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The ‘Gov Pod’ series: Microsoft in Government

Learn how cloud computing, emerging technologies and blockchain can enhance the lives of employees and citizens.

Sarah Devitt

Sarah Devitt

Microsoft, Digital Transformation and Public Sector

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Belgian police force completes secure, mobile-first transformation

Information sharing is now much easier for officers and support staff – thanks to Microsoft Teams on a powerful and secure digital platform.

Leentje Chavatte

Leentje Chavatte

Microsoft, Data & AI and Digital Transformation

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Four common challenges governments face in a time of crisis

This blog focuses on best practice and solutions for working from home, engaging with citizens, gaining situational awareness and staying secure.

Sarah Devitt

Sarah Devitt

Microsoft, Digital Transformation and Public Sector

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Empowering government employees through digital skills

Why governments must lead by example and not delay in ensuring that their people gain the skills needed to succeed in the modern workplace.

Sarah Devitt

Sarah Devitt

Microsoft, Digital Transformation and Public Sector

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4 reasons Citrix and Windows Virtual Desktop are better together for government agencies

Government agencies all over the world experience a huge transformation. Obviously, because of the COVID-19 pandemic the trend of remote work has taken off in ways nobody could have imagined a year ago. Since offices closed and civil servants needed to stay in their homes, remote work collaboration was the only option to continue serving […]

Jose Antonio Ondiviela Garcia

Jose Antonio Ondiviela Garcia

Public Sector Government Industry Executive, Microsoft Western Europe

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Ajuntament de Lleida: transforming the public sector with a modern, virtual workplace

“At Ajuntament de Lleida, we think differently. We embrace new technology. And when we see that it could add real value to the work we do, we find a way to make it happen.” Carles GinéSabaté, Systems Implementation Planning Manager at Ajuntament de Lleida, is reflecting on his organization’s open-armed approach to digital transformation and […]

Sarah Devitt

Sarah Devitt

Microsoft, Digital Transformation and Public Sector

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Raad van State: Creating a virtual courtroom through a remote-working solution

“This situation has proven that with the right means, support and trust, you can remove half of the desks in your building – and in that sense, I don’t think we’ll ever see 700 people at the same time in the office again.” Ron Lamers, Project Manager at Raad van State, is talking about the […]

Sarah Devitt

Sarah Devitt

Microsoft, Digital Transformation and Public Sector

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AI is driving value across businesses in Europe – so why is only 4% of the public sector seeing real impact?

In April 2018, the European Commission adopted its first AI strategy, laying out a vision for how AI could transform the public sector. The strategy revealed how new machine-learning technologies and data tools can improve public services, reduce costs, provide staff with new skillsets and drive efficiencies. And yet, for the vast majority of public […]

Sarah Devitt

Sarah Devitt

Microsoft, Digital Transformation and Public Sector

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City of Liège: Facilitating decision making in difficult times

For many organizations, social-distancing measures brought about by COVID-19 have drastically slowed day-to-day operations – and for some, even stopped them altogether. But for local governments across Europe, like the Belgian city of Liège, slowing down hasn’t been an option.  From supporting citizens and businesses to protecting frontline workers, Liège city had to quickly provide stability during this crisis and ensure important decisions could still be made in a democratic […]

Sarah Devitt

Sarah Devitt

Microsoft, Digital Transformation and Public Sector

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How to digitally transform citizen services

“Having a website, call centre and information desk isn’t enough. Citizen services need to be streamlined to empower citizens and government employees alike.” The eBook ‘The digital transformation of citizen services’ is honest in its appraisal of the urgent challenge facing governments worldwide, whose citizens expect their digital experiences to match the quality of those […]

Sarah Devitt

Sarah Devitt

Microsoft, Digital Transformation and Public Sector

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How public health and social services can deliver better care with secure digital solutions

The mission of Public Health and Social Services organisations is to provide the right services to the right citizens at the right time. But how can that be achieved against a backdrop of increasing regulation, growing demand for services and shrinking budgets? That’s the challenge that the IDC white paper ‘Transforming Public Health and Social […]

Sarah Devitt

Sarah Devitt

Microsoft, Digital Transformation and Public Sector

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How technology is transforming the work of governments

Governments have the ultimate responsibility to their citizens. People depend on the services they provide like no other institution. Whether in healthcare, education, business, roads, railways, water – it’s essential that government institutions are always at the forefront of social and digital trends. Cloud-powered technologies are playing a critical role in helping government agencies to […]

Leentje Chavatte

Leentje Chavatte

Microsoft, Data & AI and Digital Transformation

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