Public Sector IT:

January, 2011

January 12, 2011  8:17 AM

Advisers foretold ID’s doom

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
Data sharing, database state, government and PR, Government IT, ID cards, IT and security, poor communications, privacy, project failures, transparency and accountability

The Identity Card Scheme offers a lesson in the infeasibility of IT systems held to political ransom. The cost of failure was too high for the Labour government. So the Home Office pressed on Quixotically with the system, despite never overcoming its critical weaknesses.

The picture...

January 5, 2011  5:07 PM

Whitehall power brokers pick at Open Sores

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
Government IT, Sir Humphrey, spin, transparency and accountability

Sir Bonar Neville-Kingdom is about as reliable a source as a Libdem election promise or a Tory public service.

The ostensible data sharing tzar has nevertheless published a book of absurd tweets that might help distract you, if but momentarily,...

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