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Wednesday
Mar162011

There's a Hero in All of Us: Groundbreaking Mobile App Connects Volunteers with Cardiac Arrest Victims

Adriel Hampton produces Gov 2.0 Radio (gov20radio.com), a weekly podcast that features the organizations, people and projects helping government adapt to a networked society.

A band of Kentucky computer science geeks. Suburban firefighters. LA filmmakers. One of IBM’s most impressive alums. And a man they call “Chief 2.0.” Throw together this unlikely bunch and you have the genesis of one of the year’s most compelling government IT stories, where smartphones become lifesaving tools in an effort to reduce cardiac arrest deaths around the world.

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Wednesday
Mar162011

Town of Prescott Valley Excels with Council Voting Solution

In late 2009, the Town of Prescott Valley, AZ built a high tech Auditorium/Council Chambers and wanted to incorporate the latest technologies to enhance government transparency and maximize their “going green” efforts. For nearly four years, Prescott Valley has been successfully streaming their council meetings on the Web with Granicus; the obvious next step was to add some new features to help them further streamline their Council meeting process with automated, paperless workflows.

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Tuesday
Mar152011

iLegislate Connects Government Agendas to the iPad to Cut Paper Costs and Boost Meeting Efficiency 

Granicus has expanded its government agenda functionality to the iPad with today’s release of iLegislate, a free application now available to Granicus customers on iTunes.

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Monday
Mar142011

Expand Visibility: Share Granicus Videos in Google Docs

Granicus clients are a very innovative group, often discovering new ways to leverage the latest technologies to raise public awareness. I wanted to take a few moments to highlight how Multnomah County combined Granicus and Google Docs as a powerful way to inform the public. Marina Baker, Assistant Board Clerk, for the Multnomah County Commissioners recently shared her innovation tip with us.

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Wednesday
Mar092011

Publishing Agendas Effectively with Granicus

One of the best features of your Granicus solution is the agenda publishing! All agencies are required to notify the public of topics being discussed at an upcoming meeting through an agenda. With Granicus, this is all automated.

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Thursday
Mar032011

Simplify Government Employee Training with Granicus

I love each and every product Granicus has to offer, but as a training professional, the Training Management Suite holds a special place in my heart. Just like many government professionals that produce and administer employee trainings for HR, Police, Fire, IT, among others—I manage Granicus’ training and enrichment program and am tasked with creating both live and on-demand video trainings, proctoring instructor-led and online exams, and managing the training records and test results for dozens of learners.

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Tuesday
Mar012011

Must-Know Tips to Connect Government Video to Mobile Devices

The fast adoption of smartphones and media tablets—like the iPhone and iPad—represents the most rapid transformation in American’s preferred medium for information since the advent of television. Every day, millions of citizens are getting more and more of their information through mobile devices.

Granicus hosted a webinar today that gave over 550 local, state, and federal government agencies the knowledge they need to reach this increasingly mobile audience with their mission critical video content.

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