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#ukgovOSS Action Plan

Submitted by Neil McEvoy on Mon, 2009-05-18 16:20. ::

The Open Government Network ( is one of our major R&D programs to create open source solutions.

It describes how Open Systems can be applied to improve government in a multitude of different ways, such as using open source software internally to reduce costs, using web 2.0 communities to transform business processes or how open standards can enable interoperable medical records.

Enterprise 2.0 - Harnessing the Wikipedia effect

Submitted by Neil McEvoy on Tue, 2008-12-30 21:40. ::

Enterprise 2.0

The headline story for the November 08 edition of Fast Company was that Cisco have begun adopting a "socialist enterprise" approach to their management. The article explains they have begun to use Web 2.0 technologies internally to better co-ordinate business activities, and also less formal organisational structures to improve their agility so that they can bring new products to market faster.

Initial thoughts for the research projects

Submitted by Neil McEvoy on Thu, 2007-08-16 21:36. ::

As per the announcement there are a number of advanced funding projects in research areas mainly centred on 'intelligent systems', such as NGNi, Next Generation Networked Information. Here's a few thoughts to get the ball rolling on a discussion about how we could apply.

Semantic Wikis and Disaster Relief Operations – An introduction to Next Generation solutions

Submitted by Neil McEvoy on Thu, 2007-01-11 12:56. :: |

Part of the challenge for technology decision-makers in a Web2.0 era is that innovation is progressing faster than can be tracked.

The principle criticism of the trend centres on the fact that the technological progress of the Internet is permanently in motion, it's a continual effort by a huge number of people in a bewildering array of areas, and so to claim land and title over it with a marketing idea is not well received by many.

Open source Social Enterprise

Submitted by Neil McEvoy on Tue, 2006-12-19 16:40. ::

I thought a useful way to begin posting articles to iFOSSF is to introduce and provide some context for the organisation, and for the strategic programs and projects that provides a framework for the activities and how you can get involved.

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