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Smart infrastructure: 6 keys to making your city smarter 

As we enter a new decade, cities at all levels understand that “digital transformation” is not about replacing legacy systems. Digital transformation is about leveraging technology to decrease the cost of operations, improve citizen services, and enable economic growth. Cities that fall to pursue digital transformation strategies may realize unforeseen negative outcomes to their communities...Read more

4 best practices for hyperconnected cities to unlock additional value with technology 

Urban residents and businesses are embracing technology and innovation at a faster pace than many cities can react. Leaders need to act now to bridge the widening technology gap and create the digital and technical infrastructure to support efficient and effective services to keep citizens engaged and connected. In 2019, Microsoft partnered with ESI Thoughtlab...Read more

A public CIO perspective: prioritizing your smart city journey 

The term “smart city” is a simple phrase that encompasses a broad and complex set of digital transformation initiatives and programs. Such programs need to include modern citizen services, operational automation, intelligent management of infrastructure and utilities, and new capabilities to improve transportation and communication. Microsoft is helping to lead the way at this year’s...Read more