Published By: Aon Hewitt
Published Date: Aug 06, 2015
Download this white paper to learn why it is so important for public-sector employers to calculate the financial impact of the Excise Tax on their plans and on their employees and retirees, and understand their available options for limiting exposure.
Onvia’s 3 Trends Shaping State & Local Contracting Growth in 2015 reflects on important trends that are expected to shape government contracting this year.
Highlights from the report:
Onvia’s 3 Trends Shaping State & Local Contracting Growth in 2015 reflects on important trends that will shape government contracting over the coming year.
Highlights from the report:
• 2014 Review: A “slowing trend” in competitive opportunities, due to macro political-economic factors, with context for expected changes in 2015.
• 2015 Trend 1: Potential for stronger growth driven by an expected rebound in government tax revenue and greater bond income for large debt-financed infrastructure projects.
• 2015 Trend 2: Technology contracting volume gains traction in non-IT industry sectors, with insight into five niche technologies shaping 2015 procurement.
• 2015 Trend 3: Cooperative purchasing influences the overall state and local agency market, with implications for both local and national competitors.
Transforming government processes starts with laying the
right foundation for your organization’s workflow. Many
government agencies have embarked on transformation
initiatives; however, there is still room for improvement to
build a more stable transformation foundation.
When a government organization deploys lean workforce management practices, it affects their largest operational expense: the workforce. As the public sector moves to reinvent itself, workforce management systems and adopting lean labor practices are perhaps two of the most immediate and high-impact mechanisms. Lean practices help government organizations control labor costs and allow them to reallocate those savings into preserving critical programs, services, and jobs ... which is the very essence of the public sector mission.
With the reelection of President Obama, we can expect air issues to take center stage on EPA’s agenda.
President Obama will continue efforts to reduce carbon pollution. He sees climate change as a real threat, especially in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which may have given a boost to the President, who is perceived as showing strong leadership. The mega-storm also highlighted the differences between the Republicans and Democrats on the role of government. Cap and trade legislation and regulation for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will be revived in Obama’s second term. Affected industry sectors can expect an up tempo on regulation as the issue is fought out in a still divided Congress.
Cisco estimates that the Internet of Everything (IoE) — the networked connection of people, process, data, and things — will generate $19 trillion in Value at Stake for the private and public sectors combined between 2013 and 2022. More than 42 percent of this value — $8 trillion — will come from one of IoE’s chief enablers, the Internet of Things (IoT).
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Cisco estimates that the Internet of Everything (IoE) — the networked connection of people, process, data, and things — will generate $19 trillion in Value at Stake for the private and public sectors combined between 2013 and 2022. More than 42 percent of this value — $8 trillion — will come from one of IoE’s chief enablers, the Internet of Things (IoT). Defined by Cisco as “the intelligent connectivity of physical devices, driving massive gains in efficiency, business growth, and quality of life,” IoT often represents the quickest path to IoE value for private and public sector organizations.
This paper combines original and secondary research, as well as economic analysis, to provide a roadmap for maximizing value from IoT investments. It also explains why, in the worlds of IoT and IoE, the combination of edge computing/analytics and data center/cloud is essential to driving actionable insights that produce improved business outcomes.
Government and public sector agencies are just beginning to realize how social networks can improve business results. With access to real-time communication, collaboration, and social networking platforms, agencies can improve internal process efficiencies that help them provide better services to their constituents. But first, these agencies have to consider regulatory requirements like the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) which require compliant use of these networks and the content people create on them.
Read this paper to gain an understanding of:
What the regulatory landscape of the public sector looks like
What concerns you should be aware of from a legal perspective
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Nov 09, 2006
This paper looks at the particular challenges in public sector IT – the need to find efficiency savings at the same time as offering better service to citizens – and discusses the particular circumstances in which blade computing will be right for the public sector IT manager.
To improve safety and mobility across its 5,600km road network, the City of Toronto forged a partnered with HERE Technologies for the provision of traffic, incident, and historical traffic data.
Access to this data allows the city authority to see exactly what’s happening on its roads and more easily and affectively run studies on improvement projects.
This case study details how HERE Technologies enabled the City of Toronto’s transportation team to:
Work smarter with comprehensive network coverage and accurate data to aid analysis
Examine the impact of city projects without significant forward planning or expenditure
Ensure travel volume models used to drive decision making are calibrated to represent real-world truths
The United Nations predicts that by 2050 an additional 2.5 billion people will live in towns and cities, with 90% of this increase happening in Africa and Asia. With congestion already a challenge on many city roads how will we keep our megacities moving and quality of life high for their populations?
As the world’s leading location platform in 2018 (Source: Ovum and Counterpoint Research annual indexes) HERE shares location data, insights, tools and services which keep people and traffic flowing through cities and states around the world. This eBook explains how it can help megacities of today and the future.
Whether you are part of a community hospital or global pharmaceutical company, Amazon Web Services (AWS) can help you add agility, improve collaboration and security, create an environment of experimentation, and drive new technological innovation.
Our networks are under great strain today - more data, video, audio, new applications, mobility, virtualization and so much more. In this program, leading experts from Gartner and HP address your most pressing questions and concerns, including what challenges are weighing most on the public sector?
Increased access to data and more channels of communication have given citizens renewed civic power. Public-sector agencies must be just as responsive as any other enterprise with which citizens interact. If you’re an optimist, imagining the results of a hyperconnected citizenry is exciting. As long as government is responsive, greater citizen involvement could help reduce problems that plague modern society, including poverty, disenfranchisement and even crime.
With the maturing of the all-flash array (AFA) market, the established market leaders in this space are turning their attention to other ways to differentiate themselves from their competition besides just product functionality. Consciously designing and driving a better customer experience (CX) is a strategy being pursued by many of these vendors.This white paper defines cloud-based predictive analytics and discusses evolving storage requirements that are driving their use and takes a look at how these platforms are being used to drive incremental value for public sector organizations in the areas of performance, availability, management, recovery, and information technology (IT) infrastructure planning.
According to the United Nations, on average, more than 200 million people were affected and more than 70,000 were killed by natural disasters annually. Given the fact that one of the primary responsibilities of government is to protect the public and minimize the effects of such calamities, citizens now demand that public-sector safety organizations be proactive, and respond promptly and effectively to all types of crisis situations, including catastrophes, terror events, and threats to critical infrastructure.
To effectively respond to these challenges, public safety agencies must be able to rely on secure networks with integrated voice, video, and data capabilities. With these networks and their associated assets, agencies can obtain more timely and accurate information, enhancing situational awareness and improving response times.
As map providers move to a highly modular, platform-centric approach, get an understanding of the value being delivered and find out how governments can harness the benefits and apply them across regions to enhance mobility, experiences and safety. In this report by Counterpoint Technology Market Research, learn why the HERE Open Location Platform – described as super-rich and always up-to-date, is a leader in the location data arena.
With the right foundation, the road to digital transformation is easy. Find out the steps you can take to start your journey – and start delivering experiences that truly put your customers at the center.
Read the guide, Customer-centric Digital Transformation: What You Need to Know to learn:
• Five steps toward customer-centric digital transformation
• Four key components that make up excellent customer experiences
• Tips and inspiration from industry experts and digital government agencies
Governments are close, but fall short when meeting constituents' experiential needs online. People expect compelling, convenient experiences when engaging with their government online. According to research conducted by Adobe and the WPP Government & Public Sector Practice, the current approaches to digital government services can be improved.
With the explosion of touch points and ways to communicate, the public today is more connected than ever before with the government. The transformation for your own agency can begin right now. We’ve created this roadmap for understanding what best practices exist and how we can surprise and delight your users with new digital services. You’ll also learn new strategies to help put your agency on the path to digital transformation, as well as practical tips for getting the job done.