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Big Data Success Starts with a Cloud Storage Strategy

As terabytes become petabytes, a cloud-based, object storage solution is an essential and strategic element of an agency’s overall data management and protection architecture. Check out my new blog entry at

Added by David Rubal on July 11, 2013 at 9:50am — No Comments

Sequestration Planning Benefits from Enterprise Architecture-Driven Value Engineering

The next 5 months portend a spectacle of US Congressional battles to be waged ahead of the pending, mandatory “sequester” - automatic, mandatory federal government spending reductions of about $1 Trillion over 9 years, in non-exempt, discretionary appropriations, set to take effect 1/2/2013. Forward-thinking planners in government IT organizations, in large Programs that depend upon IT, and among the Systems Integration (SI) community are likely to dust off Enterprise Architecture skills for…


Added by Ted McLaughlan on August 7, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

[Update] Crowdsourcing Citizen Engagement: Tools for Information Architecture & "Wicked Problems"

UPDATE: For those who weren't able to attend Paul Culmsee's seminar, you can check out video and slides here.

He starts with a great comparison of Government 2.0 in the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand and even riffs off a 2010 GovLoop discussion by Bill Brantley and Andrew…


Added by Marie-Michelle Strah, PhD on June 13, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Doomsday Clock Architecture

There is something fascinating to me about the doomsday clock—where we attempt to predict our own self-destruction and hopefully prevent it!

The chart in this post from the Mirror in the U.K. shows the movement of the Doomsday Clock over the last 60 plus years.

Currently in 2010 (not… Continue

Added by Andy Blumenthal on September 19, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Generative Order - Reason for Change

Generally I have used the "generative order" as a theory to understand change. Based on this theory that is based on entropy (also that deals with systems dynamics) following is the brief discussion about when the change occurs.

Change affects everybody. And it will happen again and again, when the entropic equilibrium is…

Added by Srinidhi Boray on April 20, 2010 at 10:52am — 3 Comments

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

What are the best blog platforms for Australian government departments?

Republished from eGovAU.

If your Department or agency is considering getting started in blogging it's worth considering the platforms that others in government are using to meet their needs.

Looking across the Australian government, there are now at least several different platforms used to deliver successful blogs.

For example the ABS's Statistically speaking… Continue

Added by Craig Thomler on March 27, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

eGovernment interoperability is a cultural, not a technical issue

Republished from eGovAU.

This post from Oliver Bell's OSRIN blog, eGovernment Interoperability Frameworks, time for a rethink?, served to crystalise thoughts that have been bouncing around in my head for awhile.

Oliver contends that most of the technical standards for… Continue

Added by Craig Thomler on March 19, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Information Dissemination Line of Business (InfoLOB) --- Is it time to begin?

I just competed reading a rather excellent and thorough document from the Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration (GSA). It's title, "Implementing New Media (Web 2.0) Capabilities in the .Gov Environment and Government Use Elsewhere", and breadth of content includes the most important issues raised and (partially) addressed when attempting to use Web 2.0 / New Media.

It should serve as an outstanding baseline for the development of the Open… Continue

Added by David Harrity on March 13, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

South Station, Boston

Added by Genevieve Shapiro on October 24, 2008 at 7:30am — No Comments

Bedroom Window (Boston)

Added by Genevieve Shapiro on October 22, 2008 at 6:02am — 2 Comments

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