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Seeking greater citizen engagement by taking town hall feedback to the cloud

Boosting engagement by taking town hall feedback to the cloud

Hanford, Calif., is setting up Accela Civic Voice, a cloud-based solution that could help its 55,000-plus residents become much more engaged.

Watson, Twitter to help Smarter Cities Challenge winners

Denver, Detroit, Memphis and Rochester, N.Y., will get technology consulting services as winners of the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge.

Open data, analytics key to Police Data Initiative

Open data, analytics key to Police Data Initiative

The Police Data Initiative aims to accelerate the development of data transparency and analysis tools to build trust between local police and the communities they serve and improve internal accountability.

Chicago busts bus bunching

Chicago is implementing a Bus Transit Management System to address the "bunching" that has contributed to inefficiency in its public transportation.

Struggling with sluggish VDI? Try graphics acceleration

Adding graphics acceleration to a Texas town's virtual desktop system gave users performance equal to or better than their existing computers, accessible from almost any location.

When your phone tells you to stop texting and drive

When your phone tells you to stop texting and drive

An app alerts drivers sitting at red lights in Walnut Creek, Calif., that the light is about to change and refocuses them on the road.

Hiring cybersecurity staff is hard for states

Facing recruitment, retention and retirement hurdles, states are finding creative solutions to attract and keep cybersecurity talent.

DC turns to the cloud to boost building efficiency

The District of Columbia has partnered with BuildingIQ to use its cloud-based based heating, ventilation and air conditioning management solution in eight government buildings.

scenedoc policing as a platform

Policing as a platform helps Palm Springs slash paperwork

SceneDoc’s mobile documentation platform lets police securely collect text, photos, video and audio in near real time, cutting multiple steps from the department’s workflow.

Frustrated drivers in traffic jam

Big data takes on the traffic jam

Inrix’s new services will help transportation officials better understand GPS-data driven traffic patterns.

How to write a winning GCN Award nomination

GCN Awards: Crafting a winning nomination

Know of a great IT project and team that deserve some time in the spotlight? Involved in a project yourself that delivered great value or made a big difference for its users? Nominate those projects for a GCN Award. Here's how.

How Humboldt County is reinventing business workflows

How Humboldt County is reinventing business workflows

A business process management solution originally purchased for permitting is being put to much broader use.

Are state websites up to the mobile challenge?

Are state websites up to the mobile challenge?

A look at which state websites are falling short on Google’s new mobile-friendly rankings and why.

NH preps agile, off-the-shelf solution for the DMV

NH preps agile, off-the-shelf solution for the DMV

The New Hampshire Department of Motor Vehicles is nearing the launch date for its Microsoft’s Dynamics CRM-based Motor Vehicle Enterprise System.

What mobile means for your site

What mobile means for your site's search ranking

With Google's PageRank putting new emphasis on mobile friendliness, agencies will feel more pressure to speed the move to mobile.


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