State & Local

  • How Humboldt County is reinventing business workflows

    How Humboldt County is reinventing business workflows

    A business process management solution originally purchased for permitting is being put to much broader use.

  • Are state websites up to the mobile challenge?

    Are state websites up to the mobile challenge?

    A look at which state websites are falling short on Google’s new mobile-friendly rankings and why.

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    Time is running out: GCN Awards nominations due June 5

    The GCN Awards represent an opportunity for agencies and the IT industry to recognize the work and commitment of agency teams who often make the difference between a project that just meets its marks and those with outstanding originality, value and productivity.

  • NH preps agile, off-the-shelf solution for the DMV

    NH preps agile, off-the-shelf solution for the DMV

    The New Hampshire Department of Motor Vehicles is nearing the launch date for its Microsoft’s Dynamics CRM-based Motor Vehicle Enterprise System.

  • What mobile means for your site

    What mobile means for your site's search ranking

    With Google's PageRank putting new emphasis on mobile friendliness, agencies will feel more pressure to speed the move to mobile.

  • FirstNet releases draft RFP

    FirstNet releases draft RFP

    The First Responder Network Authority Board released a draft RFP for the construction, operation, maintenance and improvement of the nationwide public safety broadband network.

  • How cities can incubate innovation

    How cities can incubate innovation

    A recent report examines how new technologies, policies and approaches to governance are helping cities improve services.

  • Chris Estes, State Chief Information Officer, North Carolina (moderator) Eric Ellis, Chief Technology Officer, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, State of North Carolina & Director, North Carolina Innovation Center  Bill Oates, Commonwealth Chief Information Officer, Massachusetts David Fletcher, Chief Technology Officer, Utah

    'How do we adopt new technology? Painfully'

    State IT leaders discuss the realities of implementing innovative tech.

  • Watch out:  Smart city defenses are not up to snuff

    Watch out: Smart city defenses are not up to snuff

    A new paper details the many vulnerabilities in common city systems and suggests steps for beefing up defenses.

  • Air quality monitoring takes a walk in the park

    Park benches equipped with pollution sensors and weather measurement tools stream data to help citizens better understand local air quality.

  • Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe

    McAuliffe: Virginia is getting serious about big data

    Building on state's IT strengths, the governor pushes for public-private partnerships to increase analytics for bioscience.

  • Philadelphia forks for local use

    Philadelphia forks for local use

    Code developed by 18F is used to capture "big picture" analytics for websites citywide.

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    Bloomberg investing $42 million to open local data

    "What Works Cities" initiative aims to help 100 municipal governments do more with their data.

  • Free Wi-Fi (Modified image from Shutterstock)

    Seattle tests Wi-Fi via 'TV white space'

    Pilot program offers high-speed access to thousands, and could be extended to other city neighborhoods.

Topic Resources

  • Mining Gold from Machine Data

    Holistic visibility is more important than ever because most IT services— including email and web services— consist of a series of connected applications and infrastructure components. Download this whitepaper to learn the best ways to enhance your IT operations management strategy and gain insightful understanding and visibility into your organization’s data center.

  • 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.