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Could email be 'extinct within a decade' ?

Yes, if one goes by a report in Daily Mail. Read the report for details.

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Added by Dr D.C.Misra on November 18, 2009 at 10:37am — 7 Comments

Enterprise IT Governance in State Government: State Profiles

This report may be of interest.

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Added by Dr D.C.Misra on October 10, 2009 at 4:45am — 1 Comment

Misra,D.C.(2009)_E-leadership for Excellence and Professionalism in E-government_18.9.2009

Misra,D.C.(2009)_E-leadership for Excellence and Professionalism in E-government_18.9.2009.pptx



This is a presentation made by me at a guest lecture at a management institute near New Delhi, India on the emerging issue of e-leadership for excellence and… Continue

Added by Dr D.C.Misra on September 19, 2009 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Open Data is Civic Capital: Best Practices for "Open Government Data"

If interested in open data, read this interesting paper by Joshua Tauberer who runs the congressional transparency website GovTrack.us, with help from Gunnar Hellekson (RedHat, Inc.).This is version 1.1 dated 7/20/2009

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Added by Dr D.C.Misra on July 23, 2009 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Insourcing versus Outsourcing

Check
Sharma, Raj (2009): The Move To “Insourcing”
…Proceed with Caution, Washington, D.C., Federal Acquisition Innovation
and Reform (FAIR) Institute, June, http://www.thefairinstitute.org/downloads/The%20Move%20to%20Insourcing_June%202009.pdf

Added by Dr D.C.Misra on July 5, 2009 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Workplace Internet Leisure Browsing (WILB) makes workers more productive, says a University of Melbourne study

Workers who engage in ‘Workplace Internet Leisure Browsing’ (WILB) are more productive than those who don’t, according to Dr Brent Coker of the Department of Management and Marketing, University of Melbourne. “People who do surf the Internet for fun at work - within a reasonable limit of less than 20% of their total time in the office - are more productive by about 9% than those who don’t,” he says. (n=300). Broadcast quality footage (approx 500mb+) of Dr Brent Coker talking about the study is… Continue

Added by Dr D.C.Misra on April 3, 2009 at 1:51pm — 5 Comments

Quotable Quote

"I can tell you, having spent some time within the federal agencies, I've been amazed that some of the smartest people I've ever met in my life are federal government employees."
--Vivek Kundra, Federal CIO at FOSE

(Source: Jackson, Joab (2009): Kundra courts the risk of innovation, GCN, April 2, http://gcn.com/Articles/2009/04/06/Kundra-innovation.aspx?Page=5)

Added by Dr D.C.Misra on April 3, 2009 at 12:43pm — 2 Comments

2009 Top Ten Most Wanted Documents

1. Public Access to All Congressional Research Service Reports (Legislative Branch)

2. Information About the Use of TARP and Bailout Funds (Executive Branch)

3. Open and Accessible Federal Court Documents Through the PACER System (Judicial Branch)

4. Current Contractor Projects (Executive Branch)

5. Court Settlements Involving Federal Agencies (Judicial Branch)

6. Access to Comprehensive Information About Legislation and Congressional Actions via

THOMAS or Public… Continue

Added by Dr D.C.Misra on April 2, 2009 at 5:27am — 1 Comment

2009 Top Ten IT Books-1

Some time back, I had posted an overview 2009 Top Ten IT Books with one-line review of each book. I now post para-long review of each book together its cover photo. As before,however, the reviews will be highly subjective.

Review



When I saw this book in a local bookshop in mid-1990s, I was… Continue

Added by Dr D.C.Misra on January 24, 2009 at 9:01am — No Comments

Carol Bartz: New CEO of Yahoo! What an inspiring story!

This one-page write-up on Carol Bartz, the new CEO of YahooI makes a very inspiring story. Do read it whenever you get time.

Added by Dr D.C.Misra on January 17, 2009 at 2:41pm — No Comments

2009 iGov Research Institute, University of Washington and Seattle,

Sharon Dawes informs me that doctoral students from all countries are invited to

apply for this week-long, intensive residential program on the impact of information and

communication technologies on government and governance.



The iGov Research Institute is a program of the Center for Technology in

Government at the University at Albany/SUNY and is supported by the US

National Science Foundation. For more details about the program design, read

the highlights… Continue

Added by Dr D.C.Misra on January 15, 2009 at 3:02pm — No Comments

10 Best Jobs in America

The Web never ceases to surprise me. Here comes a list of 10 Best Jobs in America (and there is a list of 10 Worst jobs too!) published by Tony Lee on his site CareerCast.com by ranking 200 jobs based on five criteria of stress, physical demands, hiring outlook, compensation and work environment:



1. Mathematician

(Applies mathematical theories and formulas to teach or solve problems in a business,… Continue

Added by Dr D.C.Misra on January 8, 2009 at 10:33am — No Comments

Cyber Quiz-1: The Internet

Any one who wants a copy of this entertaining and highly educative quiz can send an e-mail to me at dc_misra [at] hotmail.com.

Added by Dr D.C.Misra on January 1, 2009 at 4:06am — 1 Comment

Greetings

Wish you

A Very Happy New Year.

Dr D.C.Misra

Added by Dr D.C.Misra on December 31, 2008 at 3:38pm — 1 Comment

Misra, D.C. (2009): 2009 Top Ten IT Books

This is not a list of top ten information technology (IT) books published during 2008 nor a list based on any objective criterion (like number of copies sold). It is a list of top ten IT books at the end of the year 2008. The books are also of general interest, that is, non-technical IT books and the list excludes DIY manuals and technical texts. The only criterion of selection I have used is that the book should have excited me when it came to my notice for the first time and sustained my… Continue

Added by Dr D.C.Misra on December 25, 2008 at 1:36am — 4 Comments

Much government web content is written in “governmentese” instead of plain language, says a white paper of Federal Web Managers Council

Much government web content is written in “governmentese” instead of plain language, says a white paper* developed by the Federal Web Managers Council, comprised of Cabinet agency Web Directors. The paper suggests (i) Establish Web Communications as a core government business function, (ii) Help the public complete common government tasks efficiently, (iii) Clean up the clutter so people can find what they need online, (iv) Engage the public in a dialogue to improve our customer service, (v)… Continue

Added by Dr D.C.Misra on December 18, 2008 at 7:28am — 7 Comments

Ten Guiding Principles for E-civil Service

I Introduction

Is there anything called e-civil service or electronic civil service? If so, what is it? How does it differ from the traditional civil service? How can it keep pace with technological developments? What role does it have in Government 2.0? Is there any conflict between old conduct rules for the civil servants and the new environment? What role does e-civil service play in the development of e-government? Does it require separate recognition as an entity and… Continue

Added by Dr D.C.Misra on December 1, 2008 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Is e-government a dangerous enthusiasm?

Yes, according to the conclusion reached by Gauld, Goldfinch and Dale* after a number of e-government case studies in New Zealand and a survey of wider literature. And it is an interesting judgement in case of New Zealand, a country with 4 million population, but well advanced in e-government. By mid-1990s most New Zealand government departments had established a web presence. New Zealand also has clearly set e-government goals. For example, by 2007, the ICTs will be integral to the delivery of… Continue

Added by Dr D.C.Misra on November 22, 2008 at 1:36am — 3 Comments

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