February 12th 2019by David Hofstede
Horror stores about ransomware have been impossible to avoid, because they just keep coming. Every month, it seems another website for a municipality, a school district, a library, a police…
January 22nd 2019by David Hofstede
In these contentious times, those on the front lines in government, judicial and law enforcement positions face serious threats. One tragic example of this occurred in 2017 when a gunman murdered…
January 22nd 2019by David Hofstede
When a cities and counties release RFPs for a new or revised website, their contents are typically focused on the usual elements: design, content, security, and perhaps ADA compliance. Important…
January 16th 2019by David Hofstede
How big are smart meters these days? Big enough to have their own Wikipedia description: A smart meter is an electronic device that records consumption of electric energy in intervals of an hour or…
January 16th 2019by David Hofstede
Click2Gov is an online billing vendor that is used by many local government websites, including those in California, Texas, Arizona, Florida and Wisconsin. As with many such payment processing…
November 1st 2018by David Hofstede
Last month, the Nonprofit Innovation and Optimization Summit held its annual conference in San Antonio, Texas. They say everything is bigger in Texas and this conference was no exception – nonprofit…
November 1st 2018by David Hofstede
Does your school or school district website have a “good news” page? If stories like the one emerging from California’s Vallejo City Unified School District are typical, it is something worth…
October 16th 2018by David Hofstede
From Amber Alerts to job openings, weather news to tourism information, state websites convey a wealth of information to residents and visitors alike. But how good of a job are they doing? That was…
October 16th 2018by Nicole Fellouris
These days security is a vital component of any website and IT network in the public sector. But federal agencies must now further step up their efforts in the wake of a recent cybersecurity…
October 5th 2018by David Hofstede
Parents impart a lot of trust in their children’s schools, and that trust intuitively extends to school websites. But a recent New York Times article suggests such trust may be misplaced, especially…

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