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February 27, 2015  11:29 AM

Do the UK government’s SME spending figures make sense?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, Capita, CCS, Government IT, It spending, Procurement, purchasing, SME

The government this week touted its success at delivering on a policy objective to put 25% of all purchased spend through SMEs - in 2013/14, that amounted to £11.4bn, slightly...

January 14, 2014  12:23 PM

When will government IT teams learn they are not as different as they think

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Capita, Cloud Computing, Government IT, MOD, Procurement, Project management, Software development

We learned today of another government IT fiasco - millions of pounds being wasted at the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on a system for recruiting soldiers and reservists for the...

December 6, 2012  1:41 PM

Does outsourcing work? Does anyone actually know?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Capita, Government IT, local government, mutualisation, Outsourcing, Shared services

So, does outsourcing work? Can anybody actually provide a definitive answer, even after two decades of often knee-jerk outsourcing in organisations of all sizes across the UK?

The biggest focus on this question is underway in the local government sector. Councils in

July 22, 2010  3:12 PM

Government bares its teeth to IT suppliers – at last

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Capita, Contracts, e-borders, Government IT, raytheon

The government is certainly baring its teeth towards IT suppliers.

In the past few days, two companies - Cable & Wireless and Capita - have...

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