Business Intelligence is a top technology priority for public sector CIOs. However, if not implemented properly, a BI solution can disrupt operations and cause more harm than good—and many people lack the expertise to do so themselves. One helpful tool for implementing it properly is a BI roadmap. This issue brief outlines the benefits of using a BI roadmap to achieve public sector BI goals and the key steps along the way toward effective BI implementation.
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.