311 Data Fuels Government Response & Transparency

From managing requests to running rich reports and engaging citizens regularly and during disasters, 311 data systems are evolving government operations.

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Customers are holding public sector agencies to service standards typically found in private industry. As a result, local governments are turning to innovative technology to keep up with rising service expectations.

311 systems offer local governments speed and insights that boost overall performance. They:

  • Enable citizens to submit requests from anywhere at any time
  • Provide location accuracy related to requests with GIS functionality
  • Mobilize information sharing across government departments
  • Account for service costs more accurately and timely

Maximizing the Value of Experience Data

Think mobile first.

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Think mobile first.

This news put the spotlight on experience data, but the reality is, this is not a new idea.

The most successful companies have known for a long time that they need to understand the sentiments, attitudes and emotions of their customers in order to succeed.

The existence of the market research industry rests on the fact that companies need ongoing feedback from their customers to make the right decisions.

Ransomware attack on Akron, Ohio takes down 311 service amid major snowstorm

State and federal officials are investigating the attack, though the city says it did not affect its storm preparations or ability to get the streets plowed.

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Deja vu?  Last year the City of Atlanta spent $2.6M to recover from a $52K ransomware attack.

How are cities managing the tremendous security risk of of a ransomeware attack?

The City of Akron did not specify the amount of ransom demanded.  The attack was detected Jan. 22 when workers in the city’s information technology office “became aware of suspicious activity on the city’s network,” an Akron press release reads.

City’s NYC311 CRM Upgrade Set for Mid-Year Launch

former Mayor Bloomberg at 311 (photo: Edward Reed)

The city’s 311 non-emergency call center for information about city services and to lodge complaints is nearing a mid-year re-launch, its first major overhaul since being introduced by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2003. The revamped system, estimated to debut in July, will modernize 311’s currently outdated system that limits its capability to assist New Yorkers. The next iteration of the system will eventually allow for increased language access, user accounts to track inquiries and complaints, and a better app experience.

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