State & Local

 
  • unemployment

    Southeast states share unemployment benefits system

    Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina tap Capgemini for a cloud-based UI system that will go live in 2016.

  • Raven

    Tecore expands 3G/4G platforms for rapid response comm

    Tecore Networks expands its Raven platform with a 3G/4G network designed for the rapid deployment of voice, text and video communications.

  • broadband

    Will Internet access improve in 2014?

    FCC's Connect America Fund received over $255 million to provide broadband access to homes and businesses in rural areas of 41 states.

  • Raleigh

    City of Raleigh takes open technology to the limit

    Raleigh, N.C.’s Open Raleigh initiative is pursuing open data and open access projects in an effort to drive public interest and industry investment.

  • identity  theft

    Indiana combats tax refund fraud with ID verification

    The state's Department of Revenue plans to combat tax refund fraud with a new identity management system slated to debut this month.

  • video visit

    Will 'Skype for jail' replace in-person visits for inmates?

    Corrections facilities across the United States are turning to virtual-meetings tech to help eliminate the expense and logistics of managing in-person visits, reduce contraband and provision health care.

  • smart city

    5 steps to jumpstart your city's cloud

    Financial pressures and the drive to provide better citizen services have cities looking, and slowly moving, to the cloud. Here’s how to start the process.

  • traffic stop

    Austin Police move in-car video into the 21st century

    The Austin Police Department replaced its aging VHS video recording system with a faster, greener, more cost-effective digital system to document police activity on the streets.

  • California State Assembly

    Wiki to crowdsource changes to Calif. probate code

    Citizens can draft, edit and view the bill's history via a wiki set up by California Assemblyman Mike Gatto.

  • traffic

    Really? Cones for a traffic study?

    These days, analysts conduct traffic studies without getting in the way of drivers by using microsimulation software.

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.