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The first iteration of the framework wasn’t as successful as some would have hoped, but the launch of a Digital Services Framework 2 tender raises questions for the year ahead.
- Just £34m of the £697m spent on IT assets will be used for the final system
- A digital system is being developed in-house that will replace the current development
- The current ‘twin-track’ approach gives the government a Plan B, according to the Treasury
- Universal Credit has been given an amber/red rating by the MPA
- Government-as-a-Platform means creating common services once, reusing them
- Big outsourcing agreements still stand in the way
- British government CTO Liam Maxwell claims government is getting on with it
- But we need a clearer strategy on what’s being targeted
- The UK government wants to break free of bad outsourcing contracts.
- But IT decision makers are still signing new deals with the usual suspects, even when they’re supposedly in purdah.
- Rating tools for buyers are in the pipeline
- We still aren’t sure when they will be introduced, things are still being figured out
- The Crown Commercial Service doesn’t want to be taken to court over it
- There are a number of legal challenges with a framework like the G-Cloud
The European Commission wants to standardise cloud computing policies across the various nation states. But looking at the progress of the UK, the Netherlands and Germany exposes massive societal and political differences of attitude to the cloud. In the first part of a two part report, the UK’s position is laid out.
- In the first part of this special report, the UK’s G-Cloud programme set a standard for other European nations to emulate.
- In part two, progress – or lack thereof – in the Netherlands and Germany comes under scrutiny.
The report called for closer collaboration between central and local government, as well as the creation of ‘digital factories’ – but not everyone agrees.