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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Apps.gov and Geo

On Tuesday the world learned about the U.S. government’s “app store,” basically a portal to apps that government employees, with an ok, can use to do their work.  The apps are broken down into productivity, business, social media and cloud categories. (Based on the definition of social media, “getting the word out,” I wonder how well they understand social media…).

If you dig into business you find a category called “Geographic Info” which makes me think of data over analysis. All five products are from Carahsoft - the people behind Salesforce.com. And, all of them are “add-ons” to that product. In fact, all of the categories in that business area I clicked on had software from just two vendors: Carahsoft and Google.

All of the social media offerings were free and from a wide range of providers.

I guess this is a work in progress.

- CNN

by Adena Schutzberg on 09/17 at 11:34 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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