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It Is Time for Industry, Government and Consumers To Get Serious About IT Ethics

by Andrea Dimaio  |  October 4, 2012

(WARNING: this is an unusually long post for my blog. However I want to set the foundations for a dialogue and new line of research, and I hope my reader...

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A Year in Review: Top Ten for Government 2.0 in 2011

by Andrea Dimaio  |  December 27, 2011

For the third year in a row, here is my (absolutely personal) top ten in the area of government 2.0 and government innovation in general.  This ranking is my own,...

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Should Governments Subsidize Broadband? An Economist's and an Engineer's View

by Andrea Dimaio  |  December 4, 2010

On the back of the discussion about a proposal for the constitutional right to Internet access (see previous post), I was involved in an interesting back and forth on Facebook...

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Tech CEOs and the Trillion Dollar Savings: They Do Not Tell the Whole Story

by Andrea Dimaio  |  October 7, 2010

In a widely publicized report (see also press release), the Technology CEO Council (the US IT industry’s public policy advocacy organization) proposed seven initiatives that would help the US federal...

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When Being Smart Is Not Enough: The Mythical Value of IT in Government

by Andrea Dimaio  |  August 6, 2010

I just read the news about the reallocation of over 440 million Australian dollars of innovation funds to pay down the deficit. This money had been set aside as a...

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US Federal Government: Axing IT to Save IT?

by Andrea Dimaio  |  June 28, 2010

In an executive memo issued today by OMB Director Peter Orszag (see his blog post), the US Federal Government announced three important measures: (1) Peter Orszag is directing all executive...

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The 10 percent Doctrine

by Andrea Dimaio  |  March 30, 2009

Over the last three months I have had, like most Gartner analysts,  several client conversations about cost cutting, or - as many, including us, more diplomatically call it - "cost optimization"....

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A Creative Way of "Reducing" IT Costs in Government

by Andrea Dimaio  |  February 23, 2009

During my recent three week long visit to Australia, I was not surprised to see that practically every single client meeting was either dominated or making reference to the so-called...

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