Government Data Strategy

December 18, 2017

A recent Robert Half Technology report on IT hiring found that 21 percent of surveyed city CIOs plan to add full-time technology professionals to their teams in the first six months of 2018, up five points from one year prior. The top U.S. cities where CIOs are expected to boost tech hiring are... read more

December 12, 2017

By 2050, more than two-thirds of the world will live in cities, a sharp increase from just 30 percent in 1950. Megacities will continue to grow, reaching population sizes that would exceed those of many modern Western countries today.

December 05, 2017

New research from the Public Technology Institute shows that security is dominating local government investment in new projects and initiatives. City and county CIOs have listed cybersecurity as their primary focus for 2017, according to a survey published Thursday by the Public Technology... read more

Smart Cities Summit Data
October 18, 2017

While the term “Smart City” is a fluid concept with many different definitions, urban leaders tend to agree that cities must take advantage of data to be considered smart.

Smart Cities Week 2017
October 06, 2017

From autonomous vehicles to IoT modules to smart utilities, cities across the world have been adopting smart technology at a growing rate.

September 26, 2017

Some city government officials and advocacy groups say they are uneasy about aspects of self-driving vehicle legislation that is taking shape in the U.S. Senate. They're worried the legislation could undercut the ability of cities to enforce local traffic laws.

August 22, 2017

Government has a data problem. Put simply, it collects so much of it that it struggles to analyze most of it. Of course, states and localities already use data analytics for a lot of things. Departments of revenue, for instance, rely on it to curb tax fraud.

June 22, 2017

There has never been a greater abundance of data available in the world. Connected technology has made data collection easier than ever, while the open data movement has ensured that everyone can view it. The problem, then, is context – what do we do with all of this data?

May 25, 2017

Open data has immense potential to catalyze creative problem solving by practitioners and policymakers, but troves of vaguely-labeled spreadsheets will do little to inspire interest or facilitate innovative solutions. To unlock the value of open data, governments have begun to launch open... read more

May 25, 2017

If you're doing an Internet of Things deployment, prepare for failure. That's the overarching takeaway from a survey Cisco conducted of more than 1,800 IT leaders in the U.S. and U.K. Up to 60 percent of IoT projects that respondents started stalled at the proof of concept phase, Cisco found.... read more

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