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Are You Working with GovTech “Dino-software”?

We refer to government technology that is outdated, cumbersome, and no longer serving the needs of local government users as “Dino-software.”

The name may be fun, but the consequences to local communities are nothing to joke about. Use the resource below to spot the five warning signs that it might be time to upgrade your government technology partners.


Dino-software is government technology that is outdated, cumbersome, and no longer serves the needs of local government users. ViewPoint Cloud advocates ditching antiquated technology partners and instead selecting modern, nimble software companies that support communities.

Click here to download a digital copy of the infographic.

At ViewPoint Cloud, we advocate ditching antiquated technology partners and instead selecting modern, nimble software companies that will actually make daily tasks efficient.

Ready to make the switch? Check out the resources below to help you modernize and improve constituent services with new technology.

1. Don’t Invest in New Tech Until You Ask Your Internal Team These 10 Questions

2. 10 Smart Questions to Ask Vendors During Your Next IT Procurement Process

Marijuana Regulations Permitting and Licensing Guide | Local Government Resources - ViewPoint

A Local Government’s Guide to Successful Cannabis Regulation & Licensing

Cannabis regulation remains a controversial subject across all levels of government, but there’s no denying the fact that the tides are changing in favor of legalization. The 2016 election seasonwhere a historic number of states passed ballot initiatives legalizing marijuanaseems to have been a tipping point, and the pro-legalization movement is showing no signs of slowing down.

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A Government's Guide to Tiny House Regulation | ViewPoint Cloud

A Government’s Guide to Tiny House Regulation

Leah and Brady were recent college graduates looking to live close to their families in Seattle without paying exorbitant rental prices. Calling on the craftsmanship of Leah’s father, the couple experimented with living in a tiny house and found it suited their lifestyle. Initially living on their parents’ properties in Seattle, they saved over $1,400 a month on rent.  Now situated in the San Juan Islands, the couple feels they have more financial freedom to pursue their businesses and personal goals.

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5 Ways to Keep Email From Taking Over Your Day | ViewPoint Cloud

5 Ways To Keep Email From Taking Over Your Day

We all do things we know are not good for us. Whether it’s taking a second helping of dessert or staying up an hour later to watch a favorite TV show.

Yet, there are few things as pervasive in modern life as our addiction to email. A 2015 Adobe survey of 400 office workers in the U.S. found the average respondent reported using email more than 6 hours a day, checking email from the bed, car, and even the bathroom.

That may sound shocking, until you think about how that could easily be you, or several of the people you work with.

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