Karen Stewartson is the managing editor of Government Technology. She contributes to Public CIO journal and Emergency Management magazine. Karen is a lifelong learner who has a penchant for words, puns, food and babies.
Spectrum: The Public Approves of State and Local Government
August 01, 2013 - Also, carbonized coffee socks eliminate funky feet.
CIO Marc Touitou Discusses San Francisco's IT Priorities
July 30, 2013 - Marc Touitou talks about IT challenges and goals.
Spectrum: Smarter Prosthetics and a Battery Safe Enough to Eat
July 03, 2013 - Plus, check out Google's Talking Shoes that could inspire you to burn calories and creating fuel pucks from easy-to-find materials.
Book Review: Ninja Innovation
June 11, 2013 - A look at 'the 10 killer strategies of the world's most successful businesses.'
Spectrum: Mobile Sensor Tests Water Quality
June 03, 2013 - Plus, Australian scientists look to fruit flies to fight dengue fever.
Dirty Jobs in Government: Graffiti Removal
May 30, 2013 - Graffiti databases and reporting apps help cities clean up after taggers.
Four Questions with Orlando, Fla., CIO Rosa Akhtarkhavari
May 23, 2013 - Orlando CIO Rosa Akhtarkhavari discusses tech trends and her leadership style.
Spectrum: Can Smarter Phones and Nanosized Tech Improve Telemedicine?
May 03, 2013 - Plus, scientists in Texas are using technology to track bat colonies.
What is Technology’s Role in Deep-Sea Exploration?
April 03, 2013 - Robert Ballard, the man who discovered the ruins of the Titanic, shares how robots assist in undersea exploration.
Spectrum: Could Termites Help with Biofuel Production?
April 01, 2013 - Also check out doodling in 3-D and the FDA-approved bionic eye.
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Positioning Your Community to Thrive
All over the country, community leaders are looking to boost economic development through various initiatives. One key element in many of those initiatives is the use of information technology. When local governments build IT infrastructure, create e-government applications, assist high-tech startups or otherwise focus on technology, they create conditions that draw businesses to their communities and help retain skilled workers. This paper discusses and provides examples of these various ways local government can use technology to ultimately make a community more attractive to businesses, visitors and residents.
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