2013-12-04 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
Around the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, it’s time to assess your progress and explore three pivotal areas for improvement.
2013-11-27 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
U.S. governments get mobile and connect with citizens
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.
2013-11-22 | 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.
2013-11-21 | David Burrows, Managing Director of Government Industry, Europe, Middle East & Africa
How do you ignite innovation on a city budget? Learn how Manchester, England, did just that by moving its data to the cloud and giving it to developers.
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.
2013-11-15 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, 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.
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.
2013-11-13 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, 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.
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.
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.
2013-10-28 | 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.
2013-10-25 | Lane Swensen, Senior Product Marketing Specialist, Software, Invensys
The first 75 miles debuted with the 2008 Beijing Olympics. At full build-out in 2020, the network will span 7,500 miles and 800 stations, all controlled by Invensys software
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.
2013-10-07 | Susie Adams, Federal Chief Technology Advisor for Microsoft
U.S. government agencies can realize benefits of the cloud with government-specific environment
2013-10-04 | Gary Wachowicz, Industry Managing Director, Worldwide Public Sector
Efficiency, sustainability, convenience, and better quality of life. Those are just a few of the benefits that intelligent systems bring to today's cities.
2013-10-03 | Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi , Secretary General, United Cities and Local Governments Africa
Memorandum of Understanding between Microsoft and the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa to shape urban future of cities across Africa
2013-10-02 | Kathryn Willson, Director, Cities Solutions, Microsoft Corporation
Once a city on the brink, beautiful Quito is riding a wave of urban renewal as host of this year’s Meeting of Digital Cities.
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.
2013-09-23 | John Weigelt, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada
Businesses have learned how to trim expenses with a shared-services model. Government agencies can do the same with these four practices.
2013-09-19 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
Whether used in a single building or deployed citywide, smart-building mobile apps deliver data—and savings—where it counts.
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.
2013-09-09 | Parul Bhandari, Government Industry Solutions Lead, Worldwide Public Sector
The Open Data movement is unstoppable. Here are 4 things that successful government agencies are doing to make it work.
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.
2013-08-14 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
Governments create a win-win outcome when they connect public-service strategies with the public’s desire to live in a great community. The proof is in your local landfill.
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.
2013-08-05 | John Weigelt, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada
Detroit is both a cautionary tale and a lesson in survival for the world’s cities. Here are three things to remember—and emulate—as Detroit gets back on its feet.
2013-07-17 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
For dispersed workforces, mobility is the key to productivity. Here’s one city that’s riding mobile adoption into the future.
2013-07-15 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
Cities represent a new frontier that’s evolving and growing at a record pace, with challenges to match. Can technology help local governments keep up?
2013-07-10 | Orlando Ayala, Chairman, Emerging Markets
Vast, unlocked human potential exists in cities around the globe. Tap into that power to create a city that thrives.
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.
2013-07-01 | Kirsten Edmondson Wolfe, Global Industry Director for Public Sector for Microsoft Business Solutions
Dynamic Leaders are just that: dynamic, decisive, proactive. See how their secret technology weapon fuels fast, informed decisions.
2013-06-20 | Michael Batt, Senior Director Dynamic CRM for State & Local Government, Education and Healthcare, Microsoft
Microsoft Dynamics announces a new online application store dedicated to government and public sector solutions based on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform. The CRM App Store for Dynamics provides customers with an easy “Click, Try, and Buy” experience.
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.
2013-06-04 | Richard Zak, Industry Solutions Manager – Justice & Public Safety, Microsoft State & Local Government
Emergency management professionals look at many aspects of communities, citizens, events, and resources as part of their planning but there’s a critical...
2013-05-20 | Jose Antonio Ondiviela, Western Europe Industry Market Development Manager
IT can help cities enhance the quality of life for their citizens. But just because data is increasingly affordable to gather, it doesn’t mean you should be installing sensors on every corner. Consider these six criteria when deciding how to deploy sensor
2013-05-15 | Yasser Hassan, Government Industry Director, Middle East and Africa
Turkish cities are tapping into social media to improve services to their residents – see how one municipality made the move.
2013-05-06 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
Going green is here to stay—and smart cities around the world are getting on board. Let us show you how to green your city’s buildings for huge environmental and bottom-line impacts.
2013-04-22 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
"Smart cities" are coming, but they are likely to evolve over time, not spring up overnight. See how Varburg, Sweden, took the first step with minimal investment.
2013-04-08 | Marianne Janik, Senior Director Public Sector, Germany
Government officials must be smart to build better cities, but your IT software doesn't always have to be.
2013-03-20 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
Pioneering an enterprise network telephony solution, a city council in Australia reduced its costs by 75 percent and built a more mobile, productive and collaborative workforce with support for anywhere, anytime working.
2013-03-14 | Keith Olinger, Senior Director, U.S. State and Local Government
Email in the cloud is a good start, but it’s just one component of an agency’s collaboration toolset. Learn why the entire collaboration suite makes sense in the cloud, and why seamless integration is essential
2013-03-04 | Bill Mitchel, Senior Director for Microsoft’s World Wide Public Sector team
As the notion of environmental quality becomes more global, cities share in the responsibility of minimizing global pollution. Learn how cities are embracing technology to reduce their environmental impact and realize cost savings in the process.
2013-01-17 | Andy Pitman, Microsoft eGovernment Solutions
The city of Charlotte, N.C., hosted one of the biggest events of 2012 – the Democratic National Convention. Learn how the city prepared for this momentous occasion, and managed the high volume of event permit requests related to the convention.
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.
2012-12-10 | Mark Day, Managing Director, Public Health & Social Services, Worldwide Public Sector
As urbanization continues to take off around the world, what health impacts will citizens face? Learn how government leaders, professionals, communities, and citizens are taking action with technology to build healthier cities.
2012-12-07 | 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.
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.
2012-10-09 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
Citizens expect higher levels of customer service from their governments than ever before. Learn how the City of Miami is addressing these demands, and generating revenue in the process.
2012-10-01 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
With all the challenges facing state and local governments these days, it’s always great to highlight cities like Miami, which is allowing citizens to apply and pay for building permits online and employees to efficiently process the transactions.
2012-09-25 | David Burrows, Managing Director of Government Industry, Europe, Middle East & Africa
Learn how technology plays a critical role in advancing modern cities as well as energy efficiency and sustainability.
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.
2012-08-09 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
Learn about new technology designed to improve public safety for citizens across the globe.
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.
2012-04-25 | Joel Cherkis, General Manager, Worldwide Government
Read highlights from sessions that demonstrate how technology is helping governments achieve real results and make a positive impact on citizens.
2012-04-23 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
Find out what public sector IT leaders are talking about in London this week.
2012-04-12 | Rob Corazzola, Municipal Government Industry Manager, Microsoft Canada
Find out how Canadian cities are involving citizens in the planning/budgeting process.
2012-03-29 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
Find out how some governments are embracing open government while still protecting sensitive data.
2012-01-26 | Glenn Berg, Provincial Government Industry Manager, Microsoft Canada
Learn how to create a robust, easy to change licensing and permit system that facilitates business growth and development, and allows you to collect government data and revenue more effectively.
2012-01-12 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
Learn how your organization can save on its energy consumption - and spending - by making your buildings more energy smart.
2011-12-19 | Eric Basha, Managing Director, Cities
Learn how your city can leverage cloud computing to become more energy smart, and address the challenges of managing a smarter grid.
2011-12-15 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
Read the next installment of our Saving Governments Money series to find ways that the cloud can help your organization simplify and streamline its IT resources.
2011-12-13 | Gordon McKenzie, Government Solutions Lead, Worldwide Public Sector
Learn how one agency is using a hybrid cloud model to support smart forms.
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.
2011-11-17 | Per Bendix Olsen, Senior Director, Partners, Public Sector, Microsoft Europe, Middle East and Africa
Find out how some Microsoft partners are building brilliant solutions for more energy-efficient cities.
2011-10-25 | Michele Bedford Thistle, Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
I recently had the opportunity to catch up with Josh Henretig (Director, Environmental Sustainability, Microsoft) about the smart building project launched to help Microsoft reduce carbon emissions per unit of revenue by at least 30 percent by 2012.
2011-10-10 | Rodrigo Becerra Mizuno, Managing Director Government, Worldwide Public Sector
Building smarter cities goes hand-in-hand with using resources more effectively. To eliminate waste and improve efficiency, many cities have considered deploying an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system – if they haven’t already.
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.
2011-09-14 | 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.