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Selecting and Sustaining IT Investments in Government: A Guide to Effective Strategies

Why does IT procurement in government have to take so long and be so hard? How can we be confident that we’re making the right IT investments, especially for the long term? And which of today’s IT strategies will best position our government for the future? These are fundamental questions asked by government CIOs and the stakeholders who hold them accountable for IT investments and deployments. They reflect the challenges inherent in government IT, including large and complex projects, lengthy and rule-driven purchasing processes, and unique measures of value compared to the private sector. This how-to guide will help CIOs, IT managers and other technical executives within all levels of government formulate answers to these fundamental questions. Broken into four strategies for better government IT investments, this guide will also highlight new ways of planning and managing IT projects so they are simpler and faster to procure, deliver the desired value when implemented and position government for a future of continual technology change.


Achieving a single view of the citizen with information management

This paper outlines the fundamental requirements needed to effectively create a single view of the citizen. It features Information Builders' integrity, integration, and intelligence solutions that can empower government agencies to tap into timely, vital citizen information from more than 300 sources both inside and outside the organization.

Improving Police Work and Public Safety with Body-Worn Cameras

Learn how the police force of Valdosta, Ga., utilizes body-worn cameras, in-car video and radios to lower crime, increase public safety and improve community relations.

Twit Happens: How to Deal with Tweet Regret in the Public Sector

Addressing social media mistakes, and recovering appropriately in order to protect your public entity and preserve your audience.

Transforming the Way Government Does Business with E-Signatures

Obtaining signatures on paper documents is a process that is error prone, slow and unnecessary - and it affects almost every type of government agency or department, including HR, procurement, health and human services, housing authorities and corrections, among others. There's an easy solution to this archaic process, one that's faster, simpler, less costly and more secure: electronic signatures.

Pensions and Eligibility: Managing Employee Retirement and Compliance in Turbulent Times

Calls for pension reform, accountability and legislative compliance are impacting public sector pension administrators like never before. To comply with new legislation and standards, government organizations have had to implement multiple rules and rule changes into manifold, interdependent business processes. Executing these changes rapidly, accurately and consistently is at the heart of strong compliance. This white paper addresses the challenges associated with traditional solutions for ru

Helping Government Case Workers Help Citizens

Providing case workers with mobile devices or allowing them to use their own to access data, files, and virtual desktops allows agencies to save money and simplify IT management.

The Public Sector, Master Data Management and the Elusive Golden Record

If government agencies are to provide efficient citizen services, the data they work with must be consistent and accurate. Yet many government agencies operate without the benefit of a golden record - a single version of the truth that provides a holistic view of each citizen with which it works. This issue brief will discuss how the use of master data management technologies can allow agencies to develop a golden record that will serve as a single, uniform version of the truth across

How Governments Can Analyze Surveillance Videos for a Safer Community

Government agencies are increasing their use of video surveillance and collecting massive amounts of data in the process. But they need an effective and efficient way to manage this large volume of information and turn those video streams into actionable information. Find out the three steps agencies can take to improve public safety through video analytics in this issue brief.

Government's Top 3 Big Data Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Agencies can use big data technologies to thwart physical and cyber threats, prevent fraud and enhance citizens' lives - but these technologies aren't always simple to implement. This issue brief explains how government can overcome its three biggest big data-related challenges.

The Future of IT in State and Local Government

A favorite publication of our readers, this annual thought leadership paper from CDG highlights the challenges, opportunities and best practices that are emerging as the role of IT changes within government.
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