Winter 2011
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GovernmentConnection - News, Trends, and Solutions for State and Local Goverment

Your Workspace to Go: Work on Any Device, from Anywhere
Suppose you're away from the office and need information to make a decision about a citizen inquiry, public works project, or an emergency response. If your department provides a virtual workspace, you can access your data and applications with any device and any wired or wireless network connection.


Global Survey Reveals New Workforce Habits: What It Means to Government
Given the choice, 64 percent of the 3000 global college students and recently employed college grads surveyed in 2011 would choose Internet access over a car. How can government attract these new workers - and serve a new generation of constituents?


Cutting Government Costs: Seven Ways Virtualization Saves Money
In March 2011, Forrester Consulting examined the total economic impact of virtualizing applications on the Cisco Unified Computing System. Over three years, a typical organization saw a 177 percent return on investment, paying back the initial investment in just four months.


Getting Ready for a Bring-Your-Own-Device Workplace
State and local government workers have begun bringing personal smartphones and tablets to work to check email, view and edit documents, and more. What are the implications of a bring-your-own-device policy for government?


Mobile Collaboration For Government – An Integrated Approach to Enabling a Mobile Workforce
Mobility within the public sector workforce is becoming a growing trend. To keep workers connected and as productive as they are in the "main office", Cisco is taking an architectural approach to meet this growing trend of remote and mobile workers. Key strategies to consider when developing a mobility solution, should include:

  • Mobile video endpoints and applications enable field workers and teleworkers to interact " anywhere at any time" with coworkers and citizens face-to-face, building trust and increasing the efficiency of communications.

  • Virtual desktops, stored in the organization's data center instead of on hard drives, help prevent loss of information if a laptop or tablet is lost or stolen.

  • Medianet technology adds intelligence to the network to help IT teams deliver a high-quality experience and simplify endpoint provisioning and troubleshooting.

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Security on a shoestring budget

Michael Dent, CISO of Fairfax County Government in Virginia, created an enterprise-wide IT security program with a fraction of the budget he wanted

The security singularity: When humans are the biggest threat to information systems - Government Co

Mobile work is about more than secure laptops - Nextgov

NJASA Techspo
January 26-27, 2012
Atlantic City, NJ  

eTech Ohio Conference - 2012
February 13-15, 2012
Columbus, OH

ICE Conference 2012 
February 28 - March 2, 2012
St. Charles, IL

NCTIES -Charting Our Future; Honoring Our Past
March 7-9, 2012
Raleigh, NC

Kentucky Society for Technology in Education Annual Conference
March 7-9, 2012
Louisville, KY

Brainstorm 13.0 Conference
March 11-13, 2012
Wisconsin Dells, WI

MOREnet Connections Conference 2012
March 21-23, 2012
Kansas City, MO

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