Citizens and government employees want to access more
applications and data than ever before, and they want to do
so while using a variety of devices. The growth of cloud
computing—including big data, analytics, and the
availability of new apps and devices—increases pressure for
cities to be more efficient and deliver new services and
By taking advantage of Microsoft cloud services, cities
can reduce the cost and complexity of running data centers,
gain better insight into multiple types of data, and create
new city applications or transform existing ones. Equally
important, governments can support employees and citizens in
virtually any location.
Taking a step into the cloud can help city leaders,
employees, and citizens gain better agility, economic
health, and improved usability. Because of its power to
fundamentally change how cities operate and compete, the
cloud is a game changer for the modern city:
- Rapidly build and deploy new services and applications.
- Gain more flexibility while controlling costs.
- Support real-time analytics across all types of data.
Microsoft and its partners are delivering and modernizing
city applications within government administration, public
safety and justice, health and social services, education,
energy, and water, as well as building, infrastructure,
planning, tourism and culture, and transportation.