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Wednesday, January 08, 2003
Binge at Barnes and Noble

Every so often, I have to spend 30 minutes at Barnes and Noble (browsing the stacks) just to learn some things that I somehow completely miss in my web-centric lifestyle.  I guess books do have a purpose, but it seems like I never have much time for them and when I do, it is generally for a quick perusal rather than reading from cover to cover.  I quickly flipped through about a dozen books today and learned more than I can digest right now.  Some great stuff on web services.  Is anyone in government using UDDI?  Are you using it to register agency services?  I think we're hardly aware of it.  If you have some thoughts on the topic, let me know.

I went back and read Phil Windley's 12-point manifesto on web services and he mentioned using WSIL, but migrating to UDDI as it becomes more viable.  I need to do what Jon Udell suggested and nail it on my wall.

Soapclient has a UDDI browser that allows you to search various UDDI registries.

Searchwebservices makes its projections for 2003.

Novell announced delivery of a UDDI server last month.

1:49:21 PM    
Goals for the Utah Product Management Council

Every department in the State of Utah has a product manager who is responsible for their agency's eGov initiatives. During the first Product Management Council meeting of 2003, I laid out the following goals for the Council:

1.                 Become the MOST effective eGov product management council

2.                 Assure regular progress of enterprise egovernment projects chartered by the cabinet.

3.                 Deliver 75 new online services during the calendar year.

4.                 Increase enterprise understanding of web services and use enterprise tools more effectively to deliver integrated online services

5.                 Coordinate and utilize an effective funding and development model for enterprise projects

6.                 Create and implement enterprise standards for measuring the performance of egovernment initiatives.

7.                 Support a consistent, RSS-based model for delivering state / agency news via electronic media

8.                 Enhance Utah eGov communications and cooperation with cities, counties, higher education, public education, the federal government, and special districts

After input from the Council, I am adding the following objective:

  • Collaborate as an enterprise to promote and significantly increase adoption rates of existing online services.

We have some excellent talent in the Utah Product Management Council which can help this to happen if we can work together more effectively as an enterprise.  Another idea that came out of today's meeting was to package and promote groups of services that are oriented for specific types of customer groups.

11:41:51 AM    
UEN Discovers the Blog

The UEN component of the Utah blogroll is growing.  Troy Jessup is now blogging on network security and joins Jim Stewart and Pete Kruckenberg as UEN bloggers.

UEN's quote of the day:

Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy--the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence.

6:16:25 AM    

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Blogs in the Utah Blog Cluster

Phil Windley's weblog
Bob Woolley
Craig Neilson
Joel Finlinson
Brent Sanderson
Al Sherwood
Doug Chandler
Wade Billings
Nancy McConnell
Pete Kruckenberg
Jim Stewart
Scott Richardson
Troy Jessup
Barry Bryson
Allen Cole
Joe Leary's Weblog on Open Source
David Willis
Jean Shaw
Shellie Faraday
Dave McNamee's Enterprise Product Mgmt. weblog

Other eGovernment Resources

Alan Mather
Barbara Haven
Denise Howell
Emergency Management Weblog
Ernie the Attorney
Homeland Security and Education
Institute for eGovernment
John Gotze
Open Source in Government
Paul's Radio Weblog
Rory Perry's weblog
Sabrina Pacifici
Scott Loftesness
Simon Moores
Ted Ritzer
e-government at large
eGov News Portal

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1.David Fletcher's Government and Technology Weblog
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8.The Source Public Management Journal - E- government product ...
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10.NCS Pearson: Education, Testing, Assessment, Government , and Data ...

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