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Exploring the challenges involved in large-scale IT projects in the public sector.

March 2009

  • 'Secret' ID Cards Gateway reviews FOI release - key findings

    Tony Collins 20 Mar 2009
  • Below is my summary of two early Gateway Reviews on the ID Cards scheme which were released this week under the Freedom of Information Act. The OGC considers the release of the reports an exception ...

  • The jargon terms council leaders want banned

    Tony Collins 18 Mar 2009
  • Update 20 March 2009: Jargon ban draws mixed response Below is a list of words and phrases that the Local Government Association wants banned. Many of them lattice the IT industry - and business ...

  • IBM's jargon dictionary

    Tony Collins 18 Mar 2009
  • Dave Shields has written to point out that a dictionary of IBM jargon is not easy to find. "Thanks for providing a link to the IBM Jargon Dictionary. I've been looking for a publicly-accessible ...

  • NPfIT consultant earned a year off

    Tony Collins 18 Mar 2009
  • Thank you to Richard Hind for letting me know about his former colleague who worked on the NPfIT for a year as a consultant. "The following year he didn't have to work, and travelled the world. ...

  • Difficult to blog in the US on healthcare IT?

    Tony Collins 18 Mar 2009
  • A US doctor has written to me saying it is now "very difficult to blog on healthcare IT for fear of reprisals". He adds: "In recent discussions about healthcare reform almost every 'authority' has ...

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