Public Administration

How Data Analytics is Revolutionizing Local Government

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Data analytics are revolutionizing local government. In everything from helping governments make better decisions to helping them solve problems within their communities, municipalities are utilizing data analytics to strengthen their communities,…
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4 Ways to Avoid a Government IT Project Failure

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Anywhere between 70 to 80 percent of government IT projects struggle, and often fail, according to a survey done by the Boston Consulting Group. The combination of such an abysmal success rate with the fact that more and more governments are…
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Andi Mucklow

How to Avoid the 3 Most Common Problems in Asset Management

Failure of a municipal asset can have disastrous consequences, whether it’s property damage, prolonged disruption of service or even bodily harm. For municipalities that are experiencing population growth, the number of assets they need to…
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Jeff Armstrong

The Real Reasons Why Local Governments are Moving to the Cloud

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Municipalities are increasingly needing to do more with less in order to meet citizens' expectations. From enhanced data recovery and security to increased cost savings, hear what finance leaders are saying about why they are moving to the cloud.
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The 6 Biggest Do’s and Don’ts for Smartly Balancing Budgets

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Budgeting is one of the most important responsibilities of a municipal government. It directly impacts everything from managing water facilities, roadways and bridges to contributing to pensions and healthcare costs for employees to maintaining…
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Jane Dennis

The 3 Reasons to Work for a Public Sector Technology Company

The greater the role technology plays in our daily life, the more job opportunities that come along with it. It’s predicted that by 2020, there will be 1.4 million open technology jobs and only 400,000 qualified candidates to fill them. Whether…
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Todd Shaw

How Artificial Intelligence is Changing Local Government

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Artificial intelligence is changing local government. More and more municipalities are uncovering the benefits that AI can bring to everyday workflows. Listen to what finance leaders within local governments have to say about how AI can…
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How Do I Report a Pothole?

Potholes have caused approximately $3 billion worth of damage to vehicles each year, according to a study from the American Automobile Association (AAA). Hundreds of thousands of accidents are attributed to drivers hitting a pothole or swerving…
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Jeff Armstrong

Do You Need a Permit for Home Renovations?

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Good fences make good neighbors. But first, good fences need good permits. Whether it’s deciding to put up a new fence or remodel your kitchen, what starts out as a simple home renovation project can turn into an unintended nightmare…
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Jeff Armstrong