10 Videos That Show How Technology Changed State Government in 2013

An exploration of the digital divide, how cities are tackling disruptive technology and a closer look at the innovation challenge.

Video is an amazing story-telling tool, one that StateTech used quite a bit in 2013. For state and local governments, there often is budget or time to show off the great work they do. That's where we come in. This year, we published two case study videos that explain how small governments are doing big things with technology.

Albuquerque Police Department Bridges the Data Gap

Dozens of databases, live video feeds and GIS files arm police officers with the data they need.

Virtual Servers Pave the Road to Recovery

Read more about Baker County's virtualization project.

StateTech attended the annual NASCIO conference this year also, where our editors sat down with CIOs to talk about the challenges and opportunities they are facing these days. As always, we met some fascinating innovators and learned a lot about what it's like to be a leader in an era of disruptive technology.

Mobile Technologies Extend the Reach of Government

Learn how states drive up productivity and improve services by using mobile devices.

Using Big Data to Improve Government

Why sharing and using data across agencies greatly increases its value.

How States Overcome Cloud Challenges

Security and procurement represent significant hurdles but the investment is worth it.

Reaping the Benefits of the Cloud

States turn to cloud computing to enhance services to citizens and public servants.

States Search for Ways to Foster Innovation

Supporting creative ideas is essential to making advances in IT.

Our peers also produced some great videos this year, which we were excited to write about. Here's a few examples, with links to the full stories.

Despite Google Fiber, Kansas City Faces Steep Digital Divide

About 25 percent of residents in this highly connected city have no broadband access. Read more here.

MIT Reinvented the Wheel to Make Cities More Efficient and Sustainable

The Copenhagen Wheel collects valuable data and powers cyclists with its small motor. Read more here.

Rachel Haot: Here's How to Spur Innovation in Government

New York City’s first chief digital officer offers thoughts on the future of government. Read more here.

Thanks for making 2013 a great year. Here's to an innovative and exciting 2014!

Dec 23 2013