Local government in the United States

How Manor, Texas runs government on the cloud

October 25, 2010: 3:14 PM ET

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

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