March 16, 2006 By Tod Newcombe
"It's a top priority," said Gates, who was attending the Microsoft Government Leaders Forum yesterday in Tysons Corner, Va. He pointed out that 30 percent of Microsoft's R&D is directed toward this area of computing. Gates emphasized the need to isolate systems to avoid the spread of security problems and that governments should pursue more up-to-date authentication methods to ensure safety and security. Passwords are pass
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.