At the end of March, the government is facing a brain-drain as contractors leave the public sector rather than be caught out by stricter tax rules. But Eduserv’s Max Elliott-Massouras says the focus should be on the value of contractors – not their cost.
Disaggregation allows public sector ICT managers to cut costs, improve efficient and manage risks, says Simone Hume.
Jane Roberts looks at how the Agile methodology is evolving to meet the needs of government digital projects.
TechUK president Jacqueline de Rojas on the UK’s internet connectivity drought and how what local government can do to improve the situation in their areas.
Steven Cox says it is time for local government to play catch-up on digital services.
A change at the top of the Government Digital Service could actually benefit the organisation, says Ivan Harris.
Joel Dolisy says a lack of visibility is hindering government IT professionals.
Many public sector organisations developing digital services are guilty of reinventing the wheel missing important opportunities to reduce costs and speed up delivery, says Harry Metcalfe.
Only when applications are cloud native, can organisations be certain they will fully realise all of the benefits of the cloud, says Simon Hansford.
Email outages are a risk to public service delivery – Neil Murray asks what the public sector can do to prepare for future failures.
Ed Macnair on how local authorities should respond to new anti-radicalisation laws.
A more collaborative future needs the right IT platform to support the transformation journey, says Andrew Hawkins.
A gradual move to the cloud is the best option for most organisations, according to Paul Evans.
G-Cloud is a disaster, and the Government’s seems to have little interest in supporting its aims, says Alex Rabbetts.
Mike Bracken says that agile is a state of mind - not a set of rules.
While inaction is not an option, local authorities should be wary of building rigid and inflexible technology to analyse Big Data, says Nick Blake.
Some of us will get around to it tomorrow. Some of us did it a while back and think it’s probably still up-to-date. A small number of us checked it today and know it’s up-to-date.
Andrew Gunn says that local authorities must not underestimate the technical challenges posed by the government’s drive to hand them more power.
Agile is not a panacea for all ills, but can help government deliver digital services more efficiently, says Daniel Thornton.
The Scottish Government is still failing to get basic digital contract management right, according to a new report. Gemma Diamond looks at the findings.
Councils need to realise the full potential of their data - and the advantage it gives them - says Adrian Brown.
Andrew Maybin looks at how local government’s sluggish adoption of the platform can be improved.