State & Local

  • opioid analytics

    Data shines light on opioid victims, potential solutions

    Big data analysis, systems integration and even emerging tech like artificial intelligence can be pressed into service combatting the opioid crisis, health experts say.

  • drone over a highway (Naypong Studio/

    Ohio plans to integrate drones into traffic management

    New research will determine how drones can give officials a better sense of traffic problems that are reported through connected vehicle technology.

  • opening city data

    Open data grows up

    Initially a tool for transparency or internal efficiency, open data is starting to drive communities into hard conversations.

  • How technology can help first responders save lives

    New advances in automation, mobile services and artificial intelligence can boost emergency responders’ timeliness, precision and effectiveness.

  • traffic data (metamorworks/

    Open source traffic management

    The Louisville Metro Government has taken lessons learned from a Waze partnership and built an open source tool that other local governments can use to spot traffic problems.

  • blockchain (Iurii Motov/

    How cities can prepare for blockchain

    Blockchain technology can improve government efficiency by optimizing everyday tasks and interactions, a new National League of Cities report says.

  • digital license plate (Reviver)

    Sacramento drives digital license plate test

    The plates will provide fleet management data to the city, allow drivers to renew registrations online and even flash emergency messages.

  • connected city (chombosan/

    Laying the groundwork for 5G

    Efforts by Congress, local governments and industry are converging to deploy the 5G technology that will power smart cities.

  • connected vehicles, infrastructure (US DOT)

    Connected vehicles pilots pave the way to autonomy

    A fully autonomous automotive ecosystem is still decades down the road, but experts say vehicles will be communicating with roadside infrastructure much sooner.

  • system support

    County optimizes existing ERP while laying the groundwork for a new system

    As Multnomah County, Ore., prepares to switch to a new ERP solution, it's getting third-party support for its customized SAP platform.

  • Austin traffic data

    Austin's one-stop shop for traffic management

    The Austin, Texas, Department of Transportation’s Data and Performance Hub is designed to give both staff and citizens an inside look at signal operations citywide.

  • election security (

    DHS steps up security assistance for states' election systems

    The Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate is offering funding guidance, security clearances and vulnerability scans to help fortify state and local elections.

  • smart city

    Kansas City seeks partner for smart city expansion

    Kansas City, Mo., is looking to team up with a vendor for its second phase of smart city initiatives.

  • IDNYC card (IDNYC/YouTube)

    NYC seeks smart chip for ID card program

    To enhance the utility and security of a citywide identification card, New York City officials are considering creating a smart chip-enabled ID on par with the credit card industry.

Topic Resources

  • Understanding Data Center Modernization Options

    As government agencies modernize data centers, there are many options for complying with mandates, streamlining operations, and reducing costs. Cutting-edge technologies, such as Flash, paired with cloud operations, adds speed and efficiency. Modernizing data center management also can accelerate workload processing, optimize data analytics, and increase security.

  • Real-World Testing Ensures Real-World Performance for Rugged Devices

    The increasingly mobile nature of technology enables computing devices to go out into the field with workers. And computing devices leaving the office face the same perils as their human counterparts. Like workers in the field, the technology needs to be tough enough to survive adverse conditions.

  • Buyers Guide: Apple v. Dell Precision Workstations

    When buying a workstation, price-performance matters. But it’s not the only consideration. Also important is aligning features and capabilities with user applications and workloads. So are system optimization, expandability and support. While many buyers — especially in graphics, video and multimedia fields — might consider Apple’s iMac, iMac Pro and MacBook Pro models best suited to their needs, they may be selling themselves short in many ways. This paper provides a checklist for buyers to compare Apple’s newest high-end offerings with the latest Dell Precision workstations.

  • The Rugged Truth: TCO of Rugged vs. Non-Rugged Computing Devices

    Are you trying to determine if a rugged notebook or tablet is right for your business? Technology Business Research, Inc.(TBR) found in their recent research, purchasers should understand the true value of their mobile computing by calculating the total cost of ownership to see if a switch to rugged systems is worthwhile. In order to help IT and organizational purchasers make the right computing investment, Dell and Intel® recently worked with VDC Research to understand the true total cost of ownership for rugged vs. non–rugged notebooks and tablets in harsh work environments. Read this white paper to see the costs associated with each scenario and to help you determine if a rugged solution would benefit your business.

  • Top 10 Reasons to Choose a Workstation over a PC

    It seems every business sector—automotive, aerospace and defense, heavy industry, consumer goods, even agriculture—wants “smarter” products that will comprise the Internet of Things (IoT) and form the basis for the connected factory of the future. For engineering departments, large and small, that means today’s design engineering teams are being asked to create more complex product designs, simulate more advanced mechanical and electrical phenomena, and virtually assemble components as part of larger systems—all in less time.

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  • high performance computing (Gorodenkoff/

    Does AI require high-end infrastructure?

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