March 04, 2010

The most innovative municipal IT Department in the country


The most innovative municipal IT Department in the country is here in Scottsdale, Arizona, at least according to the Public Technology Institute:

Public Technology Institute: 2009-2010 Technology Solutions Award Winners

Building on our success from last year, the City of Scottsdale Information Technology department has won six more Technology Solutions Awards (more than any other municipality in the country). We had three projects designated "Winner" in our population category, and three more projects received "Significant Achievement" designation. All of this during a year when the economy caused severe budget cuts in our city, across the state, and the throughout country. It's a great feeling to be involved with such quality work and such good people.

Here is a list of our winning projects, summaries can be read on the PTI page linked above:

  • The BIG Map (Winner: Sustainability)
  • Tax Audit Lead Finder (Significant Achievement: Sustainability)
  • eSubpoena: Creating Efficiencies in the Criminal and Civil Subpoena Process (Significant Achievement: Public Safety Technology)
  • GIS Disaster Recovery Implementation (Winner: Geospatial Information Systems)
  • Employee Self Service Portal (Winner: Web and E-Government Services)
  • QuickPay Utilities Application (Significant Achievement: Web and E-Government Services)