Synopsis: The idea of open computing is enticing to governments. This white paper clarifies the differences between open standards, open architectures, open source and open data. It then explains how open source software is being used by IBM, enterprises and governments. It concludes that an intelligent balance can be attained between open source and commercial software that is underpinned by open standards and guided by total costs of ownership.
Learn how you can leverage new business models, innovative capabilities and the wealth of data available to create a robust and efficient public infrastructure, ensure safety and security, support the needs of individuals, facilitate sustainable economic growth, and build stronger communities.
Cognitive Government: Enabling the data-driven economy in the cognitive era
In government, cognitive capabilities can help organizations better understand critical trends and develop insights at scale to accelerate improvements for citizens and systems in areas such as public health, education, economic development, public safety and the utilization of natural resources
A complex and tragic epidemic When there is a natural disaster, explosion or virus with the potential to cause the loss of thousands of lives in the U.S., we are quick to respond and then analyze causal issues contributing to the disaster. Our government and private partner agencies rally together and develop a plan to […]
The Need for Trust I remember when I first started learning about security and the concepts of CIA – Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability. At the heart of these concepts is trust. For us in IT, that means creating trusted systems that support our organization’s business processes. Unfortunately, we have not really been able to achieve […]
Recently, I interviewed Sangeet Paul Choudary, a C-level executive advisor and an international best-selling author. He is the co-author of Platform Revolution and the author of Platform Scale. He has been selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and is ranked among the top 30 emerging thinkers globally in 2016 by […]