November 2011

Patty Conner, director, Utah Health Exchange

States Face Health Benefit Exchange Deadline

Information sharing challenges have some states wondering if the health benefit exchange deadline is realistic.

Transparency Demands Cost Governments Money

Tight budgets push transparency to the back burner as demand for financial and legislative data grows.


5 Questions to Help You Understand Your Agency’s Mission

Maximizing government resources in a tough budget crisis.

Four Questions

Connecticut Lieutenant Governor Discusses State’s Health Benefit Exchange

Nancy Wyman talks about exchange's impact on Connecticut IT operations.


Smart Electricity Data Powers Savings in Iowa Experiment

Volunteers in Dubuque, Iowa, are monitoring electricity consumption along with their neighbors on a Web-based portal stored in an IBM cloud.


New Products From Lenovo, NextComputing, Jill-e Designs, Akitio

Tablet, rugged server, laptop bag, storage drive

Point of View

State CIOs Can’t Ignore Health IT

Health benefit exchanges are just part of what CIOs must take on in the near future.

Case Studies

SeeClickFix Has National 311 Potential

SeeClickFix improves neighborhoods in New Haven, Conn. — and could serve as a national 311 platform.

Sacramento, Calif.’s Online Records Span the Distant Past

A new public records repository is increasing transparency in California’s capital city and making public information requests easier for city staff.

Cloud Helps Illinois School Districts Stretch IT Dollars

IlliniCloud cloud computing consortium lets school districts share data for less money.


Arkansas Creating Statewide Next-Gen Video and Communications Network

Once known as “The Land of Opportunity,” Arkansas is revisiting its old nickname in embracing mobile-to-mobile video conferencing and bringing scheduling services in-house.

Hawaii Seeks 1 Gbps Statewide Broadband Access by 2018

State agencies plan to work together to bring down regulatory hurdles and identify funding for a far-reaching broadband initiative.