the UK.
04 May 2012 | Alan Merrihew, Senior Director of Government Technology Strategy, Worldwide Public Sector
Find out about some of the amazing work coming out of Microsoft Research with applications for the public sector.
02 May 2012 | Cigdem Aygun, Government Industry Solutions Lead, Worldwide Public Sector
Find out how technology trends are impacting employees and IT decision-making.
19 April 2012 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
Find out how governments are unlocking the potential of Big Data with unique applications.