Andrea DiMaio

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Sometimes I Wish I Were A Luddite

by Andrea Di Maio  |  January 28, 2013  |  2 Comments

For anybody who has been watching the evolution of consumer technology, it is quite clear how devices are becoming obsolescent much sooner than in past years. My parents used the same fridge for over 30 years and the same TV set for almost 20, and my hi-fi has been serving me well for over 20 […]


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Personal Devices Are Like Personal Social Networks: Governments Struggle with Both

by Andrea Di Maio  |  March 3, 2011  |  1 Comment

This week I heard an interesting story about a government organization that issues grants of different types and has recently innovated the assessment process for the proposals it receives. The process involves assessors from government, industry and academia, who used to gather at a physical location, to perform the assessment: this consisted of reading proposals, […]

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Consumerization May Be A Myth: Beware Your iPhone

by Andrea Di Maio  |  September 13, 2010  |  2 Comments

An interesting trend that we have been watching over the last years is the unstoppable force of consumer devices that make their way through corporations, as users demand the same sleeker and cooler devices that they experience in their personal lives. Probably the best example is the iPhone. While IT departments were choosing corporate smartphones […]


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My first few weeks with an iPad

by Andrea Di Maio  |  June 5, 2010  |  3 Comments

I bought my iPad (wifi only, 64 Gb) when I was in Chicago about a month ago. I also bought the Apple case, but in Albany NY as the Chicago store had run out of them (while the Albany one had run out of iPads…). I am not an Apple-maniac and I have never used […]


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Could the iPad Redefine Public Service Delivery?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  January 29, 2010  |  3 Comments

In my post yesterday I alluded to why the new Apple’s device may have an impact on decreasing certain types of digital divides and become a compelling platform for certain users. Let me take this one step further, and make a three more considerations about the potential impact of this new device (as well as […]


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Apple’s iPad Could Do For Governments More than the One-Laptop-Per-Child

by Andrea Di Maio  |  January 28, 2010  |  20 Comments

Yesterday most of us have been following the unveiling of the much anticipated Apple tablet, now officially named the iPad. My colleagues Allen Weiner, Ray Valdes, Mark McDonald, and others commented about the launch on their respective blogs. Among the many issues that are being discussed, one that pops up quite a lot is whether […]


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