State & Local

 
  • Simulation and Game Institute opens at GMU

    George Mason University and Prince William County have opened the Simulation and Game Institute on the school's Prince William Campus to encourage entrepreneurship in serious gaming.

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    Mecklenburg County extends employees' mobility, security

    The North Carolina county combined Office 365, Microsoft Surface Pro tablets and Windows Azure to increase mobility and security – and save money.

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    Interoperability lab to test next-gen 911 services

    Mobile technology provider TeleCommunications Systems Inc. will open an interoperability lab to help call handling services vendors test interfaces to next-generation 911 systems.

  • model of a city on a smartphone

    4 U.S. locales win smart city consulting

    Winning cities get IBM expertise, consulting and recommendations to use to solve municipal problems through technology.

  • Citizens Connect 311 app

    Boston posts guide for civic engagement tools

    Boston's Office of New Urban Mechanics together with researchers with Emerson College's Engagement Game Lab recently released a "lessons learned" booklet for developing and deploying innovative tools for engaging citizens.

  • Motorola Real Time Crime Center Starter Kit

    Crime center kit boosts predictive policing capabilities

    The Real-Time Crime Center Starter Kit from Motorola integrates systems so that municipal police departments can improve their effectiveness.

  • Austin Texas skyline

    Keep Austin wired: How the city powers its bandwidth blowout

    As a showcase for Austin’s innovation-based economy, the South by Southwest festival and its public and private technology partners support a vision of the future unhampered by bandwidth limits of the past.

  • Sensors, wireless tech protect police dogs from heat stroke

    Law enforcement units will begin to use wireless technology to monitor the internal body temperature of K9s to protect them from heat-related conditions.

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.