Posts Tagged: County

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 computerRead… Read more »

Changing the government IT landscape with CloudStore

On Sunday, February 19, the Government Procurement Service officially launched CloudStore for UK central government and local authorities. The UK government first proposed the G-Cloud initiative over two years ago with the goal of bringing a wider range of cloud suppliers to the public sector while increasing the flexibility of procurement contracts. The programme wantedRead… Read more »

What does it take to be a leader in government IT?

Government IT is a fickle world that requires leaders to utilize multiple skillsets to achieve success. This world has many moving parts, and if not managed properly, could break down and create mayhem. What do leaders in government technology need to do to be successful? Here are two suggestions… First, leaders must build a solidRead… Read more »

Seeking Local Government Acroynms

Your help is requested. During my extensive time in local government we used a variety of acroynms . Acroynms that would help us briefly describe the issue before us. Below is a list of the some of the acroynms I frequently used. If you have any, or know of any, acryonms used in local governmentsRead… Read more »

Webinar: Digital Communications Excellence with Kitsap County, WA

GovDelivery is hosting a webinar with Kitsap County on December 1, 2011 at 1 pm CST. Attend this webinar to learn how Kitsap County is achieving digital communications excellence with several initiatives, including KENS – short for Kitsap County Electronic Notification System. Hear Douglas Bear, Kitsap County’s Public Communications Manager, discuss their digital communications strategies,Read… Read more »

Are you a City/County Manager? Follow ICMA Conference Highlights!

Whether you are attending the ICMA conference or not, we want to make sure you have access to the vital tech-related information being covered at this event for City/County Managers all over the globe. Today, Granicus revealed this ICMA News Portal to keep you connected. Check out our schedule and get involved in the discussionRead… Read more »

Open Government Links of the Week – September 9, 2011

Local Government Guidelines for Working with the Media During an Energy Emergency “This document provides strategies that local governments can use for communicating effectively with the media, and for cultivating relationships with both the media and the public during energy-related emergencies.” Code for America Announces Winners Several cities have been selected to participate in CfA’sRead… Read more »

Cook County Opens Data to the Public

Click here for a link to the plan Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey today announced a major initiative to bring meaningful transparency reforms to Cook County. The Open Cook County Plan is aimed at making county government data and information publicly available so residents can more effectively understand,Read… 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 »