About Sebastian Haselbeck

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If your (public sector) organization considering launching an open data process, the question where all this open data would be coming from, might have been raised at some point. There are two ways to look at this. The one way … Continue reading

E-Government has its roots in traditional back office contexts such as file management, business process management (BPM), or even enterprise resource planning (ERP) interfaces. The needs of today’s organizations however are manifold, and unless unsustainable mosaics of services and custom … Continue reading

We published a blog article recently (on the German side of this blog) about cloud computing and what it means for governments. The euro-centricity of our blog means that the text concentrated on many of the hurdles that cloud services … Continue reading

More often than not, open government advocates see themselves as being in an uphill battle against giant bureaucratic monsters, as fighting the David versus Goliath fight. Just the same, especially in the “old” bureaucracies of Europe, public administrations see themselves … Continue reading

The amounts of documents public administrations have to process is hard to quantify. If you picture entire buildings used as archives however, you can imagine how much paper is piling up year after year. As mentioned before, many organizations still … Continue reading

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

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