Authors: Peter Rehäußer, Dr. Christian Kiehle, Yathursan Theva Geodata is information with a spatial reference. For the majority of the authorities they serve today as base information for different activities, and are therefore important component of efficient and citizen-oriented eGovernment. With the INSPIRE Directive – INfrastructure for SPatial InfoRmation in Europe (INSPIRE) – the European Union aims to facilitate the cross-border use of spatial information in Europe.
Die Ideen und Vorschläge von Open Government liegen bereits einige Jahre auf dem Tisch. Mittlerweile ist auch die logische Konsequenz verstanden, dass in einer Gesellschaft, deren Mitglieder sich ganz selbstverständlich in allen Bereichen des Alltags vernetzen, auch deren Administration, die öffentliche Verwaltung, gezwungen ist, sich einer Vernetzung nach innen und nicht zuletzt nach außen zu öffnen.
As executives and senior government officials that want to unlock the value from next generation technologies, we will need to address the following three questions: How can we employ openness strategically? How can we organize and manage collaborative communities that combine their knowledge? What are the appropriate platforms for our specific collaboration needs?
Open innovation, enterprise 2.0, social media for the corporation, and open government have become a major driving force in creating value. Apple, Facebook, Google, and Samsung have created multi-billion revenue streams by strategically utilizing openness: in the Apple appstore, the Android operating system, or the Facebook user experience. But even though targeted “openness” has become a major ingredient of the net worth in next generation technology companies, it has yet to be mainstreamed into the processes and cultures of more classical organizations.
20 years ago, two CSC consultants, James Champy and Michael Hammer, introduced one of the most radical idea in management thinking since Max Weber’s originally codified the concept of bureaucracy in the early 20th Century. Reengineering the Corporation (1993) with its focus on the process, not the task, transformed organizational thinking and produced the flexible global supply chains of today: Max Weber’s task-minded bureaucracy was replaced by the process, a perspective-shift that transformed how we do business. This epistemological development has put systems integration that…