PAST ISSUES / November 2009

Chicago Academy of Advanced Technology Opens

Chicago IT school trains future work force, concentrating on science and engineering.

Five Tips for Outsourcing or Sharing IT Resources

Pennsylvania and Minneapolis are among successful shared services and outsourcing models.

signal-noise

It Doesn't Pay to Skimp on Cyber-Security (Opinion)

Governments must still protect domains, critical infrastructure and Web 2.0 platforms.

Electronic Government

Oakland County, Mich., Shares Notification Service With Local Cities

Oakland County, Mich., provides a unique digital communication platform to reach citizens.

New York City, Boston Add Web 2.0 to Customer Relationship Management

iPhone apps and Twitter let citizens exchange information with city 311 centers.

Public Safety

Power Management Solution Reduces Police Car Dead Batteries, Emissions

The Dallas Police Department piloted anti-idling technology that operates a car's electrical system while it's turned off. Laptops, lights, radios and other equipment are powered.

Point of View

Do Twitter and Other Social Networks Shield Anonymous Complainers on Topics like Health-Care Reform? (Opinion)

Or do public online forums also give way to honest, informative discussions on contentious issues?

Policy

Montana City Asks Job Applicants for Social Media Passwords, Draws Controversy

Bozeman officials rescind policy after coming under fire for requesting Facebook, Google passwords.

Product News

Product Review: Mobile Video Production System Handles Broadcast, Webcast and Screencast Functions

Product Review: Mobile Video Production System Handles Broadcast, Webcast and Screencast Functions

New Products from Getac, NEC Display Solutions, Hercules, GammaTech

GPS handheld, LCD display, mini webcam, notebook computer.

Green Technology

Electronic Document Management Streamlines Florida Court System

Hillsborough County, Fla., saves paper and time with enterprise content management system.