4 Best Practices for Secure Collaboration in Municipalities

By |2021-12-06T05:53:51-05:00November 10th, 2021|Cyber-Security|

Like many other industries in recent years, the public sector has witnessed a rise in hybrid work. With team members working in multiple offices, including remotely, government agencies must take a closer look at tools, policies, and processes. The following best practices for secure collaboration in municipalities will help you find the balance between productivity and security. Challenges to Secure Collaboration in Municipalities As employees collaborate with others both inside the agency and externally, government agencies encounter several key challenges. The rise of cloud computing has made collaborating across distance vastly easier. However, at the same time, doing so securely

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Municipal Data Governance Builds Trust and Transparency

By |2022-02-17T15:14:37-05:00September 29th, 2021|Data Compliance, Information Governance and Management|

In August 2021, Kathy Hochul took office as the governor of New York state. In a bid to rebuild public trust after Andrew Cuomo’s tumultuous administration, Hochul quickly launched a transparency initiative. This initiative once again focuses attention on the critical importance of municipal data governance. Municipal Governments and the Data Challenge Municipal governments face a number of challenges to achieving data transparency. Limited personnel and tight budgets top the list. Information silos and poor data quality compound the problem. And poor communication between departments results in duplicates and incomplete or inaccurate data. Mismanaged data in turn results in flawed

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Municipal Data Governance Leads to a Brighter Future

By |2020-12-22T04:49:25-05:00October 7th, 2020|Information Governance and Management, Technology|

When it comes to innovation, government usually lags the private sector. So, when looking at data governance trends, I was surprised to find one expert who predicted that municipal data governance will show the rest of us how to improve service delivery. Indeed, the adoption of modern data governance by municipalities paves the way for a host of data-driven technologies and services. Executed properly, they have the potential to reduce risks, lower costs and improve the quality of life in U.S. cities. And with the proper motivation, it’s fair to say that local government agencies have an opportunity to lead

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