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There is a hard-to-remove stigma on government employees

By Massimiliano Claps

IDC European Vertical Market and Insights survey indicates that government executives perceive social media for internal collaboration as still carrying more risks than benefits.

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Big Data represents a big opportunity and big challenges for government executives given that today's transaction-based systems and siloed programs discourage information sharing and hinder transition from a process driven organization to data driven organization. The transitioning of Big Data projects from vision to reality requires innovative leadership, coupled with the ability to obtain resources critical for success.

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New survey data show that among Western European governments private cloud computing is still the preferred deployment model, which indicates that the desire to control risks are still high and hybrid cloud is the least preferred model, which suggests appetite and capabilities to manage more complex architectures are low.

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If you thought Big Data was about storage... think twice

By Massimiliano Claps

As I did last week, I'd like to share some of the unexpected results from our European Vertical Market and Insights survey. This time the topic is Big Data and how government IT executives expect to tackle it. Surprisingly (or maybe not) a few of them expect to take a technology-centric approach.

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The European Commission issued an action plan to enable and facilitate the growth of cloud computing in Europe. The plan addresses all of the key barriers to growth of cloud computing, but in some parts it is so bold that it could take to long to address all of them.

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I really wanted to have the word "pain" somewhere in the title of this blog, but I couldn't figure out how to work it in. Mainly I wanted it there to cut through all the niceties those of us involved in the research and development of Smart Cities use when we talk with such hopefulness, excitement and positive energy about the future of cities. Because really, let's face it, there are a lot of growing pains to be experienced in the execution of Smart projects, and ultimately, Smart Cities.

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