Results for the 2014 Digital Counties Survey are in. San Francisco County, Calif.; Clackamas County, Ore.; Charles County, Md.; and Roanoke County, Va., took first place in their respective population categories for demonstrating technological success in the areas of citizen engagement, policy, data and operations.

Hundreds participated in the 12th annual survey, and the top-ranked counties will be honored at a reception during the 2014 National Association of Counties (NACo) annual conference starting July 11.

Conducted by the Center for Digital Government (CDG), also owned by Government Technology's parent company, e.Republic Inc., in partnership with NACo, this year’s survey revealed the best work being done by county government technology agencies, and shed light on the technology trends of tomorrow.

The top 10 technology trends expected next year, based on this year’s survey results, are:

  1. Cybersecurity
  2. Hire & Retain Competent IT Personnel
  3. Shared Services
  4. Budget and Cost Control
  5. Mobility / Mobile Applications
  6. Disaster Recovery/Continuity of Operations
  7. Open Government/ Transparency/ Open Data
  8. Virtualization: Server, Desktop/Client, Storage, Applications; and Portal/E-government
  9. Broadband & Connectivity
  10. Governance, Data Center Consolidation and Cloud Computing

And the Winners Are ...

500,000 or more population category:

1st San Francisco County, CA

2nd Montgomery County, MD

3rd Fairfax County, VA

3rd San Diego County, CA

4th Oakland County, MI

4th Sacramento County, CA

5th Palm Beach County, FL

6th Baltimore County, MD

6th Hennepin County, MN

7th Alameda County, CA

7th Mecklenburg County, NC

8th Bexar County, TX

8th Wake County, NC

9th Los Angeles County, CA

9th Miami-Dade County, FL

10th King County, WA

10th Westchester County, NY

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Colin Wood Colin Wood  |  former staff writer

Colin wrote for Government Technology from 2010 through most of 2016.