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How To Forget BYOD and Still Be Loved By Your Clients

by Andrea Dimaio  |  October 12, 2012

A few days ago I gave a presentation about the future of government CIOs to the IT and business staff of a local government in the Netherlands. This is a...

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Could Politics Derail the Cloud?

by Andrea Dimaio  |  July 11, 2012

On Monday I read the news that GM’s CIO has decided to slash outsourcing in a move to transform IT and its role. As reported by InformationWeek: Today, about 90%...

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Hyves Sells Out to Telegraaf Newspaper: Is There a Future for Local Social Media?

by Jeffrey Mann  |  November 1, 2010

Today's announcement that the Telegraaf Media Groep has acquired the company behind the Hyves social networking site is another troubling sign for locally-oriented media sites. Hyves has achieved quite good...

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Two CIOs Facing Complex Challenges with a Soft and Clever Touch

by Andrea Dimaio  |  August 24, 2010

During my stay in Finland I had a number of interesting meetings, two of which with CIOs having responsibility respectively at the national and local government level. In one case,...

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A short-lived sparkle of light in government social media use

by Andrea Dimaio  |  August 19, 2010

This morning I met a group of people from a ministry in Helsinki, Finland, and I run through some of my material on government 2.0. As I faced the topic...

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What Do Berlusconi and 9/11 Tell Us About Government 2.0?

by Andrea Dimaio  |  December 20, 2009

On December 13 2009 the Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was injured in Milan (Italy) by a mentally disturbed individual who hit him with a statuette. Shortly afterwards Facebook and...

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Internet Tech in Europe: LeWeb 2009

by Jeffrey Mann  |  December 19, 2009

It was a hectic, but fun and informative two days at entrepreneur Loic Lemeur's LeWeb conference for high tech startups in Paris earlier this month. I was looking for exposure...

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Expectations from LeWeb 2009

by Jeffrey Mann  |  December 9, 2009

I am sitting in the audience, waiting for the LeWeb conference in Paris to start. I am more accustomed to being backstage, waiting to speak at conferences. Organizing and speaking...

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Why North Americans Will Get Government 2.0 and Europeans Won’t

by Andrea Dimaio  |  October 30, 2009

I spent two very intense weeks in the US and Canada, meeting hundreds of clients at all government levels on the topic of social media. I started in Orlando with...

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Why So Many Are Getting Government 2.0 Wrong

by Andrea Dimaio  |  October 16, 2009

Over the last several months I have stressed both the promise and the danger of the many activities around the use of web 2.0 technologies in and by governments, currently...

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