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Open Source in Government: Back to the Future

by Andrea Dimaio  |  February 5, 2014

Yesterday I read an interesting news about the UK government planning to move decisively toward open source in order to reduce both software cost and dependency on specific vendors, such...

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Too Much Political Influence Can Disrupt Public Services

by Andrea Dimaio  |  December 11, 2012

I just read on the Guardian that the hyperactive British minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude, “wants fellow ministers to be given the final say in picking a candidate...

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Open Data Is Not for Sprinters

by Andrea Dimaio  |  November 20, 2012

I read yesterday on Computerworld UK that UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s special envoy on the UN’s post-2015 development goals has said that he is ‘disappointed’ by how much the...

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Digital by Default, but Not Smart Enough: Hits and Misses of the UK Government Digital Strategy

by Andrea Dimaio  |  November 9, 2012

The UK cabinet office just published its Government Digital Strategy, which culminates its focus on all services to be "digital by default". The strategy states 11 principles and 14 actions...

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UK Government’s Aggressive Targets for IT Cost Reduction: Are They Achievable and Desirable?

by Andrea Dimaio  |  April 25, 2012

Yesterday I was one of the keynote speakers at the Microsoft's Government Solutions Forum in London. The speaker before was Liam Maxwell, recently appointed as Deputy Government CIO and already...

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The Emerging Government App Store: IT Public Procurement Nirvana?

by Andrea Dimaio  |  March 29, 2012

Over the last couple of weeks I have had numerous conversations with government executives and IT leaders about cloud computing, open source, shared services, software reuse. These are all different...

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Here Comes the UK G-Cloud Store: Good First Step but Not Enough

by Andrea Dimaio  |  February 21, 2012

After a tendering process started in late 2011, the UK Cabinet Office selected over 250 vendors providing about 1700 services that government agencies can choose from in order to meet...

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The Best and the Worst Part of Beta Is What You Don’t See

by Andrea Dimaio  |  February 1, 2012

The UK Government Digital Service created by Minister Maude under the leadership of Mike Bracken (ex-Guardian) just released a much-awaited beta version of its new unified web site for public...

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Neither Revolutionary Nor Evolutionary: the Contradictions of Directgov Review

by Andrea Dimaio  |  December 9, 2010

I have been sitting on this blog post for a while, as I was traveling for Gartner Symposia and dealing with a number of quite interesting news around both Government...

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Crowdsourcing Is Far From Easy for Government

by Andrea Dimaio  |  August 5, 2010

An article on The Guardian yesterday highlighted the failure of one of the crowdsourcing experiments launched by the new coalition government in the UK. According to the article The government's...

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