Monthly Archives: November 2012

We’re still so C19

http://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/2228520/government-it-no-longer-19th-century-but-improvements-still-needed Denise McDonagh’s right (above) that public sector ICT has improved, but we still suffer from a literally Victorian-era public service infrastructure! ┬áLots of stovepipe organisations doing often strikingly similar things (look at our 427 local government organisations, for example … Continue reading

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What is ‘vanilla’ and why is it important?

Almost all of our public services depend upon ICT to function. Yet much of the technology that underpins these services has been developed over many years, repeatedly modified and updated to reflect changes in legislation and policy. As a result, … Continue reading

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An important landmark

Following a four-month consultation exercise, Cabinet Office has finally been able to formally adopt an Open Standards technology policy across UK government. This is an enormously significant landmark that represents the fruits of several years’ uphill battle, but we are … Continue reading

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