When InterDev bid on the IT, GIS and telecommunications services for Brookhaven, Georgia, a municipality of 50,000 on the cusp of cityhood, it knew the deployment timeline for the roll-out of services would be very tight. City leaders wanted to have as many of its public-private partnerships as possible in action when the City commenced operation on December 17, 2012. However, the City Council vote to approve service bidders would take place a mere week before the launch.
For All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD), a nonprofit that serves the families of developmentally disabled individuals, technology isn’t an enabler for staff at the main office—it’s a working partner for employees in the field. Most of AADD’s staff and volunteers spend their days where they are needed most—at the homes of families in the program.
Since its founding in 1943, Roswell Street Baptist Church (RSBC) has undergone many changes, moving from an organizing committee of 24 faithful to the current congregation of 8,000 members. With multiple ministries, global missions, and both television and online support programs, RSBC finds modern technology to be invaluable in its outreach efforts to "Connect People with God."
When the City of Sandy Springs formed in 2006, the decision to adopt a public-private partnership (PPP) for city services made the city a model for fledging municipalities nationwide. During the rebid of the City’s General Government Services contracts in 2011, City leadership realized that accepting bids on individual services, rather than taking an omnibus approach using a single vendor, could represent the best value to the City.
After doubling its number of participants to 2.5 million worldwide between 2000 and 2006, the Special Olympics celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2008 with nearly three million athletes. That unprecedented growth was enormously exciting for Special Olympics’ state affiliates, but it brought significant challenges, not the least of which was staying updated on the technologies required to manage the effort.