Posts Tagged: councilpost

Analytics: The New Path to Value

A recent report from IBM, Analytics: The New Path to Value, highlights how successful organizations have implemented the use of analytics into their organization. The report partners with the MIT Sloan institute to provide an insightful take on analytics, and how the structured use of data can open up new insights and drive stronger decision-making… Read more »

Exploring Geo-Enabled Government Services

Across government, there are fascinating uses of GIS. Whether it is the development of custom web apps, integration of cloud and/or mobile technology, or using GIS to improve citizen services. In many ways GIS is transforming how government delivers services. There are also many different ways GIS is improving services. The use of 3D and… Read more »

Sunlight Foundation’s 33 Recommendations for Open Data Policies

This morning I was reading a recent blog post by Laurenellen McCann, Open Data Policy Guidelines, from the Sunlight Foundation. I found the blog post fascinating, and believed this would be a great resource for the GovLoop community to check out, especially if you are involved in Gov 2.0 or open data initiatives within your… Read more »

Using Business Intelligence Tools to Improve School Districts

Improving America’s public education system has been at the forefront of policy debate for years. At the core of the debate often is how to best measure performance of teachers and school districts. With the help of Oracle, the Upstate New York School District of Rochester has recently implemented business intelligence tools to track student… Read more »

VanRoekel Provides Updates on the Digital Government Strategy

In the last few months, the White House has initiated a few really interesting programs and initiatives working to transform government through technology. Last month, the administration released the Digital Government Strategy, and is now working to deliver on the strategy. Last week, federal CIO Steven VanRoekel provided an update on the Digital Government Strategy… Read more »

Customer Service in Government: Why We Need to Use Multiple Channels

This is the fourth post in our GovLoop May Blog series, exploring how to break down silos in government. Our first post focused on the “trusted leader” and the traits required for leadership across government. Our second post explored collaboration strategies on your team. Last week, we looked out to the future, and how to… Read more »

Managing the Mobile Workforce: It’s all about grapes, cucumbers, monkeys and rocks

One of the trends in government is mobility and allowing employees to work anywhere, anytime and on any device. Although having a mobile workforce has many benefits, there are also numerous related challenges. One of the challenges is the need for improved management of mobile employees. Mobile employees are not necessarily always a teleworker, some… Read more »

Top 5 Skills Needed to Advance Your Career

With the Baby Boomers exiting the workforce, the next generation of the workforce is preparing to take on more leadership roles. Entering leadership roles means new responsibilities will emerge for employees. I’ve identified five core skills needed for future leaders, and skills that will be needed to advance your career. I’ve listed my five skills… Read more »

Cybersecurity: How Do You Build Trust Within Your Network?

Today I read an interesting white paper from Cisco, Cybersecurity: Build Trust, Visibility, and Resilience. The paper focused on security issues across the internet, and what government leaders and IT staff need to know to keep systems safe. The report focused on five areas: Understanding the proliferation of risks Achieving a trusted network Creating network… Read more »

3 Great Case Studies – Local Government Adopting Google Technology

Within the last few weeks, Google has made quite a few announcements regarding numerous local governments beginning to use Google Apps for Government. Three cities in particular have been the City of Edmonton, which was the first major municipal government in Canada to use the Google suite. Two other cities where St.Louis and Columbia, Missouri…. Read more »