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2007 Media Releases


Date:
August 10, 2007
For More Information Contact:
David Norris, Citizen Information Center, 441-7547
Terry Lowe, Information Services, 441-7471


CITY EARNS GOLD MEDAL FROM COMPUTERWORLD
Lincoln praised for use of mobile devices

Mayor Chris Beutler has announced that the City of Lincoln has been awarded the prestigious Laureate Gold Medal by the Computerworld Honors Program. The City earned the award for its development of software applications that can be accessed from Internet-enabled mobile devices by citizens and government workers in the field.

Lincoln was nominated for the honor by the Palm Corporation for the work of the Information Services Division in delivering real-time information to mobile devices such as Treo Smartphones. Information that can be accessed by mobile devices from InterLinc, the City-County Web site, includes animal tag look-up, street finder with maps, traffic cameras, polling places, property tax information and parcel maps with aerial photos. The Web site address is lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: mobile).

"For years, our Information Services Division has been a leader in helping us deliver timely and cost-efficient information to the citizens of Lincoln and Lancaster County in a customer-friendly way," said Mayor Beutler. "We can all take pride in fact that the City is being recognized nationally and internationally for keeping up with technology advances to better serve the public."

Computerworld is a technology management magazine and online service ( www.computerworld.com). Each year, the top 100 Chairmen and CEOs of global technology companies nominate individuals and organizations from around the world for information technology applications that promote positive social and economic progress. The achievements honored are preserved and protected in national archives and at more than 350 universities, museums and research institutions throughout the world.

"Each laureate selected for this honor understands the importance of using one's resources and technical prowess to benefit one's fellow man," said Bob Carrigan, Chairman of the Computerworld Honors Program Committee.

Information Services Systems Coordinator Terry Lowe accepted the award on behalf of the City and County at the 19th Annual Laureate Medal Ceremony in June in Washington D.C.


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