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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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Italy Shows the Wrong Way to Transparency

by Andrea Di Maio  |  February 21, 2012

A few days ago it was announced that on February 21st Italian minister would publish their incomes as part of what is called “Operation Transparency”. This actually happened but: Not...

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Italy and its Digital Agenda: New Government, Old Risks

by Andrea Di Maio  |  February 9, 2012

The Italian government, after dealing with the financial emergency and market pressures by introducing new austerity measures, has shifted gear, looking into initiatives that can help reignite a much needed...

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Transparency Is A Nice Theory but A Difficult Practice

by Andrea Di Maio  |  January 30, 2012

Last Saturday a group of concerned and web-savvy Italian citizens met in Rome to give birth to a new political party (named “Insieme Italia”, i.e. “Italia Together”). The new party...

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Still a Long Way for Technology to Make a Difference in Government

by Andrea Di Maio  |  October 10, 2011

Sometimes personal experience is a powerful source of data for a government-related blog. Yesterday I was one of the millions of Italians who tried to fill their census forms online...

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Sustainable Innovation Needs a New Breed of Innovators

by Andrea Di Maio  |  September 14, 2011

On September 13 and 14 an Innovation Jam was held in Italy to involve around 3000 people in discussing several aspects of innovation, from how to support start ups to...

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Recent Events Are Pushing Governments to Be Both Smarter and Cheaper

by Andrea Di Maio  |  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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It is time to use Gov 2.0 to Solve Intractable Problems, Such As Fighting Tax Evasion in Italy

by Andrea Di Maio  |  June 22, 2011

Over the last 20 years and more we have heard all sorts of political statements highlighting how essential IT is to productivity and economic growth. Countless surveys have shown a...

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On Social Media, the Crowd Might Be Better at Destroying than Creating

by Andrea Di Maio  |  June 14, 2011

Every week there are more examples of how disruptive social media like Facebook can be to politics. After the riots in North Africa and the demonstrations in Spain over the...

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Even the Smartest Government Can Succumb to Dumber Politics

by Andrea Di Maio  |  June 2, 2011

Gartner defines smart government as an administration that integrates information, communication and operational technologies to planning, management and operations across multiple domains to generate sustainable public value (see Gartner note...

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