State & Local

 
  • County sets up next-generation 911 network

    Morgan County, Ohio, launched an emergency 911 system incorporating new standards for transmitting emergency calls over a wide range of IP formats.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dogs help police detect electronic devices

    State Police enlist drive-sniffing dogs

    Thoreau, a golden retriever, has been trained to find hard drives, thumb drives and other tech devices for the Rhode Island state police.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.

  • The New Rules for Storage in the Era of Big Data

    The big data era presents new opportunities and advantages for agencies that are able to exploit its capabilities. However, the velocity at which data must be processed poses major challenges as it relates to the IT infrastructure. This whitepaper examines what all-flash storage systems can do to help agencies leverage big data technologies and optimize the benefits they can attain.

  • Text Analytics in Government: Using Automated Analysis to Unlock the Hidden Secrets of Unstructured Data

    This white paper explores how federal, state and local agencies are using text analytics to determine the relevance of digital data so they can accurately gauge public sentiment, influence opinion, shape policy, identify hidden risks and stop fraud.

  • 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.