Why Would a City Proclaim Their Data “Open by Default?”
The City of Palo Alto, California, a 2013 Center for Digital Government Digital City Survey winner, has officially proclaimed “open” to be the default setting for all city data. Are they courageous or crazy? more
Connecting Communities: Using Cloud based Mobile Applications to Communicate
Are you looking to provide a better way to communicate, collaborate and engage citizens? Does your current mobility landscape work for you? Join Digital Communities for a live teleconference as we discuss ways to use Mobile Applications to efficiently communicate with citizens on the go. more
Control, compliance, and convenience. The tension between these factors has made it difficult for IT to consent to enterprise user demands to use their preferred mobile devices. Now, IT can wield control over mobile devices to match its ability to manage laptops and other endpoints, using the same management and reporting tools.
How can government agencies ensure they are properly protecting cardholder data, and most importantly, instilling trust in constituents so they continue to complete transactions online? The answer is to comply with Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards. This paper provides valuable information to government agencies about the complicated topic of PCI compliance so they can benefit from online transactions without the risk of non-compliance.
This paper is an overview of the issues currently challenging local government executives seeking to build and maintain a successful and proactive workforce. The paper includes topics for discussion and resources leaders can use in creating their own strategies for hiring, as well as tips to engage and instruct their peer-level local government human resources executives.
This paper provides an overview of the CJIS requirements, presents various technology options, discusses considerations when implementing advanced authentication and offers best practices for meeting the CJIS mandate.
Government agencies considering the implementation of two-factor authentication must understand this approach’s requirements and should follow best practices to make it work. Read this paper to learn about combining multiple authentication mechanisms for a higher degree of security.
New regulations have made effective, efficient data governance even more critical for health-related enterprises. This business brief outlines six steps to help your organization establish and maintain a comprehensive data access governance strategy in order to provide secure, effective and trustworthy health IT services.
"Our two facilities were only about five miles apart. A major event such as an earthquake or natural disaster would likely take them both out," said East Bay Regional Park District IT Director Jim Tallerico.
White paper: Migrating Your Applications to the Cloud: How to Overcome Challenges and Reduce the Costs
Learn how two of Nebraska’s key public service agencies joined forces to bridge communication gaps with a statewide interoperable communication system that improved safety and service, and increased savings.
In order to make the most of cloud computing technology, organizations need to lay a solid foundation of network infrastructure.
The County of San Diego is known for its beauty but the topography presents a challenge to keep technology running and workers productive. By utilizing a mobility VPN solution, local agency employees had a constant network connection that enabled them to be more productive and efficient.
Using Wireless Technology to Manage and Optimize Government Fleets: Saving Money, Generating Revenues, and Increasing Safety. The paper discusses the challenges federal, state and local government agencies currently face with their government fleets; how mobile technology can help; considerations when selecting a mobile solutions partner; and the benefits of choosing Sprint. Specifically, Frost & Sullivan highlights Sprint’s fleet expertise, its powerful networks, and advanced partnerships that work in concert to provide government fleets with the ability to: Save money, Generate new revenues, Enhance safety, Help the environment, Increase the availability and transparency of information to the public
Have you considered the impact that the new CMS forms and ICD coding standards will have on your organization's ability to reduce or maintain low error rates when processing CMS claim forms? Despite recent improvements in waste reduction, new standards for processing health care insurance claims could increase costs as insurance payers adjust to the new standards.
How do you make it easier for business owners to open and operate businesses in your community? Are outdated systems making it difficult to manage your licensing approval processes and renewals? Join Digital Communities for a live teleconference as we discuss best practices in business licensing technology to improve customer service and increase revenue-generating activities.
Like many governments, California faced challenges when procuring and executing major IT projects. With a $4.5 billion dollar price tag riding on 54 major IT projects, the Governor convened a Task Force to identify weaknesses and “provide the best thinking” to keep California IT initiatives on time, within budget and within scope.
The Digital States Performance Institute (DSPI) invites you to join the State of Nevada, Symantec and Verizon as we discuss surprising new developments in cyber security threat identification, defense and response.
Minnesota and Michigan counties deliver accurate voting numbers in minutes on election night with the help of AT&T’s cellular network.
Interactive security awareness training helps Westchester County IT developers proactively protect data.
Find out how the Colorado Office of Information Technology went from a $6,000 budget for cybersecurity to real-time situational awareness that protects the state from cybercrime.
This paper discusses and provides examples of the various ways local government can use technology to ultimately make a community more attractive to businesses, visitors and residents.
Want to safeguard your organization from today’s ever-evolving threats? Get a next-generation firewall (NGFW) that delivers a deeper level of network security and application control. Read this white paper to learn how to stay productive while blocking new threats as they emerge.
Communities of Practice have the potential to transform government. Learn what they are and how they can encourage heightened group thinking, lead to innovations and efficiencies and enhance the relationship between the government and its citizenry.
Information follows the Golden Rule—be good to it and it will be good to you. Learn how a re-investment in information management can turn forgettable files into a portfolio of assets.
Big city services. Small town feel. The AT&T Community Central application is changing the way citizens and their communities engage, from two-way communication to service requests and public transportation. Download this document to learn how this innovative application is giving smaller communities, a big time presence.
Imagine spending your lunch break at a book club meeting. That’s what some Baltimore city employees do and it’s inspired changes throughout the city.
Entering a leadership role? Want a promotion? Need a better work-life balance? These six books (and one guide) might help.
Today, more than half of the world’s people live in cities, by 2030, almost 5 billion of us will be urban, and yet cities are not being designed to make us happy. Should they?
An Earth Shattering Ka-Boom: Governing Generations eBook on the impacts of Aging in America on State and Local Government