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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I’m pleased to announce that Granicus’ Open Platform API was used to build a powerful integration with technology provided by iCompass, a government solutions provider based out of British Columbia. The release of this integration is another exciting demonstration of Granicus’ on-going commitment to provide open data and open systems that cultivate high levels of interoperability between government technologies. It also opens up new doors for our solutions to increase transparency in government entities beyond the U.S. borders.
There are millions of internet-based intrusion attempts on government agencies every year, making it important to take a defensive approach to network strategies. Security must therefore be a top concern for the modern local government. In the video below, Granicus CTO Javier Muniz and Granicus CEO Tom Spengler discuss the major advantages for local governments in cloud security.
The Granicus Open Platform solution is the fastest, easiest, and most cost-effective way to start webcasting your government meetings live and on-demand. And in that spirit, the Granicus Training Team is now offering a fast, easy, and free way to hone your skills and learn how to use all of the features included with the Open Platform solution. We are now offering on-demand training sessions and a weekly 1-hour live training session for all Open Platform users or anyone interested in learning more about it! If you are interested in accessing these sessions contact me to get the link- it's free!
The Florida Channel, a public affairs programming service funded by the Florida Legislature and produced and operated by WFSU-TV, recently went live with the a new solution that gives them the mobile tools to webcast their daily Redistricing Hearings online live and on-demand. With these meetings occuring all over the state, the Florida Channel went above and beyond to preserve public access to these important meetings which will redraw the boundaries for Florida House, Senate, and congressional districts to comply with federal and state law.
Shezronne Zaccardi has worked with the City of Columbus since 2007 as the city council's Legislative and IT Analyst. An IT specialist focused in Internet business solutions since 1999, she handles system administration, business analysis, project management and IT strategies for the City Council.
In 2002, the City of Columbus, Ohio, knew it was time for a change. We needed to move our workflows into the digital age to eliminate bottlenecks and speed up the delivery of information across our organization and to our citizens. Since implementing Granicus’ Legislative Management Suite, powered by Legistar, we've been able to automate our legislative process and save $2.4 million. I wanted to share our success story to help other organizations make their policy-making operations more efficient and transparent.
After 11+ years in the business of government webcasting for over 900 agencies, we have released our first Granicus® Encoding Appliance that is optimized for government webcasting and proven to outperform off-the-shelf alternatives. It’s essentially a “plug and go” system that’s ideal for government agencies needing to deliver critical video content to citizens and internal audiences including public meetings, events, and community programming.