December 2010

2010 Year in Review: Mobile Technology and Sustainability Are Among Government Issues

A look at the trends and people that influenced government IT in 2010.

The Pros and Cons of Open Source Software and Cloud Computing for Government

As agencies adopt cloud computing and open source software, questions abound about how these hot technology trends are destined to intersect.


New York City’s Digital Map Puts In-Depth GIS Data a Few Clicks Away

NYCityMap takes user input and generates maps that show nearby services and locations.

Four Questions

Business Intelligence Dashboards Simplify Regulation Compliance for Social Service Agency

Mary Shamouel, CIO of the Santa Clara County, Calif., Social Services Agency, discusses streamlined evaluation process.


New Products from Seals Technologies, Hewlett-Packard, Apple

Rugged mobile phone, tablet PC, notebook computer.

Cloud Computing

Microsoft and Google Cloud Services Weighed by Government Customers

Government customers of Microsoft and Google cloud computing services explain their preferences.

Point of View

Incoming Governors Inherit IT Consolidations, Shared Service Initiatives (Opinion)

The changing political landscape may also mean new chief information officers are appointed.

Legacy Systems

New Jersey Treasury Department Seeks to Bring Legacy Systems Into the 21st Century

Legacy systems have New Jersey hankering for a major electronic records renovation.

Green Initiatives

Montana Data Center Blows Hot Air to Keep Servers Cool

Montana officials believe it’s the first U.S. state to install a ‘heat wheel’ in its data center, which uses climate control technology to keep server temperatures and costs down.

Public Safety

First Responders Looking Forward to New 4G Network

By the end of 2010, Verizon plans to launch a massive long term evolution (LTE) network, reaching 110 million Americans in 38 major markets across the country.


5 Things We’ve Learned This Year — From Smartphones to Transparency (Opinion)

Cloud computing and IT consolidation were also hot in 2010.