Stay updated Get email alerts when we update our blog:

Subscribe to Email Updates

Forget Crypto. Master the New Currency.

by Alannah Dragonetti on October 12, 2018

A new coffee shop opened in Providence, Rhode Island and it’s generating more than a caffeine buzz. Located by Brown University, Shiru Cafe, serves students and faculty lattes, cappucinos and all of the typical coffee shop menu items, but the jury is out on the pricing. Some will tell you Shiru’s menu is fairly priced, others say it is more ... READ MORE+

3 Qualities the Best Cities to Live in Share

by Alannah Dragonetti on September 21, 2018

On Monday, Money magazine published its annual list of the “50 Best Places to Live in America”. It is an honor, but not a surprise, that a list ranking American cities that provide residents with the best quality of life includes three GovPilot clients: number 26, Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, number 33, Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Union ... READ MORE+

Site Unseen: Major Website Flaws Most Governments Overlook

by Alannah Dragonetti on September 14, 2018

Local governments reap numerous benefits from establishing and maintaining an online presence, but as a new study reveals, when mismanaged, an online presence can be more of a liability than an asset.   READ MORE+

A Note on Ransomware: The Biggest Cyber Threat to Local Government

by Alannah Dragonetti on August 17, 2018

Atlanta, Georgia. Davidson and Mecklenburg Counties, in North Carolina. Colorado’s Department of Transportation. Twice. The last few months have seen local governments across the United States fall victim to ransomware attacks. We explain what ransomware is, why your administration is the perfect target and what you can do to protect yourself and ... READ MORE+

C U in Court: How 2 Cities are Lowering Crime Rates through Texting

by Alannah Dragonetti on July 13, 2018

“You have an upcoming court date and failure to appear will result in the issuance of a warrant for your arrest.” It’s a text message that no one wants to receive, but as cities, New York and Nashville, have recently found, it’s a text message that many need to receive.   READ MORE+

Win the Race against Pizza

by Alannah Dragonetti on June 22, 2018

You’ve just purchased a piping hot pizza. Pepperoni. Extra cheese. Just how you like it. You open the passenger’s side door and rest the box on the seat, buckling it in with the care of a first-time parent bringing their newborn home from the hospital. “We’ll be home soon,” you whisper, more to yourself than to the pizza. You dart around the front ... READ MORE+

Golden State Killer Arrest: An Answer Raises New Questions about Big Data

by Alannah Dragonetti on May 04, 2018

A government software manufacturer dedicated to furthering the responsible application of today’s wealth of information, GovPilot has published blog posts exploring both the light and dark sides of Big Data. A new development in the Golden State Killer case raises questions about the area in between.   READ MORE+

Preserve and Protect: The Municipal Art Society of New York Turns 125

by Alannah Dragonetti on March 09, 2018

If you make it to age 125, how will you spend your days? Will you keep 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM office hours? Rally for a cause you’re passionate about? At 125, non-profit organization, the Municipal Art Society (MAS) of New York does all of this and then some. Join GovPilot as we look at the ways in which MAS has literally and figuratively shaped New ... READ MORE+

3 Industries Benefiting from Big Data

by Alannah Dragonetti on February 16, 2018

Sometimes it’s fun to take a step back and observe contemporary culture with a critical eye—like a historian analyzing the mores, rituals and norms of a long gone society. Many who’ve taken an objective look at the present have declared that we are living in the Age of Big Data. As Microsoft Chief Executive, Satya Nadella, points-out, “90 percent ... READ MORE+

Why are We Sharing a Competitor's Success Story?

by Alannah Dragonetti on February 09, 2018

Online publication, GovTech, (you may recall that GovTech named GovPilot one of the top government technology companies in its annual list) recently posted an article detailing the positive impact Michigan’s newly abridged public assistance application form has had on state agencies’ efficiency. What does this have to do with GovPilot? Keep ... READ MORE+