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Challenges in Adopting a Big Data Strategy (Part 2 of 2)
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 01:00
Adopting a big data strategy presents four challenges for public sector organizations. This is the second entry of a two part blog post that identifies those challenges (talent management, interoperability, trust in the data, and cyber infrastructure) and poses a few solutions to help mitigate the risk these challenges present.

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A Renewed Focus on Research that Can Benefit Government
Monday, February 16, 2015 - 01:00
Over the past two years, the IBM Center for The Business of Government has sponsored dozens of reports and engagement that focus on a research agenda based on input from a cross-section of government executives and stakeholders.

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Challenges in Adopting a Big Data Strategy (Part 1 of 2)
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 01:00
Adopting a big data strategy presents four challenges for public sector organizations. This is the first entry of a two part blog post that identifies those challenges (talent management, interoperability, trust in the data, and cyber infrastructure) and poses a few solutions to help mitigate the risk these challenges present.

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Developing Managers Versus Leaders
Monday, February 9, 2015 - 01:00
The distinction between management and leadership is important because they serve different roles in an organization—and they require different approaches in how they are developed.

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Payment Reform in the Healthcare Industry
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 11:43
A critical factor that will move the transformation of the healthcare industry from the initial efforts of early adopters to general acceptance is payment reform. The existing model of fee for service perpetuates retention of information rather than sharing and interoperability. Shifting payment for care to an outcomes based model will reward practices that take a more comprehensive view of the patient.

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How Will Government Adapt?:  Positioning the IRS for the Next Decade
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 11:38
How does a new leader of an organization in crisis take on the task of restoring trust by citizens, stakeholders, and employees, while transforming the agency to meet the challenges of the next decade?
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New Report from the IBM Center: A Framework to Improve Management of Cyberspace
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 11:37
Today, the IBM Center for The Business of Government, is releasing a new report, Designing a Framework for Decision Making in Cyberspace, by Dighton Fiddner, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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Is Foresight an Ethical Imperative?
Monday, February 2, 2015 - 11:25
The late leadership guru Robert Greenleaf said it is an ethical issue if leaders fail to “make the effort at an earlier time to foresee today’s events and take the right actions when there was freedom for initiative to act.”

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Friday, January 30, 2015 - 12:19
The IBM Center's Weekly Round Up highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending January 30.

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How Will Government Adapt?:  The State of State Finances
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 11:02
What is the state of State government finances as states grapple with their own short and long-term fiscal challenges and the prospects of the continuing “trickle down” impact of tighter federal budgets given the interdependency of the levels of government on one another? And how can States best address the difficult road ahead?

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