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It Is Time To Pull The Plug on EU-Funded IT Research

by Andrea Dimaio  |  October 11, 2013

Almost 28 years ago, when I officially entered the IT workforce, I found myself working on a research and development project about the use of the Ada programming language (does...

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Making Smart Cities Really Smart Takes a Change of Emphasis

by Andrea Dimaio  |  September 24, 2012

Last Thursday I attended a panel about Smart Cities in the context of the ICT competitiveness week, organized by DG CONNECT of the European Commission. The purpose was to discuss...

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New European e-Government Action Plan: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

by Andrea Dimaio  |  December 17, 2010

On December 15, in conjunction with the conference on Lift Off Open Government (see previous post), the European Commission issued its communication to to other European institutions (such as the...

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From E-government to Open Government: Back to the Future

by Andrea Dimaio  |  May 27, 2010

On May 25 and 26 I did attend the World Congress on Information Technology held in sunny, chilly and beautiful Amsterdam. This was a massive event with more than 4000...

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Cross-Border Use Won’t Make European eID Cards Any More Successful

by Andrea Dimaio  |  April 11, 2010

(Expanding on a previous post) Electronic identity schemes and smart cards have been a long-standing issue for most e-government programs in Europe. Spain happens to have one of the most...

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European Project on Services Directive: Whose Point of Single Contact?

by Andrea Dimaio  |  April 11, 2010

(Expanding on a previous post) Simple Procedures Online for Cross-border Services (SPOCS) is a European pilot project focusing on supporting the implementation of the Services Directive, which is supposed to...

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European Project on Public E-Procurement May Be Tackling the Wrong Issues

by Andrea Dimaio  |  April 10, 2010

(Expanding on a previous post) PEPPOL is not a beverage or a miraculous cleaning powder. It stands for Pan-European Public Procurement On Line and is a European collaborative project funded...

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Europe Should Walk the Talk on E-Government

by Andrea Dimaio  |  April 10, 2010

Last Friday I was a panelist at Tecnimap 2010, a Spanish government-focused conference that takes place every two years and was organized in beautiful Zaragoza this time. The session was...

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Government 2.0: Lost in EU Declaration

by Andrea Dimaio  |  November 19, 2009

Every other year the ministers responsible for e-government in the EU member states, candidate accession countries and those in European free trade area meet to discuss respective progress on e-government...

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A Cool Idea On Government 2.0 From An Unlikely Vendor

by Andrea Dimaio  |  July 3, 2009

Yesterday I met a European service provider and system integrator that is quite active in the public sector (both government and health care) and financial services, mostly in its own...

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