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Honey and Cinnamon for Weight Loss

Honey and cinnamon are a known name in both oriental and Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. The mixture of cinnamon and honey are used as a home remedy for many diseases. And, this is not a word of belief but a fact that proven by studies and researches. Both the ingredients have its own unique healing power. Cinnamon’s come with essential oils and honey have enzyme factor and together it produces a mixture that able to ...more »

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Campaign: I.T. Policies

A system of Uniform domain names for NYS entities

establish a systematic strategy for names of official government websites of NYS entities. Any city, town, etc. should be - cityname.ny.gov (e.g. Albany.ny.gov, or nassau.ny.gov) whereas counties should be - countyname.ny.gov (e.g. Albanycounty.ny.gov or nassaucounty.ny.gov) or else at - countyname.county.ny.gov (e.g. Albany.county.ny.gov or Nassau.county.ny.gov) For example, the city of Albany, NY website is ...more »

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Location Based Social Media Tools

I think many New York State agencies can benefit from using location based social media tools. For example, SCVNGR (http://www.scvngr.com/) is like Foursquare in the fact that users check in to locations and can see their friends. However, it differs in that people can earn points by finishing challenges and completing treks (where people visit multiple locations). Also, unlike Foursquare, SCVNGR is looking to help out ...more »

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Campaign: Cost Reduction Strategies

On site health centers reduce the cost of health care to all.

On the topic of 'Reducing State Spending’: there is an article in the July 20 ed. of Government Technology entitled, 'Local Governments Cut Health-Care Costs With Free On-Site Health Clinics for City Workers'@ http://www.govtech.com/gt/articles/766548 This onsite healthcare entity is independently run, has confidential medical records (stored off site electronically), and has shown to reduce costs of premiums, co pays, ...more »

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E-book readers

Look at the possibility to buy employees e-book readers, like Sacramento City Council, to save on printing documents. See http://www.govtech.com/dc/articles/749789.

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Printing....

A recent article caught my eye, potential 5-10% savings on printing costs by switching fonts….. By DINESH RAMDE, Associated Press Writer Dinesh Ramde, Associated Press Writer Tue Apr 6, 4:17 pm ET MILWAUKEE – Here's a way you might save $20 this year: Change the font in the documents you print. Because different fonts require different amounts of ink to print, you could be buying new printer cartridges less often ...more »

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Campaign: Cloud Computing

Characteristics that Drive Cloud Hosting Decisions

Which application or data characteristics help lead to a decision to host an application in a public cloud or within private cloud?

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Technical & Business Considerations of Cloud Computing

What are the primary technical and business considerations CIO/OFT should address to build “best practice” processes, so a mix of public and private hosting configurations for State applications can be deployed effectively?

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Internal Virtual World for CIO-OFT

Do you think that a second-life like virtural world for CIO-OFT employees would foster more internal participation in internal communication, and expression and generation of internal ideas?

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SEFA

In the future, SEFA may be able to partner more with their state affiliations. Emails and online documentation could be proliferated to cut costs of getting the word out. One distributed notification of SEFA providing 100% of donations to charities, would greatly increase participation. If this could be realized, it could make the difference in one hungry child. I would be willing to donate my time on nights or weekends ...more »

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Campaign: I.T. Policies

Revisit the web filtering procedure

The CIO/OFT web filter often prevents access to websites needed for me to do my job, either because of false positives or false assumptions. This usually hits at the worst time-pressed times, so the current process for asking for an exception is too cumbersome. Specific examples of a: - False positive: Assigned task, research security issue. A website that mentions the word "hacking" is misinterpreted as a prohibited ...more »

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Establish an information bank of policies, training materials, procedures, manuals, etc that can be accessed by all agencies

Staff of state agencies frequently prepare information for administrative and other activities that is or may be useful and applicable to other government entities. Currently, some of this information may be shared informally, but it would be of great help to everyone if there were to be a centralized repository so staff could save time and effort (thus effecting cost savings) in researching and writing original materials ...more »

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