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3 reasons to embrace the information age

June 12, 2013

Living in the information age has changed how we live and work. Mobile devices, the cloud and improving secondary technology such as analytics is making organizations more efficient, flexible and sustainable, and government offices are no exception. As such, it is critical for state, county and town councils to embrace the Government 2.0 evolution and invest in solutions that meet the lifestyle expectations of constituents in the digital age.

According to Governing, government office tend to miss the value of information in today's working environment though. A significant portion of information gained by organizations today is in the firm of feedback, and government offices are much slower to receive, and then utilize, feedback than businesses. In order to overcome this obstacle and embrace digital improvements, councils need to invest in the technologies that ease data usage, making information more visible and accountable - and embrace innovation on a broad scale.

Transparency
Open and transparent government is all about visibility, and investing in improved legislative management software to handle the collection and organization of information will ensure that accountability. According to the news source, a recent IBM study found that 90 percent of the information that has ever been collected was gathered within the past two years, and that means many government offices have been overwhelmed by sheer data volume. Improved solutions will ease the related problems and ensure that firms are able to streamline their operations despite big data trends.

Innovation
Embracing the latest technology, such as meeting management software, isn't just about catching up with the digital age, it's about preparing for the next trend as well. Firms that make these leaps need to ensure they are investing in solutions that are sustainable and will evolve with their needs, rather than becoming quickly outdated as new information trends emerge.

Ease of use
As technology improves one of the main focuses is ease of use. Ensuring that adequate training comes hand in hand with investments into new tools like agenda management services will help government offices minimize risks, increase productivity and push future changes more rapidly as staff become more knowledgeable in the "how" as well as the "why" of new technology.

IQM2's high-end information and operational management services can help any local government office improve its operations and prepare for the future with ease, all while keeping public engagement and open government regulations in sight.