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Thad Rueter

Thad Rueter

Thad Rueter writes about the business of government technology. He covered local and state governments for newspapers in the Chicago area and Florida, as well as e-commerce, digital payments and related topics for various publications. He lives in New Orleans.

Arizona Business One Stop is designed for people hoping to start businesses along with operators of existing firms. Lessons learned during its creation could help similar all-in-one platforms achieve success.
A review of recent financial reports from the industry — including from gov tech giant Tyler Technologies — shows how companies plan to grow in the midst of economic anxieties. Public safety and the cloud play big roles.
They are young, starting careers and are beginning to vote. But Gen Z and its traits and attitudes promise to influence gov tech soon enough. What can the industry do now to prepare for that future?
The deal, involving the new national suicide hotline, is the company’s first such statewide contract. The announcement foreshadows over gov tech business developments for the latest emergency dispatch option in the U.S.
As the pandemic eases and elections loom, philanthropies and nonprofits are trying to make a larger impact in the state and local gov tech space. What is driving this activity, and where will it lead?
Data delivered via the gov tech provider could help city officials bring more taxis to underserved areas, better serve disabled riders and craft other programs. The push follows similar work in L.A. involving scooters.
The deal reflects the growing tendency in the gov tech space toward integrated platforms, according to Granicus CEO Mark Hynes. Both companies have been expanding recently via other acquisitions.
At the State of GovTech 2022 conference in Virginia, investors detail how the industry is growing and changing, how entrepreneurs can make money in the industry and how chances for innovation are still wide open.
A new Bonfire report paints a complex picture of growing awareness of diversity even as minority-owned suppliers struggle to gain footing in the gov tech industry. What does this mean for better tools and services?
As public agencies embrace real-time data and push computing out of the office and into the urban landscape, edge computing can handle all that information more quickly. But there’s more work to do.