Managing a mobile workforce: think data, not just devices

18 April 2014 | Susie Adams, CTO, Microsoft Federal
In her keynote address at the 4th annual MobileGov Summit, Microsoft CTO Susie Adams shared strategies for keeping a mobile workforce productive, connected, and safe. Here are some excerpts.

Report from Federal Forum: making mobile make sense for government

17 April 2014 | Jane Boulware, VP, US Windows Devices
A mobile evangelist identifies some favorite Microsoft technologies that allow government agencies to welcome secure, mobile devices.

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.

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 lessons in mobility from Europe’s governments

26 February 2014 | David Burrows, Managing Director of Government Industry, Europe, Middle East & Africa
There’s more to mobility than devices and apps. Here are three little-known success factors used by European governments to enable mobility for citizens and employees.

4 ways the world’s utilities must evolve

21 February 2014 | Bill Mitchel, Senior Director for Microsoft’s World Wide Public Sector team
The word from the DistribuTECH conference: utilities are at a tipping point in their use of Big Data and analytics, devices, social media, and the cloud.

Mobility first: 4 simple steps to connect your city and its workers

18 February 2014 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
If there’s a device in every pocket, how is it possible that millions of government workers are untethered for much of their workday? Here are 4 steps to keep your city and its remote workers connected.

Mobility in cities: 3 amazing apps to transform the way you work

10 February 2014 | Gary Wachowicz, Industry Managing Director, Worldwide Public Sector
Mobile apps change lives. Learn about three apps that promise to bring real value to your city government.

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

Government on the Move

27 November 2013 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector
U.S. governments get mobile and connect with citizens

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.

It’s cyber security month. Is your backdoor locked?

14 October 2013 | John Weigelt, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada
Cyber security is part technology and part personal initiative. Here are three actions you can take right now to make your agency cyber-secure.

Uncovering the real ROI of innovative city technologies

04 October 2013 | Gary Wachowicz, Industry Managing Director, Worldwide Public Sector
Efficiency, sustainability, convenience, and better quality of life. Those are just a few of the benefits that intelligent systems bring to today's cities.

Preparing cities for mass urbanization

25 September 2013 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
All around the world, people are flocking to cities. Here are three essential areas that need to be modernized to make your city ready.

Smart building management goes mobile

19 September 2013 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector
Whether used in a single building or deployed citywide, smart-building mobile apps deliver data—and savings—where it counts.

Wipro: How to keep workers productive in a BYOD world

16 September 2013 | Vinay Bhatia, Solution Architect, Wipro Technologies
Government workers bring their own devices to work, just like the rest of the world. Here are three ways Windows 8 keeps them productive.

Social media drives citizen interactions

15 May 2013 | Yasser Hassan, Government Industry Director, Middle East and Africa
Turkish cities are tapping into social media to improve services to their residents – see how one municipality made the move.

Help your citizens help themselves

29 April 2013 | David Burrows, Managing Director of Government Industry, Europe, Middle East & Africa
With Windows 8 apps, your agency can deliver citizen services more efficiently and affordably. Here are a few great examples.

New software, services, and devices for 2013

20 February 2013 | David Burrows, Managing Director of Government Industry, Europe, Middle East & Africa
There are new opportunites for governments to deliver on their missions at a lower cost, while also becoming more innovative and responsive to citizens in the process. Learn how government can leverage Windows 8 to strike this balance.

Want to know how government is already using Windows 8?

15 November 2012 | Joe Macri, Vice President, EMEA Public Sector
With the recent launch of Windows 8 government early adopters are already making the move to the latest operating system from Microsoft, and they like what they see. Want to know about their experience with Windows 8 so far?

Windows 8 is here! Partners: Are you ready?

01 November 2012 | Steve Jenkins, Senior Director, Government Partners, Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector
What opportunities are in store for Microsoft’s partners this year? Learn how Windows 8 and its apps are creating huge potential for government customers, partners and developers.

Why I’m excited about Windows 8 for government

30 October 2012 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
New operating system will enable flexible and mobile work styles, support a variety of government and employee-owned devices, and bring added security.

Windows 8 gets big support among global partners

18 October 2012 | Per Bendix Olsen, Senior Director, Partners, Public Sector, Microsoft Europe, Middle East and Africa
Windows 8 is building buzz among our public sector partners. While at a global partner conference in Rome, Microsoft’s Per Bendix Olsen sat down with several partners to learn what they thought about Windows 8.

City of Luxor, Egypt: A lesson in tech-savvy tourism

18 September 2012 | Yasser Hassan, Government Industry Director, Middle East and Africa
Egyptian World Heritage site launches a mobile app for Windows 7 devices to enhance and revitalize the local tourism experience.

Three reasons why we love Windows 8 for government

16 August 2012 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector
Find out what new capabilities Windows 8 has in store for government agencies.