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Posts from Date:   2012-11

A European Cloudy Partnership

by Andrea Di Maio  |  November 28, 2012

The European Cloud Strategy published last September is a relatively realistic document, aiming at addressing issues of self-certification, procurement, and contracting. While there was an initial fear that a EU strategy would have led to building local solutions and infrastructure, the outcome is reasonable and most likely quite useful across different industry sectors. One of […]

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A Great Government CIO Retires

by Andrea Di Maio  |  November 21, 2012

Yesterday Ann Steward, whole-of-government CIO for Australia, announced that she will retire at the end of the year. I have known Ann for a long time and I’ve always admired the blend of curiosity, strength and clear sense of direction that she showed in her role. As many have observed, she has been heading the […]

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Open Data Is Not for Sprinters

by Andrea Di Maio  |  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 government’s open datasets have been used so far. I wonder how this can be a surprise. Despite the efforts of so many governments, advocacy groups, […]

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Obama’s Victory Speech: Why Change and Forward is Not Enough for Government IT

by Andrea Di Maio  |  November 8, 2012

Like many people around the world, I listened to the US President’s speech after his victory at the last election. I found one sentence particularly inspiring: “America is not about what can be done for us. It is about what can be done by us, together, through the hard and frustrating, but necessary work of […]

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