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Digital Cities LogoCity of Alexandria Ranks #1 in 2015 Digital Cities Survey
  • Alexandria, Va.— a top 10 winner since 2005 — upgraded its network security to protect against cyber attacks and increased broadband speed from 1 gigabit to 10 gigabits per second. New offerings include WiFi in City Hall for residents and businesses and an automated, cloud-based website failover solution to keep the site up even during network outages and extreme traffic increases during natural disasters.    Read More...  
  • 2015, ranked #1
  • 2014, ranked #9
  • 2013, ranked #3
  • 2012, ranked #8
  • 2011, ranked #3
  • 2010, ranked #6 
  • 2009, ranked #4
  • 2008, ranked #4
  • 2007, ranked #3
  • 2006, ranked #1
  • 2005, ranked #4

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City of Alexandria Wins the 2015 PTI Award

The City of Alexandria wins the Public Technology Institute (pti), 2015 Technology Solutions Award in the IT & Telecommunications category for jurisdictions with population between 100,000 and 349,000.

The City won PTI’s 2015 Technology Solutions Award in the categories of Cybersecurity and IT & Telecommunications,  and received “Significant Achievement” citations in the categories of Geospatial Information Systems, IT & Telecommunications, and Public Safety Technology.  Alexandria was the only Virginia locality recognized in these categories, and one of only three recognized by this year’s awards.

For more information visit the Public Technology Institute (pti) website.

City of Alexandria Wins 2011 - 2012 PTI Award

The City of Alexandria wins the Public Technology Institute (pti), 2011-2012 Technology Solutions Award in the IT & Telecommunications category for jurisdictions with population between 100,000 and 349,000.

Alexandria, VA: Domino/Lotus Notes Migration to Microsoft Business Productivity Online Services (BPOS) / Office 365 - In an effort to modernize service delivery, increase productivity, and reduce costs, the City of Alexandria became the first jurisdiction in the Virginia to transition its on-premise enterprise messaging and collaboration platform to the "cloud" with Microsoft's Business Productivity Online Services (BPOS) and then in less than a year upgrade service to Office 365. Office 365 includes hosted versions of Exchange, SharePoint and Lync.

In approximately 6 months, the City migrated over 2,700 E-mail accounts from their legacy Domino/Lotus Notes on-premise architecture to the "cloud" with no data loss and minimal downtime. The project also included the conversion of over 30 legacy Domino applications, an enterprise desktop productivity suite upgrade, and the transition of over 400 mobile devices from BlackBerry to iPhone and Android smartphones. By leveraging the "cloud" and streamlining the telecommunications and information technology infrastructure, the City realized immediate operating efficiencies and cost savings.


City Wins the 2010 Governor's Technology Award

The City won the 2010 Governor's Technology Award for Cross‐Boundary Collaboration with the CAD2CAD Exchange Project, in an acknowledgement of regional interoperability.

Governor McDonnell recognized the most innovative government information technology projects in the Commonwealth during a ceremony at the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium (COVITS).

Entries were judged by an independent panel of Virginia government executives, including representatives of state executive branch and independent entities, localities, the legislature, judiciary and higher education. The awards program received a record number of entries this year, and judges' scores were very close, often within a fraction of a point, resulting in multiple winners named in several categories. Thirteen projects were named as winners and 17 more received honorable mentions.

COVITS (the Commonwealth of Virginia's Innovative Technology Symposium) promotes innovations and solutions to Virginias technology issues. COVITS accomplishes this by bringing together senior-level executives and technology decision makers from state and local government, business, and education to identify, discuss and propose solutions to Virginia's critical technology issues. For more information please visit COVITS web site.