San Francisco City and County upgrade cloud email to Office 365 to support critical public safety requirements in the cloud

2014-04-10 | Michael Donlan, Vice President, U.S. State and Local Government Microsoft Corp.
City moves 29,000 employees to the cloud to reduce IT management costs and improve how key public-safety services—such as law enforcement, fire and rescue, and health—are delivered to citizens.

Mecklenburg County places bet on Microsoft trifecta and wins big

2014-04-01 | 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

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.

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.

Turn transportation data into happier citizens and a better city

2014-01-31 | Gary Wachowicz, Industry Managing Director, Worldwide Public Sector
Find out how new business intelligence tools are turning city transportation data into intelligent systems that make citizens happier and cities more livable.

3 groups are winning big in the cloud

2014-01-22 | Hany Morcos, Cloud Technologies Director, Microsoft Middle East and Africa
Countries worldwide are getting their productivity and collaboration software from the cloud and bringing economic benefits and efficiency gains to diverse groups. Here are three big winners.

4 keys to government workplace modernization

2014-01-20 | John Weigelt, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada
When governments run like modern businesses, service quality improves—and citizens notice.

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.

Charlotte puts its best foot forward for the DNC

2013-11-26 | 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.

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.

Smart City Expo: Helping cities change the world

2013-11-14 | 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.

Microsoft Office 365 now available for use by California law enforcement agencies

2013-10-23 | 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

Office 365 approved for purchase by the Department of Defense for e-mail and calendaring, unified capabilities and collaboration

2013-10-21 | 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.

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

2013-10-14 | 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.

City’s students benefit from cloud collaboration

2013-02-04 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, 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.

The Windy City teams with Microsoft on cloud strategy

2013-01-03 | 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.

U.S. federal agency to move 25,000 users to the cloud

2012-11-06 | 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.

15,000 city employees on O365

2012-10-22 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, 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

How to get the most value from the cloud, while ensuring data protection and compliance

2012-07-18 | Elias Ramos, Western Europe Government Director
Find out how Office 365 is helping meet rigorous industry standards.

Look before you leap: How to evaluate cloud solutions

2012-03-06 | Kellie Ann Chainier, Director of Office Regulatory and Policy Strategy, Worldwide Public Sector
Learn about the hidden costs of Google Apps and find out how to evaluate cloud computing solutions that meet specific public sector needs.

Microsoft cloud momentum evident in industry awards

2012-02-28 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Business Manager, Government, National Security, and International Organizations, Worldwide Public Sector
Find out how and why Microsoft is continuing to earn recognition from the industry for cloud innovation.