The Election is Over – Now What?

Now that the United States elections are in the rear view mirror and the process of “governing” comes into focus, hard decisions must be made. Getting elected is a long, complex process but organizing to govern can be equally, if not more, complex and challenging. IBM’s Center for the Business of Government recently published Getting […]

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The Social Intranet – Today’s Water Cooler

In 1979, when I began my career in the North Carolina State Government, technology was something that ran in the basement of buildings, behind locked doors by folks that spoke a language I did not understand. Yes, I know I am getting old! Social networks were built around coffee rooms, water coolers, lunches, and community […]

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Big Data in Government – beyond the talking points

Recently Tom Conroy, Vice President for Government Performance at The Pew Charitable Trusts presented an analysis of trends at the United States Federal Government level focused on Big Data, including a $200 million program by the Obama administration – Big Data Research and Development Initiative, a proposal by congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI), now Speaker of […]

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Customs, Immigration and Borders Forum – 2015: A Focus on Disruptive Innovation

In October over 60 global leaders focused on Customs, Immigration and Borders gathered in Rotterdham for the 13th annual forum sponsored by IBM, with our co-sponsor dun&bradstreet, to explore trends and innovations in these critical governmental programs and services. This years forum: Disruptive Innovation, enabling future capabilities provided an opportunity for Government Leaders, IBM and […]

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Data Driven Government – Supporting an Economic Vitality Vision…

As discussed in IBM’s Economic Vitatlity 2.0, a wave of technology advances (cloud computing, big data and analytics, mobile and social collaboration,and the Internet of Things) are transforming organizations and societies. Government leaders must understand these trends, and work to capture their value to drive innovation and collaboration across their organizations. Dan Polino, IBM’s Global […]

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Cognitive Computing – Working in Government.

IBM’s Institute for Business Value recently published a focus on Cognitive Computing – Your Cognitive future, how next-gen computing changes the way we live and work. A government edition of this important evolution provides unique insights for government leaders that are exploring how to leverage cognitive computing in their organizations. Understanding IBM’s research framework can […]

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Government Shared Services: Continuing the Journey

Recently I have been in a number of discussions with senior government leaders, both elected and appointed, focused on shared services experiences and models for success. As governments continue to struggle with budget shortfalls and growing program demands, shared services will continue to be an area of interest and focus for both elected and senior […]

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Improving government performance.

The current global financial crisis is having a profound effect on government agencies at all levels. With the reality of structural deficits never has the phrase “doing more with less” meant so much. There needs to be structural changes in the way government agencies measure performance and delivery services. Using data analytics and new delivery […]

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Smarter, Secure Borders – a Focus on Economic Vitality and Innovation

In November, IBM with our 2014 co-host, The Homeland Security and Defence Business Council, convened the 12th Customs, Immigration & Border Management Executive Forum in Montreal. With 70 global participants, the Forum once again proved an excellent setting for peer exchange and sharing of best practices. With a theme focused on Economic Vitality and Innovation, […]

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Protecting the Nations Borders

Today, governments globally are facing a complex set of challenges as they focus on facilitating travel and trade – and enhancing economic vitality – while assuring that their borders are secure. As we become a more global and connected world, how governments approach these challenges will be critical to their prosperity and security. Today, IBM […]

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Counter Fraud Management for Government

Governments today continue to face increasing pressures to address growing program needs with limited resources. Assuring the appropriate collection of revenues is critical to maximizing the available resources to address these needs and more effectively serve citizens. A priority for government should be the development of a program that focuses on detecting, identifying and reducing […]

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Smart strategies for Tax and Revenue Management

Governments today continue to face increasing demands for government services in an environment with limited resources. Given this reality, assuring that the tax and revenue systems are operating effectively can help governments maximize revenues – through the deployment of modern technologies such as analytics, social and mobile systems, and cloud solutions. Click here to Retweet […]

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