City of Houston: Enabling a mobile workforce


Population growth is an inevitable aspect of modern cities, and with it comes the need for better infrastructure, more accessible services, and innovative communications channels that provide two-way communication between the government and its citizens. A bigger population also requires more public employees that serve as the eyes and ears of government institutions, and help ensure that critical services are provided to their city’s most vulnerable populations.

In this video, you’ll watch how the City of Houston, Texas is using digital transformation to actively prepare for an increase of three million people during the next twelve to fifteen years. You’ll also learn how the city is using Microsoft technology to provide its 22,000 employees with mobile solutions they can use to communicate effectively in both the field and the office.

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Matt Griffin started working with computers in his early teenage years by building websites and running small profitable web businesses throughout high school. Matt attended Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis and graduated with a Computer Information Technology, BS from Purdue University. While Matt attended school he worked in multiple departments performing different technical responsibilities ranging from web development, desktop support and server support. Upon graduation Matt started full time at a large MSP in Indianapolis working with medium to large businesses to manage their server infrastructure and focusing heavily on Microsoft Certification. Eventually Matt moved on to a privately held construction company where he manages all of their internal IT Systems and has been providing a guiding vision not only for their Server Infrastructure, but their Desktop Support and Application implementations. Matt currently holds an MCSA in Windows 7, Server 2008 and Server 2012.