City Protocol Society: Helping cities evolve from intelligent organisms into sustainable ecosystems

16 April 2014 | Gary Wachowicz, Industry Managing Director, Worldwide Public Sector
This start-up society is asking—and answering—the big question: What is an intelligent city, really? Find out what’s been missing in our answers so far.

City Protocol Society: Creating a lingua franca for cities

14 April 2014 | Dave Welsh , Corporate Standards at Microsoft
Burgeoning cities with stretched resources need to speak to each other and share learnings now more than ever. Learn how CPS aims to bridge the communication gap.

Empowering citizens for positive change

14 August 2013 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
Governments create a win-win outcome when they connect public-service strategies with the public’s desire to live in a great community. The proof is in your local landfill.

Takeaways from the “How Green is the Internet?” summit

24 July 2013 | Mark Aggar, Senior Director, Environmental Sustainability, Technology Policy Group
The debate is on about the Internet’s greenness, but one thing is certain: Internet economies thrive. See what this means to governments.

Using social networking to protect the planet

18 March 2013 | Brad Coughlan, National Government Industry Manager, Microsoft Australia
Earth Hour brings the world together for one hour each year to raise awareness about climate change. With a staff of eight and a movement that reaches hundreds of millions globally, learn how the campaign uses Yammer to organize worldwide.

A $14 trillion call to action on climate change

13 March 2013 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
At this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF), a WEF-commissioned report called for a $14 trillion investment in greening the global economy to safeguard our future from the threat of climate change. Learn how government IT factors into the picture.

City governments take lead on reducing energy consumption

04 March 2013 | Bill Mitchel, Senior Director for Microsoft’s World Wide Public Sector team
As the notion of environmental quality becomes more global, cities share in the responsibility of minimizing global pollution. Learn how cities are embracing technology to reduce their environmental impact and realize cost savings in the process.

U.S. federal agency to move 25,000 users to the cloud

06 November 2012 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
Cloud adoption continues to gain speed across the U.S. public sector. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is latest to make the move, with plans to migrate roughly 25,000 users to Office 365. How much does the EPA expect to save? Learn here.

Going carbon neutral and putting an internal price on carbon

03 July 2012 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector
Find out about Microsoft’s latest commitment to reduce its impact on the environment.

Looking at software that can help you save on energy consumption

12 January 2012 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector
Learn how your organization can save on its energy consumption - and spending - by making your buildings more energy smart.

Making cities energy smart

19 December 2011 | Eric Basha, Managing Director, Cities
Learn how your city can leverage cloud computing to become more energy smart, and address the challenges of managing a smarter grid.

Empowering and enabling citizen engagement through access to environmental data

01 December 2011 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector
Microsoft’s Chief Environmental Strategist, Rob Bernard, is in South Africa right now at the 17th annual United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP17). Find out what remarkable solutions are being unveiled there.

Microsoft partner solutions with environmental benefits

17 November 2011 | Per Bendix Olsen, Senior Director, Partners, Public Sector, Microsoft Europe, Middle East and Africa
Find out how some Microsoft partners are building brilliant solutions for more energy-efficient cities.

How major cities across the globe are tackling climate change

15 November 2011 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector
Learn about an insightful new report from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), and Microsoft resources to illustrate how cloud computing and powerful analytics help make cities energy-smart.

The IT energy efficiency imperative and what it means for government

08 November 2011 | Gordon McKenzie, Government Solutions Lead, Worldwide Public Sector
The IT Energy Efficiency Imperative white paper provides guidance to help your agency improve the efficiency of its IT resources.

Energy-smart buildings: Using powerful analytics to reduce environmental impact

25 October 2011 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector
I recently had the opportunity to catch up with Josh Henretig (Director, Environmental Sustainability, Microsoft) about the smart building project launched to help Microsoft reduce carbon emissions per unit of revenue by at least 30 percent by 2012.

Five tips to reduce the environmental impact of your PC - and save money in the process

20 October 2011 | Zdenek Jiricek, Industry Solutions Director, Worldwide Public Sector
Many people still depend upon desktop PCs to carry out their daily business. If not properly managed, however, PCs can waste a lot of energy. The good news is that it’s a largely avoidable problem.

Cloud computing helps clean up London

06 October 2011 | Gordon McKenzie, Government Solutions Lead, Worldwide Public Sector
​Mayor Boris Johnson urged Londoners to help spruce up the capital by reporting “grime crime” such as graffiti, and litter. The innovative “Love Clean London” system enables users to track progress of cleanups and delivers financial savings for boroughs.

October – Taking a closer look at Environment Sustainability

04 October 2011 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector
From time to time, Microsoft on Government will be exploring key themes that matter to the public sector. This October we’ve planned a series of posts focusing on Environmental Sustainability.

Introducing Microsoft on Government Blog

14 September 2011 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector
Information technology is the common language and platform of governance today, empowering public sector organizations to collaborate, operate more effectively, increase efficiency and transparency, and to develop greater accountability to the citizen.