Tag: government

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Cybersecurity Challenges in State and Local Governments

There’s an old proverb that says a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Imagine a metal chain pulled from end-to-end. If each link can sustain a significant force, then the entire group is strong. But if just … Read more…

Transforming Networks: A Look at Government IT Challenges

The IT requirements in Washington are vast and complex — much like the government itself. So when it comes to cybersecurity, cloud computing, and IT networks, there’s not a one-size-fits-all solution. To better serve the government’s needs, IT leaders within … Read more…

The Week in Links: Big Data Is No Longer the Biggest Deal

Welcome to “The Week in Links,” where we’ll feature a series of business and tech-focused articles that really got people talking this week. What’s new with the Internet of Things? How can hybrid cloud help governments better engage with citizens? … Read more…

Are Cloud Brokers Wasting Government IT Resources?

Thanks to its myriad benefits, cloud computing is becoming a significant topic of conversation among government agencies. For the government, cloud features such as security, standardization, and interoperability are especially important — and agencies that acquire cloud services directly from a provider can see great advantages. Read more…

Government and Technology: Rise of the Apps

There’s no question that government agencies are making big strides when it comes to technology. And now we’re seeing an even greater concentration on mobile app development to better serve mobile constituents, similar to the way businesses are using them to stay in front of customers.

According to a recent study by analyst ForeSee, one in three citizens who accessed a federal government website did so on a smartphone or tablet, and nearly half said that they might or plan to access a government website from their mobile device in the future.

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Government Gets Social Part 2: Four Social Media Tips

Government institutions are using social media more than ever to communicate with constituents. We recently talked about why it’s so important: Because having direct communication with constituents can advance government effectiveness.

Since some organizations might just be getting started in taking advantage of social media technology and applications, we wanted to provide tips, as there is such a thing as “doing it wrong.”

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Government and Social Media: Not Just a Passing Trend

Social media isn’t just about being social anymore. Businesses aren’t the only one taking advantage of social media to communicate directly with their target audience to boost business. Government institutions of all sizes are getting in on the act, using social media tools to communicate important information to constituents and improve delivery of services.
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