Conquering the Upfront Cost Barrier to IoT

According to a recent report from the International Data Center (IDC), How government organizations look at IoT, the top three roadblocks to IoT deployment are upfront costs, security, and privacy.[1]  Over 30 billion devices are estimated to be connected to the internet by 2020.[2] The Internet of Things (IoT) can offer government agencies new and…

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Unlock data insights to drive agency mission

Now more than ever, federal CIOs can leverage business intelligence (BI) and advanced analytics to simplify data management, unlock valuable insights, and use these insights to improve operations across their agencies. Advanced analytics allows CIOs to connect available data to their agency’s larger mission. Sophisticated tools and techniques enable CIOs to simultaneously extend the capabilities…

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Creating a Secure Space for IoT in Government

IoT is multi-dimensional and flexible in the way it can improve agency function and bring nuanced approaches to citizen services, all while existing on a secure platform. With IoT, you are connecting to a vast web of devices such as street cameras, monitoring tools, and a wide array of other “things.” This also presents a…

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Benefits of Blockchain for Government Agencies

Kevin Leffew is a Solution Specialist for Microsoft for US SLG with a specialization in Blockchain and the Modern Workplace.  You can find him writing about all things related to blockchain, distributed systems, and digital identity on his blog (https://medium.com/@kleffew) and on Twitter @kleffew94 In today’s rapidly modernizing economy, the digital transformation of government organizations…

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How Government is Using IoT to Provide Better Services to Citizens

A recent report by the International Data Corporation (IDC) estimates that by 2020 the number of devices connected to the internet will exceed 30 billion.[1] This web of connected devices, or Internet of Things (IoT), gives government agencies a new and unique opportunity to leverage innovative technology to provide better services to citizens. While IoT…

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Azure Gov June Meetup Replay: IoT Strategies in Government

For those who could not join us at the June Azure Gov DC Meetup, we are pleased to bring you the replay of IoT Strategies in Government. The first segment kicks off with Azure Government updates then features Mike Baker, cloud solution architect, Azure Team, Microsoft Federal, who provides insights on tools and technologies that…

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Join us June 28! Azure Gov DC Meetup: IoT Strategies for Government

The rapid growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) enables exciting capabilities to enhance agencies’ missions but also brings many challenges including security and strategies for integrating this evolving technology. Please RSVP to join us  for an evening of demos, use cases and best practices on how agencies can quickly and securely deploy IoT in…

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Microsoft Expands Data Offerings for Government with General Availability of Azure IoT Hub on Azure Government

We’re excited to announce today that Microsoft has made IoT Hub available in Azure Government, the most secure and compliant cloud platform for U.S. government to run mission workloads. Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing industries such as utilities and retail, and now U.S. government customers and their partners will be able to more quickly…


Microsoft Tech Summit DC to feature government-focused sessions – March 6-7

Are you headed to the Microsoft Tech Summit March 6-7 in Washington, DC?  If so, be sure to connect with the Azure Government Engineering team.  Among the more than 50 technical training sessions, we are hosting 14 government-specific sessions starting with a can’t-miss “What’s New in Azure Government Cloud” by Tom Keane, General Manager, Microsoft…

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Join us! Internet of Things at DC Azure Gov Meetup – Oct. 26

Please RSVP and join us for the next DC Microsoft Azure Gov Meetup, Internet of Things for Government, on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 6 – 8 p.m., at 1776 in Washington, DC. In addition to excellent networking, we are excited to feature Kevin Miller, principal program manager of Microsoft’s Azure IoT team who will be…

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