To Do More With Less, Governments Go Digital

The New York Times recently published an article titled “To Do More With Less, Governments Go Digital.”

Exerpt: “IN government, as in business, crisis can fuel creativity. These days, the pressure to rethink things is particularly intense for state and local governments, which have far less leeway than Washington to borrow in bad times…..Local governments, like many businesses, are struggling with a data glut. Agencies collect huge amounts of information about topics as diverse as building permits, potholes, Medicaid cases and foster-child placements. Technology, according to computer experts and government officials, can be a powerful tool to mine vast troves of government data for insights to streamline services and guide policy.” (full article here)

Further, D’Arcangelo & Co. a local Mid-Hudson area full service accounting firm, published in their latest newsletter: “Communications Technology: What to Spend in Tough Times” (full article here)

Among other things they suggest that local firms look towards Cloud Computing for cost effective ways to streamline communications and increase efficiencies.

BTC knows Cloud Computing, we are an authorized Google Apps reseller and implementer. Google Apps is a complete email, calendar, document, and contact management platform that exists in the Cloud. It’s easy and very cost effective to implement and requires no hardware investment.

Additionally, BTC helped the Town of Lagrange get all their Building and Recreation department forms on-line, allowing residents to download and fill out forms and instructions in advance before coming to the town hall, saving time spent by staff explaining and helping residents.

Give us a call today and we’ll explain how Google Apps and other innovations will help you do more with less! 914-456-5360.