With state and local governments in a tax crunch, small towns often don't have the resources they need to provide -- in a traditional way, at least -- the services they must offer their residents. Here's how the cloud can help.
By John F. Moore, contributor
As founder of The Lab I have the opportunity to work in multiple roles in Government 2.0. As I wrote in my last article, It's time for a new version of government:
"There are more than 80,000 local governments in the United States. Very few of these cities, probably less than 0.1% of them, are yet able to point to any positive change as a result of government 2.0 initiatives. In the majority of cases the changes are occurring in large cities like Boston, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, not in the small and mid-sized towns/cities where the majority of our citizens live. In many cases education, the cost of technology and the lack of awareness are the problems holding back change." More
The government 2.0 movement is about change, real change, and how to use the power of tech to empower the public. Here's how it will work, and who's already behind it.
By John Moore, contributor
There is a movement underway, called Government 2.0, a movement is crucial to our future as a society and one that's I'm a part of -- an inside man, if you will. Let me tell you about MOREOct 1, 2010 1:53 PM ET
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