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Don’t politicise Digital! An appeal before the manifesto season gets underway Use of open standards and platforms is something that should be supported equally by both political parties

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Labour and Tories: Digital Manifesto thoughts from the Party Conferences Great progress, much further to go: some observations about each party’s positions on Digital government from the recent party conferences

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Development 2.0 and Beyond: Challenges for ICT4D in 2013 What can the field of ‘development’ learn from recent developments around Open standards within the UK public sector?  In this webcast I explore some of the challenges that platform-based thinking may … Continue reading

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The Great Deverticalisation What is ‘deverticalisation’? And how can the public sector benefit?  My new podcast, above, tries to answer these and other related questions… Video here: http://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/media/2013/using-open-platforms-could-revitalise-the-public-sector-2/

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The Great Deverticalisation: Computer Weekly Series Jerry Fishenden and I are doing a 5-part series on ‘The Great Deverticalisation’ for Computer Weekly, in a comprehensive attempt to Take the Message Out There, in a readily accessible way.  We’re aiming for one every … Continue reading

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The Government’s Stockholm Syndrome Come on, everybody.  Isn’t it about time we accepted government’s mesmerisation by some of its key suppliers, and discussed it openly?

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