Microsoft Public Sector Government Partner of the year – Spenta Consulting

  Congratulations and well done to everyone at Spenta, you really deserved to win the Microsoft Public Sector Government partner of the year.  Glad to see you are highlighting it on your rather nice SharePoint based website 🙂 http://www.spenta.es Also congratulations to Daniel Sabater who has been become a Dynamics CRM Most Valuable Professional, well…

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All looks great, but why do we need Gov2.0?

I was working with one of our teams in the Middle East to help them prepare for a presentation to a group of Government CIO’s around Gov2.0.  I put together some slides for them, got some background reading, example sites etc and sent it over.  Then came the question – ‘Thanks James, all looks great,…


Windows Azure

At the Worldwide Partner Conference more details have just been announced around Windows Azure, the Microsoft Cloud Platform.  This short video is a really good and very clear view of what Windows Azure is, and how it works; well worth a quick watch. Video: What is Windows Azure? Windows Azure and other related bits (SQL…

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Governments engaging using Social Media

There are three interesting posts this week from various sources around Social Media.  First one really underlines why it cannot be ignored.  After reading the post ‘Social media now more popular than personal email – Neilsen’ and looking at the statistics of internet usage I have to admit this is the way that I communicate…


Twitter usage in emergency situations

The BBC website has an article ‘Twitter to give bushfire alerts’ where it explains that after this years tragic bushfires in Victoria, the State will use Twitter in future to keep people up to date. I think that Twitter can be a huge help in these situations.  The technical issue you have in situations like…

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Government and Twitter: Wanted – One usage policy….

As reported on localgov.co.uk, Croydon council has had to suspend its use of Twitter after a member of the council staff used the account to criticise a reporter.  I find the statement they released slightly bizarre: A spokesman said: ‘We need someone to find out how Twitter works, review its potential and then enlighten others…


Government 2.0 Examples: Good and Bad

Like all things there are good and bad examples of Gov 2.0.  One of the main drivers for Gov 2.0 should be a reduction in cost of communication with citizens and I came across two separate examples with different outcomes. Spenta, a Spanish partner who specialises in SharePoint, CRM and .net development and do most…