Harness real-time data for smarter cities, buildings, and transportation

This article was co-authored by Christy Szoke, CoFounder/CMO of Fathym, and the Azure Gov Team   Wherever you live, you’re probably all too aware that inclement weather can have a serious impact on citizen safety and city budgets. And until recently, municipalities affected by changing road and weather conditions didn’t have easy access to the…

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Modernize Citizen Services with AvePoint

Advancements in technology can challenge government agencies to meet rising citizen expectations. At the same time, they provide an opportunity for agencies to modernize operations, becoming more responsive, transparent, and efficient. AvePoint, who won the 2017 Microsoft Partner of the Year award for Public Sector: Microsoft CityNext, offers AvePoint Citizen Services, a solution designed to…

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Build recap: Azure innovations announced for government

At the recent Build 2018 developer conference, Microsoft shared the breadth of innovation coming to Azure–across Azure Stack, data and analytics solutions, IoT and more. Government customers can continue to count on this rapid pace of commercial innovation coming to Azure Government over time, as services becoming generally available, throughout the year. Azure Stack unlocks…

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A hybrid approach for the Department of Defense

Today, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is taking significant steps to modernize existing systems, opening the door for the use of emerging technologies to increase speed and agility. Accelerating adoption of cloud technologies is critical to the DoD’s ability to maintain the long-term strategic advantage of US military forces. However, the DoD still has…

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Aerospace and defense leader L3 Technologies selects Azure Government to accelerate innovation

Today we are pleased to announce that L3 Technologies, a leading provider of a broad range of communication, electronic and sensor systems and products used on military, homeland security and commercial platforms, has chosen Microsoft Azure Government as its primary cloud platform for expanding data analytics capabilities, optimizing IT operations, and delivering greater value to…

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A year in review for Azure Government

Looking back over the past year and seeing the progress we’ve made gives us a real sense of momentum as we continue to double-down on our investments in Azure Government in 2018. As the engineering lead for Azure Government, my team looks at everything from where we build datacenters, to what hardware and networking we…


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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