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Step-by-Step Government Guide to Staying Ahead of a Crisis

Tornadoes and floods. Terror attacks and active shooters. Infrastructure failures, major cybersecurity breaches and public health outbreaks. No one knows when a major emergency is going to strike – but odds are that it will. According to…

3 “C’s” of Protecting Against Cyberattacks

Ransomware attacks are projected to occur every 14 seconds by the end of 2019, and government agencies remain a prime target for cyberattacks. According to Gartner, 95% of CIOs expect cybersecurity threats to increase and impact their organizations…

What’s Next for Smart Cities: Top 5 Predictions for the Future

According to the UN, two-thirds of the world’s population is expected to live in cities by 2050. North America is currently the most urbanized region in the world, with 82% of the population living in urban areas. Globally, there are 33 megacities…

Do Safe Public Spaces Still Exist?

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Statistically speaking, the odds of an active shooter situation or terror attack occurring are incredibly low. Nonetheless, the potential risk is in the back of many people’s minds when they go out to a concert, nightclub or drop their kids…

Proactive Over Reactive: Being Smart About the Future with Enterprise Asset Management

When government agency assets are not proactively managed, it just takes one infrastructure issue for a situation to escalate.  Downed powerlines are credited for igniting the catastrophic California wildfires in 2017 that killed 46…

4 Things to Know Before You Go: Esri 2019

The Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) is one of the largest suppliers of geographic information system (GIS) software to organizations around the globe.    Esri provides a critically important service because location intelligence…

How Wearable Tech Can Help Monitor First Responders’ Health

Around 84 percent of first responders have experienced a traumatic incident while on the job. While some lose sleep over it, the health of others may suffer in different ways. The stress of being the first one on an accident scene and witnessing raw…

4 Smart Ways IoT is Meeting Citizen Expectations

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4 in 10 citizens are still not satisfied with digital services from government. What is your agency doing to improve? The Internet of Things (IoT) has evolved our expectations of the world around us. From personal assistants in our kitchens…

6 Factors of Population Growth That Could Cripple Communities Without a Plan

About one in ten U.S. counties grew in the fiscal year that ended last June 2018, according to the Wall Street Journal. That means more people are driving on your roads, paying taxes and utility bills, using public services and expecting…