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The key role that trust and security plays within government agencies 

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It’s safe to say that hybrid work is the new normal for most governments. But supporting a distributed workforce that operates both in office environments and remotely creates an avenue for cybercriminals to attack government networks and infrastructure. At this point, it’s not a matter of if, but when your government will be a victim Read more

Microsoft’s vision for Intelligent Connected Trade Windows 

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Global merchandise trade volumes declined by 14.3 percent in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the previous period as COVID-19 containment measures affected economies around the world according to WTO data released on September 23, 2020. Microsoft has produced a white paper on data collaboration to enable fair, safe trade through intelligent connected Trade Read more

The future of critical infrastructure is in the cloud 

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Among the challenges public sector agencies face, solving critical infrastructure problems are one of the most urgent. With cyberattacks, demands from citizens, and regulatory requirements growing in complexity, there is increasing pressure to deliver government services more effectively. In response to such pressure, countries across the globe are investing trillions of dollars to rebuild physical Read more

Governments and the Cloud—4 key benefits of using Hybrid Cloud 

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Clouds are ever evolving. In technology terms, we generally think of it as a ‘hyperscale cloud’, built with near infinite scale and almost limitless possibilities. The pragmatic reality of adopting cloud, especially within government, is shades of grey in nature. Alongside the challenges of simply ‘adopting the technology’ come political, policy, privacy, and regulatory requirements Read more

3 ways digital transformation makes governments more responsive 

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COVID-19 placed enormous demands on government services—demands that are not likely to go away. Moreover, the private sector now looks to government to facilitate the data transparency, digital processes, and data security needed to fuel recovery. Governments now understand those old ways of doing business no longer work. They need to become agile and flexible Read more

How digital transformation is advancing Defense and Intelligence 

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Technology is advancing at an unprecedented rate, largely driven by exponential improvements in compute power, storage capacity, and global connectivity. These advances have ushered in a new ‘digital age’ in which data is the most valuable commodity and drives disruption across all industries—Defense and Intelligence included. As in other industries, defense customers are accelerating digital Read more

Why Zero Trust is the right mindset for the defense and intelligence industry 

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In July 2019, Kurt DelBene, Milo Medin, and Richard Murray wrote, The Road to Zero Trust (Security), for the Defense Innovation Board. In it, they stated: “…cybersecurity is at a critical juncture. Its networks are growing in size and complexity, requiring massive amounts of rapid data transfer to maintain situational awareness on the digital and Read more

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

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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

3 core ideas for empowering citizens, societies, and governments 

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Promote citizen well-being, influence positive societal change, and enhance your government services Exponential change is happening in the world around us and within governments. This change is being driven by one core idea, expectations of governments are changing. Modern technology is causing a shift in societal behavior. Citizens and residents expect their governments to adapt Read more

Innovation now for the Smart City of tomorrow 

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Barcelona may be one of the world’s major global centers for tourism, the economy, trade and culture but, starting today, it’s the apex for smart cities. Our Microsoft for Smart Cities team and partners are excited to join government and civic leaders as well as experts at the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC2019) to Read more