As the failure of large information and communications technology (ICT) projects has become a matter of public discussion in several countries, the Best Value Procurement (BVP) approach is gaining rapid ground. BVP is a common sense procurement method that focuses on finding and empowering the best experts and removing barriers to project success, such as non-expert interference and restrictive procedures. A case study by the Performance Based Studies Research Group at Arizona State University documented that BVP is highly successful, with client satisfaction levels of 98%. More...

Open Innovation 2.0 (OI2.0) is a new paradigm where government, industry, academia and citizens work together to co-create the future and drive structural changes far beyond the scope of what any one organization or person could do alone. It is about sharing ideas, results and intellectual creativity to maximize economic and social impact. More...

In private industry, shared services are common and widely accepted. Even very large companies can have single administrative processes and systems supporting billing, procurement, human resources, training and finance, as well as communications, marketing, legal and technology support. Private industry uses shared service models to help reduce operating costs and increase profitability, or to help the enterprise stay afloat in hard times. More...

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