Digital agenda

With the UK central government IT strategy approaching (possibly the end of February now), along with the local government equivalent (expected May 2011), it was with interest that I read Andrea di Maio’s blog posting of 4th February 2011 entitled “how to implement a digital agenda or an e-government strategy”.

Andrea provides links to some Gartner guidance such as the E-Government Assessment Questionnaire and the Open Government Maturity Model , the first of which requires a Gartner subscription – nice sales technique Andrea!

As is sometimes the case, Andrea, disappointed with his native Italy’s approach but he’s not wrong to suggest that to stand in isolation without learning from the success and failure of others, is a foolish way to develop a strategy. Gartner can teach you this, but so can a modicum of personal research, as the old adage goes “a consultant is a person who borrows your watch, tells you what time it is, pockets the watch, and sends you a bill for it”.

Nothing personal Andrea!

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