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SaaS: The Emerging Standard for Government Agencies

Adam Stone

Microsoft and Accela Spotlight Benefits Found in the Next Generation of Software-as-a-Service

By Adam Stone / Accela As government technology leaders aim to modernize their operations, they’re looking for tools that will pare down capital refresh cycles and sunset old legacy systems. Additionally, they often seek to better respond with agility to evolving citizen expectations, protect privacy, and even help attract new talent. While there’s no silver bullet, many government entities are moving toward Software as a Service (SaaS) to deliver the solutions to these challenges.Over 41 percent of government IT leaders say they are making headway in migrating to the cloud, Deloitte reports,… Continue reading

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Agencies Advance Cybersecurity, Recruitment and Cost Savings with SaaS

Jason Shueh

Accela and Microsoft define key benefits of SaaS and how it can revitalize and safeguard citizen services

Technology should solve government problems, not create them.  That was the overarching message of Accela’s Chief Product Officer Troy Coggiola and Microsoft’s Executive Director for State and Local Government Solutions Kim Nelson as they spoke about the potential to cut costs, improve cybersecurity and attract talent through Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions.   The two spoke at Accela’s June 13 webinar, Why SaaS has Become the Standard for Government Agencies, that spotlighted some of the underlying forces driving the public sector to the cloud and how cities and local agencies can use SaaS solutions to rethink IT management and enable modern, … Continue reading

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Three Ways the Cloud Helps Communities Grow and Thrive

Kimberly Nelson and Troy Coggiola
This is a guest post by Kimberly Nelson, Executive Director of the U.S. Public Sector’s State and Local Government Solutions, Microsoft Corporation and Troy Coggiola, Chief Product Officer, Accela. It was originally published by the National League of Cities blog, CitiesSpeak.  Government agencies strive to improve the quality of life for their citizens, ensuring equitable access to services and desired businesses, smart community development and overall public health and safety. According to a 2018 survey conducted by Bain Research, by 2022, 78 percent of government entities will be predominantly buying software-as-a-service (SaaS) to focus their resources on activities that more directly serve their citizens. Cloud hosted solutions represent much more than offloading datacenter functions and costs — the cloud can transform how agencies are run and communities are served,… Continue reading

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Guest Blog from Microsoft’s John Shewchuk: Accela and Microsoft Hackfest — Providing Access to Open Data, Online and Off-Grid

By John Shewchuk, Technical Fellow and the CTO for the Microsoft Developer Platform A few weeks ago several of us from the U.S. and worldwide DPE teams holed up in Redmond for a few days of coding. Our goal was to prove that there is an easy way to take a Web App and port it over to a mobile experience, and then make it work in both connected and offline scenarios. Joining us for the hackfest was Accela, an ISV that provides solutions to help municipal, county and state governments streamline their licensing and permitting processes. Roughly seven months ago Accela launched an open data platform called civicdata.com,… Continue reading

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