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Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft CityNext is an extension of that vision with a people-first approach to innovation that empowers government, businesses and citizens to shape the future of their city. People-first means harnessing all the ideas, energy and expertise of a city's people as they create a healthier, safer, more sustainable place to live.

With a broad devices and services platform, a vast global network of partners, and a history of successful education and social programs, Microsoft helps cities find the right answers for their local challenges and opportunities. Together with our partners, we are committed to helping cities

  • Transform operations and infrastructure by improving city functions with innovative partner solutions, leveraging the power of cloud computing to reduce costs and increase efficiencies, empowering employees with enterprise grade devices and apps, and enabling innovation on your terms with a modern solutions and big data platform.
  • Engage citizens and businesses by delivering personalized services and apps with a people-centric approach, enabling real-time dialogue via social media and spurring city app development and economic growth with open data initiatives.
  • Accelerate innovation and opportunity through programs that empower youth with 21st century learning and personal development opportunities, expand digital inclusion with access and skills training, and nurture new businesses and innovators with resources and support to help cities compete in the global marketplace.

Through a people-first approach and strategic partnerships, cities can enable sustainable cycles of innovation, opportunity, and progress for years to come.

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Nov 1 2012