Posts Tagged: eGovernment

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,Read… Read more »

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 areRead… Read more »

How Innovators and Early Adopters Fail at the Technology Adoption Lifecycle

Cross-posted from my weblog The Design State There is a very robust and lively conversation about eGovernment being held by government employees online. A lot of great ideas for improving citizen access, transparency and data distribution are being tested and implemented. Unfortunately, there’s an even larger group of government employees, officials, and managers who aren’tRead… Read more »

Government 2.0 Public Sphere Camp

Whilst the US and UK are enjoying their Sunday, here in Australia a group of Government 2.0 pundits, public servants and politicians will be attending our first Government 2.0 Public Sphere Camp in the nation’s capital Canberra in parliament house on Monday 22 June 2009. The event features a range of speakers, including several AustralianRead… Read more »

Australian internet usage 20% greater than TV – Nielsen

Republished from eGovAU. I’ve just come across a media release from Nielsen (PDF) from March this year indicating that internet use by Australian internet users reached 16.1 hours per week in 2008, soaring ahead of TV at 12.9 viewing hours per week (radio sits at 8.8 hours). This suggests that the average Australian internet userRead… Read more »

What does ‘transparent’ mean for government?

Republished from eGovAU. eGovernment, or government 2.0, is often discussed as a means to create greater transparency in government. However has there been a clear definition of what transparency really means for government in Australia? At the furthest extreme transparency would be like living in a glass house with glass furniture – everyone could seeRead… Read more »

PART 2 – W3C eGov Note: Improving Access to Government through Better Use of the Web

Cross-posted from my government design blog Read Part 1 of this post here. Yesterday I made it up to the Interoperability section of the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) eGovernment Interest Group Note: Improving Access to Government through Better Use of the Web. I finished the document today, and instead of examining the remaining itemsRead… Read more »

PART 1 – W3C eGov Note: Improving Access to Government through Better Use of the Web

Cross-posted from my design blog. Today the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) eGovernment Interest Group published a Note which is the culmination of their first year of analysis on the history, current state, and hopeful future of eGovernment. Entitled Improving Access to Government through Better Use of the Web, the document serves as a greatRead… Read more »

Can we use crowdsourcing to reshape democracy?

Republished from eGovAU. Beth Noveck, director of President Obama’s open government initiative, said in a recent essay, Our institutions of governance are characterized by a longstanding culture of professionalism in which bureaucrats – not citizens – are the experts. Until recently, we have viewed this arrangement as legitimate because we have not practically been ableRead… Read more »

Do you walk the talk?

Republished from eGovAU. I have been having a few conversations over the last two days with a variety of web managers regarding the level of commitment by their organisations to their online channel. The response has been mixed. Some have a great deal of support and resourcing, others have interest but no resourcing and othersRead… Read more »