The City of Santa Rosa recently executed a strategy to increase reach, functionality, and accessibility of our open government video program: the online broadcast of meetings. The mobile video revolution is well underway, and now people need to access their government through their mobile devices. When it comes reaching the broadest possible public audience, your strategy’s best friend is a technology standard. For video, mobile or otherwise, that standard is H.264.
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As government continues to face budgetary constraints and rising expectations from their community, Granicus hosted a webinar this week to help agencies kick start their “next generation” technology strategies to mitigate these challenges. I’m going to provide a quick recap of some of the key points we discussed during this webinar. If you’d like, you can simply watch the recording by clicking here.
Before January ends, it’s time to build your government technology vision for the rest of 2012. Technology will be particularly critical for achieving your operational and community outreach goals this year. It drives success, improvement, and cost efficiency. I’ve put together a list of focus areas that I think are critical for government to consider.
Every day, more and more government agencies are adopting the iPad. Why shouldn’t they? It’s mobile, it’s dependable, and the number of government apps is growing at a fast pace. Granicus recognized this trend and released an iPad app called iLegislate into Beta last year to see how effective it could be at helping governments save paper while improving meeting efficiency.
I’m pleased to report that Granicus just released iLegislate into full production. Now, any government agency can leverage the iLegislate app and Granicus solutions to replace paper-based agenda packets with a more mobile, action-driven, and cost-saving alternative.
The U.S. House recently rolled out a redesigned website that features an entire live and on-demand video library, HouseLive.gov, to give citizens a “front-row seat in the U.S. House of Representatives chambers,” according to the feature story on the U.S. House website.
The launch of video portal marks a very exciting milestone in the government transparency movement at the federal level of government.
When thinking about increasing opening government through technology, there is one essential tool that makes information easily available to the general public: keyword search. With Granicus, you can enable citizens and staff to search for legislation or topics with powerful tools. We recently released Advanced Search to help you do this with greater precision. I’m going to show you how to use this tool with RSS to receive live notifications when particular ordinances or issues are being discussed by your agency.