Category: Applications

Applications, Infrastructure

Google debuts ‘Code with Google’ coding education resource for teachers

July 8, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Google is offering a new coding resource for educators via ‘Code with Google,’ which collects Google’s own free course curriculum on teaching computer science, and a variety of programs to help students learn to code or build on their existing […]

Applications, Infrastructure, Networking, Networking Security, Security

WannaCry? Hundreds of US schools still haven’t patched servers

May 22, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

If you’re wondering why ransomware continues to be such a problem for state and local governments and other public institutions, all you have to do to get an answer is poke around the Internet a little. Publicly accessible security-scan data […]

Applications, Hardware, Infrastructure, Tech

Cray, AMD to build 1.5 exaflops supercomputer for US government

May 8, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

AMD and Cray have announced that they’re building “Frontier,” a new supercomputer for the Department of Energy at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The goal is to deliver a system that can perform 1.5 exaflops: 1.5×1018 floating point operations per second. […]

Applications, Infrastructure

Vermont’s digital overhaul continues with launch of new website

May 2, 2019

Via: StateScoop

The state of Vermont on Tuesday launched a new government website, the latest in a series of new products created by the state’s Agency of Digital Services that officials say have saved taxpayers $5.6 million over the last 18 months. […]

Applications, Infrastructure

The 5 most challenging IT tasks facing local governments

April 2, 2019

Via: StateScoop

Local government IT executives are pulled in many different directions as they address daunting challenges, whether it is managing the day-to-day operation of the IT department, strengthening the effectiveness of the IT organization as a valued partner within the enterprise, […]

Applications, Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Software, Tech

Oracle updates cloud applications as SaaS sales builds momentum

March 19, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Oracle on Tuesday announced improvements to its suite of cloud applications, including the Oracle ERP Cloud, HCM Cloud, SCM Cloud, and CX Cloud. With these updates, Oracle’s customers will see more sophisticated functionality, including more machine learning-powered features. The enhancements […]

Applications, Infrastructure

Voatz, the blockchain-based voting app, gets another vote of confidence as Denver agrees to try it

March 8, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

A controversial blockchain-based mobile voting app called Voatz is getting put to the test again. The city of Denver revealed today that it has agreed to implement a mobile voting pilot in its May municipal election using the four-year-old, Boston-based […]

Applications, Data Center, Infrastructure, Storage

Maryland upgrades prescription drug monitoring platform

February 4, 2019

Via: StateScoop

A new software platform monitoring drug prescriptions in Maryland is unlikely to singlehandedly reverse the state’s record-setting levels of fatal opioid overdoses, but officials said it could provide one piece of the solution. The new platform, designed to help pharmacies […]

Applications, Hardware, Infrastructure, Software, Tech

A.I. and Automation Will Hit Low-Skill Jobs and Trump Swing States Hardest

January 24, 2019

Via: Fortune

Artificial intelligence and automation are a big threat to a quarter of U.S. workers—36 million people—according to a new report from the Brookings Institution. Another 36% of workers, or 52 million people, will face medium exposure to automation threats by […]

Applications, Infrastructure

Some States Allow You to Register to Vote on Election Day. Here’s the List

November 5, 2018

Via: Fortune

Election Day in the United States is less than 24 hours away. For those of you who have forgotten or neglected to register to vote, there are a number of states in which all is not lost. If you live […]