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Microsoft outlines e-government strategy

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Software maker Microsoft has outlined a worldwide public services and e-government strategy to provide governments with the prescriptive guidance and technology to focus on seamless service deliveries for citizens. The strategy and solutions are designed to enable governments to reduce the cost burden of 'red tape' and allow technology adoption to stimulate economic productivity. The e-government strategy is part of Microsoft's plan to help governments develop sustainable IT infrastructures.


The strategy is based on the company's Connected Government Framework (CGF) blueprint. The CGF demonstrates how governments and public sector agencies can architect and implement a vision of seamless service through technology. It consists of a positioning white paper, a series of business and technical customer workshops, an architecture blueprint and reference implementations of the framework.


Accenture and Avanade, in partnership with Microsoft, recently released the next version of the Accenture E-government Accelerator, a solution for replacing paper forms with automated processes.


The public services and e-government strategy will be discussed during Bill Gates' address at a Portuguese government event Tuesday and during the third annual GLF in Lisbon, a two-day event that enables government, industry and academics across Europe to explore the use of information and communication technology. 

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