Mark Hastings of Rainmaker Solutions applauds the Government’s guidance on Whitehall IT disaggregation, but argues that it need not take anywhere near as long as the four years suggested
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.
Harry Metcalfe welcomes the fresh approach to the Digital Services framework, but says the devil will be in the detail.
Tom Baker says new platforms for delivering government services will only reach their full potential through collaboration between users and providers.
Nicky Stewart says David Cameron's new Conservative government has a host of reasons to support the further development of G-Cloud over the next five years.
Big Data offers a huge opportunity for policymakers to optimise policy, programme, and service design, according to Douglas Beal.
David Warburton says that whatever the result of today’s general election, continuity of policy towards public sector ICT is vital.
Councils need to be freed to make the most of the potential benefits from Smart City technology, according to Peter Robbins.
Harry Metcalfe says a new Digital Services framework needs to judged by measurable standards of user satisfaction.
Ivan Harris says whoever forms the next government will face a big task in driving greater adoption of cloud services within the public sector.
In the age of digital customer service, the role of employees is more important than ever before, says David Moody.
Paul Evans with the questions you should be asking potential suppliers of your cloud backup technology.
National and local politicians need to address broadband speeds, digital skills and gender diversity within the ICT sector, says Anthony Sherick.
Local government can expect a rude awakening from dreams of excellence and efficiency promised by the Internet of Things if it skimps on security, warns Reuven Harrison.
Digital is changing the relationship between the state and the public, a new PwC survey finds most councils are only at the beginning of their evolution.
Paul Lipman suggests that local government organisations should look to the cloud to address growing security challenges.
Andrew Hawkins says the new role for GDS may prove less significant for local government ICT than other measures in the Budget.
Nicky Stewart takes aim at critics of Alex Holmes at the Government Digital Service, who recently announced the government is moving away from the tower model for running ICT services.