18 December 2013 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
9,000 visitors. 300 cities. This year’s Smart City Expo immersed mayors in real-life solutions to their cities’ toughest challenges.
16 December 2013 | Ángel L. Pérez, Vice President, Rock Solid Technologies, Inc.
Learn how a 3-1-1 solution built on Microsoft Dynamics CRM revolutionized the way the government of Panama connects with its citizens.
09 December 2013 | Gary Wachowicz, Industry Managing Director, Worldwide Public Sector
Centralized command is the key to running a large event—or a growing city. Here are the 3 areas that successful cities and their operations teams focus on.
04 December 2013 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
Around the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, it’s time to assess your progress and explore three pivotal areas for improvement.
02 December 2013 | Dan Mannion, Director, Public Sector Cloud Strategy
Success in the cloud depends on finding the right partner. Let this checklist of 6 items be your guide.
27 November 2013 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
U.S. governments get mobile and connect with citizens
27 November 2013 | Monique Mulder, VP Government, CGI
Project Pléïade transforms how central administration staff and regional education authorities collaborate, enabling them to work more closely together.
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.
22 November 2013 | Magdalena Theisen, Business Development Manager, Germany Public Sector, Microsoft
Need to mobilize thousands of workers across as many hectares? No problem. Just follow the Hamburg Port Authority’s lead.
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.
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.
15 November 2013 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
Join us December 10th, 2013 for the Microsoft Government Virtual Summit, hosted with American City & Country, and streaming live from the Microsoft Studios.
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.
13 November 2013 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
The 2013 Congress of Cities and Exposition brings together city leaders from across the United States. Find out how state and local governments are on the leading edge of progress.
06 November 2013 | Dan Mannion, Director, Public Sector Cloud Strategy
I’ve probably heard a thousand questions from government leaders who are planning a national cloud deployment. Here are the top three.
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.
04 November 2013 | Vijay Jagannathan, Secretary General, CityNet
A new narrative for Asian urbanization: focus on boundless opportunities and appetite for change
30 October 2013 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
Cities collect tons of data points. Discover five huge opportunities for governments that start connecting the dots right now.
28 October 2013 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
Building a brighter future begins with innovation. See how Frankfurt and others are using it to create a better life for all.
25 October 2013 | Lane Swensen, Senior Product Marketing Specialist, Software, Invensys
The first 75 miles debuted with the 2008 Beijing Olympics. At full build-out in 2020, the network will span 7,500 miles and 800 stations, all controlled by Invensys software
23 October 2013 | Michael Donlan, Vice President, U.S. State and Local Government Microsoft Corp.
California state Office 365 customers can now have law enforcement agencies use Microsoft Office 365 thanks to it meeting FBI CJIS Security Policy requirements
21 October 2013 | Curt Kolcun, Vice President, U.S. Public Sector
The United States Department of Defense is evolving and advancing their use of technology. Discover how Office 365 fits in the equation.
20 October 2013 | Dr. Andrew Hawkins, Managing Director, Public Safety and Justice, Worldwide Public Sector, Microsoft Corporation
To battle rising cyber crime, Poland launched a multipronged attack. See how they did it, and get some ideas for safeguarding your own systems.
16 October 2013 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
Challenging situations require creative solutions. Discover three governments that rise above with innovative thinking.
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.
09 October 2013 | Kirsten Edmondson Wolfe, Global Industry Director for Public Sector for Microsoft Business Solutions
Barcelona is working to become one of the world’s leading smart cities. To get there, they’re building personal relationships between the city, its citizens, and their devices.
07 October 2013 | Dan Mannion, Director, Public Sector Cloud Strategy
National clouds are all the rage, but how to pay for it? Here are 3 best practices to make it pay for itself.
07 October 2013 | Susie Adams, Federal Chief Technology Advisor for Microsoft
U.S. government agencies can realize benefits of the cloud with government-specific environment
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.
03 October 2013 | Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi , Secretary General, United Cities and Local Governments Africa
Memorandum of Understanding between Microsoft and the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa to shape urban future of cities across Africa
02 October 2013 | Kathryn Willson, Director, Cities Solutions, Microsoft Corporation
Once a city on the brink, beautiful Quito is riding a wave of urban renewal as host of this year’s Meeting of Digital Cities.
30 September 2013 | Jeff Meyers, Smart Grid Strategy and Development
Operations Technology (OT) is getting smarter all the time. A thoughtful approach will ensure that cities can leverage the benefits of IT-enhanced OT.
30 September 2013 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
Today marks an important day here at Microsoft. Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure and Windows Azure public cloud solution is the first joint infrastructure and platform...
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.
23 September 2013 | John Weigelt, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada
Businesses have learned how to trim expenses with a shared-services model. Government agencies can do the same with these four practices.
19 September 2013 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
Whether used in a single building or deployed citywide, smart-building mobile apps deliver data—and savings—where it counts.
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.
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.
09 September 2013 | Parul Bhandari, Government Industry Solutions Lead, Worldwide Public Sector
The Open Data movement is unstoppable. Here are 4 things that successful government agencies are doing to make it work.
04 September 2013 | Gary Wachowicz, Industry Managing Director, Worldwide Public Sector
Modernization. Urbanization. Austerity. The world’s cities are under pressure. Discover their holy grail and how to get it.
02 September 2013 | Dan Mannion, Director, Public Sector Cloud Strategy
National cloud is coming, if not for you then for a government next door. Here are six things to know about a global transformation that’s already underway.
28 August 2013 | Patrick de Graaf , Senior Consultant, Capgemini Consulting
Don’t leave your cyber security to chance. It’s time to make the case for investing in cyber resilience as a strategic priority.
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.
21 August 2013 | Scott F. Selby, Director, Global Government Affairs, Microsoft Legal and Corporate Affairs
Who are your technology suppliers really working for, and why? To find out, follow the money.
19 August 2013 | Kirsten Edmondson Wolfe, Global Industry Director for Public Sector for Microsoft Business Solutions
A regional authority reinvented service delivery, eliminating metric tons of CO2 and saving millions of euros a year. Citizens are happy, officials are thrilled, and the UN took notice—here’s why.
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.
12 August 2013 | Chris Foreman, CEO, AvePoint Public Sector, Inc.
The city of Bloomington needed to modernize operations without losing data or disrupting city services. SharePoint and a migration platform from AvePoint made it happen in one day.
07 August 2013 | Dan Mannion, Director, Public Sector Cloud Strategy
Why build it when you can buy it? Large governments like to go down the procurement path for all sorts of services. But when it comes to the cloud, fewer than one in ten have made it work.
05 August 2013 | John Weigelt, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada
Detroit is both a cautionary tale and a lesson in survival for the world’s cities. Here are three things to remember—and emulate—as Detroit gets back on its feet.
31 July 2013 | Halvor Walla, Strategy Director, Software Innovation
Denmark goes digital, reduces paper use by 75%, and targets savings of 3 billion kroner.
29 July 2013 | Scott F. Selby, Director, Global Government Affairs, Microsoft Legal and Corporate Affairs
Well-defined policy takes the complexity and guesswork out of tech buying. Here are three guidelines to help you buy right.
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.
22 July 2013 | Lorenzo Madrid, Managing Director, Traffic & Public Transportation
Progressive “shock management” process is transforming government services—and impressing citizens—by combining personal service with technology.
18 July 2013 | Andy Pitman, Microsoft eGovernment Solutions
Microsoft and PEW Charitable Trusts’ Voting Information Project (VIP) will bring developers and designers together for a hackathon in New York City on August 2-3. This event will help generate socially innovative applications to improve the voting...
17 July 2013 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
For dispersed workforces, mobility is the key to productivity. Here’s one city that’s riding mobile adoption into the future.
15 July 2013 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
Cities represent a new frontier that’s evolving and growing at a record pace, with challenges to match. Can technology help local governments keep up?
10 July 2013 | Orlando Ayala, Chairman, Emerging Markets
Vast, unlocked human potential exists in cities around the globe. Tap into that power to create a city that thrives.
10 July 2013 | Safouen Rabah, VP of Product, Socrata
The Open Data movement is triggering a sea change in how governments and citizens interact. Here are three examples.
03 July 2013 | Dan Mannion, Director, Public Sector Cloud Strategy
Nearly one-third of the world’s governments act as their own cloud service provider. Here is why, how, and what it takes to stand-up your own national cloud.
01 July 2013 | Kirsten Edmondson Wolfe, Global Industry Director for Public Sector for Microsoft Business Solutions
Dynamic Leaders are just that: dynamic, decisive, proactive. See how their secret technology weapon fuels fast, informed decisions.
26 June 2013 | Mark Aggar, Senior Director, Environmental Sustainability, Technology Policy Group
For leading public sector organizations, going green means saving green. Learn the top three strategies they’re using today.
24 June 2013 | Scott F. Selby, Director, Global Government Affairs, Microsoft Legal and Corporate Affairs
The complex landscape of open and fixed source technologies offers more choice, new challenges, and fresh opportunities. Are you making the most of it?
20 June 2013 | Michael Batt, Senior Director Dynamic CRM for State & Local Government, Education and Healthcare, Microsoft
Microsoft Dynamics announces a new online application store dedicated to government and public sector solutions based on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform. The CRM App Store for Dynamics provides customers with an easy “Click, Try, and Buy” experience.
19 June 2013 | James Thurston, Director of International Accessibility Policy, Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Group
A disability causes enough hurdles, so Colombia’s Ministry of Technology is working to bring down barriers for citizens with disabilities. Three factors set them up for success.
17 June 2013 | Jose Antonio Ondiviela, Western Europe Industry Market Development Manager
eGov initiatives can transform how a city government operates—but only if the city is all in. It takes both a front-end and back-end investment to truly transform how a city works.
13 June 2013 | Gary Danoff, Microsoft DoD Account Executive
Learn how CIO James Craft of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) is leveraging emerging technology to drive down IT costs while empowering new capabilities that are helping warfighters save lives.
12 June 2013 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
Everybody wins when new ideas and best practices for improving government are shared. So each year, the U.N. uses its global spotlight to give props where props are due.
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.
05 June 2013 | Dan Mannion, Director, Public Sector Cloud Strategy
Your central government is moving to the cloud, that’s decided. But how? Get the little-known facts on one approach—a government-sponsored cloud—and decide if it’s right for you.
04 June 2013 | Richard Zak, Industry Solutions Manager – Justice & Public Safety, Microsoft State & Local Government
Emergency management professionals look at many aspects of communities, citizens, events, and resources as part of their planning but there’s a critical...
03 June 2013 | Kirsten Edmondson Wolfe, Global Industry Director for Public Sector for Microsoft Business Solutions
Agility and responsiveness are essential to governments’ success. See how you can step fully into the digital age—and become a Dynamic Government—with Microsoft Dynamics AX.
29 May 2013 | Dr. Zaki Khoury , Regional Manager, International Organizations, Middle East & Africa
The African Development Bank (AfDB) turns to the cloud to solve infrastructure, climate change, and governance challenges for Africa’s cities. It starts with a management strategy—and a dashboard.
27 May 2013 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
Armed with powerful new tools, government agencies are discovering riches in their data resources for deeper insights, greater efficiency, and cost savings
22 May 2013 | Scott F. Selby, Director, Global Government Affairs, Microsoft Legal and Corporate Affairs
Starting with an open mind and objective criteria, you can guide your decision-making processes through the complexities of the mixed-source technology marketplace—and achieve more successful, cost-effective solutions.
21 May 2013 | Ted Malone, Big Data Architecture lead for Microsoft Federal
The “big” in big data often translates to “complex” and “expensive” for CIOs, but government agencies are increasingly taking advantage of the private cloud, and software tools they already own, to uncover the big data insights they need in a cost-...
20 May 2013 | Jose Antonio Ondiviela, Western Europe Industry Market Development Manager
IT can help cities enhance the quality of life for their citizens. But just because data is increasingly affordable to gather, it doesn’t mean you should be installing sensors on every corner. Consider these six criteria when deciding how to deploy sensor
16 May 2013 | Richard Zak, Industry Solutions Manager – Justice & Public Safety, Microsoft State & Local Government
Corrections agencies are tasked with keeping their facilities secure, safe, and efficient. In this post, learn how they are using “little data,” or data they already have, as a criminal intelligence resource to stop criminal activities inside prisons.
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.
13 May 2013 | Maor David-Pur, Government SSP, Microsoft Israel
Two Israeli government agencies find that cloud services help them turn blue-sky thinking into efficient IT solutions.
08 May 2013 | Frank McCosker, Managing Director, Multilateral and Bilateral Organisations, Public Sector
Regional leaders gathered in Delhi last week for the 46th Annual Meeting of Asian Development Bank (ADB) to discuss how to reduce poverty, increase economic opportunities and promote sustainable growth in Asia Pacific.
06 May 2013 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
Going green is here to stay—and smart cities around the world are getting on board. Let us show you how to green your city’s buildings for huge environmental and bottom-line impacts.
01 May 2013 | Dan Mannion, Director, Public Sector Cloud Strategy
When moving to the cloud, it’s hard to know where to begin. But no need to start from scratch—here are three proven strategies already in use.
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.
22 April 2013 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
"Smart cities" are coming, but they are likely to evolve over time, not spring up overnight. See how Varburg, Sweden, took the first step with minimal investment.
18 April 2013 | Amir Capriles, General Manager, U.S. Public Sector for Microsoft Dynamics
In the face of extreme budget challenges, learn how defense and national security agencies are leveraging the power of CRM technology to save money, drive new efficiencies, and improve citizen services.
17 April 2013 | Parul Bhandari, Government Industry Solutions Lead, Worldwide Public Sector
Your employees and citizens are increasingly mobile – how will your agency respond? Here are three ways that smartphones and mobile apps may change how government works.
15 April 2013 | John Weigelt, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada
Is your agency still using Windows XP? Yikes! Here are three compelling reasons to move to a 21st-century operating system.
10 April 2013 | Kellie Ann Chainier, Director of Office Regulatory and Policy Strategy, Worldwide Public Sector
Cloud computing has a huge upside for government agencies, but the transition isn't all sunshine and roses. Check out our strategies for managing three key concerns.
08 April 2013 | Marianne Janik, Senior Director Public Sector, Germany
Government officials must be smart to build better cities, but your IT software doesn't always have to be.
03 April 2013 | David Burrows, Managing Director of Government Industry, Europe, Middle East & Africa
Is your organization focused on cutting IT costs? For the government of Bulgaria, the secret was consolidating physical servers and embracing the cloud, which helped maximize resources to better serve its citizens.
01 April 2013 | Marco Manuello, Windows and Device Strategy lead for Worldwide Public Sector
Launched in 2001, Windows XP is one of the most successful and beloved versions of our Windows operating system. But XP is officially retiring in 2014. In this post, we look at the world back in 2001, and explain why it’s time for a change.
26 March 2013 | Kent Cunningham, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Federal, Civilian and Healthcare
Government workers want to use their own devices, and agency IT leaders have to maintain security. Learn how the latest mobility management tools are making BYOD a secure, and simplified reality.
25 March 2013 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
The cloud is prevalent in government today, but that wasn’t always the case. Learn about three factors that have catalyzed the adoption of cloud in government, why they’re important, and what it means for the future.
20 March 2013 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
Pioneering an enterprise network telephony solution, a city council in Australia reduced its costs by 75 percent and built a more mobile, productive and collaborative workforce with support for anywhere, anytime working.
20 March 2013 | David Willis, Vice President, US Dynamics
This week at Convergence 2013, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs was recognized as the Microsoft Dynamics Customer Excellence Award Winner in Federal Government for the real impact it is delivering to veterans and their beneficiaries.
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.
14 March 2013 | Keith Olinger, Senior Director, U.S. State and Local Government
Email in the cloud is a good start, but it’s just one component of an agency’s collaboration toolset. Learn why the entire collaboration suite makes sense in the cloud, and why seamless integration is essential
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.
12 March 2013 | Stan Freck, Senior Director for Campaigns & Elections in Microsoft’s US Public Sector Office of Civic Innovation
New mobile and social technologies are empowering political campaigns to connect with voters in highly targeted, highly personal ways. Learn more about how candidates are using these same tools to transform campaign management.
08 March 2013 | Laura Ipsen, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Microsoft
In celebration of International Women's Day, I'd like to share some insights and wisdom from a recent panel on “Defining Success Your Way” that can benefit both men and women.
06 March 2013 | Kellie Ann Chainier, Director of Office Regulatory and Policy Strategy, Worldwide Public Sector
With the launch of the next generation of Office 365, governments will have new opportunities to increase mobility and flexibility, improve productivity, and protect their sensitive data. Learn more about these key benefits in today’s post.
05 March 2013 | Richard Zak, Industry Solutions Manager – Justice & Public Safety, Microsoft State & Local Government
With stagnant or declining budgets and an ever-growing offender population, corrections agencies need to find all the efficiencies possible to do more with less. Recent examples from Illinois, Tennessee, and Maryland prove this point.
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.
28 February 2013 | Andy Pitman, Microsoft eGovernment Solutions
Learn how cloud computing is transforming the way governments manage elections cycles.
27 February 2013 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
Natural disasters can strike at any time, meaning that the time to prepare is now. In the wake of recent natural disasters, we reflect on how our customers around the world are preparing for the future.
25 February 2013 | Keith Olinger, Senior Director, U.S. State and Local Government
Learn how a hybrid cloud approach, leveraging both public and private cloud options, is the future of government IT.
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.
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.
18 February 2013 | Dr. Andrew Hawkins, Managing Director, Public Safety and Justice, Worldwide Public Sector, Microsoft Corporation
Safer communities mean a safer world. Read on to see how technology is supporting global citizens with innovative and collaborative solutions.
15 February 2013 | Michael Donlan, Vice President, U.S. State and Local Government Microsoft Corp.
As government organizations look to the cloud, they need to ensure that their cloud solutions meet rigorous standards to keep their sensitive data safe. Learn why the State of Texas partnered with Microsoft for its move to the cloud.
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.
12 February 2013 | Susie Adams, Federal Chief Technology Advisor for Microsoft
Virtualization and private cloud are emerging technologies that are driving governments toward a leaner future by improving the cost-effectiveness of existing resources and improving worker productivity. Learn how in our latest blog post.
06 February 2013 | Jim Butler, Senior Director, Public Sector Partners in Asia
As governments seek to engage their constituents and deliver citizen-centric services, technology will play a key role—but it won’t come without challenges. According to IDC Government Insights, here’s what’s in store for the Asia/Pacific region in 2013.
04 February 2013 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
In one city’s quest to deliver a great learning experience to students while balancing costs, learn how a switch to Microsoft’s cloud-based Office 365 was able to deliver results on both fronts, and what went into the decision to migrate.
01 February 2013 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
Governments worldwide are undergoing transformation, which is being influenced by a convergence of factors, from new technologies to new budget realities. Learn about Microsoft’s vision for dynamic government, and how it fits into this picture.
28 January 2013 | Parul Bhandari, Government Industry Solutions Lead, Worldwide Public Sector
Governments have a wealth of data at their fingertips, but may not be realizing its full potential. One strategy is to open data to the public for analysis, which can help extract greater value, and boost transparency and public engagement.
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.
21 January 2013 | Laura Ipsen, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Microsoft
Microsoft is helping public sector combine technology and innovation to positively impact their goals and respective communities. Read on to learn how we’re enthusiastically taking this on in 2013!
17 January 2013 | Andy Pitman, Microsoft eGovernment Solutions
The city of Charlotte, N.C., hosted one of the biggest events of 2012 – the Democratic National Convention. Learn how the city prepared for this momentous occasion, and managed the high volume of event permit requests related to the convention.
15 January 2013 | Elias Ramos, Western Europe Government Director
In the midst of global urbanization and at a time of transformation for cities, read how a new organization is making it easier for cities around the world to collaborate and learn from one other’s experiences.
10 January 2013 | Michael Wignall, Public Sector Sales Lead - Dynamics, Microsoft UK
As governments move more citizen services to ‘digital by default’, CRM technology can be a catalyst for this transition. In this post, we share three tips for successful CRM deployments, based on our conversations with dozens of customers.
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...
04 January 2013 | Tim Solms, General Manager, Microsoft Department of Defense Business
Through a new Joint Enterprise Licensing Agreement (JELA) with Microsoft, the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) will gain access to the latest Microsoft technologies in support of ongoing DoD modernization efforts.
03 January 2013 | Michael Donlan, Vice President, U.S. State and Local Government Microsoft Corp.
Learn how the City of Chicago is leveraging Microsoft Office 365 to modernize its digital infrastructure and save more than $1.3 million in taxpayer dollars.
23 December 2012 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
Cities are in the midst of a transformation when it comes to engaging citizens. In a time of increased connectivity, growing citizen demands, and shrinking budgets, what are some of the trends enabling "smart" cities to adapt?
19 December 2012 | Kellie Ann Chainier, Director of Office Regulatory and Policy Strategy, Worldwide Public Sector
A cloud is only as good as its assurance of data security and privacy. Learn how your government organization can quickly identify how Microsoft’s cloud services stack up in these two critical areas.
18 December 2012 | Rahul Chitale, Director, Cloud Services, Microsoft India
Delhi is the second most populated metropolis in India, and the demands on public transportation are enormous. Learn how a public-private venture company created more value for transport in Delhi by fast tracking its own business with ERP.
12 December 2012 | Halvor Walla, Strategy Director, Software Innovation
Everyone is talking about “digitalization,” but what does that really mean? Learn how one Norwegian organization is taking steps to digitalize and is seeing early benefits from its transition.
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.
10 December 2012 | Mark Day, Managing Director, Public Health & Social Services, Worldwide Public Sector
As urbanization continues to take off around the world, what health impacts will citizens face? Learn how government leaders, professionals, communities, and citizens are taking action with technology to build healthier cities.
07 December 2012 | Elias Ramos, Western Europe Government Director
In this video case study, we explore the city of Barcelona’s innovative IT practices, including open data initiatives, and how they’re paying off by helping the city solve complex challenges and encourage economic development.
04 December 2012 | Lorenzo Madrid, Managing Director, Traffic & Public Transportation
In one of the world’s largest and most bustling cities, learn how a transportation system has evolved to meet the 21st century needs of citizens through the eyes of a native, and with technology, has become 30 percent more efficient.
26 November 2012 | Eric Basha, Managing Director, Cities
Read observations from the Smart City Expo World Congress that consider what truly makes for a “Smart City” and how a broad range of technologies can help cities reach their goals. This is the first post in a bi-weekly Monday series on cities.
21 November 2012 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
Technology is opening up new channels for governments to connect with their citizens, and vice versa. But how are governments gathering feedback from constituents to affect real changes in governing? In this post, we share some of the latest examples.
20 November 2012 | Lorenzo Madrid, Managing Director, Traffic & Public Transportation
Today’s governments are tasked to be more responsive to citizens, while being open and transparent with their processes. As they invest in technologies and seek to find the balance, is the ROI evaluation enough to measure success?
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?
14 November 2012 | Susie Adams, Federal Chief Technology Advisor for Microsoft
This week Microsoft Dynamics announced the availability of new cloud-based business solutions built specifically for federal government agencies.
13 November 2012 | Anne-Claude Poinso, Marketing Manager, Public Sector France
View our new video case study to learn how the European Court of Human Rights brought intelligent search features to its HUDOC system, responsible for sharing 90,000 documents, judgments and decisions with millions of visitors per year.
13 November 2012 | Laura Caliguiri, Managing Director, U.S. Public Sector Health and Human Services
Shedding light on state health and human services (HHS) agences experiences with IT system modernization projects.
08 November 2012 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
Times are changing in the public sector. Governments face a perfect storm of technology, budget and service challenges. Our new whitepaper looks at the concept of a “Dynamic Government” and its role in solving these complex challenges.
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.
06 November 2012 | Kim Nelson, Executive Director of eGovernment, Microsoft
Working with elections officials across the country, Microsoft and others created a set of tools to help individuals cast their ballot.
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.
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.
24 October 2012 | Rahul Chitale, Director, Cloud Services, Microsoft India
As India’s government grapples with petabytes of big data, cloud computing and other emerging technologies can help turn this information into actionable insights.
22 October 2012 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
California County of Santa Clara in the U.S. joins a growing list of government organizations that are turning to Microsoft Office 365 to cut costs and improve operations
22 October 2012 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
Microsoft announces the appointment of Michael Donlan to Vice President of the company’s State and Local Government business.
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.
18 October 2012 | Dana Barnes, Director, Microsoft Joint & Defense Agencies
Learn why DoD CIOs view IT support as an essential business intelligence function.
16 October 2012 | Josh Rice, Director, Technology Sales and Licensing, Worldwide Public Sector
Albania’s move to cloud computing enabled IT workers to become 70% more productive and shift efforts to more strategic issues and priorities