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Tech takes the friction out of municipal towing

Tech takes the friction out of municipal towing

Kansas City, Mo., streamlined its towing process with help from AutoReturn's cloud-based municipal logistics solution.

Denver takes on regional homelessness with tech

Denver takes on regional homelessness with tech

Leveraging a IBM Smarter Cities Challenge award, the Denver metro area’s Coordinated Assessment and Housing Placement System assesses the needs of the homeless and matches them to appropriate housing resources.

The data center powering California’s water management

The data center powering California’s water management

The California Department of Water Resources’ software-defined data center reduces complexity, increases security and speeds the deployment of business systems.

Caltrans enlists mobile system for highway inspection

Caltrans enlists mobile system for highway inspection

The California Department of Transportation will use the Pavia Headlight mobile inspection system to collect real-time data on construction work.

Deloitte, Salesforce offer licensing, permitting platform

Deloitte, Salesforce offer licensing, permitting platform

businessCONNECT aims to reduce the friction in business formation and enhance state and local government economic development efforts.

Try before you buy at NC’s iCenter

Try before you buy at NC’s iCenter

Agencies are taking advantage of North Carolina’s Innovation Center, which provides a proving ground for IT solutions and fosters collaboration among state technology buyers.

Pittsburgh pairs startups with city departments

Pittsburgh pairs startups with city departments

PGH Lab program gives local startups a chance to work with the city to test new technologies and services.

NYC schools moving to e-books

NYC schools moving to e-books

The city’s contract with Amazon will allow more than 1,800 public schools to purchase digital books through an online marketplace.

4 steps to accessible websites

4 steps to accessible websites

The Digital Accessibility Checklist helps local governments make sure their website content and digital services are accessible to all, regardless of disability.

Does big data hold the clue to traffic fatalities?

Does big data hold the clue to traffic fatalities?

Researchers from Penn State are developing a high performance computing-based framework to evaluate accident traffic data from police reports across California to find patterns related to deaths and severe injuries.

311 app works across jurisdictions

311 app works across jurisdictions

Public Service Request’s mobile app lets users lodge complaints or submit service requests to local governments -- even as they move across municipalities.

Agencies increasingly see the cloud’s silver lining

Agencies increasingly see the cloud’s silver lining

A cloud-centric infrastructure is flexible enough to enable government organizations to manage and access critical decision-making data for less in an environment that is secure, modern and reliable.

open data for state and local government

Open data tapped for economic development, law enforcement

State and local governments are finding different ways to leverage their open data.

Panel discussion on police data initiative

One year later: The Police Data Initiative celebrates growth

Participation in the Police Data Initiative has grown to 53 jurisdictions, which have released over 90 datasets of information to the public.

Kansas city

What is a smart city?

Although there is no clear definition of a smart city, the goal is to collect immediate data on everything from traffic patterns to home water use, analyze it and use that information to make the city work better.


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