September 8, 2009 By News Report
The New York Times reported Saturday that the Chinese government is now requiring real name registration for all posted news comments. The government -- which already has heavy control of Internet activity -- backed down after a public furor about a previous requirement to use the Green Dam Youth Escort software that also blocked content the government deemed offensive. As a result, the newest requirement was put in covertly, according to reports.
This Digital Communities white paper highlights discussions with IT officials in four counties that have adopted shared services models. Our aim was to learn about the obstacles these governments have faced when it comes to shared services and what it takes to overcome those roadblocks. We also spoke with several members of the IT industry who have thought long and hard about these issues. The paper offers some best practices for shared government-to-government services, but also points out challenges that government and industry still must overcome before this model gains widespread adoption.