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On-Premise vs. Cloud Software for Law Enforcement Agencies

With the rise of cloud computing and cloud-based solutions for public safety agencies, law enforcement organizations that have purchased on-premise hardware and software in the past now have a new model to consider: Software-as-a-Service. When deciding between an on-premise or cloud-based software solution for your agency, consider calculating the total cost of ownership (TCO), not…

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Why Top Law Enforcement Agencies Choose Mark43

At Mark43, we’re committed to helping build the future of public safety in partnership with our customers and their communities. We want to help you get the job done today, while also preparing you for whatever tomorrow brings. We’re focused on mobile, agile solutions to the challenges your agency faces every day. With personalized, device-agnostic…

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Why Opt For Mark43 Multi-Tenant Cloud?

A multi-tenant cloud is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution in which a single software application serves multiple client agencies (i.e.: ‘tenants.’) It is designed for end-users and delivered over the web. A multi-tenant cloud allows local agencies or agencies within a consortium to seamlessly share data and take advantage of pooled resources. This contrasts with single-tenant…

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5 Reasons to Move your RMS to the Cloud

Millions of people use cloud-based data services every day– for cloud-based storage to free online email accounts. However, law enforcement has historically taken a “wait-and-see” approach to cloud-based services. Concerns about cost, security, reliability, and accessibility are often the culprits. However, for Records Management Systems (RMS) the benefits quickly outweigh the hurdles. Why should you move…

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7 Questions About Cloud Data Storage You’re Too Afraid to Ask

Cloud computing and cloud data storage aren’t just new, they’re the new normal. Increasingly, companies and governments are migrating  data to the cloud to take advantage of the cost savings, enhanced security, and reliability offered by cloud storage. In this article, we tackle seven of the most common questions that businesses ask when transitioning to…

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Configurable, Customizable, COTS: Finding the Right Software for Your Agency

If you’re shopping around for new software, you’ve most likely heard certain applications or features described as “configurable,” “customizable,” and “commercial off-the-shelf.” These terms are thrown around a lot but aren’t interchangeable, so it’s important to understand what method works best for your agency before you start any procurement process. When comparing different approaches to…

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Five Ways to Prevent a Ransomware Attack

Ransomware is no petty crime — security experts estimate that cyber criminals collected at least $1 billion from victims globally in 2016. While law enforcement agencies are often called to investigate cyber crimes from ransomware, they haven’t escaped becoming victims themselves. In fact, 18% of the ransomware attacks reported in 2016 targeted a public sector…

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Patrol: A Police Department’s Best Source of Free Data

As an engineer on the Technical Services team at Mark43, I live and breathe crime data — how it’s stored, managed, and collected. There’s a lot of talk about “big data” in policing, and its potential to help law enforcement predict and solve crime faster. While many departments try to invest in the latest crime…

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