[Note: This article was written by Steve Towns, executive editor of Governing magazine.]
Nobel Prize-winning physicist Niels Bohr famously said, “Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.” I tend to agree with him, but as we enter the New Year there are three interrelated technology issues that we can’t ignore. They’ll demand more attention from state and local leaders in 2014.
1. Data Analytics – Governments are great at collecting information, but they often do a lousy job of using it effectively.
2. Civic Innovation – While governments are struggling to get a handle on analytics, many have done a good job of opening data for public consumption.
3. Procurement Reform – One of the biggest barriers to harnessing the growing momentum around civic technology is government procurement.
Keep reading this article at: http://www.governing.com/columns/tech-talk/gov-government-technology-trends-to-watch-in-2014.html