David Aden

David Aden DAden@webworldtech.com is a writer from Washington, D.C.
April 23, 2009

Future-Proofing Applications

If you have a one-time only task that entails some kind of repetitive work, don't give it to a developer.

March 5, 2009

Open Source -- Is it Free?

"'Open source' and 'free' are not synonymous -- though there is a relationship between the two terms."

December 29, 2008

Transparency vs. Privacy and Security: What's an Agency to Do?

Means opening up the records, information and processes of the agency to timely public inspection and, further, opening up communication lines for the public to talk back.

November 13, 2008

47 Applications in 30 Days for $50K

How city governments can leverage and involve citizens to sometimes accomplish the impossible.

September 24, 2008

Enterprise Architecture Demystified

"That EA is not understood is the biggest barrier to its adoption. There is a lack of clarity of what EA brings to the business management and IT management." -- Bill Roth, chief information technology architect for the state of Kansas

May 31, 1999

Local jurisdictions have been dealing with increased demands and shrinking budgets for years. Providing just essential services

Once computers are networked, the number of possible problems proliferates.

April 30, 1999

Breaking the Network Bronco

As the systems become more complex, managing them becomes a wilder ride.

March 31, 1999

The Five-minute Commute and Beyond

Born in an L.A. traffic jam, bringing the office

February 28, 1999

Legacy-data Strategies

"In with the new" doesn't have to mean "out with the old."

December 31, 1998

Directory Service Slugfest

Networking heavyweights Novell and Microsoft square off. At stake may be domination of corporate networks in the next century.

September 30, 1998

Untangling the Web

A history of the Internet's most visible component and the innovations that made it work

May 31, 1998

It's a Cold World Wide Web Out There

Cold Fusion Server helps legacy data become Web wise.

April 30, 1998

Wake Up and Smell the Java

Hype doesn't run networks. A dynamic and evolving programming language does. Don't believe the hype -- believe the results.

February 28, 1998

A Crash Course in Networks

We deal with networks every day, but do we really know what they are?

January 31, 1998

Finding Connections: Data Mining and the War on Drugs

A Florida police department develops a new automated investigative network to fight drug trafficking.

September 30, 1997

Mastering Disaster -- Earthquake Modeling Piloted

Want to know what would be waiting for you after an earthquake rolled through you hometown during a rainstorm at 4:24 a.m.?

May 31, 1997

Data Warehouse Provides Coordinated View

How to add function and ease of use to a data warehouse.

February 28, 1997

Courts Develop Plans for 2020

California's courts developed strategic plans to take them into a coordinated technological future.

January 31, 1997

Virtual Database Gathers Scattered Data

"Virtual DB" may be a solution or state and local government agencies which need to access scattered data and present it in a unified way.

November 30, 1996

Kansas Constructs Info Architecture

Kansas created the position of chief information

August 31, 1996

Does Your City Measure Up?

How does your city stack up against others in terms of service to the public? A new consortium is helping to find out.

July 31, 1996

Angels Over Montana

.The women of a Montana search and rescue team use GPS and other technology tools to help them perform their jobs better.

December 31, 1995

Department of De-engineering

Department of De-engineering

November 30, 1995

Raising Arizona's Integration

The Arizona DOT's driver licensing, vehicle registration and revenue collection departments each had its own computer system, none of which talked to the others. The DOT reeingineered 20-year-old business processes and got a single integrated database.

October 31, 1995

Digital Lure Bags Fishing, Hunting Licenses

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources developed a system to efficiently distribute hunting and fishing licenses and collect valuable data.

September 30, 1995

Atlanta DOT in Full-Time Training for Olympic Games

Atlanta is preparing for the Olympic rush by designing an integrated traffic management system to ease inevitable transportation problems.

August 31, 1995

Mastering Disasters: Groupware Under Pressure

When the Northridge earthquake hit the Los Angeles area in 1994, emergency response personnel found their disaster recovery plans needed some updating

July 31, 1995

Traffic Jams Not Radio Jams

Police in Washington state are using digital radio and PCs to make communications lines run smooth once again.

June 30, 1995

Telemedicine: Just What the Doctor Ordered

Equipment needed for telemedicine is quickly becoming more affordable and the technology is getting better, leading to increased attention by health care providers.

January 31, 1995

Project Colorado Piggybacks State, Federal and Local Services

Federal agencies, the State of Colorado and the town of Broomfield - which is located within four counties - will soon deliver jurisdiction-transparent information and services to the public.

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