Modernization as a Service: Acquiring IT through Innovative Procurement

To capitalize on innovative technologies and spend “smarter,” state and local agencies are looking to the cloud, consolidation and virtualization. As a way to accomplish this, they are shifting some IT expenditures to monthly or recurring services rather than treating them as fixed hardware costs. While IT funding continues to become elusive, extended payment plans enable agencies to acquire IT goods and services with less upfront investment and negotiable payment terms, often leveraging operational expenditure (opex) funds to realize a rapid and demonstrable return on investment.


Social Media Archiving Makes a Big Impact with Little Effort

Through the power of social media archiving, Framingham, Mass., is able to automatically store and manage social media activity while staying in compliance with public records law. Read this case study to learn how social media helped capture an armed suspect and, in a separate case, protect a Framingham government employee from online harassment.

A Roadmap to Readiness for Government

Today’s technology platforms help agencies transform operations and business processes to create a more efficient and effective government. But digital transformation is more than implementing a particular piece of technology — it’s about creating a framework that allows government to reimagine how it operates and serves stakeholders. This paper offers a strategic roadmap to help agencies proactively evolve into a digital enterprise.

How to Create a Solid Foundation for Government Modernization

New digital technologies and rising constituent expectations are transforming government today and the impact is being felt at all levels from the largest state agencies and departments to the smallest municipalities. Digital modernization is an important way for agencies to attract entrepreneurs and help current businesses expand. Because modernization consists of so many moving parts, planning and implementation can be difficult for resource-strained IT staffs. What’s needed is a strateg

The City of Forth Worth Establishes New Industry Standard with Integration of eProcurement and PeopleSoft

When the City of Fort Worth upgraded its financial system to PeopleSoft ERP, it decided to evaluate eProcurement options, including ERP procurement modules. This is the story of how the City decided on a best-of-breed eProcurement approach and the successful integration to PeopleSoft ERP.

Mobile Computing - One Size Doesn't Fit All for Public Safety

Police, firefighters and emergency responders need fast, reliable mobile computing devices. However, they operate in harsh conditions and have unique data requirements, which would quickly kill off typical corporate machines or run-of-the-mill tablets. Emergency response personnel need rugged devices, personalized for their specific roles. This infographic helps identify the fundamentals of selecting a rugged mobile device for this unique workforce.

Modernizing Public Sector Procurement

Download this infographic to learn more about the survey results, including government agencies’ interest in and future plans around procurement modernization.

Five Tips for Choosing a Next-Generation Firewall

Attacks will continue to evolve as will the IT environment you need to protect. Make sure the NGFW you select provides tightly integrated, multi-layered threat protection. By sharing context and intelligence among security functions you accelerate threat detection and response across your organization, and get the most from your investments.

Buying Criteria for Next-Generation

The Buying Criteria for Next-Generation offers an analysis of the most important capabilities you should look for (and demand) from your network security gear, and will arm you with the information you need to be an educated buyer, so you get what you need and not just a set of future capabilities packaged in a marketecture that you can’t deploy.

How to Avoid the Three Pitfalls of Price-Based Printer Procurement

Choosing the lowest-cost printer may seem like a good deal, but putting too much weight on an initial purchase price can cause big problems for government agencies down the road. Find out what these problems are and how to avoid them in this infographic.

Seeing More to Improve Public Safety

Getting the right information to the right people quickly is an important part of improving law enforcement activity. Today, a new class of visualization technology is making the integration of information and actionable displays possible. Read this paper to learn about how the insights delivered by a visualization system can make a significant difference for departments and field staff as well as improve community partnerships.