State & Local

 
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    Collaboration and crowdsourcing, Austin-style: A talk with CIO Stephen Elkins

    Austin chief information officer Stephen Elkins talks about the city's plan to build a framework for bringing together regional IT leaders and fostering community engagement.

  • Group seeks tech-based solutions to sticky government issues

    Massachusetts non-profit is offering a $10,000 prize for innovative programs or promising ideas.

  • Police officer in the field checking her laptop

    Public safety workers to get GIS tools and training

    Esri and the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation have joined forces to offer a virtual, cloud-based center to provide tools, resources and training for public safety agencies.

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    State pilots test ID management for online services

    Michigan and Pennsylvania are testing identity proofing and enabling federated use of secure credentials for online access to government services.

  • Computer screen showing XML

    Plug-ins ease the move to XML

    Connecticut needed a way to keep its online regulatory code up to date and found a way to move it from Word to XML files.

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    GCN Awards nominations open

    The annual GCN Awards honor public sector IT teams whose technical ingenuity, resourcefulness in the use of IT and tactics in managing projects have had an extraordinary effect on the ability of agencies to carry out their mission. Nominate your team's project today!

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.