CAPITAL NEEDS ASSESSMENT 2017-2021 UPDATE

The Capital Needs Assessment is a critical component of the City’s long-term financial management and forecasting process. By identifying needed capital investment and improvements over a five-year time horizon, City staff and officials can work to prioritize projects and initiatives, allocate available funding and identify potential partners and outside funding resources. In the spring and early-summer of each year, City staff review and update the prior year’s Capital Needs Assessment and document emerging projects and issues in the five-year planning horizon. The updated Capital Needs Assessment is shared with City Council and the public in advance of the budget process, in order to provide ample time to discuss the identified projects and determine which projects should be included in the annual budget request. Compiling the Capital Needs Assessment is a first step toward developing a long-term Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for the City. Gahanna has historically adopted a one-year CIP annually as a part of the annual budget process. The Capital Needs Assessment provides City staff and officials with the information needed to develop a longer-term CIP which could be helpful for the City in forecasting expenditures and revenue needs over the five-year period.

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Aarhus is a dynamic city on the Jutland peninsula in Denmark. From here, beach, harbour and forest are all within reach of a 15-minute bike ride. 315.000 people live in Aarhus and 1,2 million people live in the greater Aarhus Area. Think of Aarhus as a major city crammed into a mega village. Being a university city, Aarhus is the youngest in Denmark measured by average age, but historically one of the oldest. Thus, the atmosphere is a vibrant mix of youthful energy and blasts from the past.

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2020 Global & Regional Corporate Governance Trends

whitePaper | January 11, 2020

For the first time, in 2020, we see the focus on the “E” and the “S” of environment, social and governance (ESG) as the leading trend globally, including in the United States, where it traditionally has not received as much attention by boards. Indeed, many of the key global trends for 2020, such as board oversight of human capital management (HCM), can be seen as subsets of ESG.

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Repurposing Government Spectrum for Licensed Commercial Use: A Win-Win for Wireless Providers and Federal Agencies

whitePaper | August 11, 2020

The federal government is the United States’ largest spectrum user. This is no surprise given the multitude of federal missions, from defending the nation to air traffic control to everyday agency communications. Federal communications systems, however, often rely on decades-old wireless technologies, have limited capabilities, and are less spectrally efficient.

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Creating More Responsive Government Organizations

whitePaper | April 13, 2020

Like many state governments, South Dakota has a large workforce. Managing payroll and benefits for 18,000 current employees and retirees is no easy task, and paper-based processes made it more complex and inefficient. South Dakota needed to move away from manual processes where employees submitted paper forms to HR personnel, who then re-entered the information into a database. State leaders wanted to transition to self-service tools that let employees do things like change their direct deposit information, update their tax withholding and provide a new address — all in just a few clicks.

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Accelerating Government Innovation and Modernization With Cloud

whitePaper | April 6, 2020

Government agencies are at an important crossroads. For years they’ve faced mandates to modernize IT, but many have made limited progress. Now, with increasing citizen demands and other mission requirements, agencies are under pressure to adopt newer technologies. Faced with aging systems that are not up to the task — along with the need to reduce security risks and improve efficiencies — cloud is emerging as the primary vehicle for transforming government agencies.

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WHY MACHINE LEARNING IS THE FUTURE OF PREDICTIVE & INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE

whitePaper | June 30, 2020

There’s no arguing that preventing failures and accidents is critical for industry. Unexpected incidents can grind operations to a halt for extended periods of time and necessitate expensive repairs. For example, just 12 hours of downtime for an oil production platform could cost six to eight million dollars in lost production opportunity alone. A single day of grounding for a plane costs roughly four to five million dollars. Because of these disruptions, industrial sectors are always on the lookout for newer, better maintenance methods, and the approach on everyone’s lips right now is predictive maintenance.

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A Two-Track Strategy to a Modern Digital Government and Public Sector

whitePaper | May 6, 2021

Government and Public Sector IT leaders are currently faced with the difficult task of balancing the needs of both public servant workers and citizens.

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City of Aarhus

Aarhus is a dynamic city on the Jutland peninsula in Denmark. From here, beach, harbour and forest are all within reach of a 15-minute bike ride. 315.000 people live in Aarhus and 1,2 million people live in the greater Aarhus Area. Think of Aarhus as a major city crammed into a mega village. Being a university city, Aarhus is the youngest in Denmark measured by average age, but historically one of the oldest. Thus, the atmosphere is a vibrant mix of youthful energy and blasts from the past.

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