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A new lens on public sector IT

  • A Cyber Christmas Carol - with apologies to Charles Dickens

    It was Christmas Eve and the miserly and embittered Ebenezer Scrooge made his way home through the darkening gloom of a city landscape.  He had just locked up the office having wrung the last few hours of work out of Bob Cratchit, his long...

  • Big data -an untapped opportunity for UK Government

    "Big data is going to be the next big thing". This is not just industry commentary but the view expressed by Jos Creese, CIO of Hampshire County Council, during his keynote address at the SOCITM 2012 annual conference in Birmingham a few weeks...

  • James Bond, cybersecurity and sloth

    As the season changes we naturally look towards the onset of winter and for those of us lucky enough to have open fireplaces, the opportunity for cosy nights relaxing in front of a log fire. We could even be forgiven for contemplating one of the...

  • Carpe Diem - could it benefit Government IT?

    One of my favourite actors is Robin Williams and over the summer I watched 'Dead Poets Society' in which he played John Keating, an English teacher at an aristocratic college in Vermont in the late 1950s. Early on in the movie Keating quotes...

  • G-Cloud - What's holding back the public sector?

    If you’ve been following the progress of the Government’s G-Cloud initiative you’ll probably have picked up that as a keen supporter I’m concerned that if the public sector is to benefit from the new economics of IT and...

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