May 2012

Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.

Is Apple Learning to Love the Enterprise?

Are iPads and iPhones ideal for government settings?

The Secret Behind Successful Mobile Apps

States seek to develop new apps that integrate into agencies' existing infrastructure.

Why Big Sites Run Drupal

Open source Drupal content management system powers some of government’s biggest sites.


5 Tips That Government Innovators Can Learn from Marathoners

Ways to conserve your energy on the long road to getting new ideas implemented.


Social Media Directors are Finding a Place in Government

Governments try out new media directors to handle social networking on their behalf.

Four Questions

San Francisco CTO Talks Cloud Computing Best Practices

Gina Tomlinson speaks about the benefits of cloud deployment.


Chicago, Cook County and Illinois Start ‘Convergence Cloud’

A step closer to the holy grail of one data website for everything.


New Products From Belkin, SMART, LUXSHARE-ICT, Devon IT

Combination folio/keyboard, whiteboards, docking station, thin client laptop.

Point of View

Open Source and Mobile Apps Are on Government Radar

Collaboration and social media are also grabbing government attention.

Case Studies

St. Paul to Jump on Minnesota’s Email Cloud by June

St. Paul will be the first city in Minnesota to share email services with the state under its new Microsoft Office 365 cloud platform.

Baltimore Water Main Inspected With High-Tech Probe

City uses electromagnetic technology to scan for pipe damage while keeping water service up and running.

5 Ways to Thwart Copper Thieves

Public agencies employ many strategies and technologies to protect critical infrastructure.


States Aim to Launch More Mobile Apps

State governments are aggressively deploying mobile technology, but which approaches catch on best?

Will the ‘Dot-NYC’ Domain Start a Trend? Maybe Not

New York City is pursuing its own “dot-nyc” top-level domain extension, but other cities might not follow suit.