Re: Very nice, but where will the money comefrom?
Hi Gary, Thanks for the comment. I completely agree with you that without a clear business model, the recommendations amount to unfunded mandates. The open data directive is an example. However, there are a few possible solutions. One is for agencies to stop trying to reinvent the wheel with their own systems and infrastructure and move to more cost-effective shared services models. Another is to identify private sector partners who benefit from a particular transformation and can "cross-subsidize." Take a look at the case study I wrote on SmartProcure which is a data repository an analytics tool for public procurement data. The platform allows agencies to share their sourcing and pricing information with other agencies, and enables suppliers to subscribe to the same information. Private sector access funds the benefits to the public agencies.
While the funding question is not obvious, it's not impossible either.
Jennifer Belissent, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research