July 7, 2009 By Wayne Hanson
Beginning Sept. 1, Michigan juries will be banned from using electronic communications devices in the jury box or while deliberating, according to the National Law Journal. The state Supreme Court made the rule this week to avoid outside influence or distractions.
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.