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March 2, 2017  4:50 PM

UK government’s digital strategy has to be welcomed – but it could have been so much more

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
5G, Broadband, Data infrastructure, Digital government, Digital skills, Digital strategy, Digital transformation, Government IT, IT training, tech startups

The very best thing about the government digital strategy is that it exists. The areas covered by the strategy are vitally important for the UK’s economic future...

February 10, 2017  11:39 AM

Government digital strategy ticks the boxes – but real transformation needs more radical ambition

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, Digital government, Digital strategy, Digital transformation, GDS

The long wait for the new government digital strategy may have caused frustration in some places, but clearly within the Cabinet Office the extensive delays have...


November 15, 2016  1:13 PM

No surprises, few measurable targets, but one big challenge for the new government digital strategy

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Digital government, Digital strategy, Digital transformation, GDS, Government IT

After another summer of turmoil at the Government Digital Service (GDS), with


October 13, 2016  2:29 PM

GDS: Will the strategy still be delivery?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, Digital government, Digital strategy, GDS, Government IT, IT Strategy, Whitehall

The Government Digital Service (GDS) is an uncertain place at the moment – or so the rumour mill says. The team are carrying on with their pre-existing strategy – one that was written last year to justify


September 15, 2016  3:50 PM

The all-new GDS under Kevin Cunnington starts here

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, Digital government, Digital strategy, Digital transformation, dwp, GDS, Government IT

So, the first phase of changing the Government Digital Service (GDS) is underway, and it’s clear there is a lot more to come. The Cabinet Office pitched the latest news as...


July 29, 2016  10:34 AM

No matter what happens next, GDS’s long-term future is not assured

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, Digital strategy, dwp, GDS, HMRC

No matter what happens next for the Government Digital Service (GDS), you can assume three things will be true: 1 - The Cabinet Office will make...


November 27, 2015  11:24 AM

GDS gets a £450m budget boost – and a £3.5bn incentive to prove digital really works

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, Digital strategy, GDS

Even people close to the Government Digital Service (GDS) seem surprised - pleasantly so - by the announcement of a £450m budget over the rest of this Parliament.

While it's still not clear exactly how that cash will be allocated, it's a far cry from expectations in the months leading...


October 22, 2015  2:39 PM

Digital transformation will not happen across local government – so what’s the alternative?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
councils, Digital strategy, GDS, local government

We often hear local government talked about as if it were a single entity. It's particularly common in digital circles - "We need a digital transformation of local government!" being a typical...


September 11, 2015  1:37 PM

Buy vs build and the rise of open source are driving digital transformation

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Agile, commoditisation, Digital skills, Digital strategy, Linux, OpenSource, Software, Software development, Software licensing

One of the defining characteristics of digital transformation for most organisations is the realisation that software development is a core business activity. For much of the 1990s and 2000s, building your own software was something to be outsourced - often to low-cost offshore providers. "We're...


August 19, 2015  6:09 PM

Why GDS doesn’t matter – the questions for UK digital government

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, Digital strategy, GAAP, GDS, Government IT, Whitehall

The summer parliamentary recess is meant to be a quiet time for anyone writing about government matters, but for those of us following all things technology it's been an unexpectedly busy period.


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