August 22, 2011 By News Report
Fulton County, Ga. -- a top-10 finisher in the 2011 Digital Counties Survey which recognizes leading examples of counties using information and communications technology -- received its award at a Board of Commissioners meeting on August 17. The award was presented by a representative of McAfee, one of this year's survey underwriters.
The survey is conducted each year by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities program, in partnership with the National Association of Counties (NACo).
This Digital Communities white paper highlights discussions with IT officials in four counties that have adopted shared services models. Our aim was to learn about the obstacles these governments have faced when it comes to shared services and what it takes to overcome those roadblocks. We also spoke with several members of the IT industry who have thought long and hard about these issues. The paper offers some best practices for shared government-to-government services, but also points out challenges that government and industry still must overcome before this model gains widespread adoption.