From the largest states and cities to the smallest municipalities, the public sector is undergoing large-scale modernization projects. To serve constituents now and in the years ahead, government agencies need a strategy to build the right networking infrastructure. The following six steps can help state and local governments build a solid foundation for modernization initiatives.
The Internet of Things can bring big benefits. But what exactly is IoT, and how are different industries taking advantage of it? This TDWI e-book explores in detail what IoT and the Industrial IoT (IIoT) do for retailers, the automotive industry, state and local governments working with utilities firms, and the manufacturing industry. Common themes include connectedness, data-driven insights, predictive capabilities and transformation.
What can you see and discover when you’re able to explore trends and make predictions with your organization’s data? If you’re a midsize home delivery business, you can discover new ways to make customers happy. If you’re a local government agency, you can predict where your resources are needed most. And if you’re a growing hospital, you can bring life-changing patient data directly to doctors and nurses. In this e-book, we’ve profiled six organizations that are using self-service visual exploration to make big improvements in the way they work. From college administrators to professional sports teams, everyone makes better decisions with easy access to powerful, interactive analytics.
This IDC white paper examines the drivers behind the adoption of IoT technologies by public services organizations and why the IoT is becoming a key investment priority. Public services are comprised of a diverse set of organizations, including federal, regional and local governments and healthcare and social services providers. These all have mandates to improve the safety, health and quality of life of their constituents across a broad range of programs. This paper also provides market insights and describes examples of IoT implementations that highlight the diversity of scenarios in the public service sector. These diverse scenarios illustrate the impact IoT solutions can have across many citizen-centric
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 02, 2018
Running your government agency on aging technology? It’s a costly risk you don’t need
to take. Read this GovLoop guide to learn how updating your technology foundation to the cloud can help
your agency improve productivity, efficiencies, and services.
As state and local governments join the digital revolution, it’s increasingly important that they find safe, effective and efficient ways to store the data they’re creating. In this case study you’ll see how an integrated solution from Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage and Commvault Complete Backup gave one municipality the security they needed while increasing performance and cutting costs. This city had been using Amazon Glacier but was frustrated with the speed and unpredictable fees associated with retrieving their data. In turning to Wasabi they were able reduce costs by 80% and increase speed over 6x. Plus since Wasabi offers just one tier of service with one price and no fees to retrieve your data they were able to simplify both the process and budgeting. Between Wasabi and Commvault their skyrocketing data needs now scalable solution that gives them the security and performance they need for significantly less than they were paying before. To learn more please download the case study.
State and local governments have always had to recruit, train and retain the next generation of skilled employees. But today, successful talent acquisition and management are more crucial than ever. Read the issue brief to learn how the cloud can deliver modern recruiting and talent management solutions.
Published By: OneLogin
Published Date: Oct 24, 2017
We’re living through a time where people,
organizations and societies not only rely but thrive
upon secure, simple and fast access to information.
From small businesses, startups, enterprises and
global conglomerates across all verticals; to local, state
and federal governments; to educational institutions
and nonprofits, we are continuously investing in
our employees, devices, applications, networks and
infrastructure that enable us to drive our collective
Ten years ago, business and technology leaders
catalyzed a cloud app revolution that has changed the
way organizations manage IT. However, through this
transformative shift, the core requirements of IT remain
the same. Technology leaders are responsible for
ensuring that 1) information assets remain confidential
and protected, 2) information systems are available
and operational, and 3) people are empowered and
productive with the apps and information they need.
IAM is a technology and security discipline
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Sep 14, 2018
This guide from GovLoop offers nine IT priorities that can help state and local governments stay on the cutting edge. Read the guide to learn how the latest trends in recruitment, procurement, and cloud computing technology can help you increase efficiency and reduce costs.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Sep 14, 2018
Cloud implementation, integration and delivery once again topped the National State Chief Information Officer’s list of priorities facing state CIOs in 2018. The same is true on the local government side of the equation, with organizations pursuing infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service models. However, now that those deployments are being realized, governments are looking for more opportunities to reap the cost-savings, flexibility and scalability of cloud environments.
Published By: FireEye
Published Date: Mar 05, 2014
Never before have state and local governments been expected to do so much with so little. Even as budgets remain tight in a post-recession environment, tech-savvy citizens demand higher levels of service, they want to pay taxes by credit card, renew their driver's license online, and check traffic from their smartphone.
These responsibilities make cyber security critical for state agencies, municipalities, and public utilities. Governments possess residents' most sensitive information - including inviolable personal data such as Social Security numbers and birth certificates.
This white paper highlights:
Why traditional tools fail to detect advanced attacks;
Gaining a cohesive, correlated view of all major threat vectors;
How to leverage signature-less, real-time security that thwarts zero-Day attacks.
This white paper explains the role local tax compliance plays
in successful supply chain management and e-business initiatives more broadly and how leading global brands and governments are addressing this need.
Agency IT is tasked with building smarter and more responsive state and local government services, while CTOs look to enable government workforce mobility and address strategic issues, such as BYOD. Adding to the challenge is a rise in devices, data, and even multiple OS’s that IT must support and secure. With the decline in traditional Windows-based computing, these challenges are driving agencies toward cloud solutions that don't sacrifice security or IT manageability. See our featured cloud solution for government agencies that has IT leaders re-thinking how they enable mobile productivity.
You know every tax dollar counts: The post-recession drop in funding coupled with mounting financial commitments and legislative demands for improved access to information leave no choice but to make operations more efficient.
Agenda automation software eliminates manual tasks associated with creating, distributing, and publishing agendas, reduces the prep time (by as much as 50% or more) and associated costs of meetings while introducing a flexibility that makes tight deadlines easier to manage.
The impact is far reaching, from improved transparency to freeing up staff time to work on other priorities. It not only pays for itself in paper savings, it brings money back into the budget—from $300 to $1000 per meeting, depending on the size of the organization.
Learn more about how easy it can be to automate your meeting agendas, and what you can get back as a result.
Local governments face a growing public demand for services, and unprecedented cuts in expenditures. Consequently, their IT departments need to start thinking fresh.This includes supporting fundamental change in council operations, enabled by digital transformation. IT leaders must not only understand what technology can be harmonized and shared, and what must be designed individually for specific needs, but also where legacy IT has become a barrier to change.
Fortify's report summarizes electronic as well as traditional methods of voting including absentee ballots. This voting guide will provide recommendations for voters who want to make sure their vote counts and for federal and state governments on how to devise efficient and accurate voting processes and systems.
"Economic conditions have changed the operating landscape for government and educational organizations. Modern, converged networks utilize advanced optical and Ethernet technologies to form a highly flexible and scalable infrastructure capable of delivering many emerging applications and ready to scale far into the future. Additional benefits of building better networks for state and local governments include:
>Better public service at lower taxpayer cost
>Support for emerging applications
in transportation, public safety,
healthcare, and education
>A graceful technology
migration from legacy to
> Preparation for future, unplanned
Download ""Building Better Networks for State and Local Governments"" to discover more today."
Published By: Incapsula
Published Date: Nov 06, 2017
Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have become a fact of life for any business with a web presence. Whether you’re an enterprise, e-commerce business, local organization, or government offce—it’s merely a matter of time before you’re going to have to deal with the inevitable DDoS attack. The question is what can you do before an attack so you can have adequate defenses already in place.
This handbook is a practical guide for planning and executing a DDoS response plan. It outlines pragmatic steps and best practices for choosing and setting up the right mitigation solution for your organization, how to authoritatively respond to an attack, and conduct a thorough post-attack analysis for developing follow-up defense strategies.
Across organizations from all sectors, the network is becoming more integral to daily operations. This is acutely felt by public sector organizations in the United States, namely federal, state, and local governmental organizations. Public sector organizations contend with the challenge of ensuring the security of highly sensitive data on the network in the midst of uncertain budgets and, in many cases, outdated infrastructure. At the same time, many public sector organizations grapple with a complex web of compliance protocols that must be supported on the network. This Analyst Connection explores the need for network infrastructure upgrades that include "foundational security."
State and local governments can reduce their technology costs by adopting a “best value” approach to procurement. This brief focuses on the benefits of best-value purchasing for your agency’s critical print and document management solutions.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Feb 19, 2016
The rising demands for capturing and managing video surveillance data are placing new pressures on state and local governments, law enforcement agencies, and education officials. The challenges go beyond the expanding costs of equipment, storage, software and management time. Officials must also lay the right foundation to scale their capabilities, improve performance and still remain flexible in a rapidly evolving ecosystem of surveillance tools.
Find out what state, local government and education IT leaders need to know, and what steps you can take to:
• Improve performance and ROI on cameras-per-server for the dollars invested
• Optimize and simplify the management of daily surveillance processing, including the integration of facial recognition, redaction and analysis software
• Fortify reliability and dependability to reduce the risk of surveillance data retrieval failures.
Published By: Avalara
Published Date: Jan 28, 2014
For years, “tax-free online shopping” has brought customers to the web in droves, all while raising the ire of brick-and-mortar retailers claiming an unfair price advantage to sellers offering prices free of sales tax. At the center of these debates lies the small to medium business, attempting to navigate changing sales tax requirements, and facing increased scrutiny under these new rules.
Sales tax compliance is becoming a sticky wicket, as state and local governments revise tax laws to increase revenue, and Congress considers granting states the authority to make remote sellers charge sales tax.
This Definitive Guide lays out sales and use tax basics as well as commonly misunderstood elements of sales tax compliance, to provide you a one-stop reference for all things sales and use tax related. The last two sections include a state-by-state summary of sales tax rules and regulations, and a glossary of terms.
Download this White Paper for more information.
Onvia’s 3 Trends Shaping State & Local Contracting Growth in 2015 reflects on important trends that are expected to shape government contracting this year.
Highlights from the report:
Onvia’s 3 Trends Shaping State & Local Contracting Growth in 2015 reflects on important trends that will shape government contracting over the coming year.
Highlights from the report:
• 2014 Review: A “slowing trend” in competitive opportunities, due to macro political-economic factors, with context for expected changes in 2015.
• 2015 Trend 1: Potential for stronger growth driven by an expected rebound in government tax revenue and greater bond income for large debt-financed infrastructure projects.
• 2015 Trend 2: Technology contracting volume gains traction in non-IT industry sectors, with insight into five niche technologies shaping 2015 procurement.
• 2015 Trend 3: Cooperative purchasing influences the overall state and local agency market, with implications for both local and national competitors.
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