Stories by Jill Rosen

Jury: AMS Breached Mississippi Contract

A Mississippi jury handed down a US$475 million judgment this week against American Management Systems Inc., saying the company breached its contract to build the state an integrated tax collection system. It's reportedly the largest verdict ever against the industry.

Is Your Web Site Friendly?

If you've got a World Wide Web site that makes it hard for people to find what they're interested in, you might as well not have one, a government specialist from America Online Inc.'s site said Monday.

Smaller Counties Lag Behind on Internet

In a survey conducted by the National Association of Counties this spring, 22 percent of counties without World Wide Web sites said they have no plans to develop one.

Is Telecommuting the Answer to State Woes?

Using technology to let people work from home could solve key problems plaguing states, including clogged highways and air quality deficiencies, some state leaders agreed Monday at the National Governors' Association's annual meeting in State College, Pa.

Bloomington Lays 'Digital Underground'

Bloomington, Indiana, is trying to insure its future in the new economy by building a citywide fiber-optic network, yet has a plan to keep the ensuing road disruption to a minimum.

Arkansas IT Employees to Telecommute

Arkansas' information technology employees may be the first in the country allowed to work from their homes, a move their bosses hope will help with recruitment.

Chicago Aims to Revamp Education

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley this week unveiled a sweeping plan to assure that students in all city schools graduate prepared to handle technology jobs of the future.