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Digital by default

The worrying cloud building around the G-Cloud – special report part 1

April 23, 2014 | I've made no secret of my support for the G-Cloud programme since its inception, regarding it as one of the most important tools in the box for fixing the broken nature of public sector IT procurement and service delivery, but stand by for some tough love talking.   Read more [...]

UK government is spending millions on agile development coaching and training

April 22, 2014 | The traditional waterfall approach to project development is out and agile is in – but who has the skills? Read more [...]

Take note: UK Treasury sticking to promise of using SMEs to break up legacy

April 18, 2014 | The government department has begun moving away from its single supplier model with Fujitsu Read more [...]

Is managerial complacency holding back government technology innovation?

April 15, 2014 | The political will but the administrative won't? Are government IT decision makers too complacent about the need for transformational, technology-enabled change? If so, Gartner's got a to do list that needs perusing. Read more [...]

UK government pitches digital skills charter, but is it inclusion or delusion?

April 14, 2014 | The UK government has launched  a Digital Inclusion Strategy. But beyond the soundbites and the PR stunts, is there really anything new of substance here? And what becomes of those who will never be digital-savvy? Read more [...]

UK government’s Digital Marketplace needs to make finding good technology easy

April 11, 2014 | CloudStore and the Digital Services Store are soon to be folded into one almighty online catalogue Read more [...]

NHS England attempts (another) digital overhaul with £230m investment in IT

April 4, 2014 | | 6 Comments The free health service has had a troubled past when it comes to complicated technology projects Read more [...]

Controversial two year cloud contracts are causing an industry stir

March 27, 2014 | Traditional suppliers are facing an uphill battle and will need to transform their business models to accommodate Read more [...]

The good, the bad and the ugly of public sector procurement

March 26, 2014 | Some useful reminders for how to approach procurement in this new world of fast-paced digital technology Read more [...]

Commodity cloud means educating government on how to be a better buyer

March 26, 2014 | When last we spoke, Denise McDonagh CBE promised to be a cloud champion across government. Nine months on, the CTO at the UK Home Office is still on fire when it comes to the cause of cloud computing and commodity purchasing Read more [...]

Liam Maxwell – UK govt targets £500m IT savings this year and is ‘taking business elsewhere’

March 25, 2014 | Government CTO Liam Maxwell was speaking at this week's Think Cloud for Government conference in London Read more [...]

US digital government gets its own GDS at 18th and F

March 20, 2014 | The US government now has its very own version of the UK's Government Digital Service and that’s a very, very good thing to be able to boast. Read more [...]

UK government plans big data institute in ‘honour’ of Dr Alan Turing

March 19, 2014 | | 2 Comments The World War II codebreaker was recently given a posthumous royal pardon after being convicted of homosexual activity in the 1950s Read more [...]

Digital lessons the US government is learning from the UK’s experiences

March 18, 2014 | The US government looks set to emulate the success of the UK's Government Digital Service (GDS), just the 'Mother of Parliaments' in the UK turns its attention to the need for a new Head of Digital to improve its online offerings. Read more [...]

Israeli-UK digital government pact sets global standard to follow

March 17, 2014 | A pact between the governments of Israel and the UK to work on the development of digital services as part of the so called D8 initiative reminds us of how we can learn from one another, even if the European Commission isn't keen on national efforts. Read more [...]

Edinburgh City Council goes from outsourcing to co-designing with citizens

March 14, 2014 | CIO Claudette Jones is helping the organisation transition out of a 16 year outsourcing deal Read more [...]