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About Radical Approaches to Cost Reduction in Government

by Andrea Di Maio  |  August 11, 2010  |  2 Comments

Today Gartner published a press release about a research note I wrote a few weeks ago: “From Modernization to Survival: Radical Cost Reduction in Government“(full note available here for Gartner clients).

The note looks at four areas for possible cost reduction, and identifies various initiatives in each of those areas:

Sourcing and Procurement

  • Use public cloud services.
  • Use community source and the cloud as alternatives to incumbent vendors.
  • Pursue crowdsourcing.

Project and Portfolio Management

  • Cancel high-risk, high-profile programs.
  • Enforce rigorous yet lightweight portfolio management.

Joined-Up and Open Government

  • Link interoperability frameworks to immediate benefits.
  • Shut down channels (including e-channels).
  • Open government: do not engage unless it’s for a reason.

Workforce Management

  • Aggressively implement teleworking.
  • Task and reward employees for cost-saving innovation.

Please take a look at either the press release or the research note for further details

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Category: e-government  web-20-in-government  

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Andrea Di Maio
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19 years at Gartner
33 years IT industry

Andrea Di Maio is a managing vice president for public sector in Gartner Research, covering government and education. His personal research focus is on digital government strategies, open government, the business value of IT, smart cities, and the impact of technology on the future of government Read Full Bio


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