It may not be an election year, but it’s time for a change—to your local government’s IT infrastructure. Too many counties and municipalities rely on outdated software and data storage methods, compromising both security and efficiency.
Important work deserves reliable, up-to-date technology. Here are three reasons to update your administration’s tech today.
1. Unify Disparate Departments
Code Enforcement has a unique processes. The clerks do their own thing. Ditto for Parks and Recreation—yet all departments serve the same community. An administration divided cannot stand. In order to form a more perfect union, departments must unify. Today’s wealth of technology can help.
A secure, cloud-based server can help ensure that all departments are able to share and access data quickly, while role-based permission settings can restrict access to sensitive documents on a need-to-know basis. Work is streamlined, less on-site storage is required, and data is backed up no matter what catastrophes might strike the hardware—from spilled coffee on the keyboard to a server crash.
At eMazzanti, we can ensure your migration to the cloud goes off without a hitch. We can even help you digitize physical files so that historical data can sync with new data to form accurate, comprehensive records.
2. Communicate with Constituents
Constituents can text a pizza emoji to place an order at Domino’s, but they need to drive to city hall to inquire about the status of that parking permit they applied for. Up-to-date communication is key to connecting with the public.
We suggest optimizing your website’s functionality for smartphone use and sharing status updates, details of upcoming events, and similar information through automated emails. Residents will appreciate the convenience, and clerks will enjoy a drop in unscheduled phone calls and visits from confused constituents.
3. Secure Sensitive Data
From the personal information of Maine foster care beneficiaries published on a third-party website for the world to see, to 200 million voter records being exposed thanks to a misconfigured data security setting, today’s news outlets regularly detail the consequences of sensitive government data getting into the wrong handle. Cyber criminals are getting smarter every day—and government offices can’t rely on outdated tech to keep them at bay.
Don’t wait until it’s too late to reevaluate your network security. The IT security experts at eMazzanti can find and fix the flaws in your current data management system, perform regular software updates, and provide ongoing network surveillance to protect civic data from internal errors and intentional attacks. It’s just one way you put constituents’ minds at ease, ensuring their personal data remains personal.
Bring Your Government’s Technology Into the New Year
Why should a coffee shop or hair salon have more up-to-date tech than a government office?
Unify fragmented departments, clear communication channels, bolster data security, and witness the positive impact that a few technological tweaks can have on the community as a whole. Contact eMazzanti to begin.