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 »

John Stuart Mill: Rolling in his Grave

As cries of “socialist!” and “terrorist!” fly, I am once again amazed at how low we have sunk in our national dialogue. I mean really: our economy’s a mess, we’re stuck in a war we can’t win, people don’t have adequate health care, and our schools suck. But all we can do is name call?… 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 »

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 »