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Marijuana Regulation: Emerging Challenges, Best Practices and Technology Solutions Center for Digital Government White Paper:
A Fast, Effective Path to Marijuana Regulation

Local governments leaders are turning to technology to simplify marijuana regulation, revenue collection and enforcement. Learn about the tools communities can leverage to coordinate efforts between multiple departments, manage data, report results to the public and stakeholders, and launch these sensitive programs successfully and efficiently.

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From Planning to Permits, Zoning to Compliance Center for Digital Government Research Report:
From Planning to Permits, Zoning to Compliance: Research on the 50 largest U.S. cities’ use of automated land management systems

This research report provides detailed information regarding the 50 largest (by population) U.S. cities’ choices in land management systems. The purpose of this document is to provide municipality leaders with information regarding the choices their peers are making in technology investments.

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Improving Service with Cloud-Based ERP Microsoft eGuide:
Cut your agency’s red tape

Government employees are challenged to do more with less funding at a faster rate, especially when it comes to processing permit applications, managing resources and fielding citizen requests. With the right cloud-based technology, streamlining government operations can be cost-effective and efficient for both agencies and citizens. In this e-guide, learn how a true mobile-friendly platform can more effectively cut the red tape from government processes.

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The Modern City: Reducing Red Tape with Civic Technology Governing Institute White Paper:
The Modern City: Reducing Red Tape with Civic Technology

This issue brief, from the Governing Institute, discusses how modern cities are ushering in a new era of technology innovation and cutting the red tape traditionally associated with municipal regulatory processes to improve the quality of life for citizens and help drive economic development.

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Improving Service with Cloud-Based ERP Issue Brief:
Saving Money, Lowering Risk and Improving Service with Cloud-Based ERP

There are many critical areas that need civic focus, but running a data center is rarely one of them. Cloud-based ERP provides small cities, municipalities and districts with lower, more predictable IT spend, reduced risk, the capability to better serve citizens and more time to do the work they want to do.

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Improving Citizen Trust in Local Government Governing Institute White Paper:
Making Your Community Thrive: Attracting Developers to Spur Economic Growth

This white paper will discuss how local government officials can employ the right mix of strategic planning, citizen engagement and innovative technology to attract development and appeal to new and growing businesses. Learn what Boston, Mass., Tampa, Fla., Palo Alto, Calif., and Hillsboro, Ore., have done to meet their long-term economic goals — and the technologies they put in place to get there.

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Improving Citizen Trust in Local Government Governing Institute Issue Brief:
Improving Citizen Trust in Local Government: How online tools spur communication, improve transparency and boost accountability

Agency staff can spend hours preparing agendas, minutes and supporting documents. After a meeting, they spend more time — and money — fielding requests for those documents. Learn how to streamline the meeting management process by enabling employees to create and manage legislative information digitally and get the word out to citizens via the channels they use every day.

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Free International Data Corporation Report IDC Report:
Civic Tech Fuels U.S. State and Local Government Transformation

Learn how civic technology is transforming government services and enhancing citizen engagement. Download this free report from the International Data Corporation (IDC) to understand how local governments are allocating their IT budget and the growing trend in the civic tech market.

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Governing Institute Issue Brief Governing Institute Issue Brief:
Think Before You Cut: Improving Collaboration in the Public Right of Way

Learn how agencies across the country are using cloud-based software to share information on right-of-way projects with key stakeholders. As a result, they are able to save time and money through better communication and the identification of potential conflicts and opportunities.

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Leading By Example eBook Harnessing the Power of the Cloud eBook:
Government Agencies Improve Efficiencies While Reducing Costs

Learn how agencies from the State of Oregon to Teaneck, New Jersey, have improved productivity and increased citizen engagement with Accela cloud-based solutions.

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Leading By Example eBook Building Better Communities eBook:
Government Agencies Build Better Communities One Building at a Time by Automating Planning and Zoning, Permitting and Inspections, and Code Enforcement Processes

Learn how agencies from Omaha, Nebraska, to Charlotte County, Florida, have made it easier for citizens to do business in their communities.

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CDG Cloud Brief Center for Digital Government Issue Brief:
Why Now Is the Time for Government Agencies to Move to the Cloud

This Center for Digital Government issue brief further explores why government agencies are moving to the cloud and how to optimize the benefits of cloud solutions.

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CDG Regionalism Center for Digital Government Issue Brief:
Relying on Regionalism – How Governments Are Banding Together to Raise the Bar on Innovation and Productivity

This Center for Digital Government issue brief explores regionalism – both shared service and shared implementation approaches – that allow jurisdictions to band together to implement impactful and beneficial IT solutions.

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Public CIO - Enterprise Mobility Public CIO Special Report: Enterprise Mobility
Mobility Done Right: Moving from Rollouts to Results

This Public CIO Special Report explores the topic of enterprise mobility in detail, specifically addressing: 3 Best Practices for Strategic Mobility, Putting BYOD to Work, The Mobility Master’s Toolkit and What’s Next for Government Mobility