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Local Government CIO Moving Into the Public Cloud is a Breath of Fresh Air

by Andrea Dimaio  |  March 9, 2012

At our recent Gartner CIO Leadership Forum in London I met a quite unusual government CIO from a local authority. His attitude reminded me of Vivek Kundra, when I first...

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Toothless Statement on Local e-Government Needs More Than Life Support

by Andrea Dimaio  |  December 23, 2010

A few days ago I criticized the EU Action Plan on eGovernment, by stressing its limitations but also recognizing the difficulties of developing plans in areas where the EU has...

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Can one be rich, young and beautiful?

by Andrea Dimaio  |  May 17, 2010

Yesterday I had an interesting meeting with a municipal authority which is in the process of revamping its e-government strategy. Their objective is provide better and integrated services, to identify...

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How Much Does Local Government Really Use the Cloud?

by Andrea Dimaio  |  April 23, 2010

As reported by Government Technology, the Public Technology Institute recently surveyed 93 local government IT executives to find out what they are doing and planning with cloud computing. Here are...

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Is Cloud Computing Killing Open Source in Government?

by Andrea Dimaio  |  September 2, 2009

I know that some reader will raise their eyebrows reading the title. After all, cloud computing is intimately connected to open source: Linux servers are at the basis of most...

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Lack of Money Pushes Local Governments Into the Clouds

by Andrea Dimaio  |  July 17, 2009

As reported by the Los Angeles Times, the city of Los Angeles is weighing a plan to replace its e-mail and records retention software with a service provided by Google,...

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A Local Government Tale: A Portal Away From Web 2.0

by Andrea Dimaio  |  July 15, 2009

Earlier today I had a very interesting conversation with an executive from a local government about their digital society initiatives. These include the development of broadband infrastructure to provide Internet...

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Local Governments And Open Source: Lost in The Cloud

by Andrea Dimaio  |  March 27, 2009

This afternoon I gave a short presentation about open source in the public sector to a group of CIOs from European cities. I told them how I've gradually seen the...

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