October 5, 2009 By News Report
Customers in 13 cities and more than 100 university campuses can now reserve a rental car, locate it, unlock it and drive away, using a new IPhone application. The application is the subject of a USA Today video. The car-sharing company, Zipcar, charges members $7 to $12/hour according to the video, which includes gas and insurance.
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.