It is now a little over three months later and the Cherokee Tribune is reporting that the City should be able to end the financial year in the black with a projected excess of $885,000 in its general fund.
We just need a number of private businesses (and banks apparently) to figure this out as well.
Cities are starting to look at moving some of their services to
a cloud-based environment and I suspect they will face many of the same
cultural problems that were found at the Federal level. While cloud computing
does represent a significant change in thinking, it is surmountable with good
planning, education, and implementation.
As more Governmental services move online, the
importance of proper IT best practices will continue to grow. While online
services offer easier access, they may arguably put sensitive information at
greater risk if it is not properly maintained and protected. We don’t yet know
what kind of systems the State had in place to prevent and recover from such
attacks, but this is an excellent illustration of why governments should be
thinking about robust security measures and detailed disaster recovery plans
that include locked down, off-site data storage.
Amy Henderson, spokeswoman for the
Georgia Municipal Association, said public input during a city’s budget process
isn’t unusual. But of Georgia’s 536 cities, Duluth’s formal approach to
resident feedback is unique. “It sounds like they’re taking it
to another step,” Henderson said.
Some of the things I talked about included:
The bottom line is that Silverlight is an excellent platform for developing Rich Internet Applications, and it's worthy of consideration for new projects, especially for organizations that have an investment in Microsoft technologies and development tools.
You can get the slides from my presentation here: SMC 2009 Silverlight Presentation. Feel free to contact me if you have questions or feedback.
Our Focus | Products | Resources | Company | Contact | Sitemap | Login
© 2009-2017 Mimsware Corporation, all rights reserved. Sophicity®, "We put the IT in City”, and the Sophicity logo are registered trademarks of Mimsware Corporation d/b/a Sophicity.