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Government IT Cost Containment at an Inflection Point

by Andrea Dimaio  |  January 25, 2013

Government organizations around the world have been on a continuous path toward greater IT efficiency as a result of overall spending cuts and budget reductions driven by the economic and...

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

by Andrea Dimaio  |  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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The Main Obstacle to Government Efficiency is the Cost of Democracy

by Andrea Dimaio  |  June 27, 2012

As we go through a tough economic and financial climate, attention is drawn by the cost of government and how slashing it would significantly contribute to both reducing public debt...

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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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Budget Cuts May Make Government Smarter at Innovating

by Andrea Dimaio  |  September 22, 2011

At a cloud-related event GSA’s Dave McClure - commenting on the fact that the expected funding levels for eGov activities for 2012 appear to be below what was requested -...

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In Tough Times, Smart Governments Must Be Both Affordable and Sustainable

by Andrea Dimaio  |  September 7, 2011

Increasing uncertainties about the global economic and financial situation, including worries about the sovereign debt in Europe, and the tightening government budgets are likely to trigger short-term reactions to reduce...

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Recent Events Are Pushing Governments to Be Both Smarter and Cheaper

by Andrea Dimaio  |  August 10, 2011

What has been happening in the world during the last few days gives a glimpse of the level of uncertainty government and business are and will be operating within for...

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Should Governments Spend More or Less on IT?

by Andrea Dimaio  |  August 3, 2011

Just yesterday a last-minute agreement has been found to prevent the US from defaulting on their debt, while Europe is still swept by increasing financial worries triggered by the situation...

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Smart Government Is Not About Supremacy: It Is About Survival

by Andrea Dimaio  |  July 26, 2011

There seems to be a common misconception around the use of the term “smart” when used in direct or indirect connection to “government”. Smart cities, smart public transportation, smart planets,...

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The Irony of Cutting Government IT Costs

by Andrea Dimaio  |  January 6, 2011

There is nothing better, and indeed more sad, than starting my New Year’s blogging with yet another not too exciting example from my own country, but so be it. Less...

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