Bruce Jacobs, IT manager, Rockport, Texas
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1-Person IT Teams Get the Job Done


3 Texas IT leaders discuss working in their small communities.

Special Report / Making the Case for Government Technology Investment

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Features

Defining Big Data

Is overinflated industry hype causing big data to lose all meaning?

What to Consider When Moving Off BlackBerry

Government agencies thinking about leaving BlackBerry for another smartphone should keep these helpful tips in mind.

CIOs Flock to Social Media

Why maintaining a social media presence is important, and how it benefits governments and citizens.

OpenStack Developers Collaborate to Deliver Cloud Components

Could open source code spearhead the next wave of government cloud adoption?
Chris Vein

Governments Take a Lean Startup Approach

Can government act more like Silicon Valley when developing applications or services?

4 Approaches to Health Information Exchanges

Federal deadlines mean that states need to be working toward building statewide HIEs.

Guest Column

8 Steps to Evaluating Cooperative Purchasing Agreements

Industry Perspective: The cost for goods and services is the most significant expense for most organizations, including IT enterprises. Here’s what to consider before jumping into cooperative purchasing.

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Putting the ‘I’ in CIO (Opinion)

CIOs are getting more innovative in sharing resources.

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Trophy Kids at Work (Opinion)

How to invest in the ‘lost generation.’

Book Review

Six Tips for Becoming an Olympic-Winning CIO

Book review: The 1% Solution for Work and Life.

FastGov

The Slow Government Movement (Opinion)

In a world focused on faster, better and cheaper, a well timed pause may produce better decisions.
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