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 Information Systems (CJIS) requirements. The result…


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 Minnesota in the United States to the Northern Ireland Assembly in Europe to…


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 CloudThe FAA has opted for a private cloud implementation, rather than Microsoft’s recently announced Office 365 for Government, a multi-tenant cloud platform, said Susie Adams, CTO of Microsoft Federal, in an interview…


Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 6/8/2012

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’sselections. FAA Chooses Office 365 for Email, CollaborationThe FAA will deploy the solution, provided by Computer Sciences Corp., to some 60,000 FAA employees and 20,000 Department of Transportation employees, according to a Microsoft news release. Microsoft Touts Cloud Security in…


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 right people and continue to update…


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 DealThe 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 the software company’s products. National…


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 they share information. By boosting communication and collaboration within and across agencies, governments are…


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 your iPhone to Microsoft Office 365Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync support is built into…


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 that started in 2007 caused the biggest collapse in state…

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