July 2005

The Better Part of Valor

The Cabinet seems to have lost its luster for state CIOs.

Witnessing an Evolution

The combination of grid computing and utility computing just might be the next big thing.

Looking for an Answer

Growing use of voice over Internet protocol creates dilemma for 911 services.

Education Options

Virtual schools offer a wider selection for students and families, and create questions for states.


Lost in Translation

Language translation technology may not be ready for prime time.

Tech Focus

Two Cents: Nice Bass--IBM ThinkCentre A51p Tower

Contemplating the IBM ThinkCentre A51p Tower -- and its sound system.

Point of View

Economic Imperative

Economic Imperative

Geo Info

Parking Spotter

Sacramento County's mobile license plate recognition system locates scofflaws, eyeballs vehicles that overstay their welcome and helps recover stolen cars.

GIS Goes Enterprise

Paulding County, Ga., gains collaboration on building enterprise GIS.

CIO Profile

Carol Fieldhouse

Chief of Technology, California State Board of Equalization


Stargazing, Internet-Style

Doers have to dream sometime.


Gary Robinson, Washington State CIO

"The model we are drawing upon for Washington state is building upon both New York City, and particularly building upon the work that has been done in the city of Baltimore."

Public Screening

Denver transit agency has a look at television service on buses and light rail trains.

Nurturing Nurses

The Kansas State Board of Nursing licenses and renews more than 2,000 nurses each month. The process now takes less than a minute, saving time and improving efficiency.

Electronic Government

Bugging Crickets

Scientists use tiny radio transmitters to study Mormon crickets' migration habits.

Straight Shooting

The California Film Commission collaborates with Caltrans to create an online permit system for filming on state property.


GT Spectrum

Reports from the IT horizon.

Product News

Product News

Fujitsu, SanDisk, Linksys, Ricoh