Archive for March, 2009
An interesting analysis of
some of the practical issues the US authorities are facing implementing Govt 2.0.
I heard this morning on BBC radio 4 that part of the reason for slow case hearings
in the UK Court system is weak IT and document management processes. The example given
was where one part of the court system keyed in documents online and scanned them
for another part of the organisation to have to re-key all the data. That is the way
it has been done for over 20 years! When I started in IT back in the early 1980s I
actually worked on a Magistrates Court system. Established practices and ’silos’ of
operations and departments caused us all sorts of challenges in developing and deploying
a unified system.
To implement change in any organisation is hard. Into something like local
and cetral Government with well established and embedded processes is hard.
According to an item in AdWeek the US
consumption of podcasts will contine to grow until almost 1/5th
of internet users will be listening on a monthly basis. The boost is being attributed
to mainstream media organisations producing content.
What a number of podcasters have noticed in the UK is that the use of podcasts is
increasing internally on the intranet as organisations use it for management communication,
training and a form of ‘event record management’.
In our latest podcast we
interviewed the Leader of Barnet Council (and prospective Conservative Parliamentary
Candidate for Finchley and Golders Green) – Mike
Freer about his experiences of using Social Media.
Mike blogs and
twitters and has been using social media tools for over 2 years. He talks about their
He strongly believes in the use of the ‘authentic voice’ rather than having ‘ghost’
posts and tweets and accepting there will always be ‘negative’ people and if
you get upset by digital ‘heckling’ you should not be in politics.
All very refreshing and down-to-earth for a politician!
As it says on its website – FutureGov helps
Governments exploit “…the
huge potential of information and technology in driving improvement in the public
sector, (so enabling them)…to get closer to its customers and deliver
services that better meet the needs of the people it serves…”
We recently spoke to Founder and
Director, Dominic Campbell about this event and his hopes for it. Listen at the Parity