Reaping Big Results from Big Data

By Lance Horne, General Manager, GovDelivery Federal Team I’ve covered a variety of topics in the past few weeks, including better government-to-citizen communications and cloud computing. Today, I’m going to delve into an area that is quite intriguing to me: big data. As a government agency, effective outreach to citizens can deliver a vast set… Read more »


Adopting Cloud to Cut Costs: Organizational Use and Employees’ Influence

An article posted late last week on Government Technology discusses the increase in cloud adoption driven by educators who have been using cloud services personally and influencing their organizations to do the same.  The article cites a CDW-G survey that reports that 73 percent of IT professionals surveyed “say their employees’ personal use of cloud… Read more »


Is “big data” essential or the latest marketing-driven buzz word?

By Brent Kastner, CTO, GovDelivery As a self-confessed gadget geek, I tend to have the latest cell phone in my pocket, but do I really need the most up-to-date phone? That question is similar to the question government leaders must ask themselves when faced with new technology options. For example, the “big data” buzz continues… Read more »


Taking an Entrepreneurial Jump on the Cloud

By Lance Horne, General Manager, GovDelivery Federal Team Has anyone ever encouraged you to act more like an entrepreneur? If you’ve been given well-meaning advice about being more nimble and agile in your federal agency, then you probably know what I’m talking about. The Merriam Webster definition of entrepreneur is “one who organizes, manages, and… Read more »


Top 10 Most Viewed Blog Posts on Reach the Public

I know 2013 started just over a week ago, but it already feels like it’s been weeks since I celebrated the holidays and New Year’s with my family and friends. I think part of this is jumping back into the work day after some time off, but part of it is probably due to the… Read more »


Government Tech Trends to Watch in 2013

By Brent Kastner, Chief Technology Officer, GovDelivery | @brentkastner One of the reasons I enjoy this time of year, aside from perfecting Sticky Toffee Pudding recipes (seriously, you should try this one…), is the annual technology prediction discussions for the upcoming year.  While I don’t pay attention to every single technology prediction made (usually by… Read more »


How effective is your government website?

Even in this computer-driven age when information is virtually at our fingertips, many people still discover that finding the answer to a simple question can be a protracted, frustrating, complex process. Unfortunately, in many cases, government agencies are a prime offender in perpetuating this information muddle. Consider many government websites: Users go to a government… Read more »


Responsive Design – The Future is Here

If you haven’t heard of Responsive Design yet, you will soon enough. Responsive Design is a new way of dealing with the multitude of devices people are using to view digital content. Responsive Design uses the functionality of CSS3, combined with Unobtrusive JavaScript, to provide an optimal viewing experience across multiple viewing platforms (desktop monitors,… Read more »


Building Community and Collaboration through Innovative Technology in Government

Community and collaboration tools like Facebook, Google Drive and Salesforce.com are quickly becoming the status quo in the private sector and consumers’ lives, and citizens and government employees are increasingly expecting the same from the public sector in the form of online tools, customized services, and cloud-based document and information sharing. But government agencies are… Read more »


MUSTARD MAIL: 20 things to learn from #govd12

This is a guest post from Dan Slee, Senior Press and Publicity Officer at Walsall Council in England. Last Thursdsay, Dan attended GovDelivery UK’s Annual Digital Communications conference to hear more about delivering real value to the public through effective use of digital communications. Okay, so here’s three things that may just help you fall… Read more »