Getting the most out of consolidating a distributed, siloed IT environment requires management, fair deals and not being a bully.
State CIOs who have finished e-mail consolidation projects suggest starting small, communicating widely and considering a tiered services approach.
Over the past decade, Michigan's Department of Information Technology has cut costs by consolidating resources and standardizing its approach to better meet the needs of the state's agencies.
U.S. police routinely track cell phones in their investigations, but only a tiny minority obtain warrants to do so, according to an ACLU investigation.
Cities are getting better at what they offer people online, with social media the biggest new trend, a University of Illinois at Chicago study finds. Which cities come out on top?
The former CFO of the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District faces 21 felony counts.
New York City is set to take advantage of ICANN's new rules allowing an expanded number of top-level domains.
Microsoft will provide law enforcement agencies free image-matching tools to track and locate child porn traffickers.
The state's new "collaborative ecosystem" covers more than 70 agencies and is open to other public-sector organizations.
SORTA hopes to reduce the cost and complexity of managing backup and disaster recovery operations with all-in-one backup appliances.
Federal agencies stand to become more efficient by moving to a cloud-based model, but they need a plan for getting over institutional barriers, a panel of experts says.
West Virginia has released a smart-phone app that lets users take pictures of suspicious activity, add a GPS tag and text, and send it to the state's fusion center anonymously.
The demonstration for senators is designed to stress the urgency of passing cybersecurity legislation sooner rather than later.
The state expects to cut its e-mail costs in half by providing a unified system to its 26,000 employees.
As smart phones and tablets redefine personal computing, agencies across the United States are giving desktop virtualization a fresh look. Could yours be next?