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Why Government IT Consolidation May Be Doomed

by Andrea Dimaio  |  March 9, 2012

Yesterday I spent the whole day with government clients in a European country where there is an aggressive plan to consolidate infrastructure across several departments. This is one of the...

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For government, being successful in IT can be as bad as failing

by Andrea Dimaio  |  June 1, 2011

This week I visited a shared service organization that manages, among other things, the jurisdiction-wide e-government portal, including a number of widely utilized components supporting content management, electronic forms and...

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A Grim Picture About Government IT in Most of Europe

by Andrea Dimaio  |  October 4, 2010

Over the last two weeks I have been visiting Italy, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden, meeting a fair amount of clients in each country. With the notable exception...

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More IT Centralization May Not Be The Best Route to Cost Saving

by Andrea Dimaio  |  October 1, 2010

As reported by Information Week, the Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a law to improve the state’s IT infrastructure and make it less expensive. the law aims at...

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Are Government Shared Service Providers Afraid of the Cloud?

by Andrea Dimaio  |  June 9, 2010

Yesterday I visited a large central government service provider, which offers infrastructure and basic software to almost all departments in its jurisdiction. This is entrenched in that jurisdiction's strategy, although...

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Why Are Government Clouds So Confusing?

by Andrea Dimaio  |  December 11, 2009

I keep having conversations with government clients who are considering to either use or rationalize cloud-based services. By “rationalizing” I mean to provide definitions, frameworks, procurement vehicles, sourcing guidance, and...

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Help Gartner Define Its Government Research Agenda for 2010

by Andrea Dimaio  |  November 8, 2009

As the agenda manager for the government research team in Gartner, I am in the process of gathering input from clients and non clients about the areas we should be...

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Cloud Computing in Government: More Technology or Sourcing Approach?

by Andrea Dimaio  |  August 20, 2009

Last week I had an interesting conversation with a US State client, who runs a central  organization providing infrastructure services to some State agencies. The IT organization there is quite...

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Cloud Computing May Become The Worst Enemy of Centralization

by Andrea Dimaio  |  August 5, 2009

I am at the Gartner Symposium in Capetown, which is always a very interesting experience. Of course cloud computing featured a lot during the event, starting with the analyst keynote...

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When Cloud Computing May Hamper Server Consolidation

by Andrea Dimaio  |  July 9, 2009

In a discussion with several people from  an agency in a US jurisdiction, I was asked whether cloud computing can help IT consolidation. Digging a bit, I found out that...

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