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How Smart Cities Use Mobile Technology To Be More Business Friendly

by govpilot on January 14, 2016

On the road to a complete economic recovery, US cities need all the help they can get. Many are finding this help, in the form of technology, can give them an edge by: READ MORE+

How Governments are Using Digital Services to Encourage Small Businesses

by govpilot on December 31, 2015

It’s not a surprise that when local governments invest in infrastructure – roads, utilities, and services – it increases the potential for economic development. What’s less well-documented is how local government investment in e-government infrastructure and services impact economic development. READ MORE+

How Cities Are Using Innovation To Combat Vacant Properties

by govpilot on December 22, 2015

Vacant properties can be a huge problem for cities, inviting vandalism and crime while dragging down the property values of the home surrounding them. Since the housing crisis of 2008, many cities have been stuck in a downward spiral of diminishing property values and foreclosures – and the resulting lower property taxes have hampered the city’s ... READ MORE+

6 Things Your Government Needs To Consider Before Implementing GIS

by govpilot on December 15, 2015

Across the globe, local governments are using geographic information systems (GIS) to engage citizens, deliver improved services, and inform their decision making. GIS can be a powerful tool to analyze and understand the vast amounts of location-based data that local governments collect. Its uses are varied, from giving law enforcement agencies ... READ MORE+

How To Create A Constituent-Centric Approach to E-Government

by govpilot on December 08, 2015

With e-government services, citizens get access to government on their own timeline, 24/7, from their home or their office – without making a special trip downtown. The value doesn't just lie in the convenience for the user, however. It can also result in resource-strapped governments being able to extend their services more widely. READ MORE+

The City Of Newark, NJ Signs onto GovPilot

by govpilot on December 07, 2015

The City of Newark, New Jersey recognizes the importance of providing its constituents with technology that can improve their lives. They have already committed to initiatives like the "Firebolt" Wi-Fi network and its free "Art (of) Code" web development training program for residents.  Developing a user-friendly geographic information ... READ MORE+

How E-Government Can Help Small Cities Overcome Big Challenges

by govpilot on November 17, 2015

Often, e-government is presented as an all-or-nothing solution. We love to point to cities which have become fully connected, automated even the smallest of processes, and fully embraced Internet of Things technology to coordinate everything from garbage pickup to traffic reduction. READ MORE+

GovPilot Enters New York Market With Albany Partnership

by govpilot on October 27, 2015

GovPilot has announced its partnership with the City of Albany, NY to provide support for the City’s Code Enforcement and Assessor departments. READ MORE+

5 Steps To A Paperless Government

by govpilot on October 20, 2015

We've talked about reasons why your government should go paperless – but how do you get started? The goal of going paperless isn’t just to eliminate paper from the government office. Rather, it’s about streamlining the cumbersome processes that are currently employed in most of our agencies. READ MORE+

3 Consituent Services Your Government Should Move Online Today

by govpilot on September 22, 2015

The need to deliver better services more efficiently is pushing municipalities to find new solutions for old programs. From providing garbage service to administering government assistance programs, the Web has created significant changes in the way governments can provide on-demand services to their constituents. READ MORE+