Tag Archives: IT

Yet another government “digital strategy” – are they insane, foolish or timid?

At the beginning of November we were treated to the publication of yet another government digital strategy in which it is claimed that there are savings of £1.7 billion to be had by moving public transactions online.  There is little here … Continue reading

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How to eat your cake and have it

Get people asking the wrong questions and the answers don’t matter.  An example of the wrong question was contained in the blog post “leave me alone”: “If we want the government to do and provide and pay for all these … Continue reading

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Where would you choose to spend £20 billion?

How would you describe an organisation that is losing £164 billion every year on £585 billion revenue, and with a net position already £1.2 trillion in debt**? Of course if this was a private company, and putting it as politely … Continue reading

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The Government can save millions, but only if it is open to having open IT procurement processes

This Tuesday (15th March) the Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) held its second evidence session as part of it’s Inquiry into the Government’s use of IT. It is beginning to seem like open season on ‘the Government’s use of IT’, … Continue reading

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Let’s make ‘Open Source Government’ happen

Monday 21st February 2011 saw the first ‘Open Source System Integrators Forum’ held by the Cabinet Office and I’d like to share a few modest bits of news with you all. The event is perhaps the first bloomings of the … Continue reading

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