Monthly Archives: November 2012

We’re still so C19

www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/2228520/government-it-no-longer-19th-century-but-improvements-still-needed

Denise McDonagh’s right (above) that public sector ICT has improved, but we still suffer from a literally Victorian-era public service infrastructure!  Lots of stovepipe organisations doing often strikingly similar things (look at our 427 local government organisations, for example – all doing enthusiastically different versions of the same thing).… Read more

What is ‘vanilla’ and why is it important?

Almost all of our public services depend upon ICT to function. Yet much of the technology that underpins these services has been developed over many years, repeatedly modified and updated to reflect changes in legislation and policy. As a result, they fail to provide the high quality support required: they are overly complex, difficult to operate and expensive to maintain. … Read more