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January 27, 2012  12:24 PM

Cosy cloud coterie snuggles into top nob govIT jobs

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G-Cloud, Government IT, Outsourcing, project failures, SMEs, South West One

Mmmmmits snug at the top. Especially if you're Julian David, IBM's top UK salesman, who last week was picked to be Director General of Intellect, the ICT oligopoly's trade association.

It's only three years since David bagged the

July 19, 2011  7:26 AM

G-Cloud goes AWOL

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freedom of information, G-Cloud, Government IT, Outsourcing, transparency and accountability

The coalition government is only applying its transparency programme where the release of information might be convenient.

That explains why Cabinet Office has refused to publish...


May 20, 2011  6:33 PM

Spanner jams data centre mergers

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G-Cloud, Government IT, NPfIT, Open Standards & Open Source, politics, standardization of Government IT, standards, transparency and accountability

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April 14, 2011  1:09 PM

Local ICT sold down river

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G-Cloud, Government IT, HMRC, local government, politics, standardization of Government IT, £6bn Tory savings

Localism is the buzzword for the Local Government ICT Strategy. But centralisation is the modus operandi. Cuts are the impetus. Privatisation will be the outcome.

While Her Majesty's department for Communities plots devolution, local government ICT is being...


March 30, 2011  6:00 AM

Government to end ICT “oligopoly”

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
Agile, G-Cloud, Government IT, HMRC, politics, project failures, Project management, SMEs, standardization of Government IT, Technology, transparency and accountability

The government has promised to bring down the ICT oligopoly as part of a strategy that may have seismic consequences for the public and private sectors. The 18 large ICT suppliers that have controlled 80 per cent of Britain's much maligned public sector IT will have the rug pulled from beneath...


March 29, 2011  2:48 PM

We gave up, says GovIT SME

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
G-Cloud, Government IT, Outsourcing, Project management, SMEs

It's so hard dealing with the large suppliers who control UK government IT that its not even worth bothering to knock on their door.

So said a public sector SME that has built bespoke software for the last 20 years. Systems integrators are supposed to manage...


March 23, 2011  1:41 PM

Radical plan to cut Local Gov.IT

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CIOs, G-Cloud, Government IT, local government, Outsourcing, social inclusion, standardization of Government IT, £6bn Tory savings

The draft local government IT strategy has sketched out the beginning of the end for public sector IT.

It's authors may say it is merely a beginning. But these things are certain: it proposes a programme of radical and disruptive change; it is not going to be easy; and this is a taste...


March 8, 2011  1:31 PM

Parliament illustrates gov.IT malfunction by example

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freedom of information, G-Cloud, Government IT, project failures, standardization of Government IT, Technology, transparency and accountability

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March 4, 2011  8:00 AM

Open standards policy gets thumbs up and let down

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Data sharing, G-Cloud, Government IT, politics, standardization of Government IT, transparency and accountability

The government's open standards policy is being hailed by free software campaigners as an example to other European countries, but on condition the Cabinet Office can actually implement it - a condition that carries no guarantee.

The Cabinet Office...

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February 22, 2011  12:47 PM

End IT dinosaurs’ reign of terror, MPs told

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G-Cloud, Government IT, project failures, Project management, SMEs, standardization of Government IT, transparency and accountability

Public sector IT was depicted as a scene of prehistoric horror in evidence submitted to the Public Administration Select Committee last week.


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