Keane Capital Management, Inc. is a hedge fund firm based in Charlotte, NC. Since its founding in 1999 with a staff of just two, the firm has grown to seven full-time employees handling fund portfolios for some 250 high net worth investors. With this growth came the need for greater administrative efficiency, which led to Ted Slack joining the firm as its first controller in 2005. (more…)
The Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission is a small agency with a big mandate: “To strengthen the faith and confidence of the people of this Commonwealth in their government.” The Commission’s staff of two dozen, working between its headquarters offices in Harrisburg and a regional office in Pittsburgh, does this by issuing advisory opinions that fill in the gray areas between public office and personal gain, as well as by making the finances of state officials public.
Minnesota. It’s not called the land of ten thousand lakes for nothing. This aqueous state needs a total of 45 watershed districts to manage water quality and to regulate any land development projects near bodies of water.
In Minnesota, watershed districts are local, special-purpose units of government that work to solve and prevent water-related problems. The boundaries of each district follow those of a natural watershed and consist of land in which all water flows to one outlet, and districts are usually named after that watershed. They range in size from the Carnelian-Marine District with 43 square miles, to the Red Lake Watershed District with 5990 square miles.
As one of the fastest growing counties in the nation, Collin County, TX, faced the challenge of managing an increasingly-large number of records generated by a growing population.
According to Records Manager Margaret Anderson, staff in the county’s courts had difficulty finding information, due to disparate systems implemented by each department. “We also had over 15,000 reels of microfilm and 18,450 boxes of paper stored throughout the county,” she says. “Files were everywhere and we couldn’t keep up with the demand. We had to ensure that staff did not unintentionally destroy records that needed to be retained, and we wanted to implement a case management system (CMS). But we also had to manage all the paper.
“Our first step was to select and implement a new case management system for the county court system,” Anderson continues. “The records management system (RMS) we chose needed to interface with this system and provide records management control for closed and disposed case files, as well as support documents.”
Today’s the fifth anniversary of the largest blackout in U.S. history. Damage – from spoiled food to lost sales – is estimated at $6 billion. According to the Wall Street Journal Business Technology blog, a recent Emerson Network Power survey showed that only 31% of the respondents had a business continuity plan to prepare for [...] (more...)