Schaumburg ranks fourth in digital cities survey



The village of Schaumburg is pleased to announce that it has placed fourth in the 2021 Digital Cities Survey, which recognized cities using technology to address social challenges, improve cybersecurity, improve transparency and much Moreover.

“This award recognizes the dedication and hard work of the entire Information Technology team,” said Peter Schaak, Chief Information Officer. “It is their efforts that keep the village’s robust and complex collection of systems and applications running efficiently. It is also their creativity and curiosity that keep the organization at the forefront of new technologies. I am honored that the hard work of the department is recognized.

Open to all US cities, the survey rewards cities in five population categories: 500,000 or more, 250,000 to 499,999; 125,000 to 249,999; 75,000 to 124,999 and less than 75,000. Schaumburg was ranked fourth in cities with less than 75,000 inhabitants.

Schaumburg also received a special 20th anniversary participation award for his continued commitment and dedication to participating in the Digital Cities Survey. The awards will be presented at a virtual awards ceremony on December 8.

The village carried out several technological initiatives in 2021:

• SnowStat, the snow and ice tracking app for the village public, has been upgraded to allow the public to see, in near real time, the progress of snow / salt removal on the village streets. during a winter storm, thus reducing the amount of snow. calls linked to the village center 311.

• A custom memorial brick application was created using the village’s geographic information systems (GIS) infrastructure to help visitors to Veteran’s Gateway Park locate memorial bricks by searching for a brick by name. the buyer or any part of the inscription on the brick.

• A network infrastructure upgrade was completed which migrated the village to a new network and security infrastructure which replaced all core and peripheral network hardware as well as advanced virus and software protection. malicious.

• Information Technology has partnered with the Police Department to design and implement a security and situational awareness system around the Woodfield Mall. A combination of high resolution fixed lens cameras and license plate recognition have been installed in and around the Woodfield Corridor. Camera feeds are visible in a new real-time information center in the public safety building that allows staff to view and monitor ongoing and emerging public safety situations. The project is in its final phase of putting the various pieces online.

“I commend the village information technology department for providing innovative solutions to village operations, which enables the organization to provide our residents and businesses with exceptional levels of service,” said the village director, Brian Townsend.

The Center for Digital Government is a national institute for research and advice on information technology policies and best practices in state and local governments. The center is a division of eRepublic, the country’s only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education.

For more information on the survey and its winners, visit the Center for Digital Government website at https: //bit.ly/3DiyyoC.


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