Industry voice: Technology can make a real difference across the public sector, says Chris Perkins, general manager public sector, Microsoft.
But the real advantage will be delivered by enabling services and organisations to talk together to deliver intelligent services with the citizen at the centre.
With the public sector striving to deliver better services for less, Perkins believes that Microsoft's Smart Places and Connected Communities vision provides an opportunity to scale, improve interoperability and inform better decisions through adding an intelligent layer to existing operations.
He flags the excellent innovation seen today in local services, along with the common cloud platforms and standards that can connect, scale and enable innovation and collaboration beyond traditional organisational boundaries to transform local services.
Download your copy of the CityNext: Smart Places & Connected Communities vision paper
UKAuthority and Microsoft held Smart Places & Connected Communities events in London and Cardiff recently, bringing the vision paper to life. You can visit the event hubs for speaker videos and presentations by clicking on the relevant link below:
If you would like to discuss smart places and connected communities with Microsoft, email Helena Zaum, CityNext Lead here.