Category Archives: Govt ICT Strategy

Austerity and Agility (or, Soap Gets in Your Eyes)

I live in a very pretty village in the Cotswolds. The cottage where I live is over 200 years old, and has all sorts of things which Estage Agent types would describe as ‘period features’. In English, this includes mice, … Continue reading

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All quiet on the East end front

It’s the summer season. Queues on the M5 as people pile down to Devon or Cornwall, chaos at airports, and normally, rubbish on the Television. But not this year of course with the Olympics, or Sportsday as some of my … Continue reading

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Bad tempered blog – the bad business case

I read this article last week and it irritated me enough to make me curse out loud whilst sat in one of our German offices, causing consternation amongst my Teutonic colleagues. It reports on a speech given by a bloke … Continue reading

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Public Sector Security vs Public Security vs Outsourcing

Is outsourcing Police back office a good idea? All across the Public Sector right now, there are announcements about shared services arrangements springing up. Local Authorities in Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire are joining up to share back office functions and whilst … Continue reading

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Polar bear politics and data breaches

As occurs on a weekly basis, Public Servant magazine has an article about public sector data breaches and what Government should do about them. This one was by the venerable Graham Kemp of SAS and it’s one I have to … Continue reading

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BYOD – What’s the damn fuss about?

Let’s be blunt here. If I sit through another presentation telling me that the world is going to end because the guys in accounts want to use their iPads, and that it’s a terrible risk and the worlds going to … Continue reading

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‘Computer lessons are Dull’ – My solution

Its official cos Michael Gove at the DoE says so . And I’m able to put my hand up and say, its true. I agree with a Minister on something. And it’s not just that computer lessons are dull (and … Continue reading

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