Andrea DiMaio

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Archives for May, 2012


Women in Government IT Rock

by Andrea Di Maio  |  May 31, 2012  |  1 Comment

In the recent past I have shared my admiration for several women who are in leading IT positions in government. The more I meet people, the more it seems that women dwarf men in their ability to deal with complexity, adapt to new conditions, listen to opposing viewpoints, manage change and be effective leaders. I […]

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The Dark Side of Bringing Your Own Device

by Andrea Di Maio  |  May 29, 2012  |  11 Comments

Last week I met clients in the Bay area and had two very intesting conversations about BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies. In one case, the CIO had been struggling for so long with frequent requests from users to support their devices of choice that he went for a much broader choice of enterprise-provided user […]

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Let’s Take Open Government Out of The Hands of Technologists

by Andrea Di Maio  |  May 18, 2012  |  4 Comments

Yesterday I attended ForumPA, the largest government technology conference in Italy, which draws every year a crowd of 30 to 40,000 people from government, industry and academia to discuss how IT can help transform service delivery and operations. Attendees and exhibitors come from all tiers of government (city, provincial, regional and national) and from many […]

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Open Data and The New Divide

by Andrea Di Maio  |  May 14, 2012  |  7 Comments

Over the last four years open government and open data have been at the forefront of the debate on how governments can become more transparent, participative and efficient. The theory is well known: rather than (or alongside) providing the government’s interpretation or packaging of public data, this data should be made available in raw, open […]

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Why Employees Are The Missing Link for Successful Open Government

by Andrea Di Maio  |  May 3, 2012  |  11 Comments

Open government initiatives are either aimed at providing greater transparency, usually as a reaction to an accusation or perception of excessive secrecy, or at engaging citizens in specific problem solution as well as service delivery. It is probably fair to say that the US federal initiatives are closer to the former, while UK initiatives are […]

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What Does It Take to Make Open Data Really Open?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  May 2, 2012  |  5 Comments

While I was thinking about this post, I have seen Tom Slee’s one titled “Why the Open Data Movement is a Joke”, which has raised some discussion and understandable outrage in the open government circles. Tom’s argument starts from underlying an inherent conflict between the Canadian government’s decision to join the Open Government Partnerships (see […]

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Why Do You Need Shared Services If You Have the Cloud?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  May 1, 2012  |  1 Comment

Lately I am coming across more and more cases where public sector clients are thinking about, or being pushed to join or implement shared services supporting some form of cloud service delivery. The case for shared services has been around for many years and is quite solid: what’s the point of duplicating IT assets or […]

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