States and Localities Explore Alternatives to Big ERP State and local officials explore more streamlined, customizable enterprise resource planning solutions. Emerging Tech Virginia Web Widgets Let Users Embed State Data on Site of Their Choice One Virginia project makes accessing government information a matter of convenience. E-Government Utah IT Official Gives iPad High Marks for Functionality Localities consider adopting Apple iPad for city council meetings. IT Security Incidents Prompt Nashville, Tenn., to Strengthen Policy, Hire IT Security Chief Nashville is poised to implement a comprehensive security policy this fall, officials say. Corpus Christi, Texas, Saves $100,000 by Reducing the Number of Cell Phones Issued to Employees Many employees now use their personal phones at work and are reimbursed for city-related calls. Funding Agencies Contract With Private Sponsors to Fund State and Local Properties State and local agencies seek ad space and sponsors to keep afloat financially. Products New Products from GammaTech, Gateway, Samsung Touchscreen tablet, netbook, touchscreen smartphone. Product Review: Motormouse Wireless Mouse The wireless Motormouse successfully merges form and function. Mobility Boston Launches a Mobile Version of City Website The development and deployment of a mobile version of Boston's website is set to influence how the city conducts business in the future. Special Report California, Boston and Chesterfield County Lead 2010 Best of the Web Winners The Center for Digital Government's 2010 Best of the Web winners announced for state, county and city websites. Point of View Changes Under Way for Governors, Congress, CIOs (Opinion) November elections also mean transformation in IT leadership. Broadband Stimulus Fuels Innovative Digital Divide Initiative in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C., CTO Bryan Sivak says strategy will address cost, availability and education challenges that typically face communitywide broadband projects. Spectrum IT Trends: Airline Wi-Fi, Volkswagens That Run on Methane Workers still quitting jobs despite poor economy. Justice and Public Safety Los Angeles Police Department Hydra System Promotes Simulation Training for Command-Level Officers LAPD opens sophisticated training suite that simulates critical incidents. California to Deploy Nation's First Mass Mobile Alert System California and Sprint will team up to deploy system that aims to save lives and protect property by delivering warnings and safety information via text alerts to wireless phones in specified locations. Four Questions Seattle CTO Bill Schrier Discusses Long Term Evolution Wireless Police to get higher priority for mobile communications traffic.