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Charlotte utility GIS app streamlines easement clearings

GIS app streamlines easement clearings

A team from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., utility department developed an app that speeds up easement clearing – and saves costs.

Using analytics to reduce child abuse risk

Using analytics to reduce child abuse risk

Florida's Department of Children and Families is studying the use of predictive analytics to reduce child fatalities.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

A closer look at Pennsylvania's cloud infrastructure plan

Pennsylvania awarded Unisys Corp. a cloud infrastructure contract designed to provide the precision usage of the state’s computing resources and a firm economic footing for IT decision-making.

For agencies on a budget, financial analysis software as a service

For agencies on a budget, financial analysis as a service

New Haven, Conn., has become an open-budget town by using OpenGov.com, web-based financial visualization software designed to make public financial data more transparent, interactive and easier to analyze.

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.