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jbelissent,
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6/11/2014 | 1:03:30 PM
Re: Very nice, but where will the money comefrom?
Hi Gary, Thanks for the comment. I completely agree with you that without a clear business model, the recommendations amount to unfunded mandates.  The open data directive is an example.  However, there are a few possible solutions. One is for agencies to stop trying to reinvent the wheel with their own systems and infrastructure and move to more cost-effective shared services models. Another is to identify private sector partners who benefit from a particular transformation and can "cross-subsidize."  Take a look at the case study I wrote on SmartProcure which is a data repository an analytics tool for public procurement data.  The platform allows agencies to share their sourcing and pricing information with other agencies, and enables suppliers to subscribe to the same information. Private sector access funds the benefits to the public agencies.
http://blogs.forrester.com/jennifer_belissent_phd/14-03-28-to_name_your_price_is_to_know_your_price_smartprocure_brings_data_sharing_to_public_procure

While the funding question is not obvious, it's not impossible either. 

Jennifer Belissent, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
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jbelissent,
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6/11/2014 | 1:03:30 PM
Re: Very nice, but where will the money comefrom?
Hi Gary, Thanks for the comment. I completely agree with you that without a clear business model, the recommendations amount to unfunded mandates.  The open data directive is an example.  However, there are a few possible solutions. One is for agencies to stop trying to reinvent the wheel with their own systems and infrastructure and move to more cost-effective shared services models. Another is to identify private sector partners who benefit from a particular transformation and can "cross-subsidize."  Take a look at the case study I wrote on SmartProcure which is a data repository an analytics tool for public procurement data.  The platform allows agencies to share their sourcing and pricing information with other agencies, and enables suppliers to subscribe to the same information. Private sector access funds the benefits to the public agencies.
http://blogs.forrester.com/jennifer_belissent_phd/14-03-28-to_name_your_price_is_to_know_your_price_smartprocure_brings_data_sharing_to_public_procure

While the funding question is not obvious, it's not impossible either. 

Jennifer Belissent, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
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Li Tan,
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6/6/2014 | 1:50:53 AM
Re: Very nice, but where will the money comefrom?
Exactly and the same holds true for all countries. The plan in this post looks fantastic but the fund is an issue. The government may get bankrupt before the smart government app and related stuff are fully ready/online.
Gary_EL
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Gary_EL,
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6/5/2014 | 7:10:52 PM
Very nice, but where will the money comefrom?
All of this will cost money, and a lot of it. The problem is that everybody wants the government to do more, but nobody wants to pay taxes. The recent cutbacks have been so brutal that the federal government can't meet its existing commitments, let alone take on new projects.

 

 


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