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

Building the ‘data dividend’ for citizens

23 June 2014 | Gary Wachowicz, Industry Managing Director, Worldwide Public Sector
Smart cities around the world stand to gain $206 billion in value over the next four years by using the data they collect. Here are 4 areas with the biggest ROI.

Critical considerations for planning your IT security strategy

22 May 2014 | John Proctor, VP, Global Cyber Security, CGI
Cities collect a vast amount of sensitive data from citizens, remote workers, and city officials. Identity & Access Management (IAM) is the key to keeping data safe in a post-password, BYOD world.

How the University of Strasbourg centralized facility management across a 60-mile campus

31 March 2014 | Lane Swensen, Senior Product Marketing Specialist, Software, Invensys
University in France brings its 16th century campus into the 21st century, creating a state-of-the-art environment for faculty, students, and staff.

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 keys to government workplace modernization

20 January 2014 | John Weigelt, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada
When governments run like modern businesses, service quality improves—and citizens notice.

French Ministry of Education takes collaboration to the next step

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.

State and Local Governments Reap Benefits of Technology to Transform Cities

13 November 2013 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, 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.

Four keys to government cyber security

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.

IT/OT convergence: Big impact for smarter 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.

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.

Is cyber resilience part of your business case yet?

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.

Why business models matter

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.

Empowering citizens for positive change

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.

Top three challenges of moving to the cloud

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.

The unsung heroes in building better cities

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.

Three factors driving cloud adoption in government

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.

Supporting disaster relief and reconstruction across the globe

27 February 2013 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, 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.

U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, and DISA to modernize with Microsoft

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.

Private cloud helps Saudi Postal Service cut operating costs in half

21 August 2012 | Yasser Hassan, Government Industry Director, Middle East and Africa
Find out how this government organization gained efficiencies with a private cloud.

Microsoft, NYPD team up on global counterterrorism solution

09 August 2012 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector
Learn about new technology designed to improve public safety for citizens across the globe.

Legacy migration or platform and process renewal?

28 June 2012 | Glenn Berg, Provincial Government Industry Manager, Microsoft Canada
Is it time for your organization to migrate from legacy platforms & processes?

Protecting citizens from cybercrime amid growing technology access

21 June 2012 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
Find out how the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit is helping governments and international organizations investigate and stop cybercrime worldwide.

Government catching the Big Data train

19 June 2012 | Parul Bhandari, Government Lead, Open Data and Big Data
Learn why it’s time to invest in Big Data, and how to get started today.

Finding real cost savings, efficiency in government through shared services

17 May 2012 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
Learn about the benefits of shared services and how one government is attributing great cost savings to this strategy.

On tour: Talking about connecting government

13 March 2012 | Alan Merrihew, Senior Director of Government Technology Strategy, Worldwide Public Sector
Find out how we’re helping customers understand how to implement the Connected Government Framework.

Making cities energy smart

19 December 2011 | Eric Basha, Managing Director, Cities
Learn how your city can leverage cloud computing to become more energy smart, and address the challenges of managing a smarter grid.

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.

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.

Delivering improved citizen services to government municipalities in the Netherlands

11 November 2011 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
Everest wanted to help local municipalities improve call center service while reducing costs, so it developed a call center knowledge management solution and hosted it on the Windows Azure platform.

The IT energy efficiency imperative and what it means for government

08 November 2011 | Gordon McKenzie, Government Solutions Lead, Worldwide Public Sector
The IT Energy Efficiency Imperative white paper provides guidance to help your agency improve the efficiency of its IT resources.

Energy-smart buildings: Using powerful analytics to reduce environmental impact

25 October 2011 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector
I recently had the opportunity to catch up with Josh Henretig (Director, Environmental Sustainability, Microsoft) about the smart building project launched to help Microsoft reduce carbon emissions per unit of revenue by at least 30 percent by 2012.

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.