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Microsoft Obtains DOD Level 5 PA: The Perfect Platform for a Secure Government Cloud

Government agencies, organizations, and customers have a different set of rules to follow when it comes to data security. That’s why Microsoft is building secure governments in the Cloud and recently announced a new accreditation from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) for Azure and Office 365. Microsoft received the DOD Level 5 Provisional Authority for the DOD regions of Microsoft Azure Government and Office 365 Government Defense.

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Why Microsoft Power BI and Solver BI360 are a Powerful Pair

Are you attempting to decide what business intelligence, dashboarding, and reporting tool fits your business? Are you concerned that FRx or Management Reporter might not be meeting your needs or will not in the near future? Do you need to integrate data from several, disparate systems to accurately complete your reporting? Here’s how the combination of Solver’s BI360 and Microsoft’s Power BI measures up.

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6 Ways Governments Can Make the Most of Tight Budgets with Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations

The public sector isn’t known for deep pockets and money to burn. On the contrary, budgets are often tight, and workers are accustomed to doing what they can to stretch every penny. On top of that pressure, public agencies are under constant scrutiny from public watch groups and transparency is critical to showing accountability and fiscal responsibility. Financial management for local, state or federal governments can be complicated.

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Take Advantage of this Dynamic Duo: Microsoft Power BI and Solver BI360

Are you trying to decide the right business intelligence, reporting, and dashboarding tool for your business? Do you find that you are concerned that FRx or Management Reporter are not currently meeting your needs, or certainly will not be in the future? Does your company need to incorporate data from a variety of disparate systems to properly complete reporting? Read on, then, to see just how Solver’s BI360 and Microsoft’s Power BI compare.

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GFOA Conference Takeaway: It Takes a Strong Leader to Succeed in the Public Sector

Anyone working in the public sector has likely heard complaints about how government, education, healthcare, nonprofits, or other organizations should work more like businesses and less like stereotypical governmental agencies. It’s as if they are suggesting that taking on a traditional business model is a guaranteed way to succeed. If that were the case, however, why is it that some businesses are wildly successful, while the rest flounder in mediocrity or fail altogether? Leading and succeeding in the public sector isn’t that simple, but it doesn’t have to be that complicated, either.

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The Burden of the Next Outbreak is on Public Health Professionals: What You Can Do to Be Prepared

This week, AKA’s public sector team is participating in the 2017 Preparedness Summit and is hearing first-hand what is keeping today’s public health agencies up at night. More than 1,750 attendees listened in as keynote speakers including Senator Lamar Alexander, Senator Joe Lieberman, and former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge shared insight on the challenges of today’s preparedness efforts, as well as the importance of working together to optimize limited resources.

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One of the Largest Counties in the U.S. Streamlined Coordination of Services and Strengthened Relationships…and So Can You

Fairfax County, Virginia is one of the largest counties in the U.S. With the highest population in the Commonwealth, coordinating services and communications with citizens is a monumental task. The County’s Board of Supervisors wanted to strengthen their connection with the community through more proactive communication and more efficiently manage inquiries. Multiple, disparate legacy systems were blocking the way.

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