Public Sector IT

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  • Radical plan to cut Local Gov.IT

    Mark Ballard 23 Mar 2011
  • The draft local government IT strategy has sketched out the beginning of the end for public sector IT.It's authors may say it is merely a beginning. But these things are certain: it proposes a ...

  • Why is government IT rubbish?

    Mark Ballard 16 Mar 2011
  • Why is the £24bn of UK government computing delivered by just 18 companies rubbish? Mmm. This one may require yet another parliamentary inquiry. Fortunately, we have one. It met yesterday and was ...

  • SME risks suicide before government IT committee

    Mark Ballard 16 Mar 2011
  • It would be "suicide" for any SMEs to tell Parliament what was really wrong with public sector IT, Martin Rice, managing director of Erudine, told Computer Weekly in Westminster yesterday.He had ...

  • MOD test flies Universal Credit elastoplast

    Mark Ballard 11 Mar 2011
  • The Ministry of Defence has been struggling to patch together a vast estate of creaky old computer systems to make them fit for interconnection in the 21st century.It's travails may provide insight ...

  • Parliament illustrates gov.IT malfunction by example

    Mark Ballard 08 Mar 2011
  • As MPs on the Public Administration Committee opened their inquiry into government IT today, they exemplified the problem they are seeking to solve: why is government IT often such a hash?