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CASE STUDY: A History of Partnership

How Avenu Built IT Solutions for the Digital Age

The digital transformation of government is an imperative today. Digital citizens increasingly demand the convenience and efficiency of digital services from their local governments. Paper processing, manual data entry and in-person bureaucracies hamper government’s ability to deliver best-in-class solutions that can keep up with the pace of modern life.

But digitizing and modernizing isn’t always easy. There’s a lot for local governments to process. To fully digitize their operations, governments need effective and secure IT infrastructure, as well as access to the expertise, resources and tools of dedicated IT specialists.

Since the 1990s, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, has sought to stay on top of the latest trends in digital government. But Monroe County didn’t want to be just one step ahead; they wanted to build a digital government that would last for the long term. To do so, they needed help. And Avenu was there to help them.

Avenu’s decades-long partnership with Monroe County has effected a total digital transformation of the county’s government.

Learn the steps taken to implement this transformation and enable Monroe County to be a leader into the future.

Monroe County, Pennsylvania

Digital Government In 2021: Lessons From The Past Year And Top Trends For The Future

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.

How governments can craft a contingency plan for natural disasters.

In a natural disaster, state and local governments are more important than ever for their constituents. But to prepare for the kind of crisis a natural disaster can bring, governments need a contingency plan.

The thought of planning for a natural disaster may seem out of place during a pandemic. But as Avenu’s Ann Kirkbride explains in her latest op-ed, it’s never the wrong time for governments to start preparing for a future crisis. A natural disaster, like a hurricane or a wildfire, won’t wait for the pandemic to subside. Neither should governments.

The key risk that governments have to account for in their contingency plans is workplace and workflow disruption. That’s why an effective digital transformation needs to be a part of every contingency plan. A fire could damage vital government records, and a hurricane could cut power to a government office. But digital records and a remote work set-up are resilient to these disruptions.

Read on here to learn more.