Public Administration

How Local Governments Can Weather the Financial Storm

Todd Dooley,
It’s too early to predict what the long-term changes stemming from COVID-19 will look like for local municipalities and the nation at large. However, one thing is certain to be true for whatever the new normal brings. From a macro perspective,…

How to Maintain Business Continuity with the Cloud

Danilo Gargiulo,
Business continuity is of utmost importance for the public sector. Local governments are looked upon as pillars of a community because they provide invaluable services to citizens. For example, issues such as missed service requests can cause…

3 Questions to Consider When Transitioning to the Cloud

Danilo Gargiulo,
Many government agencies understand the cloud can be an extremely beneficial tool to streamline a municipality’s operations and optimize employee time and engagement. Almost 70 percent of state IT decision makers reported in a State Scoop…

What Does the 2020 U.S. Census Mean for Cities?

GovThink
The 2020 U.S. census promises to be a cliffhanger for anyone who plans, manages or governs an American city or is thinking of moving to one.  As the nation recovered from the Great Recession that began in 2007-2008, the American city experienced…

Making the Most of Automation in the Public Sector

Danilo Gargiulo,
Governments are the stewards of the citizens and have the hard task of delivering high quality services to citizens while managing tight budgets. Automation can help. Here are 3 ways governments can make the most out of this beneficial tool.

What is Identity and Access Management and Why Is It Important?

Danilo Gargiulo,
Municipal governments house enormous amounts of data on everything from finances and infrastructure assets to local businesses and citizens. This is how they protect that data.

Going Green: How Government Can Reduce Its Carbon Footprint

Emilie Merrigan,
Tackling environmental issues and leaving a legacy of sustainability for future generations are urgent priorities for many citizens and governments alike. These three cities have figured out the recipe for success.

How to Prepare for the 2020 Tax Law Changes

Alexa Robinson
Benjamin Franklin once said that nothing is certain in the world but death and taxes. If one thing is certain about taxes, however, it’s that the laws surrounding them often change. In 2020, many new and complex changes to tax laws will be…

Solving Short-Term Rental Challenges for Code Enforcement

Ulrik Binzer,
For consumers, the sharing economy offers convenience. For the government, it presents regulatory gray areas. Between 2016 and 2019, the number of short-term vacation rentals (STRs) more than doubled. Cities and counties across North America…