Posts Tagged: chicago

Software as a Service: The Key to Modernizing Government

This post is an excerpt from our recent report, "Software as a Service: The Key to Modernizing Government." To download the full report, click here. The report is part of a three-part series, where GovLoop will highlight the power of the Oracle cloud and explore how Oracle is helping government agencies transform the way they deliver services.... Read more »

Content Marketing That Wins: Making Brands, Readers AND Google Happy

Scott Smith, Nick Papagiannis and I had the opportunity to kick off Social Media Week Chicago with a presentation titled “Content Marketing That Wins: Making Brands, Readers, AND Google Happy” to a packed house at Morningstar in Chicago. If you missed it, we’ve created a Storify for the event hashtag and embedded the livestream and... Read more »

Congress BUILDs Support for Local Revitalization

Every city has them, the unusable old buildings and empty lots that remain cut off from the public sphere. They’re former factories or disposal areas where hazardous substances, pollutants, or other contaminant is hanging around for one reason or another. They’re undeveloped, contaminated, usually abandoned, and they’re a thorn in the side of any community... Read more »

Why Don't Any Big Cities Have Municipal Broadband?

I haven't written a post in a while, but reading an interesting article in Atlantic Cities today, Why Are There No Big Cities with Municipal Broadband Networks?, I was reminded of some past posts and wanted to take the opportunity to bring some thoughts together. The largest city in the United States with its own... Read more »

e-government academy certficiation program

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is launching the e-government academy which is an on-line certification program for government professionals. It consists for four 5-week courses and is targeted for working professionals looking to enhance their e-government and IT skills. To view a webinar discussing the new on-line e-Government Academy program please click on:... Read more »

GovBytes: Municipal Wireless Networks: Next Stop Chicago?

What would it take for a city to be able to call itself "one of the most livable" in America? Some qualifications that come to mind include: quality transportation infrastructure, affordable housing and utility options, schools that prepare children for bright futures, clean open spaces for enjoying the natural world, zero crime, friendly neighbors... the... Read more »

Thin is In: How Cook County Is Improving Services with Thin Clients

CIO Bridget Dancy calls them the “best kept secret in county government.” No, it’s not the caped crusader Batman or The Avengers – they’re something far more cost-effective and efficient…. Thin clients! This week we’re telling the story of how local governments like Cook County in Illinois have traded in thousands of slow, aging computer... Read more »

Should Hospitals Be Considered a Significant Target Of Terror?

www.homelandsecuritynet.com Many social scientists referred to guerrilla warfare as the “weapon of the weak” and terrorism as the “weapon of the weakest,” using violence to generate fear, and thereby to achieve their political goals, when direct military victory is not possible. Today terrorists usually prefer to avoid attacking heavily defended “hard targets” such as military... Read more »