We are living in an exciting time for information technology – it is an ever-changing landscape to which we need to continually adapt. Many of these trends include migration to cloud-based technologies, the growing “Internet of Things” as more and more devices can be connected, the primacy of mobile access, new social applications and media, the growing need to be able to analyze “big data,” and of course the growing security challenges – particularly for a public-sector entity – from all of these accelerating connections, data, and applications. San Mateo County is proud to be on the forefront of many of these trends and has earned many awards and accolades for its innovative efforts.