March 16, 2006 By Tod Newcombe
"It's a top priority," said Gates, who was attending the Microsoft Government Leaders Forum yesterday in Tysons Corner, Va. He pointed out that 30 percent of Microsoft's R&D is directed toward this area of computing. Gates emphasized the need to isolate systems to avoid the spread of security problems and that governments should pursue more up-to-date authentication methods to ensure safety and security. Passwords are pass
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.