innovation

The Internet of Postal Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) occupies a promising – and potentially perilous – position on the technology hype curve. With regard to the promise, our IoT research and initiatives confirm deeply held beliefs about the significant benefits that neighborhoods, cities, states, and countries can realize as a result of becoming more instrumented, interconnected, and intelligent. […]

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New models for Service Delivery: Leveraging technology and Partnerships

“We cannot weigh our brother with ourself” – what Shakespeare lets Isabella say undoubtedly holds true as well today as it did in former times. But why quote Shakespeare in our context here? What has that to do with the topic – “New models for Service Delivery”? The reason for quoting “Measure for Measure” is […]

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Innovation in Government: Change Outpaces Continuity

Reinventing government was all the rage in the 1990s. It also served as a door-opener for many advocates of front line innovation. This was reflected in Harvard University’s Kennedy School Innovations in American Government Awards program (often called the HKS Award).  In the early 1990s, University of Toronto Professor Sandy Borins examined more than 200 […]

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Trend 3: Innovation

Fostering Innovation to Drive Change in Government Note:  Following is a blog post by Gadi Ben Yehuda, director of innovation and social media at the IBM Center for The Business of Government.  It is one in a series by staff of the IBM Center based on a recent report by the Center, Six Trends Driving […]

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Economic development and the growing urban opportunity

Today we live in an urban world. Economic activity is happening in cities, and cities matter like never before. This is because cities around the world are getting bigger, fast. By 2015, there will be 22 metropolitan areas with populations of more than 10 million people. Around the world, some 180,000 people move into cities […]

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Increasing External Awareness through Social Media

Social media will represent some 30% of data available to Government organisations by 2015. The bad guys increasingly rely on Social Media to coordinate operations. Intelligence solutions must be able to process this data and combine it with traditional information sources. If done correctly, this will increase the quality and timeliness of the intelligence product. […]

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Big Data – Vexed by Veracity?

Veracity is defined by Oxford Dictionaries as conformity to facts, or accuracy, derived from the Latin veracitas , 'speaking truly'. In IBM we think of the Big Data [1] challenge in terms of four “V”s ; volume , velocity , variety and...

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Social Business for Defence : White Paper

For those of you who were kind enough to read my blog post series from late last year, you may be interested to hear that these have now been published as a White Paper. Synopsis :  Defense and intelligence organizations are in the process of transforming...

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Transformation on Steroids; MobileFirst + Social Business

Military organization can reap significant information advantage from Social Media technology adoption (see the links below to my previous blog posts), but add the (secure) access everywhere proposition of our  MobileFirst   portfolio and the...

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Co-Delivery: Beyond Traditional Citizen Engagement

  Citizen engagement has traditionally been viewed as citizens participating in community activities such as testifying on policy proposals, budgets, and strategic plans.   But government does more than policy and budget.   And citizens want to...

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Military MobileFirst?

IBM announced  MobileFirst  at the  World Mobile Congress  in Barcelona last week.  And  Forrester  rates IBM as a clear leader in Enterprise Mobility Services in their 2013 Q1 Forrester Wave research, as shown in Figure...

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Military Coalitions – SOA What?

Gone are the days of going it alone. Future military operations will be coalition based, either with other nations, non-government organizations (such as aid agencies) or other government departments (such as emergency services).  And for effective...

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