Mobile

My Cup of IT: Schwarzenegger and the SIs

By Steve O’Keeffe http://bit.ly/iIKaf8 Between Arnie’s revelations and DSK’s advances it’s been a tough week for the service industry. And, while shorter on hanky panky, the outlook for Uncle Sam’s help ain’t very romantic. Torn by a series of tech trysts – cloud, data center consolidation, consumerization, mobile apps – seems the Fed/contractor marriage isRead… Read more »

YouTown — Gov2.0 app for publishing civic data — is live!

It’s been nearly a year since we introduced the concept of YouTown — a mobile platform for connecting citizens and their communities — to the Gov2.0 space. At the heart of development were two questions: How would local governments benefit from the ability to publish all types of information from various agencies (from Public WorksRead… Read more »

Looking for an easy way to access municipal services? There’s an app for that.

Online services are becoming available in an increasing number of cities and towns: from paying traffic tickets to researching zoning codes, you can probably do it from the municipal website of any forward-thinking community. However, as mobile devices continue to grow in popularity, many cities are examining options for taking online information to the nextRead… Read more »

Public Access to Tax Parcel: There’s an App for That!

I’ve talked about how ArcGIS can make tax parcel mapping a cinch for local governments, and here’s some great news! There is now an app to access tax parcel information. Check out the blog post below to find out more: Originally posted in the ESRI Local Government Blog. Parcel Value for iPhone is an ArcGISRead… Read more »

Take Your Employees with You Everywhere!

This is every HR Manager’s dream come true: The iPeople app let’s you take your employees with you wherever you go! Check out the details below: Originally posted by Christiane Stagge of SAP Spectrum. HR Management, Meet iPad iPeople provides human resource managers on the go with a full overview of information on employees, organizationalRead… Read more »

Looking for Local Art, Trails, Public Buildings? There’s an app for that.

Imagine the convenience of having maps to community locations and attractions right on your mobile device. No more driving about searching for that park you know is somewhere around, or wondering where you can find the historical sites in your area. There’s a new way for cities and towns to provide location-based information about everythingRead… Read more »

Open Government Links of the Past Week – April 15, 2011

CA cities having hard time dealing w/ FOIA requests. “Now, IT officials working in California cities are saying that they are overwhelmed by the complexity of the public archived information being sought.” “Although responding to record requests has traditionally been a function of a city clerk’s office, in recent years IT departments have become heavilyRead… Read more »

The Mobile Genie is Out of the Bottle!

I just got back from another wonderful AFFIRM Luncheon for a great discussion about the changing landscape for mobility in the government workforce. The event began with insightful opening remarks from Wyatt Kash, Editorial Director for AOL Government. Kash addressed the changes that smart devices have brought to the way we connect and work andRead… Read more »

My Cup of IT: Beam Me Up

By: Steve O’Keeffe http://bit.ly/h6DeTe Who hasn’t sat in Beltway traffic and fantasized about Scottie beaming them up? Who wouldn’t swoon at the chance to get out of the gridlock? So, it only seems fitting that on Valentine’s Day, more than 39,000 telenauts from all 50 states fell in love with a deep-space exploration mission –Read… Read more »