State & Local

 
  • Maryland moves HR to the cloud

    The state of Maryland will replace and consolidate its legacy, on-premise human resources software with a unified system from Workday.

  • County digitizes 200 years of records

    County digitizes 200 years of records – and stays on budget

    Tompkins County, N.Y., moved from paper to digital records, making documents more accessible and avoiding the construction of a new $6 million storage facility.

  • HD video eases surveillance in sprawling jail system

    HD video eases surveillance in sprawling jail system

    The Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff's Office partnered with DataDirect Networks for real-time data capture and video archiving for more than 3,000 HD surveillance cameras generating as 30 petabytes of footage.

  • Mobile assimilation picks up speed

    Mobile assimilation picks up speed

    As security challenges are addressed, the mobile conversation is moving from technology acquisition and introduction to assimilation into agencies' missions.

  • Commerce plans database of state business incentives

    SelectUSA, a Commerce Department effort to encourage business investment in the United States, wants to build a database of business incentives offered by states.

  • 2014 GCN Award Winners

    10 public sector projects win GCN Awards for IT excellence

    The 2014 GCN Award winning projects range from a system that streamlined a process for victims of physical abuse to obtain protective orders to a cost-saving mobile app by a self-taught Air Force dev team.

  • Massachusetts All Electronic Tolling on Tobin Bridge

    Massachusetts rolling out 'all-electronic' turnpike tolling

    Massachusetts' All Electronic Tolling system would replace both manual cash tolling and existing electronic systems on state turnpikes.

  • Satellite Internet coming to small public sector offices in Texas

    Texas will offer satellite-based broadband Internet access to government councils, school boards and other publicly funded affiliates.

  • NYC to roll out municipal ID

    NYC to roll out municipal ID

    The ID card will be targeted to those who do not have a driver's license or other official identification and would allow New Yorkers, regardless of citizenship status, to access basic city services, open bank accounts and lease apartments.

  • Texas towns consolidate 911 services, boost response times

    The newly formed North Texas Emergency Communications Center will dispatch emergency support for Carrollton, Coppell, Farmers Branch, and Addison communities.

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.