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Getting ahead in the cloud

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

There is $3 trillion worth of business value at stake for companies that successfully use cloud technology—yet many are still in a fog. Here’s a clear path toward cloud adoption.

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Government runs on a 64-year-old language. Could AI help change that?

GCN

COBOL is still relied on for many essential services. But as experts in the language retire, states are looking at new technologies and ways to change workplace culture to help ease the transition away from it.

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Quantifying Software Use During Agencies’ Digital Transformations with Software Asset Management

FedTech Magazine

Many agencies suffer from unnecessary IT spending, unused licenses, Software as a Service (SaaS) sprawl and an incomplete picture of their technology posture due to a lack of software asset management visibility. NASA’s Office of Inspector General reported in January that the agency spent $15 million over five years on unused Oracle licenses because it failed to track use with its “basic” approach to software asset management.

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Want to attract Gen Z workers? Up your marketing game.

GCN

A contest asked young workers to mock up job ads that would convince their peers to work in government technology. Here’s what public officials can learn from those ideas.

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Sustainable Facility Maintenance Management for Small Local Governments

Unlock the potential of sustainable facility management! This guide empowers small local governments to lead with climate-resilient infrastructure, energy efficiency, waste reduction, and more. Elevate your community's resilience, reduce costs, and embrace eco-friendly practices. Discover the role of facility maintenance teams in green cleaning, sustainability analyses, and infrastructure upgrades.

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Waste not: Unlocking the potential of waste heat recovery

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Waste heat recovery can help industrial companies curb emissions, but this potential is largely untapped. Now is the time to turn waste heat into profit.

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The 15-minute city is a popular planning approach, but relies on ableist assumptions

GCN

COMENTARY | The idea of the 15-minute city has become popular globally. But this approach relies on ableist assumptions and doesn’t reflect inclusive urban design.

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Impacts of climate change on Black populations in the United States

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Explore how extreme weather can put the prospect of Black livelihood, well-being, and socioeconomic mobility at greater risk.

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Ocean Warming Is One of the Big Climate Change Question Marks

GAO (US Government Accountability Office)

Over the summer, we heard a lot about ocean temperatures rising much faster than expected. Scientists and conservationists reported seeing bleached coral and other effects on marine wildlife. The consequences of ocean temperature increases could be.

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How businesses can enable sustainable, inclusive growth

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Kweilin Ellingrud, senior partner and McKinsey Global Institute director, discusses the role businesses can play to contribute to sustainable and inclusive growth.

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Where is noise pollution the worst? Redlined neighborhoods.

GCN

Nearly all of them are subject to noise levels linked with hearing loss, a study shows.

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7 Signs Your Local Government ERP Is Holding You Back: A Guide for Small Municipalities

Local governments and municipalities serving populations under 200,000 face distinctive challenges in delivering efficient and effective services to their communities. To overcome these challenges, many rely on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems tailored to their specific needs. Not all ERP systems are created equal, and some may hinder progress rather than support it.

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Forging a new era for Asia

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Asia is at a crossroads—today’s cluster of disruptions have the region at the epicenter. Senior partner and Asia Chairman, Gautam Kumra, discusses its implications on businesses in Asia and beyond.

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Coordination in Disaster Response Is Critical

Disaster Zone blog

Lots of issues with 12 feet of snow in California.

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What does it take to be a great CEO?

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Joydeep Sengupta, senior partner in McKinsey’s Singapore office, shares more on which changes to the global business environment have most affected CEO priorities.

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2023 Estimated to be Hottest Year on Record

Disaster Zone blog

This is the wrong record to be breaking!

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Proactive vs Reactive Maintenance: Making the Case for Preparedness

Discover comprehensive strategies for optimizing operations and achieving cost efficiency! This document offers insights into efficient inspections, data-driven decision-making, goal alignment, and resource optimization. It empowers local governments and maintenance departments to streamline operations and ensure significant cost savings. From aligning maintenance goals with community needs to leveraging data for strategic planning, this guide provides a roadmap for smoother, more reliable opera

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How can Korea update its economic model for continued growth?

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Seungheon Song, managing partner of McKinsey’s Korea office, elaborates on the opportunities Korean companies have to propel their country’s economy forward.

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Smart Cities Connect 2023: Navigating the Digital Transformation Process

State Tech Magazine

Since the pandemic began, cities across the country have been on a fast track to digital transformation. To meet constituents where they were, state and local governments needed to modernize citizen resources and services quickly and accept emerging technologies. Almost four years on, cities are still working hard to innovate to improve the citizen experience.

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How will Asia’s changing demographics impact societies and healthcare?

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Jin Wang, senior partner in McKinsey’s Shenzhen office, shares more on the opportunities that lie in building a more inclusive workforce.

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December Online Training Opportunities

GovLoop

As 2023 comes to a close, there’s no need to worry about GovLoop online training opportunities doing the same, as this month is jam-packed with dynamic speakers and chances to dive into the hot topics affecting agencies today. Let’s take a look at this month’s sessions, including a new Community of Practice group focused on the customer experience: Dec. 6 – Understanding the Digital Workplace What are the elements that make up a successful digital workspace?

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ASPA TIMES Magazine: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

PA TIMES Magazine is a publication of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), a not-for-profit corporation. This edition focused on diversity, equity and inclusion in public administration, including guest columns, insights for the field and interviews with city government DEI officers about their work at the local level.

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What are the challenges facing Korea today?

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Richard Lee, senior partner in McKinsey’s Seoul office, talks us through the opportunities Korea has to achieve its next S-curve.

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Digitizing the Curb Appeal

GovLoop

When we talk about traffic, curbs aren’t the first thing that come to mind, but they play a big role in how city streets function. Delivery vehicle drop-offs are crucial, and the logistics of parking in busy areas can be more than tricky. Seattle has 500 loading zones for package, food and supply deliveries, but what happens when a truck pulls up and every zone is full?

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The Best Clerk's Department Software Solutions For Your Municipality From GovPilot

GovPilot

Local government officials serve as the backbone of community governance, holding the responsibility of representing the interests of their constituents and overseeing the functioning of local administrative affairs. With differing tasks from managing budgets, to implementing policies and addressing everyday concerns, it may be difficult to maintain a steady workflow and make sure that all aspects of governance are properly handled.

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Highlights from the re:Invent 2023 public sector Innovation Talk

AWS Public Sector Blog

Dave Levy, vice president of worldwide public sector at AWS, delivers his Innovation Talk. The 12 th annual Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent conference debuted Innovation Talks —deep dives hosted by AWS thought leaders. Dave Levy, vice president of AWS worldwide public sector, delivered his talk, “ Empowering citizens through digital innovation ,” on Monday, November 27.

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Facility Maintenance Trends for 2024: What's Changing in the Industry?

This comprehensive article delves into the transformative trends reshaping local government facility maintenance in anticipation of 2024. From embracing smart technology for efficient management, sustainability's pivotal role to data-driven decision-making, workforce upskilling, and predictive maintenance strategies, each aspect is explored. Insights into outsourcing collaborations, digital twins, safety enhancements, and the broader industry evolution highlight the critical adaptation needed.

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City of Kimball, MN Expands GovPilot Partnership With New Government Management Software In 2023

GovPilot

The City of Kimball expands their partnership with the government management software provider to streamline operations and government services in the municipality.

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The housing policies residents want to see

GCN

It may seem like housing policies that allow granny flats or multifamily homes on single-family lots are pretty contentious, but a new survey shows that most people support state and local policies that boost housing stock.

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Village of Lincoln Heights, OH Expands GovPilot Partnership With New Government Management Software In 2023

GovPilot

The OH Village expands their partnership with the government management software provider to streamline operations and government services in the municipality.

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CFP: Biographies Area of the 2024 Popular Culture Association (PCA) Conference--Deadline Extended to 12/15/23

A Library Writer's Blog

The Biographies Area of the Popular Culture Association (PCA) is soliciting papers for the 2024 conference that examine the connections between biography and popular culture. Papers and full panel presentations regarding any aspect of popular culture and biography are encouraged. Potential topics might include: – Biography and entertainment, art, music, theater – Biography and film – Biography and criminal justice – Television programs about biography – Biography and urban legends – Biography an

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Efficiency and Sustainability: Leveraging Digital Solutions in Facility Operations

Speaker: Alan Kavanaugh, BA, CRM, CCPI ​​​​​​​Director of Loss Control & Risk Management

This session is designed to unveil the transformative potential of digital solutions in reshaping conventional practices, offering a roadmap towards greener and more efficient facilities regardless of municipality size. Attendees will learn: Insights into cutting-edge trends and strategies in sustainable facility management. Practical knowledge to effectively incorporate digital solutions for operational efficiency.

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Lycoming County, PA Expands GovPilot Partnership With New Government Management Software In 2023

GovPilot

The PA County expands their partnership with the government management software provider to streamline operations and government services in the municipality.