State & Local

  • 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.

  • Data transfer in the cloud

    What you can learn from CalCloud

    A NASCIO report digs into the lessons learned during California's big cloud infrastructure project.

  • Ohio checkbook

    Ohio moves for unprecedented financial transparency

    Officials want to extend the initiative to every city, town, school district and local governing entity in the state.

  • Data-driven government

    Salary shortfalls and scary skill gaps

    A new NASCIO study details state governments' struggles to recruit and retain IT talent.

  • detroit open data portal

    Detroit drives toward open data

    The city recently announced its open data portal and the Innovate Detroit 311 app.

  • Suffolk emergency operations center

    How Suffolk future-proofed city hall

    A network modernization has given the city more reliable communications and the infrastructure to deploy future technologies.

  • Rescue workers use apps to help save lives

    Rescue workers, hospital staffers and patients themselves are using mobile apps to improve responses to health emergencies.

  • Houston firefighters bring digital doctors on calls

    Houston firefighters bring digital doctors on calls

    City officials hope to cut emergency room visits with a program designed to connect residents in their homes with a doctor, via the emergency medical technicians and firefighters who answer the 911 call.

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.

  • Consolidated Security Management for Mainframe Clouds

    IBM Security and IBM Information Management solutions for security work with the IBM System z platform to allow the mainframe to serve as an enterprise security hub, providing comprehensive, centralized security capabilities for organizations with distributed, multiplatform IT environments.

  • Avoiding Insider Threats to Enterprise Security

    This white paper explains how IBM Security Privileged Identity Manager provides enhanced security across various IT environments by centralizing and controlling the use of privileged identities.