State & Local

 
  • Open data standards seed cottage industry in municipal apps

    Open data standards seed cottage industry in municipal apps

    A collation of e-government solution providers are working on open permit data standards expected to help generate new apps across the municipal enterprise.

  • Revamped Philly 311 goes social

    Revamped Philly 311 goes social

    Based on Salesforce’s cloud platform, the new Philly 311 system expands residents’ access to city services, lets them view other nearby inquiries and helps the city better track service requests.

  • N.C. joins states fielding live traffic safety apps

    North Carolina released a mobile traffic application that gives users live data on weather alerts and road conditions.

  • Analytics remedy bus bunching, curb operational costs

    Analytics remedy bus bunching, curb operational costs

    IBM helped Miami’s transportation planners analyze the busses’ paths, speed and stops to assess the accuracy of bus arrival predictions and provide bunching alerts.

  • Hawaii rebuilds HR systems with cloud upgrade

    Hawaii rebuilds HR systems with cloud upgrade

    Hawaii launches its cloud-based human resources management and disaster recovery systems just as time was running out on vendor support for its legacy systems.

  • Boston tackles gridlock with Waze data

    Boston tackles gridlock with Waze data

    Waze will share traffic data with the city in an effort to improve signal timing and ease congestion.

  • Cities open-source fiscal data via OpenGov

    Cities open-source fiscal data via OpenGov

    Minneapolis and Pittsburgh have opened their financial data with the OpenGov platform.

  • Mobile momentum picks up in state and local gov

    Mobile momentum picks up in state and local gov

    While extracting value from mobile applications can be challenging for local governments, most are on the path to delivering information and services anywhere, anytime on any device.

  • Tech that helps flag fraudulent tax returns

    Tech that helps flag fraudulent tax returns

    Because tax fraud is pervasive, governments enlist identity verification technology to ensure refunds go to the correct taxpayer.

  • New Jersey opens regional Real Time Crime Center

    New Jersey opens regional Real Time Crime Center

    The Corr-Stat Real Time Crime Center will allow for state and local law enforcement agencies to access technology and information, with the ultimate goal of reducing crimes and improving citizens’ quality of life.

  • Indiana ramps up mobile apps for government

    Since Indiana launched mobile device management software to push internally developed applications, access to public information has been streamlined and downloads to its app store have boomed.

  • Utah government sees 10,000-fold increase in cyberattacks

    A surge in cyberattacks is being attributed to the presence of the National Security Agency’s $1 billion data center.

  • ICMA, SAS offer government performance analytics tool

    The cloud-based Insights application runs comparisons on metrics gathered from police, fire, trash collection and other permit issuing agencies.

  • Utah taps Google for high-res aerial imagery

    Utah taps Google for high-res aerial imagery

    A license with Google will give public sector groups in Utah more accurate imagery and allow them to share mapping data among agencies.

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.