Trying to get your city to go for wireless? Think apps, not access

Summary:Writing on Government Computer News, Shawn McCarthy of IDC argues that city managers are no longer impressed with talk about wirless networks bridging the digital divide. They want to see hard numbers on how a network is going to make government activities more efficient.

Writing on Government Computer News, Shawn McCarthy of IDC argues that city managers are no longer impressed with talk about wirless networks bridging the digital divide. They want to see hard numbers on how a network is going to make government activities more efficient. Shawn writes:

It’s not simply a matter of building the infrastructure and waiting for the users to line up, says Paul Butcher, marketing manager for state and local government at Intel Corp. He said only talking about wireless network access “fell on its face

Topics: Government : US

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Related Stories

The best of ZDNet, delivered

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
Subscription failed.