PENNSYLVANIA: State Develops App To Streamline Traffic Stop Data Queries. new Web application in Pennsylvania is helping police officers across the state search license plates and other data faster than ever before — and it was built in house. The HTML5-enabled responsive application, called Traffic Stop, combines data from the state police, the state Transportation Department, the state court system and the state Department of Human Services. Read more

MICHIGAN: State Can’t Compete With Private Firms On Tech Employee Pay. High demand for talented techies is driving salaries higher than most states can pay, leaving the chance to hack for the public good as capitals’ chief selling point. Read more

MINNESOTA: State Employees Spend 15 Minutes Without A Mouse. You may be a quick keys savant, but how productive would you be without your computer mouse? It’s an interesting question, and one Minnesota’s state information technology office, better known as MN.IT, raised for employees on recently, as part of Global Accessibility Awareness Day. Read more

ILLINOIS: State Recognized For Cyber Defense Education. The Center for Information Assurance and Security Education (CIASE) in Illinois State University’s School of Information Technology has once again been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. The designation from the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security covers academic years 2014 through 2020. Read more


SERIES F INVESTMENTS: Document Management Company DocuSign Raises $233M. Document management company DocuSign has just raised a massive amount of funding, more than doubling its venture capital in one swoop. The company revealed a new $233 million Series F round of funding on Monday, which was led by Brookside Capital and Bain Capital Ventures. Read more

UK IT NEWS: Use Of Cloud-Based Print And Document Management Soars. United Kingdom businesses are starting to use more cloud services for their print and file management, so says the Cloud Industry Forum. According to research carried out by the cloud accreditation company, this usage has increased by almost half since 2014. Read more

ORGANIZING CONTENT: Taming SharePoint Document Management. One of the hardest things to do is to get people to put things in the right places. Even when you had “sub-sub-sub-sub” folders on your network drive, people still put things in the wrong spots. With the Content Organizer feature activated in your Document Center site, all they will ever have to do is upload their documents into a Drop-off library. Read more

ADVICE: You Can’t Afford to Ignore Content Management. Organizations are facing massive problems with content overload, especially from data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT), according to a recently published market intelligence report from AIIM, the Association for Information and Image Management. Read more


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FYI: Federal & State CTOs CIOs CISOs: Daily Tech Update – July 27, 2015

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