CitySmart by VC3

This curated content is from VC3's blog and shares non-technical, municipal-relevant insights about critical technology issues, focusing on how technology reduces costs, helps better serve citizens, and lessens cybersecurity risks. VC3 is solely responsible for the article’s content.

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Avoiding Serious Email Open Records Mistakes

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October 21, 2015

Nathan Eisner, COO, Sophicity

Following open records laws and records retention policies is serious business. However, email sometimes gets treated like an informal type of communication. But when email is considered a public record, an informal approach to email becomes hard-to-manage, expensive, and time-consuming when responding to an open records request.

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5 Questions to Help You Organize Your City's Website Information

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September 14, 2015

Victoria Boyko, Software Development Consultant. Sophicity

So how can you make sure your city’s website content connects better with your audience? Here are five questions you should ask about the information you put on your website.

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What City Managers Want—And Why They Need Technology To Do It

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August 14, 2015

Dave Mims, CEO, Sophicity

If viewed as a “nice-to-have” or a cost center, technology can seem quite detached from the day-to-day worries of a city manager. But if viewed as a core foundation of helping city managers do what they do best, technology is an essential investment that helps cut costs and achieve important goals. 

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Why Is My Small City Considered a Cybersecurity Threat? Here's Why

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July 9, 2015

John Miller, Senior Consultant

We often hear that hackers consider smaller cities to be so inconsequential that these cybercriminals wouldn’t bother attacking them. Wrong. Many data and cybersecurity breaches occur at smaller cities that go mostly unreported and unnoticed.

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5 Questions You Need to Ask About Body Camera Technology

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June 15, 2015

John Miller, Senior Consultant, Sophicity

As body camera technology becomes more talked about and implemented incities, it’s easy to focus only on the actual body cameras. But similar to buying and implementing any shiny new toy—whether it’s new software or buying new computers—the purchase of a new technology that’s integrated with an existing poor technology infrastructure will only lead to frustration and risk.

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Without IT Investment, One Virus Can Take You Down

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May 12, 2015

Dave Mims, CEO, Sophicity

One simple virus can take down your entire city. The fact that it’s easy for even a tech-savvy person to occasionally be fooled by a virus means that you need more than a free antivirus program installed on your desktops.

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Learn From Hillary Clinton: Stop Using Personal Emails for City Business

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April 10, 2015

John Miller, Senior Consultant, Sophicity

If you feel behind the technology curve on email, you’re not alone. If people at Hillary Clinton’s level are wrestling with it, then it’s understandable that many other government entities are too. But now is the time to act. 

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Is Your Data Backup and Cybersecurity Ready for Body Cameras?

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February 27, 2015

John Miller, Senior Consultant, Sophicity

Body cameras for police officers have quickly gone from an expensive novelty to something that cities need to seriously consider. Like it or not, these technology-intensive cameras will eventually become part of your public safety budget—if they aren’t being considered already.

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