August 29, 2006 By News Report
The multi-year contract with renewal options is part of an overall effort by the Arizona Department of Transportation to provide a traffic signal and intelligent transportation system (ITS) for transportation and homeland security applications. This statewide contract is available to state government entities, political subdivisions, school districts and universities in Arizona.
WWT specializes in helping federal, state and local governments to manage technology and supply chain planning, procurement and deployment processes. The company's customers benefit from WWT's certified technology professionals, nationwide physical infrastructure, and suite of e-Commerce applications designed to greatly simplify the supply chain and procurement process.
"WWT is proud to have been selected to be a part of a project that will greatly enhance the public safety infrastructure in Arizona," said Robert Olwig, vice president of business strategy for WWT. "Our long-standing vendor relationships and unique supply chain solutions provide the foundation for WWT to supply the State of Arizona with the products and services needed to enhance and support the ADOT's wireless communications project."
All over the country, community leaders are looking to boost economic development through various initiatives. One key element in many of those initiatives is the use of information technology. When local governments build IT infrastructure, create e-government applications, assist high-tech startups or otherwise focus on technology, they create conditions that draw businesses to their communities and help retain skilled workers. This paper discusses and provides examples of these various ways local government can use technology to ultimately make a community more attractive to businesses, visitors and residents.