Posts By Joel Cherkis

How three governments are beating the budget crisis

In my work with public sector customers, I am constantly inspired. Resilient government leaders respond creatively to daunting circumstances time and again, turning to such tactics as alternative funding, new service delivery methods, and innovative partnerships to help them continue providing essential citizen services. The current budget crisis is no exception. Today, federal managers reportRead… Read more »

Shared service delivery: 4 tactics from the private sector

This blog post was written by my colleague John Weigelt. You can read more of his posts here. Governments everywhere are looking for opportunities to do more with less. One approach is to create a shared services organization so services can be consolidated across departments or agencies (the city of Frankfurt is a good example).Read… Read more »

Collaborative transformation: 2 visionary cities lead the way

When we rolled out our global CityNext initiative in July, we named a handful of showcase cities, from Auckland to Zhengzhou, that have a running start on their journey toward modernization and optimization. In visiting many of these cities, I’ve gotten to see firsthand the tremendous potential they’re unleashing by putting data and technology toRead… Read more »