When I talk to public sector leaders, the subject that comes up most often is the need for sustainability. Transparency, accountability, and more efficient government are important goals, but they are diminished if solutions to achieve them cannot be sustained. So, truly innovative technology solutions must account for sustainability. Local government leaders often ask me what they should look for in technology solutions. Based on my experience in grants management, I share with them three attributes that define what I call sustainable software.
With fewer resources, a transitioning workforce, and budget constraints, innovative technology means more than just making things easier for local government. It means that sustainability must become a part of the development formula. So what does that look like? How do you make things easier for public sector organizations who have people wearing multiple hats and working with limited budgets? By finding innovative partners who build technology solutions that address these challenges.
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