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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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What are the requirements CIOs expect from a Tier 1 service provider?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  October 16, 2012

A significant uptick in dissatisfaction with service providers is one of the trends I have noticed in the last six months.  Many CIOs are either actively switching service providers, in...

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The Geek Debt Crisis

by Mark Mcdonald  |  July 2, 2012

While Europe finance ministers deal with national debt crisis, CIO’s and CFO’s are ignoring their organizational geek debt crisis.  Measure your organization’s geek debt by the degree to which existing...

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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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The sources of distortion

by Mark Mcdonald  |  January 12, 2012

Amplifying the enterprise involves turning up the value of technology in the enterprise.  Eliminating distortion is one of the ways that technology amplifies the enterprise. Distortion refers to the internal...

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Maximize IT returns by amplifying performance rather than administering a budget.

by Mark Mcdonald  |  January 9, 2012

In times of economic adversity, conventional wisdom calls for conserving cash and capital.  Firms have amassed record amounts of cash as governments face deep cuts in the fourth year of...

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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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