City and County of San Francisco to upgrade to Microsoft Office 365

Sean Dudley
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley on 11 April 2014
City and County of San Francisco to upgrade to Microsoft Office 365

The City and County of San Francisco is to upgrade its cloud environment to a single, consolidated government cloud solution.

The local government wanted to use Microsoft Office 365 across all departments and agencies, comprising 29,000 employees.

“The move to the cloud for state and local government organisations is proving its worth as better collaboration, improved productivity, increased cost savings, and enhanced access to information from anywhere are becoming both commonplace and expected,” said Michael Donlan, vice president, U.S. State and Local Government, Microsoft. “Governments want a single platform that delivers on these expectations, while also meeting all their agencies’ and departments’ needs. Furthermore, they are looking for a solution they can trust that addresses security and privacy policy regulatory requirements. This is especially true for law enforcement, courts, corrections, fire and rescue, and health and human services organisations.”

The City and County of San Francisco was an early adopter of Microsoft’s cloud-based email, and the upgrade will cover the departments that need to meet the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services regulatory policy requirements.

“We are particularly excited about this transition and believe San Francisco will be the first city and county of its size to complete a Microsoft Office 365 for Government cloud transition in which each of the departments — including police and safety, as well as health — will be on one integrated platform,” said Marc Touitou, the chief information officer of San Francisco, who has been leading the transition.

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