State & Local

 
  • Dogs help police detect electronic devices

    State Police enlist drive-sniffing dogs

    Thoreau, a golden retriever, has been trained to find hard drives, thumb drives and other tech devices for the Rhode Island state police.

  • Food safety analytics

    IBM harvests supermarket data to spot, predict foodborne illnesses

    The company’s system will help public health departments and health care providers quickly identify and predict sources of foodborne illnesses.

  • screenshot of the Hurricane Evacuation Encouragement Demonstrator (HEED)

    Hurricane simulation tool encourages citizen evacuation

    Researchers at Old Dominion University's Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center have developed a tool that graphically demonstrates the threat posed by high winds and rising water during a storm.

  • Tech decisions driving Michigan

    Tech decisions driving Michigan's public safety expansion

    In the last decade, the state of Michigan has achieved near blanket coverage of its Public Safety Communications System, a digital voice IP network of federal, state, tribal and private public safety agencies and police departments across the state.

  • Firefighter using Michigan public safety network

    How Michigan set the pace for state public safety networking

    After Detroit established the first city police radio system, the state maintained an upgrade path that kept it at the forefront of local public safety communications.

  • Futuristic cities in the clouds

    4 cities win AWS cloud innovation challenge

    Amazon Web Services announced the winners of the first City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge that recognizes innovative and impactful local government projects running on the AWS cloud.

  • Soccer game

    Smart cloud helps cities manage events, services

    Delivered in the IBM SmartCloud, the Intelligent Operations Center (IOC) helps users monitor citywide operations by collecting, visualizing and analyzing operational data from multiple sources.

  • Los Angeles County opts for Office 365

    Los Angeles County opts for Office 365

    More than 120,000 county and law enforcement staff in Los Angeles County will migrate to Office 365 as part of an agreement that will also consolidate 15 department contracts into one.

  • Open source for government open data

    NuCivic launches 'truly' open SaaS, open data platform

    The Drupal-based NuData open-source, open data platform aims to help governments comply with open data mandates and help developers build businesses based on government data.

  • Small towns plug into cloud shared services

    For some small towns, public safety means IT consolidation

    Pressures on local governments to cut costs means that maintaining emergency and public safety services depends on consolidating or sharing IT and emergency operations centers.

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.