Government Technology

Merrill Douglas

Contributing Writer

Twitter: @dcommunities

Recent Articles

Navigating the Road to Consolidation
August 24, 2015 - The search for a more efficient IT structure may lead a government on one of several different paths.

Talent Management Systems Help Governments Manage Their Workforce
August 18, 2014 - Governments are employing tools to help combat the growing numbers of baby boomer retirements and the challenge of attracting a new generation of employees into public service.

The Drive to Modernize: Governments Hatch Strategies to Bring Legacy Applications Up to Date
May 23, 2014 - Some public entities have been working for years to get their applications in line with business needs. Others are just getting started.

Virginia's Identity Verification to Reduce Fraud and Increase Efficiency in Shared Services
August 07, 2013 - How an agency partnership and federal Medicaid funds created a shared authentication service in Virginia.

Health Insurance Marketplaces Delay Mobile Apps for Now
June 06, 2013 - States scramble to launch online health insurance marketplaces, but smartphone users will have to wait for mobile access.

Big Data Raises Big Questions
April 01, 2013 - What keeps more governments from pursuing large-scale data analytics? Concerns about working with multiple data formats, safeguarding privacy, finding the right skill sets and funding the projects, to name a few.

How Small-Town America Cuts Energy Costs
August 31, 2012 - Intelligent building technology lets even small cities on tight budgets save money while becoming more sustainable.

Gang of 7 Big-City CIOs Forges Ahead Despite Turnover
June 14, 2012 - An informal group of city CIOs vows to pull off its first formal project - despite evolving membership.

Rewarding Employees in Tough Budgetary Times
November 11, 2011 - With funds for incentives tight or nonexistent, how can public CIOs recognize employees for going above and beyond?

Los Angeles, Minnesota Discuss Migrating to Cloud Computing
May 11, 2011 - State and local governments discuss the benefits and pitfalls of software as a service.

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