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13th Annual Digital Cities Survey – 2013 Results

December 11, 2013 Comments off

13th Annual Digital Cities Survey – 2013 Results
Source: Center for Digital Government

e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government and the Digital Communities Program today announced the top-ranked cities in the 2013 Digital Cities Survey.

This year’s top-ranked cities—Boston; Irving, Texas; Avondale, Ariz.; and Palo Alto, Calif.— improved transparency with open government initiatives and access to city services via mobile apps. The cities eliminated waste and enhanced service levels using agile project management, and reduced costs and improved services through advanced analytics and performance measures. Learn more about their accomplishments here.

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Wireless Network Connectivity in State and Local Government

August 29, 2012 Comments off

Wireless Network Connectivity in State and Local Government
Source: Center for Digital Government

New, more capable wireless devices, plus applications that make those devices compelling tools for government, are being introduced every day. And government is finding innovative ways to utilize these wireless devices and applications. But integrating this wide variety of devices isn’t simple. That’s especially true when it comes to security. Such challenges come at an inconvenient time for IT departments in an era of tighter budgets. With staff already stretched thin to accomplish more work with fewer resources, managers find it especially hard to prepare for an onslaught of mobile devices. Clearly, the new generation of wireless computing products offers tremendous opportunities for government. But just as clearly, it takes careful engineering to make those devices play well on an enterprise WLAN. This Center for Digital Government issue brief discusses why now is the time to start planning a WLAN deployment that represents the best possible investment for today and for the future.

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Digital Government Achievement Awards – 2012

August 26, 2012 Comments off

Digital Government Achievement Awards – 2012
Source: Center for Digital Government

e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government has announced the 2012 winners of its annual Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards.

In its 17th year, Best of the Web (BOW) recognizes outstanding government portals and websites based on innovation, functionality and efficiency. The BOW first place winners are Alabama (state), Louisville (city), and Orange County, Fla. (county).

The Digital Government Achievement Awards (DGAA) highlight outstanding agency and department websites and applications. Fifty-six awards in eight categories were given this year.

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