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  • Rescue workers use apps to help save lives

    Rescue workers, hospital staffers and patients themselves are using mobile apps to improve responses to health emergencies.

  • Houston firefighters bring digital doctors on calls

    Houston firefighters bring digital doctors on calls

    City officials hope to cut emergency room visits with a program designed to connect residents in their homes with a doctor, via the emergency medical technicians and firefighters who answer the 911 call.

  • Federal marketplace more adept than states at enrolling customers, study finds

    Federal marketplace more adept than states at enrolling customers, study finds

    Despite its rocky launch, the federal health insurance exchange did better than the exchanges run by individual states at both enrolling new people and hanging onto previous enrollees.

  • Researchers develop food safety inspection database

    Researchers develop food safety inspection database

    Scholars from the University of Maryland and UCLA built a national database for food safety inspection information.

  • 4 tactics cities use for better management

    4 tactics cities use for better management

    A new report released by the IBM Center for The Business of Government highlights methods cities are using for IT better management, engagement and service.

  • Can analytics help firefighters save lives?

    Can analytics help firefighters save lives?

    The New Orleans Fire Department used data analytics to identify households at risk for fires and conduct door-to-door smoke alarm outreach.

  • Law enforcement needs better tech chops

    Report: Law enforcement needs better tech chops

    Rand researchers found that the law enforcement community needs to boost its knowledge of technology and better share information.

  • CIO concerns:  It all depends on where you sit

    CIO concerns: It all depends on where you sit

    New Gartner analysis finds broad similarities at different levels of government, but decidedly different rankings of public-sector CIO's biggest worries.

  • NYC launches portal for city agency reports

    NYC launches portal for city agency reports

    New York City is now making city agency reports available in one consolidated hub.

  • Emergency-response tech headed for broader distribution

    Emergency-response tech headed for broader distribution

    The Next-Generation Incident Command System is a mobile, web-based system designed to speed collaboration and enhance situational awareness.

  • Ebola modeling tech floats flood response app

    Ebola modeling floats flood response app

    Virginia Tech graduate students built a tool that integrates local open data with an Ebola response model to aid emergency response to flooding.

  • Localities make their plays for unmanned systems growth

    A western alliance aims to establish Utah as a hub for commercial use of unmanned aerial systems, while Oregon invests in its UAS test range and a California county lays the foundation for a testing facility for driverless ground vehicles.

  • How to calculate open data

    How to calculate open data's ROI

    Researchers at NYU’s Governance Lab have come up with a formula that could help IT managers compare open data costs and benefits.

  • 25 cities partner for health care innovation

    25 cities partner for health care innovation

    The 2015 Multi-City Innovation Campaign focuses on health and human services challenges where technology interventions intersect, and can directly impact, city or county government services and goals.

Topic Resources

  • Store Less, Spend Less: Managing Data According to Its Economic Value

    The term “big data” is now passing into the common vernacular. Although initially as much about the power of business analytics and data mining, the semantics have now swung to encapsulate data that is just big and of course, resource hungry, whether in terms of management, sheer storage capacity, or budgets. In that respect, the numbers are getting increasingly alarming: Estimates suggest that 90% of the world’s information was created in the last two years, and 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created daily. Download this informative whitepaper to gain further insights into the conflicting demands of storage management.

  • Big Five in Overdrive: Are State and Local Networks Ready?

    As state and local government organizations grapple with tight budgets, demanding constituents, growing data volumes, and cross-government coordination challenges, the "Big Five of IT" – data center consolidation, mobility, security, big data, and cloud computing – promise to improve agency performance, productivity, and service. But are state and local networks ready? This research report examines potential network impact, state and local readiness, and how organizations can prepare for the onslaught.

  • An Executive Guide to Analytics Infrastructure: Imperatives for Advanced Analytics

    Get the most information from your data. Business has never been faster and is increasingly dependent on the timely analysis of large volumes of data for strategic and operational decisions. As executives come to rely on advanced analytics, the importance of a robust IT infrastructure cannot be overstated.Data comes from everywhere; make sure you get it in time, every time.

  • Research Report: The Virtualization Playbook

    The increasing complexity of the government enterprise—and the increasing volume and complexity of the data being managed—is forcing agency IT managers to rethink how they manage the infrastructure. Virtualization is at the center of that. By virtualizing key elements of the data center, agencies gain flexibility, scalability and manageability. And those gains are magnified when agencies integrate those systems into a cohesive whole. At the same time, IT managers are looking to bolster their infrastructures with emerging storage and storage management options. The data center of the future is taking shape now.

  • GameChanger: NoSQL

    Big data is big business for government. It’s clear in the funding provided for big data-related projects, and it’s clear in the response from agencies at all levels of government. Download this informative whitepaper to learn how NoSQL can expand possibilities by tapping into the unrealized value of your organization’s big data.