Martin Walker and John Borras chaired the SIENA Roadmap Working Session “How can eGovernment & DCI projects collaborate for mutual benefit”. The panel consisted of Ignacio Blanquer, Tim Cowen, Evangelos Floros, Dawn Leaf, Steven Newhouse, Ian Osborne and Alan Sill. There are some statements I want to highlight here.
- We need to identify how the existing e-Infrastructures can scale out to other sectors like Government.
- Encourage people to experiment more. At the moment we use excuses for not doing anything, the most prominent is security.
- Implementation and deployment need to take place in parallel with the development of standards. Of course there is a level of uncertainty before the development of standards but having a taxonomy and a reference architecture is a good starting point.
- End-users are much more flexible than we think. We have to introduce more of end-user influence.
- How do we integrate cloud in the existing standards like ITIL etc.?
- One of the reason why clouds rely on standards is because clouds are new.