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Tres tendencias que impulsan la refundación informática de los servicios públicos

Aunque contamos con múltiples ejemplos de servicios digitales disruptivos en el sector privado (especialmente, en banca, hotelería y transportes), el sector público se ha quedado claramente rezagado. Sin embargo, a medida que la generación millennial toma cuerpo en la fuerza laboral y demanda más servicios públicos, los organismos de los Estados van a tener que […]

The driverless car will require 5G

There’s a great deal of effort underway on the part of companies in the telecom, auto and technology industries to start mainstreaming connected, self-driving cars by the early-to-mid 2020s. ABI Research forecasts there will be more than 11 million shared vehicles operating by 2030, serving an average of 64 users per shared driverless vehicle. Early […]

Seamless citizen experiences through ‘smarter cities’


As a retail consumer, the most satisfying experiences might be those that never happen. Our interactions just go smoothly. This is true in the public sector as well – citizens are consumers too, and if we want to deliver on the promise of “smarter cities,” we need to simplify the way public sector organisations and […]

In che modo la cultura influenza l’erogazione dell’assistenza sanitaria


L’assistenza sanitaria è complicata, e lo è ancora di più nelle diverse culture. I fornitori di tecnologie sanitarie sono ossessionati dalle economie di scala globali che influenzano il loro settore: quante caratteristiche e componenti dei loro prodotti sono compatibili con i sistemi dei mercati internazionali a quali vendono? Inutile dire che maggiore è la localizzazione […]

Comment la culture affecte les soins de santé


La santé est un sujet complexe. Il l’est encore plus quand on l’aborde sous l’angle multiculturel. Les fournisseurs de technologies de santé sont hantés par les économies d’échelle : combien de lignes de code et de composants de leurs produits sont compatibles avec les systèmes des marchés nationaux qu’ils ciblent ? Inutile de dire que […]

Wi-Fi in public places: Think twice and use encryption

Do you stop to think before joining a wireless network or is the convenience of free Wi-Fi in the street, at the café or on the bus just too tempting? You may not realize it, but the person running that wireless access point has the ability to see all of the data going through it. […]

Cómo afecta la diferencia cultural a los servicios de salud

La asistencia sanitaria es complicada y el cuidado de la salud en diferentes entornos culturales, aún más. Los proveedores de tecnología sanitaria viven obsesionados por las economías de escala que afectan a la prestación de sus servicios: ¿cuántos de sus servicios resistirán su expansión a mercados internacionales? Está de más señalar que cuanto mayor es […]

Three trends driving IT reform in the public services


While there are many examples of the private sector delivering disruptive digital services, most notably in the banking, hotel and taxi business, the government sector has lagged dramatically. However, as the millennial generation comes into the workforce and gets to the point where they need to use government services more frequently, there’s a tremendous opportunity […]

3 steps to making IT a facilitator of proactive government

Government services have a reputation for being slow and clunky and mostly paper-based. But the advent of mobile phones, analytics and agile development now makes it possible to more proactively deliver easy-to-use digital services – both for citizens and, on the back-end, for government employees. I’ve found that these kind of citizen-centric services all count […]

6 steps for helping governments embrace digital transformation

Governments worldwide are struggling to digitise their processes and IT systems. Progress remains elusive because of a legacy of old, complex IT systems and bureaucracies that have built up over 30 and 40 years. More developed countries such as the US and the UK that were early adopters of IT now find themselves needing to […]