Shannon Kennedy wrote a new post, The Quest Continues: Where is the GEICO Gecko Today?, on the site GovLoop 8 years, 1 month ago
During a State Department Town Hall meeting, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was asked:
“Madame Secretary, this next question is probably one of the most discussed topics on the [State Department employee] sounding board. Todd Schwarz asks: Are there any steps that can be taken to accelerate the upgrade of Internet Explorer on department…[Read more]
Shannon Donelson started the topic Is your Agency Using GIS? in the forum Communications, Citizen Engagement, Customer Service 8 years, 1 month ago
I find GIS technology to be so interesting, and after learning more about it, I am curious to see how different agencies are using it.
Is your Agency Using GIS?
If so, how? Not sure if you should? Check out some of the benefits of using GIS. According to Esri, they fall in 5 different categories.
Cool apps are great, but only if you have a phone for them. I’ve heard a lot of folks complain that they can’t always use the applications that they want because their organization still uses BlackBerries.
Shannon Donelson started the topic What are the Keys to a National Mobility Strategy? in the forum Mobility for Government 8 years, 1 month ago
It’s obvious that we have stepped into an age of mobility in government, but CIOs still face some tough issues including: security, device support, and applications development.
I was recently asked what exceptional customer service means. Sometimes all it takes is one word to describe something the best.
How would you define customer service in one word?
I would use “Commitment” as my word. In order to give great customer service, a company or organization must be fully committed to serving it’s…[Read more]
Happy Friday everyone! Here’s another GEICO Friday Fun Video!
It’s important to keep your home well protected, but security systems can be expensive. Consider adopting a pet to protect you!
A rescue panther might be a great replacement for actual home security systems, as long as you don’t need to sleep at night. Wouldn’t it be easier to…[Read more]
Shannon Donelson started the topic Columbia County, GA gets Citizen Smart with Citizen Reporter in the forum Innovative Local Gov Leaders 8 years, 1 month ago
Keeping cities safe is what CitySourced is all about. More and more cities across the country are grabbing onto the idea of making their citizens local superheroes by providing community-specific phone apps that allow the citizen to be the eyes and ears of the city.
Columbia County, GA is getting smarter with the launching of a brand new…[Read more]
You may have heard of the term WebEx, but have no idea what it is or how to use it. Cisco’s WebEx platform lets you have online meetings with anyone who has an Internet connection, including mobile devise users.
The cool part about WebEx verses other forms of video conferencing is the ability to share content from your computer. Attendees…[Read more]
Over the past three weeks, we’ve been talking about Microsoft’s awesome blog series which has been investigating “The Digital Divide.”
Today, we are exploring how today’s technologies and trends can be applied to bridging this great divide.
Shannon Donelson started the topic How is Analytics Creating Outcomes in your Organization? in the forum Smarter Government: Analytics to Outcomes 8 years, 1 month ago
Examples discussed in this group we have seen that as our federal, state and local governments become “smarter,” we have begun to see some awesome results. I’m curious to see how the use of data has helped various agencies:
How is Analytics Creating Outcomes in your Organization?
Share your experiences and outcomes below!
Email and phone calls are great, but sometimes talking to co-workers face to face is really the best way to collaborate and be productive. In our age of telework, it may not always be possible for everyone to be present at meetings. Some members of your project team may not even live in the same part of the country as the rest. Thanks to Google…[Read more]
Oh Valentines Day, a day of love and happiness for many, and misery and despair for others. For many, this holiday jump starts their desire to find their one true love. This time of year means big business for […]
As we’ve seen in 2012, more and more government agencies are adopting mobile strategies and encouraging government employees to go mobile.
How has Going Mobile Benefited You?
Have you noticed a change in your productivity? Efficiency? Share your thoughts below!
Be honest, how many of us thought that by the year 2000, we’d be living just like The Jetson’s?
Sure, we aren’t traveling in flying cars and don’t have personal robot maids (oh, how I’d love to have a Rosey), but to Cisco’s Marie Hattar’s point, a smarter world could exist sooner than we think.
With that, let’s highlight Marie’s Top 10 Tech…[Read more]
Event though the telework trend has taken off, some folks are still slow to jump on the train. Every so often, leaders and supervisors need a little convincing, and it is up to the employee to make the case.
What is your telework ROI?
If you had to make a case for your desire to telework to a skeptical boss, what would you use as the basis…[Read more]
Milwaukee, Wisconsin is home to an emerging aquaponics industry which has the ability to have a positive impact on the City’s food supply, industry, health, and growth. Thanks to IBM, Milwaukee is becoming an even smarter, more organic city.
After being asked by Mayor Tom Barrett to help improve the city’s emerging aquaponics industry, IBM…[Read more]
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