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World Bank Doing Business 2015 report
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What you can learn from the World Bank’s “Doing Business” report

Just the other week the World Bank released its “Doing Business” report, a summary of how every country in the world is reforming their economies to better enable entrepreneurship and streamline red tape. Key findings for governments delivering services online to business Beyond its 318 pages though are some excellent gems for any government to […]

by Gavin Atkinson • November 17, 2014
Ireland's first stop shop for business
Articles Business portals

Ireland’s First Stop Shop for business: how does it stack up?

Just the other day I came across an article in Business & Leadership about the Irish Government’s efforts to help small to medium businesses. I’m always interested to see how governments approach this challenging problem. If you have similar government responsibilities you no doubt will be interested too. Painting a picture of successful Government-to-Business services […]

by Gavin Atkinson • September 25, 2014
England goes "Back to the Future" for business services online
Articles Business portals Digital strategy

Businesslink 2.0? How England is going Back to the Future

Most of us in the Government-to-Business space know of the United Kingdom’s decision two years ago to close Businesslink and Directgov, consolidating this onto a One-Stop Shop for government. For a short time many governments started toying with the idea of the über portal, but as the United Nations recently discovered the contemporary trend is […]

by Gavin Atkinson • August 16, 2014
eProcurement Smackdown
Articles eProcurement

eProcurement comparison: US vs Australian state government

This month two very similar state governments on opposite sides of the world launched new eProcurement systems. But what makes this interesting is how similar these governments are yet how different their approaches are to providing opportunities to businesses. This month two very similar state governments on opposite sides of the world launched new eProcurement […]

by Gavin Atkinson • August 12, 2014