We have all heard the famous quotation by Aristotle, which has been used in many other scenarios: from football teams performing better than what was expected from their collection of players, through to us as human beings. The same applies to future cities and the Internet of Things (IoT). More...

The United Kingdom government (national, regional and local) is already beginning to embrace using information to help citizens, and is in the process of shifting its agenda from “resolution” to “prevention.” Rather than fix problems as they arise, the idea is to identify issues that cause harm to vulnerable children and adults and to stop them from happening. The concept of Government as a Platform (GaaP), if developed correctly, has the ability to support this agenda, significantly reducing the potential of harm to the citizen, while simultaneously reducing the associated costs. More...

Governments increasingly are adopting cloud services and transitioning to multi-provider IT delivery models to improve service levels, access specialized technologies and reduce costs. The challenge is that these hybrid environments need a robust governance function to prevent responsibility gaps or overlaps. More...

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