Tag Archives: open government

Examined from a bird’s eye perspective, reports on Open Government give a thoroughly positive impression: Open Government creates transparency, Open Government enhances citizen orientation, Open Government enables citizen participation, Open Government provides free data, etc.

The ongoing success of open systems is a trend that will become noticeable in 2011 no doubt – despite all opposition. While there are plenty of arguments against this forecast, a long-term change in the platforms is increasingly visible:

2010 was the year that the mobile Internet became suitable for the mass. 2011 will be the year that might see the full breakthrough, giving the “always-online” users access to anything on the Internet, anywhere, anytime – whether by mobile … Continue reading

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

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

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