Posts Tagged: GovBytes

GovBytes: Ohio Police Using Electronic Bracelets to Find Missing Persons

Police in Rocky River, Ohio, are supplying its citizens with high-tech electronic bracelets that use cell phone technology to pinpoint the wearer’s location. Rocky River’s population is nearly one third senior citizens, making them the target audience for this new technology. The bracelets are tied into the 911 system, allowing police to rapidly respond ifRead… Read more »

GovBytes: Do You Have a $50,000 Idea For Improving Government?

Do you have a great idea on how to use technology to improve government? If so, the Merit Awards want to hear from you. According to a recent story in GovTech, MeriTalk will be awarding $50,000 for the “most innovative, problem-solving and cost-saving proposal centered on technology.” Ideas can be entered in one of eightRead… Read more »

GovBytes: Atlanta Ranked Most Telework-Friendly City

According to recent Microsoft report Work Without Walls, Atlanta is the most telework-friendly city in America. Organizations are increasingly giving workers the option of teleworking, but employees in Atlanta teleworked five days a month on average. That’s one more day a month than the national average. Dallas, Phoenix, Seattle, and Denver also topped the listRead… Read more »

GovBytes: Do You Know the Difference Between Cloud Computing and Virtualization?

Confused about cloud computing and virtualization? Apparently you’re not alone. Nearly two-thirds of state and local government employees felt that there was confusion in their organizations over the meaning of cloud computing and virtualization, according to a recent article in Government Technology: “The survey was surprising,” said Paul Christman, Quest Software’s vice president for stateRead… Read more »

GovBytes: Are You Using Your Work Cell Phone the Way Your Boss Intended?

Government Technology reported recently a pretty disconcerting fact: large numbers of people are using company-issued cell phones for personal reasons without having any idea what rules they’re supposed to be following to keep those devices secure. It’s not surprising that 95 percent of companies have mobile security policies, according to a new study by onlineRead… Read more »