Since the government dragged its main IT suppliers into a room to talk about cost cutting, I have been on the phone to many industry experts as well as suppliers themselves.
I wrote this analysis about how the government and suppliers can achieve the IT cost cutting targets.
From what I see on this occasion it looks like the feeling is that the suppliers should not just cut the costs by doing things like stripping services and offshoring work to low cost regions. Rather they should harness technology to change the public sector for ever and for the better.
There are lots of ideas floated in the analysis. These include shared services, cloud computing and flexible service levels.
But what do you think?