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Tech Talks feature trends, devices and security

​Throughout the Annual Meeting, the Municipal Association with its technology partner, VC3, will offer a series of brief technology sessions called Tech Talks. These sessions are designed specifically for elected officials. During these sessions, attendees can learn about a wide range of technology topics in a short amount of time.

Protecting Law Enforcement Data
All law enforcement agencies that access the federal Criminal Justice Information Services data must have extensive technology safeguards in place. Learn more about CJIS, what city officials must do to protect and secure the federal data, and how those responsibilities will impact the city’s budget.

The Future of Voice Communication
The days of the desktop touch tone phones are long gone, and there are many new digital options available for voice communication. Learn about the emerging trends in voice communication and how digital devices are changing the landscape.

Maximizing Mobile Devices
Is that smartphone just a little too smart sometimes? While mobile devices have almost overwhelming capabilities, figuring out how to use them can be a challenge. Learn how to harness the power of smartphones.

Engaging Residents With City Websites
A city’s website can be a valuable extension of city hall beyond just being a good source of information. Websites can also encourage feedback and interaction with both residents and business owners. Learn how to ensure the process works well on a computer, tablet or phone.

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity: The Differences and Why Both Are Needed
Disaster recovery and business continuity are closely related, but they are not the same thing. Learn more about each and how to put both essential processes in place.

Body-Worn Cameras
A body-worn camera program is more than just equipping officers with cameras. Learn more about the technology available to secure and store data from the cameras.

SIEM: What It Is and Why It Matters
Security Information and Event Management is an approach to security management that takes a holistic view of the city’s IT security. Learn about the importance of security management and why SIEM may be a city’s most practical option.

Microsoft Office 365
Microsoft’s Office 365 is a dramatically different approach to providing city staff with the Microsoft Office tools they need to function efficiently. Learn about the collaboration, mobility and storage components that Office 365 can offer cities.