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Justine Brown

Justine Brown is an award-winning veteran journalist who specializes in technology and education. Email her at justinebrown@comcast.net.

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Recent Articles

Underwater: Data Centers Nationwide Must Prepare for Flooding
August 28, 2014 - Climate researchers predict sea-level rise will eventually submerge 316 coastal cities in the U.S. How are government data center managers planning for the future?

The Challenges of Broadband in Rural Libraries
August 11, 2014 - Enabling change in library broadband starts with state and local governments seeing libraries as partners in achieving community-level goals.

Do Google Chromebooks Threaten Appleā€™s Dominance in Education?
August 07, 2014 - Schools that have purchased Chromebooks versus iPads point to low cost and minimal maintenance requirements as the primary selling points.

New SNAP EBT System to Help South Carolina Combat Waste, Fraud and Abuse
August 06, 2014 - Analytics will give the state's Department of Social Services data it can use to ensure benefits are being used as they were intended.

The Public Sector Considers Mobile-First Approaches to Citizen Interactions
July 31, 2014 - More states and cities are announcing "mobile-first" strategies, but what does that really mean?

Indianapolis Modernizes Parking, Adds Millions
July 25, 2014 - In partnership with Xerox, Indianapolis created ParkIndy, a pay-by-phone meter system and app that's using predictive analytics to make parking more convenient and boost infrastructure revenue.

Sensors, Wireless Tech Help States Monitor Troubled Bridges
July 08, 2014 - Structural monitoring utilizing highly accurate sensing devices can enable objective, precise and timely performance data on the condition of our nation's bridges.

L.A. County Energy Efficiency Project Receives EPA Recognition
July 02, 2014 - To streamline processes and reduce energy use, the LAC+USC Medical Center became a main IT hub, hosting major applications for the other hospitals and clinics.

California Flips the Switch on Massive New ERP
July 02, 2014 - The state spent 11 years on what could be the nation's largest financial system upgrade. Roll out starts this week.

Pennsylvania Considers a Mobile App for WIC Payments
June 30, 2014 - The Pennsylvania Health Department thinks a mobile app for EBT will streamline processes and encourage recipients to make healthier decisions when purchasing food.

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