Microsoft CityNext: Learn the 5 stages of healthy cities

Cities have the potential to become economic engines, accelerating growth and creating opportunity throughout the UK. But their productivity and their sustainability is tied to the health of their citizens. Local governments and health organisations must work closely together, as they have a unique opportunity to affect sweeping changes in citizen health. Of course, they…

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Understanding how to measure the value of public sector projects

This post is by Stephen Kell. In the current climate of austerity and cost cutting, the focus of attention in the public sector is on reducing costs not on realising value from investment into initiatives. Often in reducing costs there is an impact on the services delivered to the citizens of the country. The economic…

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Smart buildings save energy and money

In my January blog post, I first discussed the results of Microsoft’s groundbreaking Energy Smart Buildings project. Since then, the program was named a 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate, an honour given to visionary IT applications that promote positive social and economic change. The program’s success – based on the vision of Darrell Smith, our Director…

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