Sunday, February 03, 2002

This is such hard work, keeping the site up to date and saying something even a bit interesting. Just over 10 days ago we put a new version of live, you should visit it if you haven't already. While I was in Dubai I met some senior people in the government, including a minister or two. Lots to think about over there - in theory they have all the money that you could ask for to make it all happen, but, like the rest of us the usual issues are there: data sharing, authentication and identity, fragmented government and so on. Still, progress is being made in some of the Emirates and it looks to me like Dubai is running ahead of the pack. For me though, it is clear that they are still thinking "government" rather than "citizen". Some work on the web site to reorganise that and they could look very good indeed.

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