I’m incredibly sceptical about the efforts from the European Commission to create a ‘European Cloud’, fearing as I do that the ongoing PRISM scandal is being exploited to support a political agenda in Europe. Here’s the latest document from the Commission which makes me rather annoyed.
Queensland’s managed it; the US GSA has had a stab at it; so why might Europe’s procurement rule change not help its national governments IT purchasing?
The public sector is rife with costly IT failures, but the usual suspects continue to pick up new contracts. Is the time approaching when doing a bad job might not lead to fresh revenue streams?
Amazon has won the latest round in its battle to be awarded a cloud infrastructure contract. IBM’s challenge is thrown out. What does this mean for vendors going forward?
“We ain’t seen nothing yet. That’s why I stick around in this political world.” Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor of California, has strong digital government ambitions.
It was going wrong, but I’ve put things right – UK government minister Iain Duncan Smith defends progress on Universal Credit, but still points a finger at IT failures, past and present.
The UK government’s flagship Universal Credit program is intended to be a shining example of its digital thinking in practice. But a new watchdog report seems to suggest more of the traditional bad old ways of working.
Ditch digital by default; just go digital – full stop! Stark advice for the UK government.
Edward Snowden also revealed the parlous state of the NSA’s IT security regime. There are lessons to be learned by every large enterprise.