November 11, 2009 By News Report
A Southern California test will soon assess the ability of vertical-axis wind turbines to provide energy to cell phone towers. The turbines -- by Helix Wind Corp. -- will be installed by early 2010 and will also test the feasibility of selling power back to the grid.
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.