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I've been spending a fair amount of time studying the impact of ICT on economic growth, more particularly how much governments invest in ICT R&D.  There are a number of ways of course that investment is made, but the one that interests me at the moment is whether governments are actively investing in pre-commercial procurement (PCP) R&D when they procure ICT products and services for their own use.   


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This bog post co-authored by Ruthbea Yesner Clarke, IDC contributing smart cities analyst. It was unsettling to witness, as we can so readily via YouTube and other media outlets, the recent riots in the UK. In a country, working hard to be ready to host the 2012 Olympics and having anywhere from 1.8 to 3 million closed-circuit TVs in operation for surveillance, the scale of the unrest was surprising. Closed-circuit TVs (CCTVs) are one of the key technologies used in intelligent public safety, and almost now


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An Ounce of Prevention for a $125 Billion Cure?

By Adelaide OBrien

The recently announced Government Accountability and Transparency Board members, listed in  White House names accountability board members -- Federal Computer Week reads like a Who's Who of combating inefficiency, waste, fraud, and abuse, and may be the impetus for turning around this growing government issue. For example, Danny Werfel, controller at Office of Management and Budget, who is on this new Board, halted spending for several months last year on large federal financial services systems while



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