Posts Tagged: microsoft

Considering “the Cloud” – Asking the right questions and looking for the right answers

I recently saw a blog post from Jim Townsend (President of InfoStrat) which did a fantastic job of articulating some of the concerns around cloud computing in the public sector. This is a topic that has been and will continue to be widely debated within and outside of government IT. Rather than pose a numberRead… Read more »

Can You Hear The Question President Obama is Asking You?

According to the Wall Street Journalʼs Economy section of Sundayʼs edition, there is a growing sense among many economists that Washingtonʼs ability to goose the economic recovery is limited, especially given the deep pain U.S. businesses and households have suffered during the recession. Thursday July 29th at the Washington DC Convention Center, President Obama spokeRead… Read more »

As Users Become Programmers

Dick was interviewed by Tom D’Auria of IMI TechTalk, on KFNX News Talk Radio, Sunday, August 1st. The conversation was about how programming is becoming less complex and how computer software is being fashioned directly by users, instead of professional programmers. These are Dick’s notes from the interview. What users are becoming what programmers? 30Read… Read more »

The importance of the Twitter Retweet

Microsoft Research came out with some very interesting research looking specifically at the act of retweeting on Twitter. If you’d like to read the full paper it is available for download in PDF format. Note that the following Twitter pros were behind the research: Danah Boyd, Microsoft Research, @zephoria Scott Golder, Cornell / Microsoft Research,Read… Read more »

Are we there yet? Gov 2.0 is still… 2.0

Note: This is an edited version from my blog Just think. The iPhone is getting ready to release its fourth generation. Microsoft has launched its third Windows OS in five years, and we’re into a third tech-savvy US President, but Gov 2.0 is still Gov 2.0. Having spent many years in this field calledRead… Read more »

A brief chat with Microsoft about Government 2.0

Kristin Bockius, the SLG Relationship Marketing Manager in Microsoft’s Public Sector group was nice enough to take time out of her busy schedule to answer a few questions about Microsoft’s Gov2Social platform and other Government 2.0 initiatives taking place at Microsoft. Q. Microsoft has taken many positive steps on the Government 2.0 front, what isRead… Read more »

SharePoint Saturday DC on 5/15 has lotsa Gov 2.0 sessions – Be There!

Don’t miss SharePoint Saturday DC this Saturday! So far, we are expecting 1k+ attendees & 85+ speakers & 90+ sessions. Gov 2.0 sessions include: – Making Government Collaboration Stick: Out of the box Solutions for common problems – How Social Security Administration (SSA) Deployed SharePoint Backup/Recovery Solution Leveraging DocAve – Federal Cloud SharePoint Architecture –Read… Read more »

Project of the Week: Gov2Social

Throughout the year, GovLoop will be featuring projects and people from among our 2010 Partners. This week’s Project of the Week is brought to you by Microsoft, sponsors of our Cloud Computing Topics Page, making it easier for you to find content on that key subject. The also host a great group called “Microsoft ProductivityRead… Read more »

How SharePoint Can Deliver Project Transparency

Transparency in projects is becoming a requirement for many government organizations today. SharePoint provides a number of out of the box features and integrations with third party tools to support the transparency required. But even before you go about designing the solution, make sure you have your transparency objectives and processes in place. Read myRead… Read more »