2013-10-28 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
Building a brighter future begins with innovation. See how Frankfurt and others are using it to create a better life for all.
2013-10-20 | 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.
2013-10-16 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
Challenging situations require creative solutions. Discover three governments that rise above with innovative thinking.
2013-10-09 | Kirsten Edmondson Wolfe, Global Industry Director for Public Sector for Microsoft Business Solutions
Barcelona is working to become one of the world’s leading smart cities. To get there, they’re building personal relationships between the city, its citizens, and their devices.
2013-07-22 | Lorenzo Madrid, Managing Director, Traffic & Public Transportation
Progressive “shock management” process is transforming government services—and impressing citizens—by combining personal service with technology.
2013-06-17 | Jose Antonio Ondiviela, Western Europe Industry Market Development Manager
eGov initiatives can transform how a city government operates—but only if the city is all in. It takes both a front-end and back-end investment to truly transform how a city works.
2013-06-05 | Dan Mannion, Director, Public Sector Cloud Strategy
Your central government is moving to the cloud, that’s decided. But how? Get the little-known facts on one approach—a government-sponsored cloud—and decide if it’s right for you.
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?
2012-12-04 | Lorenzo Madrid, Managing Director, Traffic & Public Transportation
In one of the world’s largest and most bustling cities, learn how a transportation system has evolved to meet the 21st century needs of citizens through the eyes of a native, and with technology, has become 30 percent more efficient.
2012-11-21 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, 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.
2012-11-20 | Lorenzo Madrid, Managing Director, Traffic & Public Transportation
Today’s governments are tasked to be more responsive to citizens, while being open and transparent with their processes. As they invest in technologies and seek to find the balance, is the ROI evaluation enough to measure success?
2012-10-04 | Yasser Hassan, Government Industry Director, Middle East and Africa
Website increased transparency and engaged citizens around the voting process in first Egyptian election following Arab Spring
2012-09-20 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
Learn how Microsoft is powering the democratic political process leading up to the 2012 U.S. presidential election—from interactive content on Xbox LIVE to featured technologies at the Republican and Democratic national conventions.
2012-09-13 | Lorenzo Madrid, Managing Director, Traffic & Public Transportation
Governments can realize greater returns (both from an economic and societal perspective) by investing in IT systems supporting citizen services and accountability.
2012-09-04 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
Read a Q+A with Craig Thomler of Delib Australia about the strategy and practice of Gov 2.0.
2012-08-23 | Paul Hart, EMEA Public Sector Marketing Director
Read this synopsis of the cover story from the summer issue of TOUCH magazine.
2012-07-19 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
Read this Q+A with an award-winning journalist and editor focused on sharing innovative ideas at work in the public sector.
2012-06-14 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
Read this Q+A with a respected public sector advisor to hear his views on the future of technology in government.
2012-06-12 | Jeff Paine, Senior Director of Public Sector Partners, Asia Pacific
Find out how one government agency is using a SharePoint platform to help deliver efficient citizen services and open citizen engagement.
2012-04-26 | 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.
2012-03-08 | Jean Scott, Industry Market Development Manager, Federal Government and Education
Find out how technology is helping Canadian agencies use web 2.0 tools while managing their risk and exposure.
2012-03-01 | 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.
2012-02-09 | Alan Merrihew, Senior Director of Government Technology Strategy, Worldwide Public Sector
Find out how cloud computing levels the ICT playing field for developing nations, and can help developed nations reallocate resources to maintain their relative competitiveness - if only they are willing to adapt and embrace new ways of doing things.
2012-02-07 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
Learn about the the cost savings and efficiencies that are possible by adopting a more customer-focused approach to governance.
2012-01-31 | Nik Garkusha, Open Platforms Lead, Microsoft Canada
Simple but effective strategies for government agencies planning a Gov 2.0/open gov/open data initiative.
2012-01-16 | Gordon McKenzie, Government Solutions Lead, Worldwide Public Sector
Find out more about this successful project focused on e-enabling government services and transactions.
2011-12-28 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
Learn about some promising new apps for the public sector that will deliver intuitive, citizen-facing services to users right in the palm of their hand.
2011-11-29 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, 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.
2011-11-23 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
I recently spoke about high performance government at the LATAM CIO Forum. Find out how I characterize top-performing governments.
2011-11-21 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
Over the next several weeks, Microsoft on Government will be exploring some of the best and brightest examples of cost saving strategies in government - strategies that deliver new services to meet citizens' expectations without breaking budgets.
2011-11-11 | 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.
2011-10-06 | Gordon McKenzie, Government Solutions Lead, Worldwide Public Sector
Mayor Boris Johnson urged Londoners to help spruce up the capital by reporting “grime crime” such as graffiti, and litter. The innovative “Love Clean London” system enables users to track progress of cleanups and delivers financial savings for boroughs.
2011-10-04 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
From time to time, Microsoft on Government will be exploring key themes that matter to the public sector. This October we’ve planned a series of posts focusing on Environmental Sustainability.
2011-09-27 | 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.
2011-09-14 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, 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.