State & Local

  • people using apps

    AppStore gives governments access to municipal apps

    The Granicus AppStore that will allow the company's customers to easily find, purchase, deploy and manage apps for government-specific solutions.

  • Payphones on a New York City street

    NYC replacing payphones with Wi-Fi hotspots

    Wi-Fi network connection points will be installed in NYC public payphone kiosks, replacing the aging devices. The hotspots will also still include an option for voice services and offer free calling to 911 and 311.

  • city-based coders

    Big data in Raleigh: Opening up and reaching out

    The city of Raleigh, N.C., is reaching out to partner municipalities to maximize its big data potential.

  • city workers against a map of buffalo

    In Buffalo, big data drives precision 311 'clean sweeps'

    Buffalo uses customer service software to create density maps of citizen 311 complaints and orchestrate 'clean sweeps' of two- and three-block areas.

  • road leading to a modern city

    Big data solutions for city management

    IBM announced three cloud-based Smarter Cities management centers, which will help cities use their own data to gain insight into citizen services and improve decision making.

  • Lakeside chicago at night

    Chicago readies the next-generation big data network

    In July Chicago will mount sensors on light poles, the first stage of a big data collection and analysis system that the city plans to open up to other jurisdictions.

  • Virtual firing range at Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers

    Virtual firearms training minimizes cost, and danger

    The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers is currently testing one of the most advanced, networked virtual firearms training ranges, which officials anticipate should become fully operational later this year.

  • Open data in government

    NASCIO: Open data efforts maturing

    A new report from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers finds that open data initiatives are advancing, enabling state and local governments to create innovative ways of delivering data to individual, business and government consumers.

  • screenshot of Washington State DOT site with advertisement

    Website ads help support Washington state’s DOT

    Ads on the Washington state Department of Transportation's website generate $7,000 a month in revenues.

  • Parking in the city

    API offers real-time parking data for cities, universities

    Currently in private beta, the API links parking availability information from Streetline to mobile and Web apps, dynamic messages signs and in-car navigation systems.

  • Image of aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing by Vjeran Pavic via Flickr

    In police work, technology complements shoe leather

    The video evidence that led to the capture of the alleged Boston Marathon Bomber owed as much to old-fashioned police work as it did to modern technology, says former Boston police commissioner.

  • Boston Police posted to Facebook

    For Boston Police, social media experience pays off after bombing

    After the bombing at last year's Boston Marathon, the city's police department effectively tapped social media to communicate with the public.

  • Atlanta and Code for America website improves court operations

    Developed with Code for America, Atlanta’s new ATLCourt website allows residents to look up their court cases, get text reminders and find answers to frequently asked questions.

  • E-filing of tax returns

    New tools for combating income tax refund fraud

    Agencies can combat income tax refund fraud with authentication tools that fit into existing evaluation processes.

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.

  • 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.