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Enterprise asset management for military inventory systems

By Steve Beard, Executive Director, EAM, Infor Global military spending last year reached $1.7 trillion dollars, according to the International Institute of Strategic Studies. The U.S. topped the list and spent four times the amount of the next nearest country, which happened to be the Peoples Republic of China. According ... Continue reading Enterprise asset management for military inventory systems »

Seconds Matter: Why Law Enforcement Should Expect More from Technology

04/19/2016

By: Kurt A. Steward, Ph.D. Consider the following scenario, an all too familiar situation faced by police officers everywhere, every single day. An officer stops a vehicle for a registration violation in a neighborhood known for high crime. As the officer walks up to the driver, he/she notices that the ... Continue reading Seconds Matter: Why Law Enforcement Should Expect More from Technology »

The Continuing Emergence of Participatory Budgeting

04/05/2016

By Kurt A. Steward, Ph.D. The concepts of transparency and citizen participation are not new to the public sector. However, anyone who has walked the halls of government for any time knows there were traditionally many barriers to information access and citizen participation. Important government activities, though open to the ... Continue reading The Continuing Emergence of Participatory Budgeting »

MAP-21 and an Asset Management Plan

03/11/2016

By Steve Beard Virtually everyone working in the transit industry is aware of the new requirements prescribed by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and embodied in a seminal piece of legislation called Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21). Simply stated, the legislation was enacted in order to ... Continue reading MAP-21 and an Asset Management Plan »

Hiring and Retaining Millennials in Government

02/26/2016

By Kurt Steward Consider the following question for a moment: Would a millennial consider working at your organization? Although it seems benign, this question is actually quite an important one to pose for hiring managers across the public sector. Millennials, the generation made up of individuals born between 1981 and ... Continue reading Hiring and Retaining Millennials in Government »

K-12 Organizations: Is it time to move to the cloud?

01/21/2016

By Keith Briscoe Decision Time: There will come a time when your K-12 organization is faced with the decision about whether or not to deploy your enterprise solution in the cloud. This can be a once-in-a career experience for most leaders within K-12 organizations. Likely your current enterprise solution has ... Continue reading K-12 Organizations: Is it time to move to the cloud? »

Internal Controls & Cyber Security Convergence

01/11/2016

By Joe Arthur You don’t need to look far to uncover news about internal controls and cyber security incidents and there are an abundance of products on the market today that address various aspects of the never-ending challenges faced by public sector agencies trying to secure their networks. Those attacking ... Continue reading Internal Controls & Cyber Security Convergence »

Addressing the need for next generation government workers

12/18/2015

It has been the talk of most government Human Resources Officials lately, how do we handle the rapid loss of long-term employees, due to retirement while recruiting and developing the next generation worker. Losing workers to retirement poses many problems for public sector organizations, and these must be addressed in ... Continue reading Addressing the need for next generation government workers »

Public Utilities - An Optimized Approach to Asset Management

11/23/2015

Public utility companies, typically owned by cities, counties or states, produce a variety of resources and sell them to residential, commercial and industrial customers downstream. These organizations can provide anything from electricity and water, to natural gas and sewage disposal, and even broadband internet or telephone services. One thing they ... Continue reading Public Utilities - An Optimized Approach to Asset Management »

The Internet of Things and the Emergence of the Smart Public Sector

02/18/2014

Tamir Borensztajn, Executive Director Public Sector Innovation What effect do connected devices and applications have on public sector domains such as sustainability, public safety, transportation and infrastructure? Over the next several weeks, we will explore the Internet of Things, what it means to government and education, the emergence of a ... Continue reading The Internet of Things and the Emergence of the Smart Public Sector »

The Foundation of a Smarter City

02/10/2014

By Kurt Steward, Ph.D., Executive Director, and Tamir Borensztajn, Executive Director, Public Sector Innovation EMEA The term “Smart Cities” has been used in a variety of contexts over the past few years to describe governmental agencies that have adopted new technologies in an effort to collect, and then analyze, the ... Continue reading The Foundation of a Smarter City »

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