2014-04-07 | John Weigelt, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada
Cities are quickly transforming their service delivery model, using the Internet of Things, Big Data, and a CRM mindset to treat citizens like customers and create better places to live.
2014-03-31 | 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.
2014-03-26 | Gary Wachowicz, Industry Managing Director, Worldwide Public Sector
Within five years, the world’s best cities will wholly transform their approach to citizen services. Will you be one of those cities? If so, you’re probably already addressing these three capabilities.
2014-03-24 | Howard Hughes, Senior Vice President and General Manager of HP Enterprise Services, EMEA
Technology pays dividends for citizens, business professionals and, increasingly, the public sector. The proof comes from local governments worldwide, where IT is delivering significant returns on investment.
2014-03-19 | Charles Jennings, CEO, Swan Island Networks
Data is flowing like lifeblood through your city—from 911 calls, traffic sensors, crime reports, and countless other sources. Start connecting the dots among data sources and you might be amazed at what you learn.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2013-12-18 | 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.
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.
2013-11-20 | 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.
2013-11-04 | Vijay Jagannathan, Secretary General, CityNet
A new narrative for Asian urbanization: focus on boundless opportunities and appetite for change
2013-10-30 | 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.
2013-09-30 | 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.
2013-09-11 | 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.
2013-09-04 | 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.
2013-08-12 | 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.
2013-07-10 | 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.
2013-05-27 | 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
2013-05-21 | 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-...
2013-05-16 | 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.
2013-02-06 | 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.
2013-02-01 | 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.
2013-01-28 | 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.
2013-01-24 | 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.
2013-01-15 | 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.
2013-01-07 | 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...
2012-11-26 | 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.
2012-10-24 | 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.
2012-09-11 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
Big data solutions have a dramatic impact, streamlining and enhancing investigations.
2012-06-27 | Alan Merrihew, Senior Director of Government Technology Strategy, Worldwide Public Sector
Big Data analysis helps sort through overwhelming amounts of data.
2012-06-19 | 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.
2012-05-22 | 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.
2012-05-04 | Alan Merrihew, Senior Director of Government Technology Strategy, Worldwide Public Sector
Find out about some of the amazing work coming out of Microsoft Research with applications for the public sector.
2012-05-02 | Cigdem Aygun, Government Industry Solutions Lead, Worldwide Public Sector
Find out how technology trends are impacting employees and IT decision-making.
2012-04-19 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
Find out how governments are unlocking the potential of Big Data with unique applications.