By Paul Colangelo, Avenu CEO
If local governments have learned anything from 2020, it’s the importance of digital tools, platforms and services. Amid the unprecedented economic and social disruption incurred by the Covid-19 pandemic, digital governments proved crisis-resistant and efficient enough to thrive.
However, if the pandemic accelerated the digital transformation of government, that transformation is still far from over. In fact, it’s bound to pick up pace as both constituents and government employees become adjusted to ever-increasing digitalization. As we enter Covid-19’s second year and prepare for the future, local governments must continue their efforts at digital transformation.
That means local governments need to stay on top of the latest developments in IT, cybersecurity and digitalization. With that in mind, I want to highlight some of the biggest digital trends to watch for in 2021 and beyond.
To learn the top digital trends of 2021, read the full article on Forbes.
5G has the potential to be particularly transformative for government, since it promises faster internet speeds and more performant networks for everything from data transfer to the burgeoning Internet of Things.
But governments need to start preparing now for the coming 5G transformation before it’s too late. Jonathan Gerth, VP of tax and auditing services at Avenu Insights & Analytics, outlines the steps governments need to take in his latest op-ed at Route Fifty. While 5G promises numerous benefits to state and local governments, it will also present governments with significant policy and infrastructural challenges. If governments don’t take a proactive approach in preparing for 5G, they will be caught off guard by these challenges. Governments can’t afford to wait.
Read on here to learn more about the impact 5G will have on the public sphere and how state and local governments can start preparing today.