Public (and private) sector organizations will remain walled gardens unless the way they communicate internally and externally changes radically – open interfaces are the way to go.

One pillar of what is conceptionally understood as open government, is collaboration (the others being transparency and participation, according to the model established by the Obama Memo, read here). Experts advocate in this context not only collaboration between governments and … Continue reading

With over 20 years of practical experience in the field of public sector services, we have seen lots of trends, strategies and government master plans. But the outcome has seldomly met expectations. What had happened? And what do leading e-government … Continue reading

One of the open government movement’s main agenda items is more transparency supported by ICT. More transparency brings better governance, makes administrations more efficient and brings citizen support and legitimacy, they argue. There is not universal agreement however on the … Continue reading

Fabasoft’s annual egovdays this year took place in Berlin, Munich, Berne and Vienna. We can look back at a very exciting series of events. The egovdays are not merely industry get-togethers and product previews, they offer an opportunity for existing … Continue reading

Nothing about the concept of e-government has really changed ever since the idea was conceived in the 1990s, if we are to be honest about it. The reason for that is, that the underlying logic of bureaucracy on which the … Continue reading