FutureStructure: How Ideas Drive What We Build

In the first issue of the FutureStructure special publication, we introduced the framework of FutureStructure and its three tenets – soft, hard and technology infrastructure – and wrote about the concept of the city as a system. This issue of FutureStructure further explains the soft infrastructure component, which is arguably the most important part of FutureStructure, and shows how the city as a system concept can be put into practice. Additionally, this issue discusses how optimizing our transportation systems through different ways of thinking and creating a better built environment can make our communities better places to live and prepare them to thrive for the future.

3 Best Practices for Storing Public Safety Surveillance Files

Public safety agencies are implementing new technologies to protect citizens and increase transparency. Chief among them is video – including body-worn cameras, video management systems, closed circuit TV and more. But while these tools help agencies better address crime and increase transparency, the challenge lies in efficiently and effectively storing the increasing volumes of data they produce. One emerging solution to this problem is a data lake. This issue brief explains what a data

6 Tips for Building a Future-Ready Infrastructure

Today’s IT environment is more complex than ever. The applications that have become critical to business operations require greater processing power, memory, and storage. This guide prepares decision-makers to choose servers that meet their current needs, while building a flexible, reliable, scalable infrastructure to handle future requirements. Intel Inside®. Powerful Solution Outside. Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Convergence's Early Adopters: Three Trends in Migration

This IDG research study reveals that IT professionals are already seriously considering converged systems. The advantages of converged systems are clear. Still, some reticence remains due to concerns about cost and ROI. Learn how converged systems bring value to the enterprise today and tomorrow, and see how Dell PowerEdge FX solutions smooth the road to convergence. Intel Inside®. Powerful Solution Outside. Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or oth

Making Smart Decisions in Evaluating and Selecting a Supplier of Converged Infrastructure

Converged solutions are being widely adopted by large enterprises where infrastructure sprawl has chewed up budgets and made scalability a challenge, and as a method to speed delivery of IT services. They are also proving to be beneficial to IT-strapped small and mid-sized organizations, which often lack the skills and resources to keep up with increased business demands for IT services. Intel Inside®. Powerful Solution Outside. Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in t

Reducing Infrastructure Complexity through Converged Systems

Remote offices, branch offices and small businesses have dramatically stepped up their adoption of new technology to help them run everything from typical business applications to cutting-edge solutions that differentiate their organizations. But that rapid run-up in new technology deployments has often come with a cost: increased infrastructure complexity that has become harder and more expensive to manage. Intel Inside®. Powerful Solution Outside. Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of I

Simplicity, Efficiency, Versatility: The Key Ingredients For Your Servers

For remote offices and branch offices (ROBOs), effective server performance is critical. This white paper introduces a server solution featuring Intel® Xeon® processors that provides simplicity, efficiency, and versatility for these office environments. Intel Inside®. Powerful Solution Outside. Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and Xeon Inside are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

The Coaching Playbook for the Public Sector

Coaching can be a crucial component in retaining, engaging, and improving great -- and not-so-great -- talent. Read this four-part summary on How to Maximize Employee Performance in the Public Sector.

Shifting the Employee Productivity Curve with Smart Talent Management Strategies

The efficiency with which you achieve your organization’s mission is dependent upon the productivity of your employees. Improving productivity means your agency can do more while using less effort and fewer resources. Through 5 talent strategies, your organization can increase the productivity of each employee.

Virtualizing Government: New Open Source Solutions for the Public Sector

On the march toward virtualization, it makes little sense to charge ahead without a map. Still, the pressure is on federal IT managers to take up a brisk pace.

Streamlining Field Inspection Data Capture

NCDACS moved from a paper-based inspection process to a Mi-Forms mobile inspection solution and saw major results & benefits such as a reduction in processing time (4 weeks to 1-2 days), a net ROI of $220,000 and an average savings of $72,000/year.
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