Public Administration

What Does COVID-19 Mean for Smart Cities?

Danilo Gargiulo,
Cities may have been among the hardest hit areas in the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the United Nations, nearly 90 percent of reported COVID-19 cases have been centered around urban areas. During the pandemic, many major cities have seen…
Why the C in CIO Stands for Change

Why the “C” in CIO Stands for Change

Danilo Gargiulo,
It’s a well-known fact that technology has dramatically revamped the way organizations accomplish business objectives. Organizations are now faster, more productive and more efficient, thanks to new technologies. However, less attention has…
The Secret Formula to a Winning Technology Transition

The Formula for a Winning Technology Transition

Danilo Gargiulo
Selecting new software systems can be a time-intensive process for many municipal organizations, from the initial request for proposal (RFP) to the procurement. In fact, the RFP process takes about 57 days on average to complete, according…
Why It’s Critical to Fix Your Permitting Licensing and Inspection Problems

Why It’s Critical to Fix Your Permitting, Licensing and Inspection Problems

Danilo Gargiulo,
At its core, community development is a municipality’s commitment to create a thriving place for people to live, work and visit. Investing in community development means investing in long-term sustainability, meaningful growth, community…
How to Take Control of Your City’s Finances During COVID-19

How to Take Control of Your City’s Finances During COVID-19

Patricia Song,
The City of Garden Grove is undergoing a significant overhaul to its financial system. The City is going from a homegrown solution we’ve had for 40 years to an entirely new system to streamline processes and standardize operations. A technology…
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Working from Home When Working for the Government: Tips for Success

Danilo Gargiulo,
Telework has always been broadcast as the way of the future. However, up until a few months ago, few companies took advantage of teleworking as a solution for their personnel. Since the coronavirus (COVID-19) swept the nation earlier this…
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How to Budget for a “What If?”

Danilo Gargiulo,
Budgeting can be among one of the most stressful tasks for any organization as a variety of unknowns must be accounted for in the planning process. It can be especially tedious for municipalities and state governments that must follow strict…
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Strengthening Internal Communications for a Stronger Community

Danilo Gargiulo,
The primary responsibility of local governments is to serve their community. From a communications standpoint, this can mean much of the focus often lies on externally communicating important updates and initiatives that will impact daily life…
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How SaaS Can Streamline Government Operations

Danilo Gargiulo
Local governments should always be looking for ways to streamline their operations. Budgetary restraints, increased citizen demands for services and data security are all roadblocks that arise when governments are looking for new ways to create…