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  • Blog Post: Improving Emergency Preparedness

    With a higher than average amount of severe weather predicted for 2012 , governments need to be prepared. Whether it’s something as simple as an electrical outage or as disastrous as a hurricane, government agencies need to keep their systems up and running. They also need to quickly notify the...
  • Blog Post: A Day in the Life of a Government Worker

    Cloud computing can help governments increase productivity and improve collaboration while reducing IT costs. But which cloud productivity solution should you choose? Microsoft has years of experience working with governments at all levels. After weighing the options, governments from the State of...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 5/11/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Not-For-Profits Choose Microsoft Over Google We also took Google’s Apps cloud into consideration, but found Microsoft beat the search giant in price, support and relationship. Connect...
  • Blog Post: City Uses Hybrid Cloud Approach to Provide email to Field Users

    Microsoft provides organizations with maximum flexibility. Governments and organizations can move all of their applications to the cloud, or just some. They can choose which applications they move to the cloud and which to keep on premises, and do so at their own pace. In today’s post we hear from...
  • Blog Post: City of St. Augustine Beach is More Efficient with Cloud Services

    Organizations all around the world are making the move to cloud computing to take advantage of immense benefits.Today we hear from City of St. Augustine Beach on why Microsoft was their best decision, as they sought new efficiencies in moving to the cloud. “When we looked at the...
  • Blog Post: Protecting Sensitive Government Data

    Governments wondering if Google Apps would meet their security requirements need look no further than the City of Los Angeles. Last December, the city pulled its police department out of a planned move to Google Apps for Government after concluding that it did not meet the FBI’s Criminal Justice...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 6/15/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. FAA Picks Microsoft Office 365 Private Cloud The FAA has opted for a private cloud implementation, rather than Microsoft's recently announced Office 365 for Government, a multi-tenant cloud...
  • Blog Post: More Collaboration, Better Citizen Service

    From President Obama’s 2011 customer service mandate to the World Bank’s Demand for Good Governance initiative , governments around the globe are focused on delivering efficient and responsive service. One way in which they’re improving their operations is by reinventing the way...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 6/8/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. FAA Chooses Office 365 for Email, Collaboration The FAA will deploy the solution, provided by Computer Sciences Corp., to some 60,000 FAA employees and 20,000 Department of Transportation employees...
  • Blog Post: Saving Taxpayer Dollars with Office 365

    Many of us in the U.S. are busy writing checks to the government in time for tomorrow’s federal tax deadline. Despite all that we’re paying, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities reports that governments continue to face large, budget shortfalls. According to the center, the recession...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 5/25/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Vatican and Microsoft in Software Deal The Vatican has struck a deal with Microsoft to give 43m pupils at 200,000 Roman Catholic schools in more than 100 countries access to a broad suite of...