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Archives for October, 2010


Why Enterprise Social Software May Be Doomed in Government

by Andrea Di Maio  |  October 28, 2010  |  11 Comments

A very popular questions from our government clients is: “which enterprise platform should we use for collaboration?”. From the very beginning, the conversation gears toward tools and technologies, and possibly technologies that government can select and control. There are several reasons for this: Social networking is dealt with as a strategy, or a program.  Strategic […]

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Toward a More Balanced View of Government 2.0

by Andrea Di Maio  |  October 27, 2010  |  7 Comments

A few days ago I published what I thought would be a pretty innocuous post, sharing my experience at the Gartner Symposium. The post expressed a not-totally positive view about the relevance of government 2.0 for many of the CIOs and other IT leaders. I was just stating a fact, and I got a fair […]

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Government and the Battle of the Clouds

by Andrea Di Maio  |  October 26, 2010  |  2 Comments

Last week there has been a number of interesting events concerning cloud computing and government. It all started with the news that the State of California has awarded a contract for email to Microsoft, followed by the long-awaited list of IaaS vendors selected by GSA after 16 months and two RFQs, and was concluded by […]

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Gartner Symposium Does Not Paint a Pretty Picture for Government 2.0

by Andrea Di Maio  |  October 22, 2010  |  19 Comments

During the last week I presented and run a panel on Open Government, and I had several client conversations with US federal, state and local agencies, as well a few Canadian federal and provincial ones. Here are a few highlights: The session on open government was not as well attended as others in the government […]

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Why Do Women Understand Government 2.0 and Social Media Better Than Men?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  October 20, 2010  |  6 Comments

In over three years of web 2.0 and government 2.0 coverage I have met or spoken on the phone with several hundred people around the world, and I have come to believe that there is a gender difference in how government folks understand the implications of open government and social media in government. I mentioned […]

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How Long Will the Open Government Fuel Last?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  October 20, 2010  |  4 Comments

On Tuesday we had a great panel with Anne Naser (CIO Worksafe BC, British Columbia), Casey Coleman (CIO General Services Administration) and Cheryl Rogers (Director of IT Optimization, Federal Aviation Administration). The purpose of the panel was to share experiences and opinions about where open government and government 2.0 initiatives are going; to discuss whether […]

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Opening Gartner Symposium Keynote with a Government 2.0 Story

by Andrea Di Maio  |  October 19, 2010  |  1 Comment

I have just finished my first keynote adventure at the Gartner Symposium in Orlando and I am partly relieved (you always feel a bit of tension) but I know that I am going to miss the thrill of working with several great people… a least until the European Symposium in two weeks time. Above: People […]

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Governor Blocks Access to Facebook: Certainly Backward, but a Heck of a Problem to Solve

by Andrea Di Maio  |  October 16, 2010  |  2 Comments

Renata Polverini, the recently elected governor of the Lazio region (where Rome is located), issued two orders to prevent the region’s employees from accessing Facebook and other web sites that are deemed not be relevant for work-related purposes (see news in Italian). In previous occasions I have been bashing on similar decisions (see previous post), […]

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My Week in Orlando, between Keynote, Open Government and the Clouds

by Andrea Di Maio  |  October 16, 2010  |  1 Comment

I am about to start what will be an exhausting but also very rewarding week at Gartner Fall Symposium in Orlando, FL. This is certainly our signature event, with over 7000 attendees, hundreds of sessions, and – for each of us analysts – quite a few session to present, panels to moderate, workshops to animate, […]

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GSA makes smart move on engagement platforms

by Andrea Di Maio  |  October 15, 2010  |  6 Comments

A few days ago the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies at the General Services Administration finally launched apps.gov NOW (in beta since August) a set of tools that federal employees can use to support their open government plans and engage citizens. The toolkit includes a blogging tool, two wiki tools, a challenge tool […]

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