Public Sector

News, trends and technology insights for the public sector

Rethinking your vision statement by “starting with why”

start-on-dirt-road

I just finished watching a seminal Ted Talk. I consider it seminal because it helped me resolve a long-standing dissatisfaction I have with the typical organization’s vision statement. Here are a couple examples: Be the Governments’ transformation partner of choice helping them to achieve their business, mission, & policy outcomes.  Be the government’s trusted advisor […]

Le RGPD dans le secteur public : une liste très rock and roll

guitar

Pendant que les impacts et le risque d’amende (pouvant atteindre 20 millions de dollars, ou 4% du chiffre d’affaires) nuisent au sommeil de nombreux DSI du secteur privé, les conséquences du Règlement européen sur la protection des données (RGPD)  pour le secteur public sont rarement exposées. Elles sont pourtant lourdes. Dans un récent livre blanc, […]

As electric vehicle market evolves, will the entire industry need a rethink?

electric-vehicle-parking

Combined with new mobility services and integration into smart grids, the electric vehicle is a pivotal element of the energy transition. The electric car market is only getting out of second gear but as it does so, its entire ecosystem could need a rethink, with potential impacts on multiple sectors. Three recent studies have highlighted […]

Are you really Agile?

“Agile” is most definitely one of those words that is used liberally in sales brochures, delivery reports and, in fact, any form of communication that is attempting to show the reader that the team at hand is working “differently.” Under the banner of Agile are a number of “processes” — although we have to be […]

Despite digital transformation efforts, federal agencies yet to fully embrace identity management

keyboard-thumbprint

Enterprises in the private sector have undergone tremendous change in recent years — end user mobility, cloud, shadow IT, and substantial digital transformation — and federal departments and agencies have been no different. In the past few years e-government efforts have digitized and automated many ways citizens interact with local, state, and federal government.  Of […]

Journey to digital government: Transformation roadmap

Looking at the three areas of change outlined in my previous post — modern collaborative workplaces, hybrid cloud infrastructure and integrated service management — we see a pattern of adoption: Step 1 – Refactor and move the core onto cloud platforms to substantially reduce costs. Use released capital for utilities such as shared services to […]

Reality check on AI

It’s too early to worry about a sentient AI apocalypse. The reality is that we know very little about how the human brain works — which means we know even less about how to build a computer that works just like the human brain. For very specific tasks, AI tends to make rapid progress until it matches human-level […]

6 technology trends for 2018: Guideposts for digital transformation

‘Tis always the season for continuous innovation. As we look ahead to 2018, we see six big trends feeding the next wave of disruption and productivity. And that means opportunity for the digital enterprise. 1. Re-platforming the enterprise In 2018, companies will move to common IT platforms so they can respond to market changes faster […]

Journey to digital government: Three areas for change 

Our extensive experience with government clients reveals three key areas where government organizations can make substantive progress on their digital transformation journey: Modern workplace: communication and collaboration Government employees, like citizens, have come to expect a highly personalized, self-directed experience from their employer. In response, government organizations are rapidly adopting cloud-native software-as-a-service offerings such as […]

La W de wearable

Ya sea un reloj inteligente o una pulsera fitness, nuestras muñecas llevan hoy en día muchos de los wearables más populares, y este campo está en constante expansión, con nuevas formas de conectar sensores y datos a nuestra vida diaria. En general, la “ropa inteligente” comprende casi cualquier artículo que podamos llevar puesto y que […]