While the Apple slogan that touts there's an app for everything is usually said with optimism, there's one app in the App Store that has San Francisco city officials feeling not so app-y. Monkey Parking allows users to auction off public parking spaces to others at a marked up premium, reports the AP. This is in violation of both city and state laws.
Inmates at the Utah County Jail in will soon have access to the same video conferencing technology that allows business travelers to keep in touch with their loved ones while they're on the road. The Daily Herald reports that inmates' family members will be able to visit them through video conferencing thanks to new technology purchased by the county.
The town board revised its information technology policy to prohibit employees from communicating official documents, data, email and other information without authorization from a department head and the public information office, according to Government Technology. Legal experts support the town's efforts to control release of its information.
Driving economic evolution isn't easy for any state, but Massachuettes is well on track. The nonprofit Information Technology and Innovation Foundation this month released its 2014 State New Economy Index, detailing which states are most prepared to navigate the 21st century economy, the Washington Post reports. The index considers how well states embrace the digital economy, their capacity for innovation and concentration of knowledge jobs, such as managerial, professional and technical positions.
While the cloud provides organizations with immense flexibility and scale, there are questions related to taxing these cloud infrastructures based on the states they reside in. Governing recently published an article that takes a look at the challenges states and localities face in taxing the cloud.