IT-customer-service-blue-mountainFEDERAL & STATE GOVERNMENT

E-GOVERNMENT: IG Takes Issue With State Department Email Records Management. According to State Department policy, any email that includes information about the organization, functions, policies, decisions, procedures or operations should be preserved as an “email record,” but employees at the department overwhelmingly lack the guidance and training to properly preserve email records. Read more

COLORADO: Denver Brings Mindset of Silicon Valley to Government. There are few government agencies that would describe themselves as having a startup mentality and a culture of employee empowerment. Denver’s central IT department is one of those few. Read more

PENNSYLVANIA: Philly Leaps Into Meerkat Live Streaming. The city of Philadelphia’s Twitter presence is normally active with the latest news and information about the city and its mayor, Michael Nutter, but something different popped up on the city’s feed Monday–a block of text reading “LIVE NOW” and inviting the user to view a live stream of a press conference on a new social media application called Meerkat. Read more

CALIFORNIA: NASPO and NASCIO Provide a Case Study of the Technology Trend for State Governments. California’s Cloud Infrastructure initiative is an on premise, private cloud service, procured through a competitive solicitation process, hosted by a third party solution partner and managed and housed at OTech (California Department of Technology) data centers. Read more


WEARABLES: How a Technology-Push Process Led to the Reboot of Google Glass. Google Glass exploded into the tech scene in 2012 with the pomp and circumstance of an Apple product unveiling. It put “wearable technology” into the lexicon of the masses. Accolades poured in from both the technology world and the fashion world. Celebrities, politicians, runway models, even Prince Charles wore them in public. Read more

WORKFORCE: 5 Ways Technology Can Improve Productivity at Work. In the digital age, there is a stigma that employees overusing the Internet and other digital technologies are less productive than those who don’t spend as much time there. Find out more

IT ASSISTANCE: Technology Alone Won’t Solve Our Collaboration Problems. Every week a vendor introduces a new gadget, system, or service that promises to make us communicate and collaborate better, faster. Just look at the comments below any article about virtual teams. Find out more


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ATTN: Federal & State CTOs CIOs CISOs: Daily Tech Update – May 7, 2015

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