Entries by Tom Amburgey

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 people and caused upwards of hundreds of millions of dollars in damage – 10,800 homes and buildings destroyed and 1.2 million […]

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 is everything when it comes to running a community, city or county successfully. Many of the functions within local government and public […]

4 Smart Ways IoT is Meeting Citizen Expectations

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 alerting us when to reorder groceries to video cameras pinging us when someone rings the […]

The Top 3 Tech Investments for Government CIOs in 2019

Governments are running headlong toward big tech. Gartner research recently revealed that 18 percent of CIOs across all levels of government consider investing in technology and other digital initiatives as the number one priority for 2019. Survey data showed that governments are making deliberate progress toward designing and delivering digital services that will help improve […]

5 Reasons Why Issuing Permits Faster Benefits Everyone

The permitting process is notorious for inducing headaches in citizens and government employees alike. It can be long, slow and aggravating. But it’s also completely necessary, as permits are required for just about everything these days. Whether it’s building a fence, installing a new water heater, adding on a garage, a new roof, new parking […]