Enabling a data-driven public sector with the Microsoft Government Innovation Centre 

Futuristic monitor showing information data on a dark background. The Canadian public sector is ripe for digital innovation, especially when it comes to how government institutions can leverage data to drive transformation and address evolving citizen expectations, according to new research released today from Microsoft Canada. A survey of 658 business decision-makers from Canadian organizations Read more

Modernizing court operations with digital innovation 

These past few years have seen unprecedented efforts by governments to find new ways of delivering the services and programs that their communities rely upon in a world that has faced the new realities of remotely connecting with the public.  Today, like never before, there is an urgent need for governments to build agility and Read more

Building resilience in Canada’s Public Sector 

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended every aspect of society and, at the same time, the urgent need for a response has spurred collaboration, innovation and creativity. For Chris White, Managing Director at Microsoft Research, this global crisis crystalized the need to adopt a mission-oriented mindset to research that focuses on durability instead of efficiency, emphasizes Read more

Microsoft Canada launches Azure Landing Zone for Canada’s Public Sector 

Microsoft Canada has launched its open-sourced Azure Landing Zone for Canada’s public sector. This is a purpose-built reference implementation to guide government departments to be compliant with Canadian standards. Security and compliance are top priorities for governments around the world. The Government of Canada has adopted a Cloud-First strategy, and has defined a security and Read more

Filling the cybersecurity skills gap 

In cybersecurity, the present moment is one of both opportunity and crisis. The demand for cybersecurity professionals is growing rapidly, but there are simply not enough trained professionals to meet the current needs. Read more

Optimizing Municipal Citizen Service Delivery with Digital Solutions 

Government technology ecosystems are more complex than ever – the global pandemic ushered in rapid adoption of digital solutions to enable an entire workforce to work and collaborate remotely, while ensuring the continuity of critical citizen services. As digital transformation continues to be a strategic priority at all levels of government, the path forward should Read more

Closing the Cybersecurity Talent Gap: Key approaches to address security skilling challenges 

The world’s shortage of qualified cybersecurity workers has been steadily growing since 2013 and is expected to reach 3.5 million in 2021i. With the ever-evolving cyber threat landscape, the need for security experts is far outstripping supply. Read more

Fueling a sustainable post-pandemic recovery 

As municipal leaders across Canada continue to navigate the road to economic recovery, it is critical to consider how investing in sustainable technology and smart infrastructure can enable communities to not just recover from the pandemic but come back stronger than before. Read more