The good news is that data analytics is not too technical for government staff to implement. Data is the way policy moves into practice. It helps everyone work smarter, not harder. The key is that data must be married to a service change in order to see results.
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A new public sector workforce will usher in an era of citizen-first services, all supported by the cloud.
A moment in your life, no matter how cold, might give you a lesson.
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… Read more »
Because I am involved in cycling as both a user and as a designer, I try to make an effort to check out bicycle facilities whenever I can. Over the last month, I had the opportunity to try out the bike share program in both Denver and in Chicago. This allowed me to tour someRead… Read more »
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 andRead… Read more »
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 communityRead… Read more »
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 ownRead… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… theRead… Read more »