Open Source Principles for Unleashing Innovation Within Government

The dynamic state of our economy favors an entrepreneurial orientation less interested in trying to pre-assess where the next innovative solution will come from and more interested in putting a great many ideas to the test with sophisticated horsepower.  In recent months, a confluence of events has reaffirmed the strategic merit of open source tenets as a valuable foundation for convening government, industry, and community organizations in pursuit of innovative…

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Service Architectures as Universal Foundations

Every structure intended to endure begins with a sound architecture; a blueprint for success that maps out how the structure will be built and how the systems will interoperate. The reengineering of business structures and processes are no different in their need for a clear, well thought out road map to ensure success yet often, organizations begin restructuring in a piecemeal fashion in reaction to seemingly isolated problems. Architectures choreograph…

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Virtualization as Platform for Collaboration

The coming years will undoubtedly see a surge in virtual workplaces. Virtualization enables a level of location transparency that makes collaborations inexpensive and almost instantaneous to assemble. Organizations now have unprecedented access to collaboration as a problem-solving business tool, and they are leveraging its power. Just a few short years ago, all but the most forward-thinking decision-makers greeted the news that the time had come to consider “migrating to the…

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