State & Local

  • Fiscal transparency

    4 paths to fiscal data transparency

    Governments across the country are using a wide array of IT platforms to release financial information to the public.

  • DHS streamlines emergency response with open IP conversion device

    Emergency response streamlined with IP conversion device

    The standalone IP device will help first responders communicate across multiple radio-frequency base stations.

  • Uber to open its data books to Boston transit planners

    Uber to open its data to Boston transit planners

    Uber will provide Boston with trip data from its quarterly logs to help the city improve transportation practices.

  • IT spending in SLED market outside IT shops

    Low-tech sectors to see more IT spending

    A recent report from Onvia details areas where IT is growing in state and local governments while technology investment growth has stalled elsewhere.

  • Emergency communications

    Emergency communications take multi-path approach

    The Department of Homeland Security’s National Emergency Communications Plan aims to allow first responders and public safety officials to better share information and enhance situational awareness.

  • Turtle Mike speeds multichannel emergency response

    Turtle Mike speeds multichannel emergency response

    The Department of Homeland Security has developed a bridging technology that enables public safety response teams to unite land mobile radio and broadband to help coordinate rescue and speed emergency response.

  • Michigan builds identity proofing pilot program

    Michigan builds identity proofing pilot

    An automated multi-step identity authentication portal aims to cut down on fraud and waste by confirming the identity of clients at the time they are applying for benefits.

  • Mobile apps promise time savings for citizens, caseworkers

    Mobile apps promise time savings for citizens, caseworkers

    Nearly half the people receiving assistance from human services agencies say they would download and use a mobile application for obtaining services, according to a recent survey by Accenture.

  • Police body cameras are only one piece of the video equation

    Police body cameras are only one piece of the video equation

    A federal initiative to help departments purchase 50,000 body cameras for police in the wake of recent high-profile incidents of police violence is only the first step in creating a full video system. Departments will have to store and manage terabytes of data for years, sometimes decades.

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.