November 2, 2009 By News Report
While in the U.S., states and localities consider banning the use of cell phones, texting and other distractions by motorists, a group of bored South Korean taxi drivers has won the right to watch television while in traffic. According to a BBC news story, Digital Media Broadcasting (DMB) beams television to more than 17 million mobile screens including those on the dashboards of taxis. A driver recently challenged a law banning TV watching while driving and won.
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.