Perspective article types are a category of written material that offers industry insights related to local government and data management, These articles are usually longer in length and can offer opinions, insights, and commentary related to the industry we serve.

February 16, 2023

Future of Municipal Websites

By: Ralph Nikischer If you ever have a few hours to spare, check out the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. It contains snapshots of websites dating back […]
January 31, 2023

Can local government leverage artificial intelligence?

By: Ralph Nikischer I don’t go through a day without hearing something about artificial intelligence (AI) and how it will disrupt everything. Recently, ChatGPT has been […]
April 14, 2022

Leadership Depends on Data, and Vice Versa

By: Tom Thomey It may not always feel like it, but I think local government has come a long way when it comes to technology. When […]
August 17, 2021

Leadership and Technology

At one time or another we have all believed in a premise that technology was going to revolutionize the way we operate and solve our problems. A technology’s promise of saving time drives our decisions to invest a lot of money, time, and resources.
June 3, 2021

An Address is to a Location as a Social Security Number is to a Person

The Value of a Clean Address Database The world is filled with millions of people and each person has a unique social security number assigned to […]
June 3, 2021

Utility Stakeholder Teams: A Collaborative Group Committed to Raising the Bar

Imagine you are responding to a water main break in the middle of the night and you need to quickly identify the water valves to turn […]