Cities that are investing in technology are seeing huge cost savings that are critical to operations and their ability to meet higher demand for services.
Troy, MI (PRWEB) November 14, 2013
iDashboards, leader in data visualization software, is pleased to congratulate the City of Augusta, Georgia’s Information Technology Department on their ranking among the top digital city governments as announced by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities Program. Ten finalists were selected in four separate population categories – Augusta ranked #2 in the mid-sized category for cities with a population between 125,000 and 249,999. The city’s progress on information and communication technology practices made over the past year, ROI and their demonstrated ability to innovate and leverage creative practices were critical factors in the judging process.
“Cities that are investing in technology are seeing huge cost savings that are critical to operations and their ability to meet higher demand for services,” said Todd Sander, Executive Director for the Center for Digital Government. “These cities are true innovators and we applaud them as they work in the spirit of collaboration to provide extraordinary value to constituents, despite budget setbacks.”
This is the fourth consecutive year the City of Augusta has ranked among the top digital city governments, and credits the implementation of iDashboards as a contributing factor in advancing their placement from sixth in 2012 to second in 2013.
The city has leveraged iDashboards to build an extensive suite of performance dashboards promoting transparency and accountability in the community. A wide range of data related to the city’s operations, budget, human resources, project management, services and crime are available to the public through the performance dashboards Augusta created using iDashboards. These dashboards can be viewed by visiting http://dashboard.augustaga.gov/?guestuser=guestuser.
“Dashboards are an efficient way for municipalities to promote transparency and accountability. By creating publicly available dashboards, the City of Augusta is not only able to communicate important workload and performance measurement information to citizens, elected officials and employees – but also gain insight into their operations, reduce costs and increase productivity,” said Trip Dixon, Technical Services Director, iDashboards.