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How to keep legacy systems from becoming liabilities

How to keep legacy systems from becoming liabilities

A recently released report from Washington state creates an enterprise-level modernization roadmap to tackle the problem of updating legacy IT systems.

San Francisco focuses IoT platform on energy data streams

San Francisco focuses IoT platform on energy data streams

San Francisco is acting as anchor to a group of firms mapping real-time building energy usage data as well streaming information from traffic monitors and mobile devices.

Chicago, Argonne lab, deploy Internet of super sensors

Chicago, Argonne Lab deploy Internet of super sensors

The city of Chicago is partnering with the Argonne National Lab to develop a network of large, remote sensing platforms capable of gathering data on traffic congestion, air quality, buildings' energy consumption and the direction of gunshots on city streets.

Cites tap Yelp to improve health inspection process

Cities tap Yelp to improve health inspection process

Restaurant hygiene inspection data on Yelp is helping city health inspectors better target offenders and pushing restaurants to clean up their act.

AppealsTrak helps agencies streamline UI workflow

AppealsTrak helps agencies streamline UI workflow

Bluewolf’s Salesforce-based solution provides an end-to-end management system that helps agencies streamline manual processes associated with administering unemployment insurance.

 Adel Ebeid,  chief innovation officer of Philadelphia

Cloud-based 311 keeps Philly services agile

Philly 311, built on Salesforce’s cloud computing platform and implemented by Unisys, removes any manual intervention for government workers as they track citizen requests for services.

Arresting storage challenges of body cameras

Arresting the storage challenges of body cameras

In order for body cameras to deliver on their full potential, local law enforcement agencies must grapple with a substantial increase in the amount of video footage that needs to be processed, stored and accessed for both internal and external use.

wildfire remediation decision support system

Cloud-based Web app assists fire response teams

The RECOVER decision support system helps post-forest fire rehabilitation teams respond faster to damaged ecosystems.

Open data standards seed cottage industry in municipal apps

Open data standards seed cottage industry in municipal apps

A collation of e-government solution providers are working on open permit data standards expected to help generate new apps across the municipal enterprise.

Revamped Philly 311 goes social

Revamped Philly 311 goes social

Based on Salesforce’s cloud platform, the new Philly 311 system expands residents’ access to city services, lets them view other nearby inquiries and helps the city better track service requests.

Analytics remedy bus bunching, curb operational costs

Analytics remedy bus bunching, curb operational costs

IBM helped Miami’s transportation planners analyze the busses’ paths, speed and stops to assess the accuracy of bus arrival predictions and provide bunching alerts.

Hawaii rebuilds HR systems with cloud upgrade

Hawaii rebuilds HR systems with cloud upgrade

Hawaii launches its cloud-based human resources management and disaster recovery systems just as time was running out on vendor support for its legacy systems.

Cities open-source fiscal data via OpenGov

Cities open-source fiscal data via OpenGov

Minneapolis and Pittsburgh have opened their financial data with the OpenGov platform.

Mobile momentum picks up in state and local gov

Mobile momentum picks up in state and local gov

While extracting value from mobile applications can be challenging for local governments, most are on the path to delivering information and services anywhere, anytime on any device.

Tech that helps flag fraudulent tax returns

Tech that helps flag fraudulent tax returns

Because tax fraud is pervasive, governments enlist identity verification technology to ensure refunds go to the correct taxpayer.