5 considerations before deploying open data standards

21 March 2014 | Ian Kalin, Director of Open Data, Socrata
Cities have a lot to gain from open data standards. Here are the questions most city leaders are asking before they launch a standardization initiative.

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.

Custom apps: What to know when you roll your own

06 March 2014 | John Weigelt, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada
When the IT teams says, “There’s no app for that,” you may need to create your own. Luckily, others have gone down this path, and their roadmap can help you get there.

E-transformation: 6 questions for Hamburg’s CIO

28 January 2014 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector
Jörn Riedel, CIO of the city of Hamburg, talks to Microsoft on Government about his city’s efforts to fundamentally transform and improve service delivery to citizens.

The 4 pillars of e-participation

13 January 2014 | R. Erdem Erkul, Regional National Plan Manager, Microsoft Middle East and Africa
Fundamental to future democracies, e-participation is a new government mandate. Discover 4 essential shifts you must make now.

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.

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.

Open Data, open arms: Welcome to the era of transparent government

09 September 2013 | Parul Bhandari, Government Lead, Open Data and Big Data
The Open Data movement is unstoppable. Here are 4 things that successful government agencies are doing to make it work.

Three ways Open Data is changing the world

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.

For public consumption: the promise of big—and open—data

28 January 2013 | Parul Bhandari, Government Lead, Open Data and Big Data
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.

Barcelona’s decades of IT innovation are paying off

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.

Looking for savings with an open source-only approach? Consider this first…

07 August 2012 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector
Find out how some customers are augmenting open source deployments for better outcomes.

Blue skies ahead for open government in the UK

22 May 2012 | Mark Gayler, Open Software Evangelist, Microsoft
Learn about the latest project launched as part of the plan to open access to core public datasets on transport, weather, and health in the UK.

GovCamps: Bringing governments and constituents closer together to solve shared challenges

26 April 2012 | Rodrigo Becerra Mizuno, Managing Director Government, Worldwide Public Sector
Find out how these unique events engage citizens and government organizations in dialogue to affect change.

Realizing the promise of open government

29 March 2012 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector
Find out how some governments are embracing open government while still protecting sensitive data.

Canada’s open government consultations

20 March 2012 | John Weigelt, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada
Find out how the Canadian federal government is using innovative approaches to engage constituents in conversations about open government.

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.

Open data: The road ahead

01 March 2012 | Nik Garkusha, Open Platforms Lead, Microsoft Canada
Learn why the next phase of open data initiatives may require a more collaborative and citizen-centric model.

What the "Consumerization of IT" really means for public sector CIOs

27 September 2011 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
​The “consumerization of IT” is a trend that’s received a lot of media attention lately. Yet, much like cloud computing, the term is somewhat ambiguously applied to various industries and IT issues.

Better information leads to better decision making

21 September 2011 | Rodrigo Becerra Mizuno, Managing Director Government, Worldwide Public Sector
Information overload is quickly becoming one of the biggest challenges facing today’s public sector decision makers.