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man optimizing data center performance

How to wring more performance out of data centers

Data center managers are coaxing more performance from their systems with workarounds that will eventually be defined in software that makes better uses of storage media.

library

Forever accessible archives? Michigan moves its records to the cloud.

Michigan archivists chose Preservica, a Web-based workflow-based application that ingests and curates content of all types and stores it in the Amazon cloud.

business

Maine launches tool to identify and combat corporate fraud

Maine business owners and registered agents have a new tool that will notify them automatically of any filing completed against their businesses.

Chicago

Open data front and center in Chicago

Chicago recently released its first open data report, providing a progress report on current and new initiatives for 2014.

firefighters

Free situational awareness app gaining traction among California firefighters

The Next-Generation Incident Command System is being used by emergency management agencies in California for planning, response and recovery for risky and hazardous events – many of them wildfires.

help

Saving time and money with remote IT support

The Port of San Diego's IT support staff has largely eliminated the need to lay hands on troubled computers through the use of virtual network computing.

health care

How MassHealth cut Medicaid fraud with predictive analytics

Predictive analytics system based on NetReveal fraud detection protects MassHealth from fraud and unnecessary expenditures.

gavel

Get out of jail or do more time? Risk tools help judges decide.

Former New Jersey attorney general leads an effort to develop risk-assessment tool to help judges make data-driven sentencing decisions.

New York

NYC Geek Squad stays on mission to liberate data

Building on successes of 2013, the Mayor's Office of Data Analytics pushes predictive analytics to help city leaders make data-driven decisions.

BYOD

Mobile forecast: Tablets take off, smartphones flat

IDC Government Insights expects slower smartphone growth across government but increased use of tablets, especially among state and local governments.

New York

City mines eviction filings to slow homelessness

New York City's Department of Homeless Services is using analytics to anticipate evictions and help identify families at risk of becoming homeless.

immunizations

How analytics sharpens state disease surveillance, lower costs

State public health agencies are turning to more advanced analytics in turning simple immunization registries into engines of population health management.

Massachusetts HIway demo

Mass HIway lets health providers easily swap medical records

Massachusetts' health info exchange helps providers locate, request and retrieve medical records from other participating providers on a secure, interconnected system.

Jefferson County

IP video surveillance puts more 'eyes' on waterway traffic

A vast traffic-monitoring network has been deployed to make sure that all can safely navigate the waters with minimal interference.

open data

Open data gurus share best practices

Governments are publishing best-practices guides for implementing open data.