In recent elections, a general theme is developing that could dramatically impact how technology is implemented and managed in government. Voters have been rejecting bonds for capital investments. It’s clear that everyone is tightening their belts during these economic times, and it seems that people are paying close attention to what they get for their investment. Gone are the days when voters simply supplied funds to government agencies and trusted that the investments were being spent on activities that support their best interests. Where does that leave government and community leaders? More thorough planning and a clear vision that clearly outlines the merits of any particular project are required. As a result, government agencies must partner with citizens earlier to ensure the community’s strategic objectives are understood and supported. Read more