Fall 2011
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Cut Government Costs Without Cutting Programs
Discussions on lowering government costs tend to go straight to eliminating or reducing programs that serve citizens. But governments are also finding innovative ways to lower ongoing operational costs without affecting citizen service, and in some cases actually improving service levels. More

Three Ways Smaller Governments Use Their Networks for Economic Gain
Whether a community is small, rural, economically disadvantaged, or simply trying to innovate its way around budget cuts, the network is proving to be a powerful tool. Connecting local government personnel, departments, information, and assets over the network can improve citizen service levels, public safety, education, and the local economy. More

Beyond the Virtualized Data Center

And Now, A Tablet for the Government Workforce
Designed with enterprise security in mind, the Cisco Cius tablet can be used as a thin client that never actually stores sensitive information. Instead, information physically resides in the cloud, in the government's secure data center. More

Cybersecurity: The Danger is in What You Don't Know
Operation Shady RAT, a five-year long hacking scheme discovered in August 2011, underscores the heightened risk of today's cybersecurity threats. Cybercriminals have shifted their focus from commandeering individual desktops to outright espionage, and attacks leading to severe data loss are becoming more frequent.

Cisco TelePresence Showcase
The Cisco TelePresence Showcase, now in its 3rd tour of the United States, could be coming to a city near you. This "road show" on wheels is equipped with the latest video solutions and includes a satellite, so you can experience live, interactive demonstrations. Talk to the experts and see how video communications can improve agency efficiency and reduce costs, as well as, other benefits, including:

  • Accelerate decision-making and speed responsiveness
  • Scale experts and optimize resources
  • Enrich cross-agency collaboration and foster dialog
  • Improve citizen services
  • Go green, by reducing travel and carbon footprint

To learn more, contact your account manager or video sales specialists. To see an upcoming schedule of showcase visits: Click Here

City Increases Services Despite Decreased Budget and Staff
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Three County Boards Collaborate On Smart Connected Buildings
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California Prison Realignment Spurs IT Projects

Researchers Announce Breakthrough in Flood Prediction Software

Tornado-Damaged Oklahoma Town, 17 Others Get USDA Broadband Grants

Health Data Leakage in California a 'Wake-Up Call,' Industry Exec Says

Virginia Earthquake Sets Off Wave of Emergency Tweets

NASCIO Annual Conference
October 2-5, 2011
Denver, CO  

Court Technology Conference
October 4-6, 2011
Long Beach, CA

IACP Annual Conference 
October 22-26, 2011
Chicago, IL

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