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28 reasons why organisations avoid social media - (try it as bingo)

Jeff Bullas has written a fantastic post, 28 Reasons Why The CEO Is Afraid Of Social Media, which lists many of the reasons given by organisations when resisting getting involved with online social media.

While he's followed up with another great post addressing many of these concerns,… Continue

Added by Craig Thomler on August 27, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Government 2.0 Taskforce Roadshow - Encouragingly Refreshing

I attended the first Government 2.0 Tasforce Roadshow held yesterday in Canberra at the Australian Bureau of Statistics in Belconnen. Whilst the agenda was published on the Taskforce web site I really did not know what to expect on the day. Given the format the event took it would have been more useful to both the Taskforce and the participants, to have been forewarned of the open consultative format. This would have allowed the participants to prepare topics for discussion more thoroughly and… Continue

Added by Rae Buerckner on August 18, 2009 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

B2G News about GSA / B2G Networking Thurs, 8/20 5-8pm at the Kennedy Center

GSA has a new Mentor-Protege program: What do you think?

Here are some details about the program.

Also, if you would like to learn more about how GSA works, GSA Schedules and basic B2G info, join us for an informal & free networking event 8/20 at the Kennedy Center 5-8pm Register Here:

Thank You,

Jennifer Schaus

Jennifer Schaus &… Continue

Added by Jennifer Schaus on August 17, 2009 at 10:32pm — No Comments

Do you monitor social media conversations about your department?

Republished from eGov AU.

As a marketer I find the internet a dream channel for monitoring customer sentiment and concerns.

Social media and search engines can be easily and cheaply tracked to provide fast feedback on various initiatives. This helps organisations shape their campaigns and responses to external events.

I'd recommend that this is equally of enormous value to government, where perception and… Continue

Added by Craig Thomler on August 6, 2009 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Building a business case to move from IE6 to a modern web browser

Republished from eGov AU.

Here's some notes useful for a business case justifying an upgrade from Internet Explorer 6 to a more modern web browser that I prepared last week for a colleague at another organisation.

It supports the priority in Australia 2 to Upgrade all government web… Continue

Added by Craig Thomler on August 5, 2009 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

How engaged is your department online? And how does it affect your success?

Republished from eGov AU.

Charlene Li, one of the writers of Groundswell and ex-Forrester analyst, has launched a new initiative which compares the financial success of organisations with their level of online engagement and allows organisations to compare how engaged they are online.

Named Engagementdb, the site… Continue

Added by Craig Thomler on July 30, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Advancing Public Sector Innovation - A Project for the Australian Public Service Management Advisory Committee

The Australian Public Service (APS) is undertaking a project looking at how to foster innovation in the public sector. This project will make recommendations about how to strengthen an innovation culture in the provision of government services.

A cross-agency team has been formed, overseen by a Steering Committee of senior public servants from a number of agencies, to undertake the project. The team will report to the Australian Government’s Management Advisory Committee (MAC). The… Continue

Added by Alex Roberts on July 28, 2009 at 3:59am — 2 Comments

City of Manor, Texas Uses Barcodes For Economic Development

For those of you interested in emerging technology, the following news stories about our community may interest you. We posted up two dimensional barcodes (called QR-codes) throughout our community that can be read by our residents (and tourist) using free software… Continue

Added by Dustin Haisler on July 22, 2009 at 3:56pm — 4 Comments

Are you engaging bloggers in your media mix?

Republished from eGov AU.

No-one really knows how many blogs are operated by Australians.

However it could be up to 4 million, if you refer to Technorati's State of the Blogosphere report 2008, which reported that 3% of global bloggers were Australian and over 133 million blogs had been created since 2002.

Likewise… Continue

Added by Craig Thomler on July 22, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Granicus Announces National Digital Governance Award Winners

Awards Distinguish Excellence in Government 2.0

San Francisco, CA – Today, Granicus, Inc announced the winners of the 2009 Digital Governance Awards. Granicus is the nation’s leading provider of integrated streaming media, legislative management, and online training solutions built to help government agencies enhance Web-based transparency, citizen participation, and communication. The… Continue

Added by Lauren Alexander on July 22, 2009 at 1:06pm — No Comments

eGovernment Resource Centre launches eGovernment Forum

Republished from eGov AU.

Victoria's eGovernment Resource Centre has launched an eGovernment Forum to support the online discussion of eGovernment topics by Australian public servants and interested parties.

At discussed at the site, the eGovernment Forum invites,


Added by Craig Thomler on July 21, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Shifting from Gov 1.0 to Gov 2.0

Republished from eGov AU.

Sometimes it is difficult for those of us who are new to the public sector to really appreciate the scope of the changes required to transition government institutions and cultures from a 1.0 to 2.0 mentality.

It's not simply a process of mandating a directional change from political levels (though this is an important and needed step) and educating public servants and elected officials to… Continue

Added by Craig Thomler on July 21, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Gov 2.0 Practical Guide Principle #3 - Appropriate Calls to Action #OGI

Here's Principle #3 from my new practical guide to Gov 2.0 - Appropriate Calls to Action

The unique value of government 2.0 is engaging the voice of community members, but in the beginning it can be difficult to get people talking within a community. There may be a lot of lurkers, but not a whole lot of people participating. Often, new users aren't clear on what actions they… Continue

Added by Eric Sauve on July 20, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Gov 2.0 Practical Guide Principle #2 - Crowdsource Relevance #OGI

Here's Principle #2 from our new guide to Gov 2.0, just in time for this week's OGI show – Crowdsource Relevance

Most social networking sites and communities have so much content, that it can be overwhelming to users. These sites, to varying degrees, make use of crowdsourcing, where users essentially do the work of… Continue

Added by Eric Sauve on July 20, 2009 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

New Gov 2.0 Guide - Principle #1 - Simplicity #OGI

Here’s a new guide to government 2.0, designed to offer success strategies for applying proven social networking principles within the government and military, just in time for the Open Government and Innovations starting tomorrow in DC. I'll be speaking at the event tomorrow as a panelist in Session 4-1 Openness, Information Sharing, and the Use of New Media in DoD which takes place Tuesday July 21st at 10:15 a.m. Or stop by and see me at the Tomoye booth - #1 on the show… Continue

Added by Eric Sauve on July 20, 2009 at 2:54pm — 1 Comment

Operating web and IT in an abundance mindset

Republished from eGov AU.

Chris Anderson, the owner of Wired, recently wrote a very thought-provoking article about the need for organisations to consider how to operate within an abundance mindset rather than a scarcity-based one in his article, Tech Is Too Cheap to Meter: It's Time to Manage… Continue

Added by Craig Thomler on July 13, 2009 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Drawing on experience within your Department for online initiatives

Republished from eGovAU.

It is common practice for government Departments to go to consultants when they need specific skills or experience. The strategy is often to draw on this expertise to get started, transfer as much knowledge as possible to staff and move forward.

However sometimes it can be more cost-effective to draw on the existing skills of people already employed within a Department - insourcing rather… Continue

Added by Craig Thomler on July 7, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Looking for Potential Investors and/or Partners

Hello everyone! I am new to this site and am finding it very useful on so many levels.

I have a new position with a new company starting up a federal government procurement division. My company currently has multiple municipal projects through out the Tampa Bay area and they are now expanding into the federal market. I personally have ten years worth of federal government procurement and construction that I attained with my former company.

There are several projects that I… Continue

Added by Christina Rae Blackmon on July 7, 2009 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Getting the government out of government 2.0

Republished from eGovAU.

A key factor in government 2.0 is that it doesn't have to be a government body that delivers the government 2.0 experience.

Sometimes government should simply be the platform providing the data and allow external organisations to provide the combined services and information that the public wants.

This can lead to faster, cheaper and more innovative service and information… Continue

Added by Craig Thomler on July 4, 2009 at 5:57pm — 1 Comment

Build it or they will come

Republished from eGovAU.

In 2007 a combined SMS and online electoral monitoring system went into action in Nigeria to report electoral fraud. Based on increasing mobile use (as fixed infrastructure is very limited in the country), mobile phones were able to provide voters with a voice when ballots were not conducted fairly. Similar systems are now… Continue

Added by Craig Thomler on June 30, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

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