San Jose

San Jose, Calif., names new innovation chief

by • 6 days ago

Clay Garner, formerly San Jose's deputy innovation chief, said he plans to tap into nearby Silicon Valley to address pressing city issues.

Calif. city bots can translate foreign-language requests to English and then back again

by • 3 months ago

After falling behind processing service requests, San Jose officials said natural language processing has simplified communicating with a diverse population.

Want to act on broadband? Start here.

by • 4 months ago

The pandemic highlighted the magnitude of the digital divide, and government is now presented with a unique opportunity to act.

San Jose launches cryptocurrency pilot to close digital divide

by • 4 months ago

San Jose will deploy 20 hotspots that also mine cryptocurrency throughout the city with the aim of subsidizing internet costs for 1,300 households.

Connectivity is still the 'building block' for IT modernization

by • 4 months ago

Local IT officials said that without basic internet connectivity, efforts to modernize fancy new technologies won't realize their full benefit.

San Jose's new youth mental-health directory doesn't look like a city website

by • 6 months ago

San Jose Chief Innovation Offer Jordan Sun said directory, designed by San Jose State University students and recent graduates, addresses a pressing need for youth mental health services.

Will cities work remotely? Officials still have unanswered questions

by • 10 months ago

Local governments adapted well to their remote working environments, but city leaders now want more thoughtful governance before making the switch for good.

Pandemic showed local IT digital transformation work ‘paid off’

by • 1 year ago

Local IT leaders who won 2020 LocalSmart Awards said the pandemic proved the importance of the work IT offices had been emphasizing for the last decade.

San Jose, Calif., mayor says more collaboration needed for 5G leap

by • 1 year ago

Sam Liccardo said cities need help from telecom firms and the federal government to avoid saddling citizens with the cost of 5G infrastructure.