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Top 15 Government IT Innovators For 2012

From mobile apps to testbeds on wheels, creative thinkers at government agencies are finding ways to better serve the public.
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The San Diego County Sheriff's Department has a lot of ground to cover--4,200 square miles, to be precise. Until recently, gathering data to support its far-flung operations happened piecemeal.

Earlier this year, it rolled out a data integration platform, called SDFusion, that pulls in data from a dozen databases, including FBI and Department of Motor Vehicles records, arrest warrants, and restraining orders. The system, based on Microsoft's BizTalk Server, provides data on any person who has had contact with the department and also draws on public records.

A mobile version of SDFusion extends those capabilities to data terminals in officers' cars, as well as to their smartphones and tablets.

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9/28/2012 | 8:37:16 PM
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I found this interesting in that people assume that the Cloud Providers understand "elasticity" and how to make it happen. Also that experts are needed to optimize and operate cloud infrastructure.

I'm seeing that management still thinks that these people are just plug and play. Plug one out that is causing waves, and plug in someone else from the stack of resumes waiting for a job. They should be able to pull their own weight once we get them access to our systems.

Tribal knowledge is not that easily passed around, nor are the 'standard ways of doing things' easily picked up.

Then there is the challenge of understanding that just because there is a slow down in an application, that people understand why there is a slow down and how to fix it.

Over the years we have seen that a CPU upgrade does not solve all the problems. A clear understanding of how things work is required to know what needs to be improved.

Thanks for publishing this and showing us that once again, there is need for real experts in the field.
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