Posts By Lauren Alexander

Must-Have Open Government Search Tools and Use Tips

The essence of government transparency is accessibility. Today I’ll demonstrate how search can instantly link your staff and citizens to information they are looking for. Not only does it drastically reduce the amount of time you spend responding to information requests, but it also saves time for website visitors! Read more on the Granicus Blog

Are you a City/County Manager? Follow ICMA Conference Highlights!

Whether you are attending the ICMA conference or not, we want to make sure you have access to the vital tech-related information being covered at this event for City/County Managers all over the globe. Today, Granicus revealed this ICMA News Portal to keep you connected. Check out our schedule and get involved in the discussionRead… Read more »

Government Video Tips: Content Strategies that Work

As online video becomes one of the most timely, trusted ways for government to deliver information, learn how one city is using it to connect more closely with their residents. Jacob Abramson, Senior Video Production Coordinator for Surprise 11 in Surprise, Arizona, a two-time Emmy Nominated Video Producer, and14 year veteran in the Network BroadcastRead… Read more »

Special Offer: Webcasting Public Meetings

Broadcasting public meetings over the web is quickly becoming the most effective way to achieve open government. Today, Granicus announced an introductory offer that gives you 75% off our new enterprise-class video streaming solution built specifically for the largest government agencies. It’s called the Performance Accelerator. Check out our blog for details

Calling Government IT: Cloud Trends – Contribute to the Conversation!

Government IT Professionals – we want to hear from you! Contribute to a report on the government’s use of cloud-based applications and help shed light on the importance of this technological shift. Reports abound on the private sector’s trend to move business applications to the cloud in an effort to reduce expenditures and improve operationalRead… Read more »

Columbus, Ohio Advances Policy-Making with Legislative Automation

by Shezronne Zaccardi, IT Specialist, City of Columbus, OH In 2002, the City of Columbus, Ohio, knew it was time for a change. We needed to move our workflows into the digital age to eliminate bottlenecks and speed up the delivery of information across our organization and to our citizens. Since implementing Granicus’ Legislative ManagementRead… Read more »

How Governments Can Expand their Web Strategy with Video & Mobile Reach

Hear how the City of Alexandria is leveraging Granicus technology to take their web strategy to the next level through online video. Justin Thompson, the Communications Content Manager for the City of Alexandria, which was recently recognized for having one of the Top 10 “Digital City” government websites by eRepublic, wrote a great blog postRead… Read more »

Get government transparency video solutions for less! Special discounts on Granicus products.

We realize that government agencies are running on tight budgets these days. To help mitigate this, Granicus is offering a limited-time offer that will give you access to the most popular and most reliable array of government transparency, efficiency, and citizen collaboration solutions being used by over 850 government agencies—for less! Already, we offer theRead… Read more »

Granicus Releases iLegislate to Help Elected Officials Stay Cost-Effective on the iPad

Using iPads in government meetings is not a new idea, however, it’s one that many agencies are grappling with. How do you justify this purchase? How can they be used to actually promote productivity while saving tax payer dollars? Granicus wanted to develop an app to reduce governments dependency on paper in the legislative processRead… Read more »

Increase Transparency, Reach Mobile Devices with Video

When working with government web developers and communications professionals, I often hear that delivering government content to mobile devices is a key priority. It seems like an obvious necessity, especially as mobile device sales reach record highs. However, when it comes to actually implementing the tools and formats needed to achieve this, particularly with video,Read… Read more »