believe their organization has the budget it needs to sufficiently invest in IT modernization.1
feel their organizations encounter more red tape for getting funding than in the past.1
agree that their organization is always looking for ways to make better use of the data they collect.1
indicate that acquisition and procurement is still challenging for them.1
Local governments, constrained by budget capital, often try to extend communication systems beyond their useful life. Cloud offers a cost effective way for municipality to modernize communication services without a massive, one-time, investment. Give government employees better access to communications so they can be more effective and responsive.
Avoid paying for the same thing twice (or ten times); leverage the cloud to create a single communication solution across your municipality. Eliminate separate PBXs in each building or department, each with a different service contract. Make it easier for employees and constituents to reach the right department and the right person. Whether it’s voice video, instant messaging or collaboration rooms (video conf and screen share), it’s easy to connect and get more done.
The cloud services can rapidly be expanded or contracted. No need to pay a premium for future capacity or get stuck with capacity that is no longer required. It can provide governments with more storage and compute power when needed, and scaled down when not needed. The impact: immediate cost savings.
Why not spend less and get more? Municipalities can cut costs without giving up capabilities.
Cloud reduces costs by:
Leverage video collaboration for internal communications
Empower town council members and department leaders with
collaboration tools such as screen share
Allow citizens and constituents to self-select departments via visual online menu trees
Use face-to face conferencing for city council meetings and town planning sessions
Send community mass notifications leveraging robust messaging tools
Automation of routine tasks such as permit request, inspections and code-violation reporting
Payment processing for local utilities, courts & Park registration
Web-Integration via APIs and SDK’s for customizable solutions for third party applications or yours
Provide quick access to informational recordings for hours, and calendar announcements, leveraging voicemail