Downtown Howell featured in IBM Cloud video

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Forget “Conviction,” the movie about Betty Anne Waters, a high school dropout and single mother who put herself through law school in her quest to overturn her brother’s unjust murder conviction.

If you want to see Howell in a lot of its autumn glory, be sure to check out this video about the new IBM Cloud for Municipalities system.

So, the Cloud storyline may not be as compelling as a movie full of Academy Award nominees, but the benefits to us taxpayers are likely to be greater.

As David Cohn, director of business informatics for IBM research, said in the video that the cost of government has to go down while its effectiveness must increase. The IBM Cloud system aims to do just that.

But don’t let all this talk about technology scare you away from the video. It’s a good view. You’ll see a lovely downtown Howell, and you’ll learn a thing or two about how technology can help our local governments.

At about 2:27 into the vido, you’ll also see Howell City Manager Shea Charles talking about how excited Howell is to be one of the first cities in the nation to use the IBM Cloud system.

And for just a second, at 1:16, you’ll see Matt Bach, one of my favorite reporters from my time at the local paper, who now works for the Michigan Municipal League. He’s the guy on the left.

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Journalist Maria Stuart lives in Howell. She worked at The Livingston County Press/Livingston County Daily Press & Argus as a reporter, editor and managing editor from 1990-2009. She is often spotted holding court at Uptown Coffeehouse. You can check out her website by clicking here.