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May 15, 2015  10:05 AM

What does the end of the “Francis Maude era” mean for GDS?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CCS, GDS, Government IT

Earlier this week, I wrote here that a new Conservative government could mean more changes in government IT than such administrative consistency would suggest. It already seems those changes...

May 12, 2015  5:34 PM

New government, same government IT? Perhaps not…

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
ASPIRE, Cabinet office, G-Cloud, GAAP, GDS, Government IT, HMRC, local government, Outsourcing, SME

On first impressions, the Conservative election victory appears to be business as usual for IT across government. The challenges before the election are...


April 29, 2015  3:52 PM

If not GDS, then what?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
GDS, Government IT

The closer we've come to the UK general election, the more it seems the Government Digital Service (GDS) is taking a public bashing. You might...


April 16, 2015  1:24 PM

The missing election manifesto promise – educating MPs on the UK’s digital opportunity

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
apprenticeships, Broadband, Conservatives, Data protection, GDS, innovation, Labour, privacy, Skills, tech startups

Who is going to be the big digital winner after the 2015 general election? Congratulations to anyone involved with smart ticketing on public transport - you're in for a good time....


April 10, 2015  10:09 AM

Would GDS like to airbrush rural payments out of its digital exemplar history?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
.gov.uk, Defra, exemplars, GDS, Identity assurance

Last month, I wrote in this blog about the problems that caused the new rural...

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March 23, 2015  1:45 PM

After rural payments embarrassment – the test for GDS is to ‘make things open, make it better’

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Agile, Defra, GDS, Government IT

The failure of the rural payment digital service last week - and its subsequent replacement by paper forms - is not the IT disaster some would claim, but it is


March 19, 2015  5:38 PM

George Osborne set the UK on a digital roll – now a new government must accelerate the momentum

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
API, Banking, Broadband, budget, GDS, HMRC, Internet of Things, Mobile, research, Skills, smart city, Startups

It's rare that I'm inclined to congratulate George Osborne, but recognition is due to the Chancellor for making his latest budget the most tech-friendly ever.

Every year,...


March 9, 2015  12:41 PM

Does IT have a problem with people?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Agile, BCS, BYOD, digital, GDS, Project management, Shadow IT, Strategy

Does IT have a problem with people?

That's a question I found myself asking, after listening to the speakers at a BCS event last week. It's not a new question by any means, but when you consider a few topical challenges facing IT leaders and the IT industry, it's one that perhaps gives...


February 13, 2015  1:08 PM

Why it’s time for the IT community to engage with politicians

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Data protection, economy, GDS, Government IT, politics

No blood was spilled, but listening to the three main political parties debate their digital policies together for the first time this week laid out the battleground for their likely general election technology manifestos.

Computer Weekly, with help from TechUK and the BCS, brought...


December 16, 2014  6:08 PM

Introducing the Devereux-Hodge shambolicness scale for rating progress of Universal Credit

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Agile, Digital skills, dwp, GDS, NAO, PAC, Universal Credit

If Universal Credit were made into a Hollywood rom-com, you just know that Margaret Hodge and Robert Devereux would be the central characters. Thrust into repeated opposition on different sides of a heated Public Accounts...

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