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Finding the Next Facebook
January 04, 2013 - Five up-and-coming social media sites and applications government should keep an eye on.
Can Technology 'Cure' Health Care’s Future?
November 02, 2012 - Though the future of health care is cloudy given the many changes that will take place over the next several years, it's clear that technology will play a vital role in making the system more sustainable.
Governments Expand Mobile Payments to Everything from Parking to Property Taxes
October 03, 2012 - Statistics say mobile payments may soon replace credit cards and cash. Will government ride the mobile payment wave?
Governments Take a Lean Startup Approach
August 23, 2012 - Can government act more like Silicon Valley when developing applications or services?
Are Government Kiosks Making a Comeback?
August 02, 2012 - Left for dead after the rise of the Internet, kiosks are returning to government offices to augment recession-thinned staff.
Federal Crowdsourcing May Solve Problems Fast
June 15, 2012 - A rise in the use of crowdsourcing by federal agencies may lead to faster solutions to perplexing challenges. But in order to reap the benefits, it has to be done correctly.
Cities Aim to Slash 311 Costs Without Affecting Services
May 31, 2012 - Budget belt-tightening has put the cost of 311 calls under a microscope. And while few cities would contemplate pulling the plug on these popular systems, many are looking for ways to rein in expenses.
Consistent Federal IT Rules May Ease State and Local Cloud Adoption
February 17, 2012 - Officials say FedRAMP will launch this year, removing a key obstacle to federal cloud adoption - and states may benefit too.
5 Government Procurement Practices That Stifle Innovation
November 08, 2011 - How agencies are stamping out the deal breakers that hinder big technology projects.
A New Weapon
January 02, 2006 - The Eastern District of Pennsylvania uses technology to identify and target criminals.
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Government-to-Government IT Services: What Works and What's Left to Work Out
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.
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