State & Local

 
  • Inserting USB drive into laptop

    County gives staff secure remote access with Windows to Go

    Fairfax County's Platform Technology Division deployed Windows to Go, a bootable, certified USB drive that lets employees take their work computers anywhere.

  • Data flowing through a city

    Open data portal aims to be 'Data.gov for state and local agencies'

    Accela Inc. launched Civic.Data.com, an open data portal that combines information from government sources and public users, giving researchers one place to query cross-jurisdictional data sets.

  • Code for America

    Code for America taking developer applications

    Code for America is looking for applicants with well-developed coding chops and project management experience who can bear up under special and perhaps sometimes baffling demands of bureaucratic procedure.

  • Highway department uses Xora cloud-based mobile management tools

    GPS, geofencing drive highway department efficiency

    The highway department in Cheektowaga, N.Y., uses cloud-based mobile management tools created by Xora for GPS tracking and vehicle trip auditing, mileage management and more.

  • Photos and videos uploaded into the cloud

    Police get free multimedia platform, storage during emergencies

    Designed to handle photo and video uploads from citizens, the Large Emergency Event Digital Information Repository helps officials collaboratively manage, organize and analyze crowdsourced media in the cloud.

  • 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.

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.