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November 5, 2010  1:09 PM

Procurement perversities stifle Bristol’s IT

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
Government IT, IT legal developments, local government, politics

Thought you'd heard all the obstacles preventing Bristol City Council implementing an IT strategy based on open source and open standards? Now you can hear about one more.

To recap: big software companies use proprietary standards to

November 1, 2010  9:20 PM

Papers please!

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
Data sharing, database state, Government IT, ID cards, IT and security, politics, privacy, £6bn Tory savings

The House of Lords has been scrapping Identity Cards this last fortnight. Sort of.

It's not simply a matter of "scrap the ID scheme", as the coalition government promised. It's like one of those...


October 28, 2010  2:19 PM

Transparency arranged in secret

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
CIOs, freedom of information, Government IT, politics, transparency and accountability, £6bn Tory savings

Fancy that. Francis Maude's open data revolution is being conducted in secret. That's fine. Everyone knows power can be handed to the people only once the battle is won on their behalf.

The stakes are too high and all that. We trust in the meantime that the revolutionary council will...


October 22, 2010  3:07 PM

ID v2.0 – the ConDem Pitch

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
Data sharing, database state, Government IT, ID cards, IT and security, local government, privacy

Want to know how the Identity Scheme will look under the ConDems?

Mydex, the company providing the technology for the government pilots* spelled...


October 22, 2010  9:28 AM

Council CRM to console Osborne’s unemployed

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
CIOs, G-Cloud, Government IT, local government, Outsourcing, politics, £6bn Tory savings

Never before has IT has played such an important role in budgetary affairs as in austerity Britain.

How else could we hope to sack a million workers, ask those few still with jobs to do thrice as much, and then watch everyone very closely for the first signs...


October 18, 2010  5:29 PM

ID cards are dead, long live ID

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
Data sharing, database state, Government IT, ID cards, local government

As the government acts to scrap the identity card scheme, it has already begun work on a replacement.

Or working with a replacement, as the case may be. Because the alternative to megalomaniacal Labour's flagship Big Brother project is not a government project at all. It is...


October 14, 2010  8:40 AM

Moronic networks bolster local CIOs

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
CIOs, freedom of information, G-Cloud, Government IT, local government, politics, social inclusion, standardization of Government IT, transparency and accountability, £6bn Tory savings

Since the Big Society is the logical consequence of the networked society, it follows also that local government CIOs are among the best placed to make it happen.

That may be like giving Dilbert the keys to the city. But the big society will only work if local computing infrastructure...


July 7, 2010  11:40 AM

NPfIT is virtually dead says NHS Trust

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
Government IT, NPfIT, project failures

Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust has commissioned a review of its IT strategy in view of what it calls the "virtual demise" of the NPfIT, the National Programme for IT in the NHS.

An executive paper to the Trust's Board in June 2010 shows how little impression the NPfIT has...


June 25, 2010  11:00 AM

iSoft share price slumps again and CEO “forced to sell” shares

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
Government IT, NPfIT, Outsourcing

 
The share price of NHS software supplier iSoft has fallen to a new low.
 
Under the NPfIT NHS IT scheme, iSoft's Lorenzo software is assigned to be the main  patient administration system used in  hospitals throughout England,...


June 23, 2010  10:05 AM

Trisha Greenhalgh on Summary Care Record – where does the truth lie?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
Government IT, NPfIT, Outsourcing


               "The National Programme for IT: it's time to acknowledge the elephant in the room"

Professor Trisha...

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