Microsoft Solutions Sharing Network

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Microsoft Solutions Sharing Network
Governments and their principal agencies are responsible for matters ranging from creating an environment that fosters a growing economy and generating plentiful jobs to providing proper healthcare and educational systems and nurturing an improved standard of living. All this is to be achieved while maintaining and improving their organizational efficiency in the face of tightly controlled budgets. In Nov. 2004, Microsoft Corp. announced a Solutions Sharing Network (SSN), a global initiative that provides an online, community-based capability to promote increased communication, deeper information exchange, and collaboration between government organizations, academic institutions and other public sector agencies. SSN enables Microsoft's global public sector partners and customers to share their unique IT solutions, architectures, best practices, application source code that the governments own and have contributed to the project, and research to increase efficiencies and reduce long-term development costs.
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* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
* Information and communication infrastructure
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
* Enabling environment
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
* Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Promote gender equality & empower women
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Programme
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No