tag >> open-source
June 8th, 2016
In our smartphone-carrying, information-gathering world, we want information to be delivered quickly and seamlessly, and personalized to our needs. We do not want to stand in line, sit on hold, or have to navigate through tedious dropdown menus to ultimately find general information that may or may not pertain to us.
May 3rd, 2016
Websites across government are undergoing major overhauls to meet the expectations of an increasingly connected and digital savvy populace. So how are government agencies making such dramatic changes on tight budgets and under growing user demands? It’s all happening with open source software.
April 5th, 2016
The 2016 Adobe Digital Government Assembly focused on “Delivering Digital Experiences that Matter.” While digital government is pushing the boundaries of innovation, the end goal is to better serve the community with secure, user-friendly interfaces and experiences for end-users.
- ADGA, Adobe, Adobe Digital Government Assembly, Citizen Engagement, Cloud, Digital Strategy, FedRAMP, Forms, Mobile Government, Open Source
March 18th, 2016
Over the past several years, government has felt the pressure from citizens to use mobile for communication. In response, the public sector was able to quickly brainstorm ways to tap into widespread mobile usage and communicate outbound messages to citizens.
March 10th, 2016
Government has realized that building a GIS platform with proprietary and open source technologies can help agencies reduce risk and add value to their GIS architecture by avoiding single-vendor lock-in, minimizing costs associated with unsustainable proprietary licensing models, and promoting interoperability with existing software and architecture. Hybrid GIS architectures are allowing users to adopt more gradual, risk-appropriate migration strategies that avoid the rip and replace method that can destroy agency tech budgets.
March 8th, 2016
Mobile is here to stay within the government workforce. In one study by Lookout, federal agencies surveyed reported that 50% of government workers now use their personal device for work email and 49% use those devices to download work related documents.
January 22nd, 2016
It is never too early to start working on your New Year’s resolution. For 2016 many agencies are striving to become more open – both in terms of data shared and technology used. Whether the driving factor is federal mandates or the desire to reap the cost savings and time to market benefits of open source, the shift is happening.
January 12th, 2016
One of the biggest announcements in 2015 was Google’s decision to end support for their Google Maps Engine and Google Earth Enterprise Client solutions. These solutions allow users to create their own custom maps and globes on private networks, or replace the default content served by Google with content from your own organization. You can read more about Google’s decision on their blog here and here, and even read an update to Terms of Service last week for Google Earth Pro.
December 21st, 2015
The combination of cloud computing and open source technology provides the potential for government agencies to invest in new, enterprise-level software while ensuring they are using solutions that quickly adapt, guarantee agility, and comply with a growing list of federal IT mandates.
- Acquia, Alfresco, Cloud, Cloud Computing, FedRAMP, FITARA, JBoss, Open Source, OpenShift, OpenStack, Red Hat