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CalCloud to streamline California

CalCloud to streamline California's IT

The state of California and IBM will offer its state and local agencies a set of public, private and hybrid cloud-based infrastructure services designed to cut costs and pinpoint requirements.

By embracing SaaS , Milwaukee County refocuses on constituents

By embracing SaaS, Milwaukee County refocuses on constituents

Milwaukee County took advantage of a technology refresh to upgrade its backend completely, making use of software as a service and doing away with its aging server-based infrastructure.

DC government commits to transparency with FOIA portal and open data policies

DC commits to transparency with FOIA portal and open data policies

Washington, D.C., announced a new online system for submitting and processing Freedom of Information Act requests to District agencies and new policies on transparency, open government and open data.

Broadband firms test moveable 4G net for public safety

Firms test movable 4G net for public safety

Satellite network technology firms partner to offer a 4G network to the public safety and first responder community.

Building blocks of the software-defined enterprise

Agencies set building blocks of the software-defined enterprise

As government agencies experiment with converged infrastructure, they see the outline of the future software defined data center.

Cloud takes backup role as cities remake data centers

Cloud takes backup role as cities remake data centers

With data centers under renovation, some agencies are using the cloud to meet their disaster recovery and business continuity requirements.

Michigan county mixes data center options with reference architecture

County mixes data center options with reference architecture

In Oakland County, Mich., a reference architecture approach to upgrading the enterprise helps preserve features of its existing data center while providing flexibility to adopt new services.

With converged IT, agencies rethink the data center

With converged IT, agencies rethink the data center

Agencies are exploring new options for reinvesting in physical infrastructure as new options open up to retool the data center and its features to the needs of government.

Food safety analytics

IBM harvests supermarket data to spot, predict foodborne illnesses

The company’s system will help public health departments and health care providers quickly identify and predict sources of foodborne illnesses.

Tech decisions driving Michigan

Tech decisions driving Michigan's public safety expansion

In the last decade, the state of Michigan has achieved near blanket coverage of its Public Safety Communications System, a digital voice IP network of federal, state, tribal and private public safety agencies and police departments across the state.

screenshot of the Hurricane Evacuation Encouragement Demonstrator (HEED)

Hurricane simulation tool encourages citizen evacuation

Researchers at Old Dominion University's Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center have developed a tool that graphically demonstrates the threat posed by high winds and rising water during a storm.

Firefighter using Michigan public safety network

How Michigan set the pace for state public safety networking

After Detroit established the first city police radio system, the state maintained an upgrade path that kept it at the forefront of local public safety communications.

Futuristic cities in the clouds

4 cities win AWS cloud innovation challenge

Amazon Web Services announced the winners of the first City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge that recognizes innovative and impactful local government projects running on the AWS cloud.

Soccer game

Smart cloud helps cities manage events, services

Delivered in the IBM SmartCloud, the Intelligent Operations Center (IOC) helps users monitor citywide operations by collecting, visualizing and analyzing operational data from multiple sources.

Los Angeles County opts for Office 365

Los Angeles County opts for Office 365

More than 120,000 county and law enforcement staff in Los Angeles County will migrate to Office 365 as part of an agreement that will also consolidate 15 department contracts into one.