Tech

World IT Competitiveness Report 2008 Released

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), on behalf of Business Software Alliance (BSA), a Washington, D.C.-based organization looking after commercial software interests, has started calculating IT industry competitiveness index since 2007. Its report* for 2008 covers 66 countries and the index is based on 25 indicators in six categories: (i) Overall business environment (0.10), (ii) IT… Read more »

Government 2.0 Success Stories from the Front Lines

The Social Media Club of DC had a meeting dedicated to Government 2.0 Wednesday night. Unfortunately I was unable to attend, but my Strategic Communications Group colleague Bill Murray was there. Bill wrote up his thoughts, and I’m happy to post them here. Bill is very experienced in the b2g field, having formerly worked as… Read more »

Revolution Now – Gov 2.0 for the Local Sphere (from adrielhampton.com)

I’ve been intrigued by the possibilities of communications technologies since reading the Isaac Asimov Robot and Foundation books as a young teen. Asimov was a futurist without equal. His vision of the far future included the imagining of the Spacers, a first-wave of extraterrestrial settlers who had grown sedentary in reliance on robot servants. In… Read more »

The Public Manager – Special Issue

Alan Balutis, Director and Distinguished Fellow for CISCO’s Internet Business Solutions Group, distributed print copies of this special issue of The Public Manager yesterday at the Young Government Leader’s event on Web 2.0. In order to help him spread this message far and wide, I created the ebook below over at Calameo and wanted to… Read more »

US State Department and Web 2.0 – Take 2

Originally posted at http://generationshift.blospot.com. A couple weeks ago, I blogged about the State Department’s use of Web 2.0, giving them an overall grade of “A” for their wide array of blogs, wikis, social network sites, podcasts, and a YouTube channel. Let’s make it an A+. Between that post and now, I had the chance to… Read more »

Emerging Technology Conference at MIT

For several years, while at the National Defense University, I was able to attend the Emerging Technology Conferences at MIT. I always found extremely interesting presentations and demonstrations at the conference. Although I am no longer able to attend “live”, fortunately the conference presentations are now available streamed via the www. At this link, EM… Read more »

The Digital Company 2013: Freedom to Collaborate

An excellent free report, The digital company The Digital Company 2013: Freedom to Collaborate is now available. Based on a global survey of over 600 senior executives, as well as several in-depth interviews with business leaders and independent technology experts, this report draws several important conclusions: 1) Technology ignorance will (almost) be a thing of… Read more »

A soft Twitter launch for the County…

… and waiting for the other shoe to drop! Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t do this by myself. We have a Web 2.0 working group comprised of representatives from the Library, Parks & Rec, Economic Development, Public Information, the IT Director, and the County’s CIO. We’re wrangling on how to best use these information… Read more »