Capitalizing on Your Local Government Server

The increased demand from citizens for a more efficient and transparent government is straining already outdated IT infrastructure and causing local government agencies to re-evaluate and reconfigure their IT environment. With dwindling budgets and tight resources constantly a challenge, the addition of a server –  no matter the size of the agency – is a simple and affordable solution.

This series of government papers focuses on how a server can benefit any local government agency by reducing costs, improving employee collaboration and customer satisfaction, and providing a secure and scalable IT environment for the future. It acts as a guide by providing critical information to local government leaders on things like how to choose the right server and the important considerations to make, the steps to leverage a server investment, and how to get the biggest return on investment once a server is in place.

How Government Agencies Can Avoid Becoming the Next Ransomware Victim

If you haven’t heard of ransomware, you might soon become acquainted. Ransomware — a family of malware that hijacks an organization’s data so hackers can extort a payment — is increasingly prevalent across all types of organizations because it’s such a profitable business model for cyber thieves. The threat to government is significant, and it can be difficult to know how to develop an anti-ransomware strategy for your cybersecurity plan. This paper highlights a ste

Printers: The Missing Link in Comprehensive Security Compliance

Recently, the Center for Digital Government (CDG) surveyed 129 state and local government officials to evalu¬ate the inclusion of printers in their security compliance plans. This report uncovers findings around endpoint security strategies, policies in place and security compliance pain points. It also highlights opportunities for agencies to devel-op better security compliance and points out specific areas to focus on to help keep plans up to date. Download this report to learn more.

Navigating Government's Digital Transformation

This paper highlights the results from a research survey that used the NASCIO 2017 Top 10 Priorities for State CIOs as a framework to help determine IT leaders’ perspectives and priorities related to technology, procurement and planning as part of their IT transformation. In addition, it discusses how commercially supported open source technologies can support transformation and drive better performance and increased efficiency at a lower cost.

5 Best Practices to Transition from Legacy Voice to VoIP

Running voice over IP (VoIP) has changed how we interact on the phone by introducing advanced calling features and mobile integration. VoIP offers IT leaders cost savings, increased security and less maintenance, but starting and finishing the transition is not without its challenges.

Modern, More Affordable eProcurement

Download this brief to learn how states, counties and cities across the country are capitalizing on these best-of-breed eProcurement services and how you can turn purchasing into a strategic resource.

Security from the Inside Out

Download this paper to learn how a cloud-based software-as-a-service solution offers an alternative that can simplify and strengthen network security.

Oracle Cloud: New Possibilities

In this Q&A, Aaron Erickson, director of Oracle North American Government Innovation, discusses how Oracle works with agencies to identify new possibilities for service delivery and drive better outcomes for constituents. Download this paper to learn more.

Increasing State & Local Government Productivity With the Cloud

Download this report to see the results from a recent Center for Digital Government survey to learn about the benefits, challenges and perceptions of the cloud among public sector leaders.

Database Management & Integration

Download this report to see the results from a recent Center for Digital Government survey to learn about the database management systems IT decision makers are using, their integration plans and the common challenges these agencies have encountered.

From automated to comprehensive: What child welfare organizations need to succeed

Past experience with S/TACWIS systems suggests that the new CCWIS standard is a major opportunity for child welfare organizations, but one that demands the right IT partner. Organizations will need expertise in big data, mobility, analytics and cognitive computing to maximize child welfare.