One of our key research objectives is to open a dialogue with government and business policy makers and software managers in order to explore the pace of adoption of open source software (OSS). The nature of OSS means that it is difficult to form a macro view and to compare a country’s progress with others.
A report published in October 2011 by the London School of Economics for the UK Government examines the TCO of Open Source for Government, but also examines the wider drivers and opportunities. Graham Taylor previewed this report. Open Source in Government / Graham Taylor from Open World Forum
Most discussions about IT in government have revolved around the big issues, usually impacting federal government. We believe the scope for digitisation at local level is greater.
Last November, WordPress launched WordPress.com/cities as the one-stop solution to start a site for cities or other municipal bodies. The toolkit includes starter content that automatically create the pages most commonly needed on city websites, such as Parks & Recreation, City Hall, and Law Enforcement, and add them to the main menu. The best part?
Australia’s Excellence in eGovernment Awards recognise the most outstanding initiatives in eGovernment across five ICT disciplines. Nominations are accepted for initiatives from all spheres of government across Australia, Federal, State & Territory and Local Government. The 2012 category award winner for overall excellence in eGovernment was the Bureau of Meteorology for their Next Generation Forecast