Public Sector IT

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  • Advisers foretold ID's doom

    Mark Ballard 12 Jan 2011
  • The Identity Card Scheme offers a lesson in the infeasibility of IT systems held to political ransom. The political cost of failure was too. So the Home Office pressed on Quixotically with the ...

  • Whitehall power brokers pick at Open Sores

    Mark Ballard 05 Jan 2011
  • Sir Bonar Neville-Kingdom is about as reliable a source as a Libdem election promise or a Tory public service. The ostensible data sharing tzar has nevertheless published a book of absurd tweets ...

  • Hansard's cloud plan

    Mark Ballard 21 Dec 2010
  • Diagram produced by The Parliamentary Information Communication and Technology (PICT) office and published in its July 2010 Report, Final Options and Recommendations for the Broadcast Improvement ...

  • Banned in Parliament: the technology that offends democracy

    Mark Ballard 20 Dec 2010
  • Whitehall has taken advice over what technology it should and shouldn't use if it wants to prevent private software companies from determining who can and can't access Hansard, the official record ...

  • The trouble with Europe's software megadeal

    Mark Ballard 13 Dec 2010
  • The Free Software Foundation Europe thinks there's some serious trouble with the European Commission's largest ever software contract. The contract is not quite as guilty as charged. But the FSFE's ...