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Government IT Cost Optimization: What Has Changed from the GFC to the Fiscal Cliff?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  December 31, 2012

With an agreement between Democrats and Republicans to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff not yet in sight despite a fast-approaching deadline, it is fair to assume that government CIOs and...

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Hurricane Sandy Confirms the Tactical Nature of Social Media

by Andrea Di Maio  |  October 31, 2012

Like many natural and man-made disasters before it, Hurricane Sandy has shown once again the power of social media to keep people informed, to coordinate rescue efforts and ultimately save...

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Why Bother If Social Media Communities Die?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  October 24, 2012

Earlier this morning I had a session on “Should Social Media Be Enterprise or Personal Tools” at Gartner Symposium in Orlando, where I made the point that social media endeavors...

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The Downside of Taking Ourselves Too Seriously on Social Media

by Andrea Di Maio  |  August 9, 2012

Yesterday I had an interesting and revealing experience about the dynamics of social media. One of my contacts in Facebook, a consultant in the Italian banking sector and a mercurial...

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Do Internet Gurus Need Only A Virtual Education?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  July 30, 2012

Over the last few weeks, in my financially beleaguered country, Internet and Web 2.0 experts have been debating about a controversial research on the real nature of Twitter followers. As...

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The Unbearable Lightness of Openness

by Andrea Di Maio  |  July 4, 2012

Over the last ten years I have come across countless consultants and advisors to government and the broader public sector who have been asserting the unquestionable benefits of anything preceded...

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The Essence of Collaboration Is Selfishness

by Andrea Di Maio  |  June 28, 2012

The tons of virtual ink that are being used to discuss e-participation, e-democracy, social organizations, enterprise or government 2.0, social media and collaboration seem to assume that everybody is moved...

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Torturing the Data Long Enough Will Make It Confess Anything

by Andrea Di Maio  |  June 12, 2012

Last week Reuters, Financial Times and the Huffington Post referenced a rather sensationalistic outcome published by an Italian entrepreneur and contract university professor who is well known in Italian social...

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Web Site Ranking of US Cities Suggests that Gov 2.0 May Be Stalling

by Andrea Di Maio  |  April 4, 2012

The University of Illinois published an interesting report about Civic Engagement and Local E-Government: Social Networking Comes of Age, where 75 largest US cities and 20 largest Illinois cities are...

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Why Italians Are Still in the Middle Ages of Social Networking

by Andrea Di Maio  |  March 6, 2012

Today’s news in Italy reported (see here) that the Northern Legue party presented a motion to block access to Facebook, Twitter and other social media for all employees of the...

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