Spotify annoyed its users this week after it announced it wanted to access more of their data on their smartphones. The debacle should serve as a warning to those in Whitehall about the challenges facing their GaaP ambitions.
Oracle has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the UK government, which should help Whitehall to cut down on its spend with the supplier. It builds on a previous agreement that was made back in 2012.
Whilst the UK government’s digital ambitions are currently up in the air, the US is cementing theirs. President Obama has just made his Presidential Innovation Fellows program permanent.
Government-as-a-platform is not well enough understood to get the buy in required. GDS doesn’t want to be a software shop and doesn’t want to control everything. Here’s why.
CSC is in transition from traditional big ticket IT outsourcer to provider of cloud services in a digital world. But it’s a bumpy road to travel.
The Government Digital Service is going through some turmoil. But it has always thrived best under pressure and when it is the underdog. Maybe it’s a good chance for it to do that again.
The Chief Executive of the Civil Service, John Manzoni, doesn’t understand why government-as-a-platform is important. And that’s a problem.
The Open Data Institute has warned the government that open data and FOIs aren’t the same thing, as the Cabinet Office makes moves to clamp down on Freedom of Information requests.
Mike Bracken’s been trying to transform UK government IT. Now he’s turning his attention to another UK institution, the troubled Co-operative Group.
Jennifer Pahlka was one of the founders of the US Digital Service, having learnt and discussed what was happening in the UK with Mike Bracken. She now warns against things returning to days gone by.
The Director of the Government Digital Service, Mike Bracken, has quit. And the industry and digital insiders are now concerned about the future direction of digital in government.
Mike Bracken has stepped down as Director of the Government Digital Service. This indicates a lack of support across Whitehall. That support needs to come back.
Bracken has been the Director of the UK’s Government Digital Service for four years. His exit has surprised many and will be a sad day for his supporters in Whitehall.