Edge and fog computing: The key to smarter cities? (Part 2)
In part one, we used Michael Crichton’s 1973 sci-fi movie, Westworld, to illustrate the concepts of edge and fog (or edge fog) computing. Now we’ll explore how government can...
Trick-Or-Treat? As Cybersecurity Month winds down, which will your agency pick?
As Cybersecurity Awareness Month draws to a close and All Hallows’ Eve nears, it’s time for one last thought. And it is, appropriately, a dark one – the “Dark Web”. It is the graveyard of the Internet, a maze of death-filled tombs and twisted conjurings that are giving average, everyday people access to some pretty scary technology. […]
Use Cloud Collaboration to Improve Your Agency’s Communication
Collaboration technologies power a new way of working where everyone, everywhere can be more productive through face-to-face and instantaneous communication. In previous posts, we’ve discussed how VoIP, TelePresence and Mobile Collaboration are reshaping the government workspace. For those organizations that often forced to do more with less, flexibility in service models is essential to accessing […]
Cloud for Local Government Global Blog Series: The Strategic Value of the Cloud for State & Local Governments
Almost everyone has heard of the “cloud,” as a result of advertising by computer companies and frequent mentions in the news media. “Cloud” refers to technology resources used by an organization that are not at their own location, but available over the global data communications network (otherwise called the Internet). Moreover, the cloud is not […]
Connected Public Sector: Being There in Every Situation
This weekend, as the United States celebrates Veterans Day, Cisco’s Global Government team would like to thank all those who have and continue to serve. The world is continuously changing, bringing new and complex challenges and now, more than ever, communities and citizens need and expect a connected government, one that will enable local government […]