Today we announced that Granicus was named to the San Francisco Business Times Top 100 list of the Fastest Growing Private Companies. We also unveiled our record-breaking sales performance, which included an astounding 200% increase over 2010. I wanted to take a minute to highlight some of the government technology trends that are fueling this growth. As these trends and demands continue to influence government, I know we’ll see our growth continue to trend upward.
Entries in government efficiency (7)
I’m proud to report that Granicus is continuing to grow, despite the economic hardship many government agencies still face across the country. Today we announced our Q2 results which included: 157% growth over the first 6 months of 2010 and 340% sales growth in Q2 2011 over Q2 2010.
Your email inbox is overflowing, your phone is ringing constantly, and your assistant is on vacation. Requests are pouring in for more detailed information about the council meeting, and you haven’t even turned on your computer yet. If only you could check-off the most important post-meeting task, “Finish Minutes,” within an hour of arriving into work the next day. You can!
My first blog on the Granicus Unified Encoder gave a high-level overview of what it is and what you get. In this post, I wanted to take a deeper look at what this new Hardware as a Service (HaaS) approach Granicus is taking means to you as an IT/IS stakeholder.
Renting vs. Owning
In the HaaS model, you rent the encoder from us rather than buy it outright. This both lowers your initial cost and removes the maintenance burden that comes along with ownership.
Today, Granicus unveiled its new cloud platform and product suites. We’re excited to deliver a new set of solutions designed exclusively to help all levels of government increase government transparency, citizen participation, and efficiency.
In response to the tough economic climate and rising citizen demands, Granicus redesigned and repackaged our product portfolio to help current and future government customers take advantage of web-based solutions to cut costs and better serve their citizens.
With all the talk about governments moving towards cloud computing or “software-as-a-service” to cut costs, I wanted to debut a Microsoft case study on Granicus: ISV Helps Boost Government Accountability with Software-plus-Services Solution. It discusses a hybrid ‘software PLUS services’ approach many government agencies are adopting to maximize security and reliability with on-site technology while cutting costs with a hosted services model. Granicus has led the way with this model for 10 years. It empowers its clients to choose which architecture that works best for them – fully hosted, SaaS, or software-plus-service.