The connected traveler: Redefining the summer vacation

2014-08-21 | Gary Wachowicz, Industry Managing Director, Worldwide Public Sector
How we travel—and how destination cities cope with tourists—is being transformed by mobile devices. See how the venerable summer vacation has changed and what that means to your city.

Building the ‘data dividend’ for citizens

2014-06-23 | 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.

The County of Los Angeles ensures cost savings, modernization, and compliance with Office 365 deployment

2014-06-18 | Michael Donlan, Vice President, U.S. State and Local Government Microsoft Corp.
The nation’s most populous county is moving 100,000 users to Microsoft’s cloud solution to better meet the needs of citizens and county employees.

Critical considerations for planning your IT security strategy

2014-05-22 | 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.

Managing a mobile workforce: think data, not just devices

2014-04-18 | 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.

3 ways Data as a Service (DaaS) helps cities run better

2014-03-17 | 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

2014-02-26 | 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

2014-02-21 | 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

2014-02-18 | 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.

Looking back and ahead: IT trends to watch

2014-01-08 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
As the calendar turns, we take a look at 7 IT trends that are transforming the future of the world’s cities.

Government on the Move

2013-11-27 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector
U.S. governments get mobile and connect with citizens

Making mobility a reality in Hamburg

2013-11-22 | 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.

Microsoft Government Virtual Summit: Transform & Guide Your Organization

2013-11-15 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, 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.

State and Local Governments Reap Benefits of Technology to Transform Cities

2013-11-13 | 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.

Tel Aviv: 4 months to a sustainable future

2013-11-05 | 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.

Technology is a catalyst for building innovative and people-centred cities across Asia

2013-11-04 | Vijay Jagannathan, Secretary General, CityNet
A new narrative for Asian urbanization: focus on boundless opportunities and appetite for change

Preparing cities for mass urbanization

2013-09-25 | 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

2013-09-19 | 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

2013-09-16 | 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.

Maximizing DoD IT to serve the Mission: an interview with JIEDDO CIO James Craft

2013-06-13 | 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.

How will mobility change the way you work?

2013-04-17 | Parul Bhandari, Government Lead, Open Data and Big Data
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.

Secure mobility, simplified

2013-03-26 | 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.

The new Microsoft Office 365 in government

2013-03-06 | 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.

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

2013-01-04 | 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.

A New Year's resolution: smarter cities in 2013

2012-12-23 | 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?

What’s new in government crowdsourcing?

2012-11-21 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, 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.

Want to know how government is already using Windows 8?

2012-11-15 | 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?

Why I’m excited about Windows 8 for government

2012-10-30 | 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.

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

2012-09-18 | 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.

The new government workforce: Think global, more mobile

2012-08-02 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
Learn more about developing the infrastructure and tools to support modern workers.

Dear Government: Do you have an app for that?

2012-07-10 | Parul Bhandari, Government Lead, Open Data and Big Data
Check out some of the latest government apps developed for Windows Phone 7.

Building a mobile workforce for cost savings

2012-02-21 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector
Find out how mobile work can help your organization save money by boosting employee productivity and cutting down on costs associated with physical office space.