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Discussion: 6 Major Tech Innovations for 2012

Today I read a great piece in Inc. Magazine (written by John Brandon) about the 6 Major Tech Innovations that could disrupt business in 2012.  You can find the full article here- http://www.inc.com/john-brandon/6-major-tech-innovations-for-2012.html

In the author's order, they are:

1. Predictive Technology

2. HTML5

3. High Resolution Displays (ex.…

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Added by Dustin Haisler on March 30, 2012 at 12:16pm — 2 Comments

Blogging Series 10 Ways Open Innovation Can Transform Your Agency (Week 4)



Blogging Series 10 Ways Open Innovation Can Transform Your Agency (Week 4)

Last time I discussed how open innovation can increase transparency in agency governance, now it’s time for Week 4!

Open innovation can transform your agency by boosting employee morale and engagement.

Background: Traditionally,…

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Added by Dustin Haisler on March 17, 2011 at 10:31am — 2 Comments

Blogging Series 10 Ways Open Innovation Can Transform Your Agency (Week 3)

Blogging Series 10 Ways Open Innovation Can Transform Your Agency (Week 3)

Sorry for the brief delay in the blogging series. I’ve been managing the launch of an internal open innovation portal for New York City.  More information on this project is available at: http://gigaom.com/2011/01/19/new-york-city-crowdsourcing/…

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Added by Dustin Haisler on February 9, 2011 at 10:07am — 3 Comments

Blogging Series: 10 Ways Open Innovation Can Transform Your Agency (Week 2)

Last week, I introduced what open innovation was and how it could help identify problems.  There were some very good comments about the multiple ways an open innovation portal could be configured to do identify problems in…

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Added by Dustin Haisler on January 12, 2011 at 3:07pm — 5 Comments

Blogging Series: 10 Ways Open Innovation Can Transform Your Agency

10 Ways Open Innovation Can Transform Your Agency

Starting this week, I will be doing a 10-part series on open innovation and how it can transform…

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Added by Dustin Haisler on January 5, 2011 at 9:58am — 8 Comments

Gov 2.0 Guide To A City Makeover

Originally Posted On GovFresh



My name is Dustin Haisler and I’m the Assistant City Manager and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the City of Manor, Texas. Manor is a small community, located just east of Austin, of approximately 6,500 citizens. More recently, Manor has received a lot… Continue

Added by Dustin Haisler on October 13, 2010 at 3:42pm — 6 Comments

Why Government Should Go Beta

Previously Posted On…

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Added by Dustin Haisler on June 1, 2010 at 1:32pm — 3 Comments

Announcing Manor.GovFresh

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Added by Dustin Haisler on April 15, 2010 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Rewarding Innovation In Government

Yesterday I read an article (http://fcw.com/articles/2010/03/09/white-house-prize-policy.aspx) by Doug Beizer that profiled the White House’s new policy on carrying out contests to spur innovation.…

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Added by Dustin Haisler on March 10, 2010 at 10:23am — 1 Comment

Multiple Generations in the Government Workplace

Listen to GovLoop's own Andy Krzmarzick talk about Multiple Generations in the Government Workplace on today's Gov 101 Radio podcast.…


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Added by Dustin Haisler on March 2, 2010 at 10:50pm — 1 Comment

OpenGover Boss: Better government through employee engagement

This post originally appeared on GovFresh.

A few months ago, I came up with a plan to understand our city operations and processes on a much more detailed level. After watching Undercover Boss last night on CBS, I thought I would share it with others, so that it might inspire you to do the same (no, I’m…

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Added by Dustin Haisler on February 8, 2010 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

New Year, New Manor Innovations

It seems like today so many agencies are plagued by the expenses of online web development and associated hosting; Manor was no different. Smaller agencies pay thousands of dollars to private companies to developed attractive websites that can be done at a fraction of the cost.



After discussing my frustrations with Luke Fretwell, the founder of GovFresh, he had a solution that would not only work for Manor, but many other cities… Continue

Added by Dustin Haisler on January 4, 2010 at 10:14am — 1 Comment

Wishing You A Merry Christmas In Augmented Reality!

With the help of Muzar.org and their partners, the City of Manor has placed a virtual 3-D Santa Claus on City Hall for your viewing pleasure. This virtual Santa Claus is visible from up to 3 miles away, and demonstrates the new augmented reality (AR) technologies being developed for mobile devices. Currently, it is only visible to individuals with an iPhone or Android-based mobile device. In order to view you must download the free Layar application from your app-store, and… Continue

Added by Dustin Haisler on December 21, 2009 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

Open Innovation From A Hospital Bed In The UK

When talking this morning on Skype with my good friend Chris Quigley, from the UK-based company Delib, he informed me that he was in the hospital for a slipped disc in his back. The amazing thing is that while hospitalized, he created an open innovation platform for the hospital called Help Us Improve Kings. This platform allows staff, patients and visitors the ability to… Continue

Added by Dustin Haisler on December 2, 2009 at 9:09am — 2 Comments

City of Manor, Texas Reaches The White House

I'm honored to report that the City of Manor's open innovation platform, Manor Labs, is being featured on the White House blog at http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2009/11/19/open-government-laboratories-democracy. Innovation is possible even in small cities with very small budgets. I hope that we can work with more cities to innovate… Continue

Added by Dustin Haisler on November 19, 2009 at 10:19pm — 7 Comments

Open Innovation Comes To Manor, Texas

The City of Manor, Texas is pleased to announce the deployment of their newest innovation, Manor Labs. Manor Labs is an open innovation platform, powered by Spigit, that allows anyone in the world to contribute new ideas and solutions to existing problems. Users can submit ideas and track them through the innovation process, as well as collaborate and vote on other user's ideas. One of the most… Continue

Added by Dustin Haisler on November 1, 2009 at 6:15pm — 2 Comments

New City of Manor Whitepaper On QR-codes!

In March of 2008 the City of Manor launched a Quick Response Code (QR-Code) Program that allows residents and tourists to "scan" points of interest with their cell phones. The whitepaper for this program is now available at http://tinyurl.com/y98o5po



More innovative solutions coming soon!



For more information or questions, please e-mail me at… Continue

Added by Dustin Haisler on September 28, 2009 at 11:12pm — No Comments

City of Manor, Texas Uses Barcodes For Economic Development



For those of you interested in emerging technology, the following news stories about our community may interest you. We posted up two dimensional barcodes (called QR-codes) throughout our community that can be read by our residents (and tourist) using free software… Continue

Added by Dustin Haisler on July 22, 2009 at 3:56pm — 4 Comments

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