Apr 18 2014

The State of the New StateTech

A fresh look and fresh content make the magazine (and soon, its website) even more engaging for readers.

StateTech Magazine

StateTech has always been committed to sharing the stories of public-sector leaders who successfully leverage IT solutions to improve their states and localities. Thirteen years in, that mission hasn’t changed.

But as you’ve surely noticed, this issue looks a little different. The bones haven’t changed: You’ll still find the in-depth features; how-to tips, trends and tactics articles; product reviews; and big-picture, high-level insights that help busy IT leaders and government officials do their jobs better. But we’ve added some muscle and cosmetic improvements to better engage readers and enhance their StateTech experience — in print and, by late summer, online, optimized for all devices.

Fresh Look, Fresh Content

From cover to cover, there’s more to see, read and discover. The most obvious change is the aesthetic. We’re still celebrating state and local IT success stories with big, glossy photos and firsthand accounts of how government leaders made it happen.

But there’s more to every story, and that’s the case here too. Clean, modern font treatments; more callouts to relevant data and online resources; and reader-friendly, quick hits of useful information — all of these changes will make it easier to consume our content and then apply these peer-tested and proven products, solutions and strategies to your own operations.

It begins with the new Broadband section, where we provide noteworthy government IT news and insights. A big change is apparent in the reviews of the IBM BladeCenter H server chassis and Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u, which include checklists of product specs and callouts to important features.

We’ll also be showcasing the best practices that inform and enhance technology deployments of all types via rotating departments with more visuals and takeaways. In this issue, for example, we’re introducing two new departments: This Vs. That, which compares and contrasts technologies and products; and Get Smart, which provides learning on high-level topics.

So, please, take a look and experience what the new and improved StateTech has to offer.