Microsoft Makes Strides in Government Sector

As government agencies continue to strive to operate more efficiently and offer improved services to taxpayers, they are turning with increasing frequency to Microsoft for technology and services that help them achieve their goals.
To wit, a recent Federal Computer Week Government IT Buying Study finds that 91 percent of government organizations are using Microsoft software for enterprise and applications software. And another recent study, North American Government Application Software Adoption For 2007, Forrester Research, Inc., February 2007, finds that “Windows Server remains the primary OS for government,” with 67 percent of “government application software decision-makers identifying Windows Server as the OS that they use to run their most important enterprise packaged applications.”
It’s part of a larger trend in which state and local governments are incre


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Prior to co-founding, Jason was a Principal Software Consultant at Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), where he implemented solutions, trained customers, managed software development, and spent some time in the pre-sales engineering organization. He has also held consulting positions at CSC Consulting and Monitor Group.

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