Japanese Firms Resist Hiring Skilled Foreign Labor

June 12, 2019

Despite pressure from the tight labor market Japanese companies are resisting hiring foreign skilled labor even after incentives passed by the Abe administration. In a poll conducted by Reuters in May, only one in four companies said they were planning to take full advantage of the new immigration scheme while another one in three companies said they wanted to hire some foreigners. More than 40 percent said they had no interest in the scheme.

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City of Stillwater, Oklahoma

Stillwater is a growing and confident community of about 50,000 located between Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Wichita, Kan., and serves as a hub for north central Oklahoma in all things cultural, economic and athletic. USA Today, Forbes and CNN/Money Magazine recognized Stillwater as an outstanding community and a wonderful place to begin a career, to start a business, to raise a family, or to retire. Established in the Land Run of 1889, Stillwater boasts a great educational system and is home to Oklahoma State University.

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Fast Tracking Government IT

Infographic | December 5, 2019

The Center for Digital Government (CDG) surveyed237 state and local government officials to determine their approaches to IT service delivery. The research revealed that government leaders are in search of a new way to modernize — and they are more open than ever before to come together, share technology and spread innovation. Download this infographic for a snapshot of CDG’s results and learn more about the drivers behind modernization in government.

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UC and Collaboration in the Cloud: 4 Benefits for Local Government

Infographic | March 2, 2020

Local governments face the challenge of improving citizen interactions, collaborating better with colleagues and achieving greater efficiency, all whilst meeting the demands of shrinking budgets. But how exactly do you transform yourselves for the digital age and respond to these pressures at the same time? Adopting a cloud-hosted Unified Communications (UC) solution can help local government organisations meet the increasing expectations of the community that it serves whilst managing costs.

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Why governments trust Microsoft with their digital transformation

Infographic | March 9, 2020

Public sector initiatives are more often than not highly complex and carefully planned endeavors. And, to be fair, they have every reason to be. Millions of people depend on public services to make their lives better, and even a brief interruption can affect thousands of citizens.

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Federal Government Learning Challenges

Infographic | January 13, 2020

Learning and development within the Federal government will continue to face numerous challenges over the next few years. The largest challenge stems from an aging Federal workforce. With the largest population shifting into retirement, there is a shortage of employees with adequate training to fill those positions. The skill gaps that remain, will be left to a workforce that is not accustomed to long tenures or the traditional way of learning. In order to compete with the private sector for talent, Federal agencies are evolving their training programs to address several factors including:

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Government Spending: Public-to-Private Where the 2020 Budget Is Going to Be Spent Infographic

Infographic | December 16, 2019

Everyone knows that government spending involves staggering sums of money. Most would be shocked, however, to learn how much public money makes its way to the private sector. The expansive public-private relationship continues to grow. The White House has released the 2020 budget proposal, and a huge sums of money will continue to flow to private companies.

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Taming the IoT Frontier a Federal Framework for Securing the Internet of Things

Infographic | February 5, 2020

Is the rate at which agencies adopt the Internet of Things (IoT) outpacing their ability to secure their devices? Government Business Council (GBC) conducted an in-depth research study in January 2017, collecting the perspectives of government decision makers about the security of data at the edge.

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Spotlight

City of Stillwater, Oklahoma

Stillwater is a growing and confident community of about 50,000 located between Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Wichita, Kan., and serves as a hub for north central Oklahoma in all things cultural, economic and athletic. USA Today, Forbes and CNN/Money Magazine recognized Stillwater as an outstanding community and a wonderful place to begin a career, to start a business, to raise a family, or to retire. Established in the Land Run of 1889, Stillwater boasts a great educational system and is home to Oklahoma State University.

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