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How Governments Can Overcome Open Data Challenges
Posted by Openness Team According to a recent McKinsey and Company report, open data’s economic value is an astounding $3 to 5 trillion annually . The world’s citizens have the most to gain through higher-quality, more affordable consumer products and services, but this potential can’t...
12 Mar 2014
Socrata Releases Open Data Connector for Microsoft Office 365
Posted by Openness Team If you’re a Microsoft Excel fan who is hoping to use familiar technologies to meet the open data mandate , you should check out the just released Socrata Open Data Connector for Microsoft Office 365. By adding support for the Open Data Protocol (OData), an open standard...
11 Mar 2014
Openness Customer Spotlight: Italy's Lombardia Region Uses Open Data to Build for the Future
Posted by Parul Bhandari Government Industry Solutions Lead, Worldwide Public Sector Long recognized as an epicenter for business, technology, and cultural treasures, the Lombardia region in northern Italy has more recently earned a reputation as a leader in Europe’s open data movement. Lombardia...
7 Mar 2014
Catch the Peace Train: “Make Web Not War” Rolls On with Next Open Data Hackathon
Posted by Keith Loo Open Platforms Lead, Microsoft Canada Last weekend’s Open Data Day Toronto 2014 (aka ODDTO14) brought together more than 300 public servants, community activists, and technology professionals to encourage government transparency and adoption of open data policies as part...
28 Feb 2014
International Open Data Day Supports Government Transparency and Local Economic Growth
Posted by Tara Grumm Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Citizens around the world are gathering for International Open Data Day to encourage government transparency and adoption of open data policies. The events welcome anyone with a passion to make their cities better, from developers...
21 Feb 2014
Openness Customer Spotlight: UK Government IT Services Trusts Microsoft Hyper-V to Run Linux and Windows
Posted by Openness Team FCO (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) Services provides IT services to the UK Government, including a global network of embassies and consulates, which employs people in nearly 270 diplomatic offices worldwide. Last year, FCO Services delivered hosting and cloud services...
12 Feb 2014
Openness Customer Spotlight: How Data-Driven Decision Making is Transforming Government
Posted by Parul Bhandari Government Industry Solutions Lead, Worldwide Public Sector History has demonstrated time and again that when available technology catches up to ideas, extraordinary things can happen. The combustion engine, the airplane, and the personal computer are just a few examples of...
23 Sep 2013
Openness Customer Spotlight: Opening Up Government Data
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations More and more governments around the world are making their data open and publicly available. Citizens benefit from a new level of transparency and real time information. Governments can tout increased engagement with their constituents...
22 Jan 2013
Openness Customer Spotlight: UK Meteorological Office Opens Up their Data in the Cloud
Posted by Mark Gayler Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. Recently we’ve seen a substantial increase in public sector cloud adoption , as governments worldwide embrace cloud solutions to operate more cost effectively and enhance services. This has also created an opportunity to open up government...
29 May 2013
Meeting the Open Data Mandate with Innovative Technology
Posted by Parul Bhandari Government Industry Solutions Lead, Worldwide Public Sector Without a doubt, there is growing demand among citizens for access to public data. This burgeoning global movement, commonly referred to as Open Data, is forever changing the way government agencies deliver information...
10 Jul 2013
OSS 2012 Tunisia: Microsoft, Open Source and the Cloud
Posted by Mark Gayler Open Software Lead This week I had the privilege to join some of the world’s top open source researchers in Tunisia at OSS 2012 to discuss how Microsoft is collaborating with open source projects and initiatives worldwide and investing in support for open source solutions...
14 Sep 2012
Openness Customer Spotlight: Peel Children and Youth Initiative Opens Up Data and Opportunities for Local Children
Posted by Keith Loo Open Platforms Lead - Microsoft Canada Between after-school and dinnertime, there are many opportunities for children and youth to truly engage in their communities, particularly through quality after-school programs. The challenge, however, is not so much whether these recreational...
15 Oct 2013
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