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I research, consult, and write about open dataproject managementnew mediastandardsgovernment transparencymobile technology, and collaboration. I’m currently working with BaleFire Global on developing open data programs and with Michael Kaplan PMP on SoftPMO project management services. Scroll down for recent “Managing Technology” posts:

Monday
Sep152014

Should Apple Take Over Google Glass?

During a recent edition of This Week in Google, Leo and Company all but “stuck a fork” in Google Glass by declaring it dead as a product.

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Monday
Sep152014

Dennis McDonald's Weekly Top Ten

For a given 7-day period this list shows the most popular Managing Technology posts.

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Friday
Sep122014

RAW FEEDBACK: The Apple September 8, 2014 Announcement

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Friday
Sep122014

Sunday in the Park with George

Having grown up with a love for traditional Broadway type musicals this Sondheim play is unique and extremely well written as it focuses on art, creativity, and relationships.

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Wednesday
Sep102014

RAW FEEDBACK: The Apple September 9, 2014 Announcement

While the Apple Watch product looks fantastic, one caveat might be that there is so much new and different about its functionality and its interface that it might take time for adoption to reach critical mass. That’s where Apple has an advantage here. They have resources to throw at this and the wherewithal to integrate the Watch with all their other products and services. That’s an awesome possibility that I think may actually may pay off in really big way for them and their customers.

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Friday
Sep052014

Compendium: My Guest Posts for the BaleFire Global Open Data Blog

From time to time I publish guest posts in the BaleFire Global blog, located here: http://blog.balefireglobal.com/. The main BaleFire Global web site is located here: http://www.balefireglobal.com/ .

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Tuesday
Aug262014

Does Replacing Freedom of Information Request Handling With Open Data Based Self Service Reduce Operating Costs?

What I would really like to see are numbers on how making data “open” impacts the costs of providing citizen responsive services.

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Friday
Aug152014

My Response to Jeff Jarvis' "Plague of Trolls" Discussion on Google+

Jeff Jarvis in What society are we building here? reviews the dilemma of handling “trolls” that emerge every now and then even in well moderated social media communities.

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Friday
Aug012014

On Measuring Open Data Benefits in International Development Projects

This demarcation between access and actual usage of information has significant measurement and cost implications. No matter how good we are at designing and managing systems for delivering data to users, we’re still going to be challenged in linking system-delivered data to the value of its usage.

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Sunday
Jul272014

Who Needs Reports to Congress? We Do. Here’s Why.

What we don’t know from the Post article is why anyone would defend useless reports. Are they really useless? Does someone still find them useful? Have they turned into consultants’ and staff employment programs? Or would the programs being reported on feel “slighted” if a congressionally mandated report were no longer required?

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