State & Local

  • Wanted: Innovation fellows for San Francisco

    The San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation has openings for two new Mayor’s Innovation Fellows.

  • Charlotte utility GIS app streamlines easement clearings

    GIS app streamlines easement clearings

    A team from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., utility department developed an app that speeds up easement clearing – and saves costs.

  • Using analytics to reduce child abuse risk

    Using analytics to reduce child abuse risk

    Florida's Department of Children and Families is studying the use of predictive analytics to reduce child fatalities.

  • VDI eases state and local agencies' foray into mobility

    A new survey from the Mobile Work exchange found that while mobile use is growing in state and local government agencies, barriers still exist to wider implementation.

  • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

    A closer look at Pennsylvania's cloud infrastructure plan

    Pennsylvania awarded Unisys Corp. a cloud infrastructure contract designed to provide the precision usage of the state’s computing resources and a firm economic footing for IT decision-making.

  • County sets up next-generation 911 network

    Morgan County, Ohio, launched an emergency 911 system incorporating new standards for transmitting emergency calls over a wide range of IP formats.

  • Digital Democracy

    Using tech to open the legislative sausage factory

    The Digital Democracy site will not only feature a searchable video database of state legislative committee meetings and hearings but transcripts of what was said.

  • For agencies on a budget, financial analysis software as a service

    For agencies on a budget, financial analysis as a service

    New Haven, Conn., has become an open-budget town by using, web-based financial visualization software designed to make public financial data more transparent, interactive and easier to analyze.

  • CalCloud to streamline California

    CalCloud to streamline California's IT

    The state of California and IBM will offer its state and local agencies a set of public, private and hybrid cloud-based infrastructure services designed to cut costs and pinpoint requirements.

  • DC government commits to transparency with FOIA portal and open data policies

    DC commits to transparency with FOIA portal and open data policies

    Washington, D.C., announced a new online system for submitting and processing Freedom of Information Act requests to District agencies and new policies on transparency, open government and open data.

  • By embracing SaaS , Milwaukee County refocuses on constituents

    By embracing SaaS, Milwaukee County refocuses on constituents

    Milwaukee County took advantage of a technology refresh to upgrade its backend completely, making use of software as a service and doing away with its aging server-based infrastructure.

  • Broadband firms test moveable 4G net for public safety

    Firms test movable 4G net for public safety

    Satellite network technology firms partner to offer a 4G network to the public safety and first responder community.

  • Building blocks of the software-defined enterprise

    Agencies set building blocks of the software-defined enterprise

    As government agencies experiment with converged infrastructure, they see the outline of the future software defined data center.

  • Cloud takes backup role as cities remake data centers

    Cloud takes backup role as cities remake data centers

    With data centers under renovation, some agencies are using the cloud to meet their disaster recovery and business continuity requirements.

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.

  • 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.