August 18, 2005

Oregon govt uses Asterisk and other open source

Slashdot has a posting today. about the Oregon government’s use of open source technologies, including Asterisk (an open source PBX system).…
August 11, 2005

The Business of IT

An article in the June 2005 issue of MIT’s alumni magazine Technology Review by Howard Anderson called “Good-Bye to Venture Capital” got me thinking. The article says technology spending has crashed because there’s a limit to the number of things that…
August 10, 2005

HHS multi-agency systems

Charles Havekost, HHS CIO, was a speaker at an IAC-sponsored lunch yesterday, which I attended, and he spoke a little about a HHS system that services multiple agencies for their ata-collection approval process. This isn’t the only example of such a multi-agency system at HHS:…
August 9, 2005

Vienna using social software for grant applications peer review

(Via Boing Boing) A Viennese art group called netznetz has decided to use a “reputation system” to decide how it will distribute the grant money it receives from the local government. The aim is to encourage collaboration among the grantee community…
August 8, 2005

Federal IT Managers Leaning Toward Open Source

(Via Potomac Tech Wire) “An increasing number of government agencies are choosing open source architecture when upgrading their information technology systems, according to a new report from Potomac-based Larstan Business Reports. According to a survey of IT managers in the civilian and…

InfoWorld: Build your business with open source

InfoWorld has an excellent set of reports on how to “Build your business with open source”, with overviews of products in categories including CRM, CMS, business intelligence, business process management, portals, VOIP, and identity. We’re  huge advocates of open source…

NGMA Conference 2006

If you didn’t already know, registration for the National Grants Management Association’s 27th Annual Conference, running from 26–27 April in Washington DC, is now open. The 2005 conference had several highlights for me, which I posted about on my blog.…
August 7, 2005

TagCloud

TagCloud is a new folksonomy tool that “searches any number of RSS feeds you specify, extracts keywords from the content and lists them according to prevalence within the RSS feeds.” This is useful because you can quickly see what tags are…

Scott Berkun project management reading

The Personal MBA is “an entrepreneurial approach to business education.” A key part of this fantastic idea is The Personal MBA 40 which is a list of superior books about business, and two reading groups have been formed to discuss and learn…

AJAX and Windows

There’s a discussion on Slashdot about the potential for disruption in the operating system marketplace, especially Windows, as more applications can be ported to the Web using AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML). The consensus seems to be that AJAX doesn’t threaten…