Major programs within Houston e-gov
Voice over IP telephony
. The city plans to develop an IP telephony system that digitizes a user's voice and assembles the digital data into discrete voice packets for transport across Houston's data network. It will converge data, voice and video onto a single network.SimHouston
. More than 71,000 Houstonians are using SimHouston, a free e-mail, Internet and desktop software suite. City residents access the program through a Houston library card.E-government initiatives
. The city Web site, at www.cityofhouston.gov
, offers five e-government services: online auctions, building permits, plat submittal, online tee times for the city's municipal golf course and online traffic ticket payment.Upgraded enterprise resource planning system
. The system Houston now uses for payroll and other administrative tasks is a labor-intensive one the city acquired in the late 1980s. The new ERP system will be online, CIO Richard Lewis said.