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May 17, 2011  4:56 PM

MPs pooh-pooh happy clappy ICT strategy

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Agile, Government IT, Outsourcing, politics, project failures, SMEs

Happy clappy.pngMPs had fun...

May 13, 2011  3:36 PM

International alarm rings over UK ICT policy

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Government IT, IT legal developments, local government, Open Standards & Open Source, politics, standardization of Government IT, standards, transparency and accountability

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May 12, 2011  6:00 AM

Universal Credit possible if politicians don’t interfere, says IT chief

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Agile, dwp, Government IT, HMRC, Project management, social inclusion, standardization of Government IT, Technology, Universal Credit

Benefits sign.pngDWP can manage the massive reorganisation of computer...


May 5, 2011  11:00 AM

HMRC orders supply chain to heel

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Agile, Government IT, HMRC, Outsourcing, Project management, SMEs, transparency and accountability

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May 4, 2011  3:43 PM

500 rogue Gov websites nabbed four years after Varney

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Government IT, HMRC, social inclusion, standardization of Government IT

The Cabinet Office has discovered another 500 government websites it needs to shut down as part of the Varney review launched in 2006.

One of the biggest websites for the chop might even be the gargantuan DirectGov itself.

The rogue sites...


April 28, 2011  6:00 AM

Government standards vehicle driven by “clueless fuckwittery”

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Government IT, poor communications, standardization of Government IT, transparency and accountability

A senior member of a leading British tech standards body has launched an excoriating attack on Cabinet Office efforts to implement the central plank of its ICT Strategy.

The outburst has opened a crack into the secretive...


April 26, 2011  5:00 PM

Agile will fail GovIT, says corporate lawyer

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Agile, Government IT, IT legal developments, Outsourcing, project failures, Project management, SMEs

In a guest blog, corporate IT lawyer Alistair Maughan argues that Agile development is an evangelical fad ill-suited to government IT.


April 21, 2011  12:13 PM

Police data hub raises doubts over open source policy

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Data sharing, database state, Government IT, local government, Outsourcing, politics, Project management, standardization of Government IT

A landmark software deal that exemplifies key elements of the government's public sector reform programme may have exposed shortcomings in open source policy and plans for an IT-enabled Big Society.

The deal involves the National Police Improvement Agency (NPIA)...


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”

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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...


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