States and localities move to private and public cloud models to boost efficiencies and save tax dollars.

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Best Practices

A Polished Plan

Take these steps to improve continuity of operations planning.

Tech Tips

Time and Place

Application-aware functionality isn’t suitable for every network.

Strategy and Innovation

Wi-Fi Metrics

Increase in devices pushing cities toward free Wi-Fi.

Strategy and Innovation

Free Air

Municipalities deploy wireless to draw businesses, bridge the digital divide.

Best Practices

Collaboration in the Cloud

Minnesota shares strategies for rolling out enterprise unified communications across the state.

Tech Tips

Share the Wealth

Make the most of storage virtualization and unused disk space with these pointers.

Tech Trends

Doubling Down

Public safety groups deploy multifactor authentication systems to access federal criminal justice databases.

Case Study

Through Thick and Thin

VDI improves IT operations for Ohio county’s emergency management agency.

Product Review

Air Marshal

Tool spots rogue access points and other security threats.

Tech Watch

Defining Moment

Virtualization enables central management of the entire network.


New Jersey Looks to the Future

New Jersey realigns; fosters collaboration.


New Jersey CIO E. Steven Emanuel

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey is ready for an exciting 2013.

Case Study

Bouncing Back

Technology helped Baker County bounce back from disaster.

Product Review

Note Taker

Smartphone/tablet hybrid offers handy stylus and good pen software.



Book Smarts

Institutions offer wireless access and PCs to flourish as a place for community engagement.


Situational Awareness

Police departments are using the latest tools to improve communications and streamline paper processes.


Letter From the Editor

The Place to Be

Books or no books, libraries are leading cities and counties into the future.

Smart IT

The Silver Lining in the Clouds

Cloud solutions are solving multiple problems for state and local governments.

Contributor Column

License to Lead

Why the industry should create a certification process to demonstrate passion for the work.