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Catching the Government Unicorn

Catching the Government Unicorn

When you think of the public sector, the last thing you probably think of is speedy transformations. Most people associate the government with slow politicians deliberately delaying progress in any direction. If you think this way, you aren’t wrong. But you aren’t wholly right either. Government unicorns exist, and we need to be paying more […]

The Obsession with Smartcards

The Obsession with Smartcards

The past week has been a hectic one with two back-to-back business conferences on going digital in the public sector. I spoke about “The Government Unicorn” (a book I am co-authoring with Lars Karlsson) at the GTDW  conference in Singapore and then it was straight to Namibia to attend ID4Africa 2017 – part of a […]

Why Do eGovernment Projects in Developing Countries Fail?

Why Do eGovernment Projects in Developing Countries Fail?

I recently spoke at an international government forum on electronic identity. One of the key points I made in my speech was that the success rate of eGovernment projects in developing countries is very low. In fact, based on a paper by Richard Heeks, we have following baseline estimates,   35% of eGovernment projects were […]

6 Ways a Great Programmer Differs from a Good One

6 Ways a Great Programmer Differs from a Good One

Get the right people on the bus, then figure out where to go — James C Collins, Good to Great,  2001 Great people make great companies. In the software industry the “10x” theory is widely accepted and often quoted by industry leaders. I totally agree that some programmers or software developers can be more much […]

Welcome to my blog!

Welcome to my blog!

In today’s fast-paced society, the “tyranny of the urgent” reigns supreme. Many of us go through life attending to things that demand our attention here and now. Life at work, at home, and sometimes even at play, is just one big hectic urgent race to get things done. It is not often, if ever, that we get the […]

7 Steps to Turning around from an IT Project Crisis

7 Steps to Turning around from an IT Project Crisis

Let’s face the reality: not all software development projects are successful! Statistics about failed IT projects is just mind-blowing (I know you have read this before so I will not repeat this again). The question is what do we do when everything is about to fall apart. When your client is threatening to throw you […]

JONAS LIND is a co-founder of two IT companies, one in Sweden and one in Malaysia. He has been in the IT industry since 2000. He currently resides in Malaysia with his family.

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