White Papers and Resources
Artificial intelligence, IoT, and cloud computing. Those are the top three trends emerging from a global research project carried out in partnership with members of our international network LOLA across NZ, Australia, UK, Canada, and Europe.
The survey canvassed the opinions of local government ICT professionals from six countries, and the full report is now available for our members to view here.
Interestingly, the top trends for New Zealand and the United Kingdom matched up exactly, showing an alignment in thinking despite the distance separating our two countries.
Knowing the trends can make a big difference in planning for the year ahead, which is why we were keen to work with our partners to provide this report to all our local government members
ALGIM in association with Effectus undertook an IT Benchmarking exercise across participating Councils. Find out the aggregated results and where the sector is positioned when compared internationally. See the two reports below.
This survey is undertaken annually with the web and digital community in local government. The results of the survey provides members with an updated snapshot of where we are today as a sector and highlights any major changes since last year’s survey. Check out here ALGIM's 2020 Website Snapshot of the Sector Survey report.
Roads remain congested and commuters are divided on the changes they'd like to see. Those are some key findings from new research from HERE Technologies into New Zealand's attitudes to traffic. See the results and find out more (member log-in required).
In March 2020 ALGIM surveyed councils to see what they were doing in regard to live streaming council meetings, and what technology they were using. See the results and find out more (member log-in required).
Whatever contact tracing method you choose, it’s important to think about privacy so that people can trust you to protect their personal information. If they don’t trust your method, they won’t want to use it. Find out more with the fact sheet from Simply Privacy.
ALGIM undertook a survey with the customer experience sector in August 2019 to gather some key data and information to be shared with the sector. This report provides the results (member log-in required).
ALGIM undertoook a project looking at archiving social media records within local government. This work achieved development of a guide for local government. ALGIM also undertook to research the current technologies available at the time that archived social media records.
How do you adapt your department to cope with the challenges posed by COVID-19? This strategy from Effectus walks you through ten steps to consider for the near, medium, and long-term. Download the strategy.
This survey is undertaken annually with the web and digital community in local government. The results of the survey provides members with an updated snapshot of where we are today as a sector and highlights any major changes since last year’s survey. Check out here ALGIM's 2019 Website Snapshot of the Sector Survey report.
Rural & Provincial Local Government Officers, The Department of Internal Affairs, SOLGM and ALGIM have worked to develop a template for a digital transformation strategy that any of our member councils are welcome to use. You will be required to log in to access this document [Word format]. Download the strategy.
This white paper describes a local government Linked Data approach, supported by standards and best practice, to enable local authorities to become Linked Open Data1 enterprises.
This white paper also describes the challenges local authorities face when endeavouring to share or exchange data across boundaries. The Linked Data approach of interlinking data and the benefits gained are introduced.
The paper also describes future information trends, links to other projects, finishing with a call to action.
ALGIM Linked Data for Interlinked Local Government Working Party - headed by Adrienne Bonnington
ALGIM's research paper for 2015. ALGIM would like to thank the working party made up of Natalie Dewson, MWLASS, Andrea McIntosh, Whangarei District Council, Jacqueline Davidson, Auckland Council and Amanda Cockburn, ALGIM, for their assistance in the writing of this White Paper.
SOLGM and ALGIM are very pleased to announce the release of their joint report - 2015
A 1st step into a World of Mobile Enterprise Application - written by MAV Technology 2015
ALGIM's research paper for 2013 was provided by Braja Podder from Auckland Council.
ALGIM's research paper for 2012 focussed on Mobility within Local Government. ALGIM enlisted the help of Damien Toman, Director and Independent Consultant - ICT Training & Consulting International Ltd.
ALGIM's research paper for 2011 focussed on IPv6 Adoption within Local Government. ALGIM enlisted the help of Dr Murray Milner, Convenor of the New Zealand IPv6 Task Force to prepare this whitepaper.
ALGIM's research paper for 2010 focussed on Shared Services in NZ Local Government. ALGIM enlisted the help of Jeff Shaw of Destin Consulting to prepare this white paper and includes case studies from six councils.
ALGIM would also like to thank Revera for their sponsorship and Effectus for their assistance.
One of ALIGM's major initiatives for 2009 was to produce a whitepaper and roadmap on "E-democracy for NZ Local Government". We enlisted the help of Carol Hayward who is (formerly from Bristol City Council and a leader in this field). She is currently working for Rodney District Council.
The ALGIM e-democracy whitepaper was released at the 29th ALGIM Annual Conference in November 2009.
ALGIM's 2008 research paper focussed on unified communication features in NZ councils. This survey was sponsored and supported by the Unified Communications provider, Zeacom.
The ALGIM Unified Communications whitepaper was released at the 28th ALGIM Annual Conference in November 2008.