All blog posts tagged: Government
The British Computer Society/Chartered Institute for IT has posted an interview with the Metropolitan Police’s Director of IT, Stephen Whatson, who’s been tasked with the IT infrastructure for the Olympics this year…
Government and the young online – May 2010
“Young people don’t want to be the government’s friend on Facebook. They aren’t likely to welcome an official dropping into an online conversation uninvited. And if you want to communicate with them where they live, you need to be on mobile.” Includes Pew Internet report stats.
Answers involving government – January 2008
¨People have different preferences for dealing with government, depending on the issue they face. They prefer to use the internet for information queries, but they want to use the phone or face-to-face visits to address more personal matters.¨
The £100,000 fine for Hertfordshire [for two serious incidents involving council employees faxing highly sensitive personal information to the wrong people], together with a £60,000 penalty imposed on employment services company A4e for the loss of a laptop, are the first monetary penalties issued by the ICO
Information is power and who’s controlling our information? – Gary Lyndaker, Jan 2010
Tight budgets and political forces are driving state governments toward operating in an emergency mode and we respond by privatizing more government work. As illustrated by the examples given here, an increasing number of the people performing IT work are not state employees
European governments can ignore social media… or not? – Andrea Di maio, Gartner blog, Nov 2009
They’ll certainly try… “Most feel comfortable in starting with tackling internal collaboration and – although they know very well that their employees are already using consumer social media – they’d rather ignore the impact that these media might have on internal collaboration goals”
Gilberto Gil, Minister of Culture for Brazil – talking at Google Zeitgeist, May 2008
The 21st century technologies represent a huge challenge to regulations. The revolution generated by the convergence of digital technologies obliges us to reinvent the way we do almost everything. I believe that anybody with public responsibility should look into the digital distribution of Intellectual Property as the most direct and powerful way of democratizing knowledge in the history of mankind. But instead we see almost every formal institution insisting on bluntly calling the digital distribution “Piracy”.