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Monthly Archives: May 2013

“Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) Gives Users More Choices Posted on May 30

“Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) Gives Users More Choices

In response to the growing prevalence of mobile devices in our workforce, the Information Technology Division (ITD) for the Commonwealth has introduced its Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy. BYOD means that employees can use their personal phones to connect to computing resources while at   …Continue Reading “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) Gives Users More Choices

School StatNet Enables Informed School Operations Decisions Posted on May 21

School StatNet Enables Informed School Operations Decisions

In the past decade, school districts in Massachusetts and around the country have been learning how to use data to customize teaching to each student’s individual needs, to support coaching and development of teachers, and to make big-picture decisions about resource allocation within a district.   …Continue Reading School StatNet Enables Informed School Operations Decisions

Building Performance Management and Innovation at MassDOT Posted on May 8

Building Performance Management and Innovation at MassDOT

In June 2009, Governor Deval Patrick signed Chapter 25 of the Acts of 2009, which consolidated several state offices into the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.  To streamline planning and promote performance management and innovation, MassDOT re-launched its Office of Performance Management and Innovation (OPM&I) in   …Continue Reading Building Performance Management and Innovation at MassDOT

MassDOT’s Accelerated Bridge Program Posted on May 8

MassDOT’s Accelerated Bridge Program

On August 1, 2007, Minneapolis’ I95 W Bridge injured 145 people and took 13 lives when it collapsed into the Mississippi River. Seeing this disaster led Governor Patrick and Massachusetts transportation officials to reexamine the health of Massachusetts’ bridges. What they found was disturbing: 61%   …Continue Reading MassDOT’s Accelerated Bridge Program

MCCA’s Innovative Tech Creates World-Class Venues Posted on May 2

MCCA’s Innovative Tech Creates World-Class Venues

An event like PAX East brings with it some of the most technologically savvy clients and attendees in the meetings and convention industry. Internet connections on the wireless system at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) typically spike to record levels, and exhibitors require   …Continue Reading MCCA’s Innovative Tech Creates World-Class Venues

Pax East Showcases MA’s Digital Gaming Industry Posted on May 2

Pax East Showcases MA’s Digital Gaming Industry

I’m standing in the middle of the Boston Convention and Events Center staring at a “Plants vs. Zombies” booth surrounded by people, thinking my 9-year-old was missing-out. Out of nowhere, someone slaps something on my wrist. I look down and see a red snap bracelet.   …Continue Reading Pax East Showcases MA’s Digital Gaming Industry