Online forum: insights for transforming into a lean, modern agency

25 February 2014 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector
Every government agency wants to run more efficiently, but sometimes the gap between innovation and transformation is too big a leap. This forum will help close the gap.

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.

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.

My takeaways from the 2013 World Economic Forum

22 February 2013 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
The annual World Economic Forum in Davos gives countries and global companies the opportunity to work together to create a more prosperous future. Read Microsoft’s Joel Cherkis’ experience from the event and his key takeaways moving forward.

Betting on small & mid-sized business for a brighter future

14 February 2013 | Kim Nelson, Executive Director of eGovernment, Microsoft
Small and medium businesses are economic powerhouses, and have the potential to spark huge innovations and create thriving communities. Learn how Microsoft is helping them navigate the world of state and federal procurement to reach their full potential.

The role of culture and recreation in cities of the future

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...

Preparing tomorrow’s workforce for a changing economy

26 September 2012 | Andrew Hodges, Regional Director for Emerging Markets, Asia Public Sector
Learn how Australia is identifying skills shortages in their nation and planning today for the jobs of tomorrow.

Partnering with government for a brighter, high-tech future

31 May 2012 | Elias Ramos, Western Europe Government Director
Find out how Microsoft is working in collaboration with the public sector and other partners to create a real impact with technology.

Part two: What drives an innovative, IT economy?

24 May 2012 | Juliano Tubino, Worldwide Director, Innovation and Emerging Business
In the second installment of this series, learn about five more important factors that influence a nation’s ability to foster a highly productive and innovative IT economy.

More young people facing a worldwide “Opportunity Divide”

15 May 2012 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector
Find out how Microsoft is helping young people around the world create a better future for themselves.

What drives an innovative, IT economy?

01 May 2012 | Juliano Tubino, Worldwide Director, Innovation and Emerging Business
Find out the five most important elements that drive a nation’s local software economy and foster emerging businesses.

Measuring the economic potential of cloud computing in Poland

17 April 2012 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector
Find out how cloud computing can improve a nation’s competitiveness, citizen services, and overall operational efficiency.

Microsoft Philippines National Agenda: Harnessing skills for global competitiveness

10 April 2012 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector
Find out how Microsoft is helping the Philippines foster economic growth and maintain long-term competitiveness.

Unlocking the potential of Latin America and the Caribbean’s youth

15 March 2012 | Frank McCosker, Managing Director, Multilateral and Bilateral Organisations, Public Sector
Find out how Microsoft is working with the IDB to develop projects that facilitate ICT access and support education and employability for youth in this region.

How a modern government workforce can meet today’s economic challenges

23 February 2012 | Glenn Berg, Provincial Government Industry Manager, Microsoft Canada
Find out how workforce modernization initiatives can help governments reduce costs while boosting productivity to stimulate business growth.

Reigniting the global economy with technology access and education

16 February 2012 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector
Find out how technology is helping students all over the world develop skills through the growing use of online education.

Does technology determine a country’s economic success?

14 February 2012 | Elias Ramos, Western Europe Government Director
See how the World Economic Forum correlates the importance of technology to a country's global competitiveness.

It takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place

09 February 2012 | Alan Merrihew, Senior Director of Government Technology Strategy, Worldwide Public Sector
Find out how cloud computing levels the ICT playing field for developing nations, and can help developed nations reallocate resources to maintain their relative competitiveness - if only they are willing to adapt and embrace new ways of doing things.

What makes a country prosperous?

05 January 2012 | Elias Ramos, Western Europe Government Director
Learn more about the Legatum Institute's holistic approach to measuring prosperity.

Looking to the cloud for cost savings and efficiency

15 December 2011 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector
Read the next installment of our Saving Governments Money series to find ways that the cloud can help your organization simplify and streamline its IT resources.

Talking about cost savings: Driving cost reductions using technology

21 November 2011 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector
Over the next several weeks, Microsoft on Government will be exploring some of the best and brightest examples of cost saving strategies in government - strategies that deliver new services to meet citizens' expectations without breaking budgets.

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.

Building smarter cities on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

10 October 2011 | Rodrigo Becerra Mizuno, Managing Director Government, Worldwide Public Sector
Building smarter cities goes hand-in-hand with using resources more effectively. To eliminate waste and improve efficiency, many cities have considered deploying an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system – if they haven’t already.

Cloud computing – Free white paper: Microsoft and VMware – Functionality, benefits and economics comparison

29 September 2011 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector
My teammates in the UK have been doing some analysis, and writing about the costs that should be considered when looking at private cloud computing and how to extend your budget in the most cost effective way.

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.