Posts Tagged: govtech

GovBytes: A Workplace Without Email?

Could you imagine doing your job without email? Many of us spend a large portion of our working hours sending and responding to messages, but that could all change. According to a new survey by Robert Half Technology, a majority of CIOs believe that real-time communication tools, like instant messaging, will eventually supplant workplace email.Read… Read more »

GovBytes: California to Launch Electronic Traffic Ticket Pilot

The California Highway Patrol would like to eliminate paper traffic tickets in favor of an e-ticket system that would save time, money, and cut back on clerical errors.The state is launching a pilot program to test a series of hand-held devices to administer traffic citations, according to Government Technology. Aside from eliminating the need toRead… Read more »

GovTech: New Facebook App Connects Citizens to Government

Government Technology reported that citizens in Burleson, Texas, now have another way to connect with government. A new Facebook application was developed to make it easier for citizens to report and request services from their local government. The Facebook application is called the Citizen Request Tracker (CRT). Public administrators in Burleson have seen an increaseRead… 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 »

GovBytes: Is Cloud Computing The LeBron James of Technology?

According to Steve Towns at Government Technology,”cloud computing” is among the developments that have received the most attention in government in recent memory. It is, one might say, the LeBron James of government technology… lots of hype, but no championships… yet Cloud Computing Meets Reality It’s hard to think of a technology that’s received moreRead… Read more »

Great piece on outward-looking social media in GOVTECH

Terrific piece by Hilton Collins in GOVERNMENT TECHNOLOGY, “Emergency Managers and First Responders Use Twitter and Facebook to Update Communities.” Excellent examples of agencies embracing the Big Network, engaging with the public in the community space, practitioners. This is very very encouraging. Blogging on GovLoop about a piece I found on Twitter in a GovZineRead… Read more »