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The Internet provides powerful
capabilities for individuals to gain visibility and control over their
environment. A good example of
this is HeyGov! for
- a cloud services solution that the City of San Francisco just adopted to give
their citizens a faster and easier way to submit service requests regarding potholes,
graffiti, and street cleaning to the City's 311 Department. The HeyGov! Service
also provides an interactive mapping application for citizens to monitor and
analyze their non-emergency 311 service requests.
on the Windows Azure platform, HeyGov! is a SaaS offering from partner, ISC, that takes advantage of the scalable storage and processing
power of the cloud and provides the ability to quickly address service requests
and implement updates even during peak times. The City of Miami, the first
adopter of HeyGov!, has already
starting using the solution in other departments including Public Safety for
enforcement violations. Read
more about the City of Miami's solution in the blog post, "Real
World Windows Azure: Interview with James Osteen, Assistant Director of
Information Technology for the City of Miami".
You can read more about the
solution and how it works for San Francisco in the blog post, "A New Bright Star in
Government - HeyGov! for San Francisco", which was posted to the Bright Side of Government blog yesterday. The
official press release can be found here.