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The Open Organization

Some thoughts on combining upstream & downstream Open innovation within an ‘Open Organization’

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Development 2.0 and Beyond: Challenges for ICT4D in 2013 What can the field of ‘development’ learn from recent developments around Open standards within the UK public sector?  In this webcast I explore some of the challenges that platform-based thinking may … Continue reading

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The Great Deverticalisation What is ‘deverticalisation’? And how can the public sector benefit?  My new podcast, above, tries to answer these and other related questions… Video here: http://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/media/2013/using-open-platforms-could-revitalise-the-public-sector-2/

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The Great Deverticalisation: Computer Weekly Series Jerry Fishenden and I are doing a 5-part series on ‘The Great Deverticalisation’ for Computer Weekly, in a comprehensive attempt to Take the Message Out There, in a readily accessible way.  We’re aiming for one every … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Martin Howitt's blog:
In a previous post I covered some aspects of why local government could be considered a platform business, or at least could move in that direction. I’m enormously grateful to Stuart Boardman, Carl…

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The Government’s Stockholm Syndrome Come on, everybody.  Isn’t it about time we accepted government’s mesmerisation by some of its key suppliers, and discussed it openly?

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We’re still so C19

http://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/2228520/government-it-no-longer-19th-century-but-improvements-still-needed Denise McDonagh’s right (above) that public sector ICT has improved, but we still suffer from a literally Victorian-era public service infrastructure!  Lots of stovepipe organisations doing often strikingly similar things (look at our 427 local government organisations, for example … Continue reading

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