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A mobile first, cloud first approach for governments – Office 365, Azure and now Dynamics CRM

09 July 2014 | Curt Kolcun, Vice President, U.S. Public Sector
Microsoft announces updates that make the Microsoft cloud the most comprehensive solution for government

World Cities Summit 2014: Takeaways for city leaders

30 June 2014 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
This year, 20,000 leaders from 118 countries convened in Singapore. We asked every mayor we met about their most pressing problems. Here are their Big 3.

University combines “information” and “technology” to reduce carbon emissions

27 May 2014 | Carlos Oliveira , Founder, Shaping Cloud
A renowned research university in England helps organizations calculate their carbon footprint and take small, informed steps toward a sustainable future.

5 characteristics that define a cloud

20 May 2014 | Dan Mannion, Director, Public Sector Cloud Strategy
What is the “cloud,” anyway? We all have our ideas, but the NIST has provided an actual definition based on 5 non-negotiable criteria.

Mecklenburg County places bet on Microsoft trifecta and wins big

01 April 2014 | Michael Donlan, Vice President, U.S. State and Local Government Microsoft Corp.
North Carolina county finds $3.2 million in quick savings with 3 Microsoft products—and gets employees excited to come to work.

Information services turn Big Data into big insights for cities

19 March 2014 | Charles Jennings, CEO, Swan Island Networks
Data is flowing like lifeblood through your city—from 911 calls, traffic sensors, crime reports, and countless other sources. Start connecting the dots among data sources and you might be amazed at what you learn.

3 ways Data as a Service (DaaS) helps cities run better

17 March 2014 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
With its promise of delivering data access to anyone, anywhere, DaaS is an opportunity whose time has come. Discover the three ways it improves city operations.

3 open-data challenges and how to overcome them

12 March 2014 | Parul Bhandari, Government Lead, Open Data and Big Data
Although governments worldwide have now opened up some 1 million data sets, challenges remain. Here are the top 3 and how to deal with them.

Cloud OS Network: 5 important things to know

05 February 2014 | Dan Mannion, Director, Public Sector Cloud Strategy
Microsoft’s new global cloud consortium launched in December. Here are the top-five questions government leaders are asking.

Microsoft helps NORAD capture the magic of tracking Santa's journey

18 December 2013 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector
Santa goes high-tech with 3D, touch-enabled NORAD Tracks Santa website

Charlotte puts its best foot forward for the DNC

26 November 2013 | Kirsten Edmondson Wolfe, Global Industry Director for Public Sector for Microsoft Business Solutions
The eyes of the world were on Charlotte for the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Here’s how the city made the most of its time in the spotlight.

6 months to 100 transportation apps

21 November 2013 | David Burrows, Managing Director of Government Industry, Europe, Middle East & Africa
How do you ignite innovation on a city budget? Learn how Manchester, England, did just that by moving its data to the cloud and giving it to developers.

Inside Barcelona: A future city shares its secrets

20 November 2013 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
If you’re looking for ways to build your city of the future, look no further than Barcelona. Discover why city leaders worldwide come here for answers.

Smart City Expo: Helping cities change the world

14 November 2013 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
Next week, leaders will gather in Barcelona to discuss the future of cities. Find out what’s happening and how to be part of it all.

Tel Aviv: 4 months to a sustainable future

05 November 2013 | Maor David-Pur, Government SSP, Microsoft Israel
One of the world’s most innovative cities transformed its service delivery model to stay ahead of the coming population boom. Here’s how they did it in record time.

Coming soon: Government-focused cloud services

07 October 2013 | Susie Adams, CTO, Microsoft Federal
U.S. government agencies can realize benefits of the cloud with government-specific environment

Collaborative transformation: 2 visionary cities lead the way

11 September 2013 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
Cities around the world are entering a new era of open communication between citizens, businesses, and government leaders. Here are two cities that are driving the conversation.

Big weather, big data, and that little device you carry

10 June 2013 | Mark Gayler, Open Software Evangelist, Microsoft
Forecast: nice and cloudy. Especially in the UK, where an innovative cloud solution brings the government’s massive weather data to citizens and their many devices.

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.

Tracking Santa in the cloud and what it means for government

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.

How will you know when Santa Claus is coming to town?

11 December 2012 | Curt Kolcun, Vice President, U.S. Public Sector
As Christmas approaches, learn how NORAD and Microsoft will help children around the world track Santa’s journey.

Thinking about a private cloud for your agency?

29 August 2012 | Alan Merrihew, Senior Director of Government Technology Strategy, Worldwide Public Sector
Lean how to implement a private cloud with Windows Azure Services.

Beyond the Tube: How London is using the cloud to open transit data

29 November 2011 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector
The city of London is taking advantage of the Windows Azure cloud platform to manage 2.3 million web site hits a day. Learn how.