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. Products New Products from Seals Technologies, Hewlett-Packard, Apple Rugged mobile phone, tablet PC, notebook computer. Signal:Noise 5 Things We’ve Learned This Year — From Smartphones to Transparency (Opinion) Cloud computing and IT consolidation were also hot in 2010. 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. 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. 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. 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. Cloud Computing Microsoft and Google Cloud Services Weighed by Government Customers Government customers of Microsoft and Google cloud computing services explain their preferences. GIS 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.