San Francisco City and County moving to Office 365 for cloud email

The City and County of San Francisco is upgrading its cloud email to Office 365 for 29,000 employees to improve how key public safety services – law enforcement, fire and rescue, and health – are delivered to citizens, and to reduce IT management costs, writes Michael Donlan, Microsoft Vice President, U.S. State and Local Government.

Marc Touitou, chief information officer of San Francisco, said city officials 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.”

Donlan writes that that government agencies are looking for a solution they can trust that addresses security and privacy policy regulatory requirements, and that Office 365 meets those standards.

“At Microsoft, our goal is to be the best in the industry in meeting the needs of our state and local customers by delivering trustworthy cloud computing solutions across virtually any device,” he writes.

To learn more, head over to the Microsoft in Government Blog.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff

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