Identity Management Consolidation: Best Practices from New York City
Changing a $6.7 billion organization that runs 20 hospitals and 80 community-based clinics in New York City is no small task. But with no fewer than eight different Active Directory domains in the organization, the infrastructure for managing user identities and access control was fragmented and inefficient. Corey Cush, VP of Infrastructure Services for NYC’s Health and Hospital Corporation, knew that some order needed to be imposed on the chaos.
Cutting the Cost of Virtualization: Hype or Reality?
Once implemented, are your operations faster? Is the cost of ownership lower? Is it a viable reality? These are the questions technical leaders in state and local government are asking themselves across the country. Join the Center for Digital Government to hear the answers. Hear from technical experts on how virtualization can: - Save money and increase access to mission-critical solutions over time - Enhance user experience with supported solutions - Consolidate server and agency environments onto one centrally managed platform - Improve functionality with open source technology using interchangeable components
Automating Notices to Citizens and Customers
Local and state agencies send thousands of paper and electronic mail notices to citzens and customers every day, ranging from drivers’ license renewals to voter registration to utility bills. This can be a paper, time and labor intensive process.
The Cha…Cha…Chattanooga Experience
Managing an entire city efficiently today takes multiple resources that include people, equipment and field services. City operations can be significantly improved with a city-wide wireless network built from MESH technology. The City of Chattanooga, well known to be a leader in innovation and networking, built such a network and now runs more than 50 city-wide applications to manage its traffic, control its electrical power grid, and operate its water and sewer utilities.
October is Cyber Security Awareness Month - The 2012 Symantec Internet Security Threat Report
Did you know that in 2011, Symantec alone detected and blocked over 5.5 billion cyber attacks – nearly double the number from 2010. But it’s not just the sheer volume of attacks that’s worrisome. They’re also getting smarter and more sophisticated. Join Symantec’s Chief Security Strategist, Brian Tillett for an overview and analysis of the year in global threat activity.
Capturing Information from Citizen Mobile Devices
Governments legitimately require forms and documentation from constituents and customers before providing permits, licenses and other services. This can be quite problematical for field workers and the applicants, who need to find the documents, then bring them into the government office or find a fax machine to send them. Such documents might include proof of identity or an inspection report or a registration card. And the process often requires multiple trips to the office during business hours.
Next Generation Public Safety: Investing in Your Future to Improve Emergency Response
For the last 30-plus years, our emergency call centers have aided millions of people and helped save countless numbers of lives. However, times and communication technologies are changing rapidly. Older systems that have served us so well for so long are beginning to show their age. Increasingly, more agencies are sharing resources with neighboring city and county agencies to reduce costs and increase interoperability. More powerful, more effective new systems are on their way, driven by a convergence of social, technological and economic trends. You will learn how a regional interoperability project has evolved and how local agencies are using these new technologies to improve their emergency response.
Network Successes in Tennessee and Ohio
Whether you have a small or a large network shop, you know that your constituents, employees, and systems are getting more connected every day. From pulling cables to installing VoIP to lighting up mega-bandwidth connections to Internet 2, we all have plenty of work to do to keep up.
Technology for Today: Better Business Solutions for Managing Assets
Tag ‘em. Track ‘em. Keep your organization running smoothly. RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tracking is the technology to keep your processes efficient, accurate, and simple.
Getting Governance Right: Making Shared Services Work in the State of Ohio
In today’s policy and economic climate, state, local, and federal governments need Shared Services more than ever before. The financial and operational benefits are well established, but real progress has remained outside of the grasp of many jurisdictions. Staff losses and budget challenges have put increasing pressure on IT departments, making transition all the more difficult.
Continuity with Cloud Solutions: Improve Response and Reduce Time to Recover
When planning for any type of disaster, public sector needs to consider a geographically diverse strategy for maintaining availability and access to mission-critical applications.
A Virtual National Meeting of Government Leaders
Digital Communities, The Center for Digital Government and Government Technology invite you to participate in a special free webinar which showcases the “secrets” behind the technology achievements of the four top county governments in 2012. The 2012 Center for Digital Government Digital Counties Survey winners will share specific examples of their innovations which other county and city governments can replicate.
Top Strategies to Enhance Debt Collection
Join Government Technology for an interactive webinar to learn how managing debt collections—collecting on what’s owed—will help revitalize budgets, programs, and departments across the country.
Secure Electronic Payments
Join Rick Petrecca from Indy.gov, the Center for Digital Government, and Digital Communities, as we explore how the combined government of Indianapolis and Marion County has solved the challenge of securing online payments quickly and at low cost.
Balance Your Budget…by Going Green
Businesses are saving billions and becoming globally competitive by doing it. Foreign governments like the UK are finding millions in new revenue by doing it. So why is the US government stuck in an expensive, polluting past?
Integrating Desk and Mobile Phones
Learn about solutions which connect desk telephone networks and existing smart phones, giving the mobile device features such as four or five digit dialing internal to the enterprise, call transfer and access to the internal directory. Other capabilities include using the desk phone number only, thereby protecting the personal mobile number, and using free Wi-Fi networks for phone calls, rather than cell network minutes.
What's Hiding in that Cloud?
Recent studies by the Center for Digital Government indicate Cloud Computing as a top priority for state and local government across the county but there is no "one size fits all" strategy. Governments must fully understand and thoughtfully consider not just the opportunities made possible by a community cloud, but also the unique challenges facing public service organizations.
Smarter, Faster, Leaner: Governments in the Age of Enterprise IT Services
Years of economic stress have put the pressure on governments to sharpen their focus, redefine “priority” and “core service”, and retool their approach to enterprise IT services. To make sense of these fast and widespread changes, the Center for Digital Government and Public CIO magazine have released a comprehensive special report that profiles the top enterprise IT services practitioners in the country. This webinar will provide critical insights from our hot-off-the-presses analysis.
Hurricane season is here: Are you ready?
Make sure you are prepared for hurricane season. Join in this Digital Communities teleconference and gain insight on how to prepare from experts who have been on the ground during major hurricanes.
$10 Billion Up for Grabs: Green Government is Good Government
The EPA tells us that cash-strapped state and local governments spend more than $10 billion every year to provide services and meet constituent needs. Then there are the costs to run the agencies, including purchasing, using and disposing of IT equipment, along with purchasing paper and printing supplies. Add to that the fact that government doesn’t often take advantage of trade-in and IT recycling programs, and the hidden cost of these inefficiencies is staggering. If we change that, can government become fiscally and environmentally sustainable at the same time?
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