Andrea DiMaio

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Why Bother With Government IT Consolidation?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  November 17, 2011  |  3 Comments

I am getting close to the end of the Gartner Symposium in Gold Coast and a few conversations with clients have been about shared services and consolidation. Australia has quite a tradition with shared services, as many states have implemented and run shared services for quite a few years. Today many governments around the world […]

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Not Being on the Board Is Not Always Bad for CIOs

by Andrea Di Maio  |  November 15, 2011  |  Comments Off

One of my one-on-one meetings yesterday at the Gartner Symposium in Gold Coast was about the role of the CIO in a government organization. The client was complaining that she does not sit in the governance board of the organization, as she reports to a Deputy Director who is in charge of administrative services (including […]

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Australian Government CIOs Show a No-Nonsense Attitude to Cloud

by Andrea Di Maio  |  November 15, 2011  |  Comments Off

After a few one-on-ones with attendees at the Gartner Symposium in Gold Coast, Australia, I am pleased to report that people over here seem to have a slightly more cynical view about cloud than some of their colleagues in Europe or the US. There does not seem to be anybody who is obsessed with idea […]

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Smart Government Spin in Australia: Less Urgent, But It’s Going to Come

by Andrea Di Maio  |  November 14, 2011  |  2 Comments

Yesterday I did my session on Smart Government at the Gartner Symposium in Gold Coast Australia. As I expected, government officials as well as vendors on this side of the world feel less the pain that some of their colleagues in the US or in Europe are feeling, with budget cuts and a sluggish economic […]

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We must re-imagine IT…and lead from the front

by Andrea Di Maio  |  November 14, 2011  |  Comments Off

I recently returned from the Gartner Symposia in Orlando and in Barcelona, and I am now at the Gartner Symposium in Gold Coast. In both Orlando and Barcelona I had the opportunity to discuss cloud computing and the use of social media in government, as well as how to use and manage technology to make […]

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Wide Differences in Government IT Reaction to the Financial Crisis

by Andrea Di Maio  |  November 10, 2011  |  Comments Off

During the Gartner Symposium in Barcelona I had a chance to talk with a few clients from three of the so-called PIIGS countries (Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain), and in particular those that have either for IMF and EU bail out help. Two conversations, both with people having central IT policy and planning responsibility, […]

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Are Governments Self-Inflicting Cloud Computing?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  November 9, 2011  |  2 Comments

While at the Gartner Symposium in Barcelona, I had a stream of meetings with government clients from several European countries who are contemplating the development of private clouds. In some cases, these clouds are seen as the end result of a consolidation process resulting from a decision to centralize IT infrastructure across multiple entities, while […]

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CIO of the London Olympics on Cloud and Smart Cities

by Andrea Di Maio  |  November 9, 2011  |  Comments Off

Yesterday my colleague Dave Aron and I had the pleasure to interview Gerry Pennell, the CIO for the London Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games, at the Gartner European Symposium in Barcelona . He spoke about his challenges, how they are closer than one might think to those that CIOs face in any complex organization, […]

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People Are People: This Is Why Governments Struggle with the Use of Social Media

by Andrea Di Maio  |  November 8, 2011  |  1 Comment

My busy first day at the Gartner European Symposium in Barcelona ended with a quite interesting round table with a few clients on the topic of social media in government. Almost immediately we ended up discussing about the distinction between internal and external use of social media. One attendee shared that, despite the success their […]

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Government Clouds: Are People Ready?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  November 7, 2011  |  4 Comments

This morning, at the Gartner Symposium in Barcelona, I ran a Net IT Out session on cloud computing in government. This was meant to be a rapid fire session where an analyst briefly introduces a subject and some of the Gartner’s positions, and then leaves as much time as possible to a Q&A. The room […]

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