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Microsoft for Government

How you can benefit your bottom line by empowering citizens with self-service

07 February 2012 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector
Learn about the the cost savings and efficiencies that are possible by adopting a more customer-focused approach to governance.

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.

UK Government Gateway: A model for e-government service

16 January 2012 | Gordon McKenzie, Government Solutions Lead, Worldwide Public Sector
Find out more about this successful project focused on e-enabling government services and transactions.

Looking at IP-based phone systems for cost savings and unified communications

03 January 2012 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector
Learn more about one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways that your organization can save money: By moving to an IP-based phone system.

Connecting citizens with mobile apps

28 December 2011 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
Learn about some promising new apps for the public sector that will deliver intuitive, citizen-facing services to users right in the palm of their hand.

Reflections from the 2011 LATAM CIO Forum

23 November 2011 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
I recently spoke about high performance government at the LATAM CIO Forum. Find out how I characterize top-performing governments.

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.

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.