Open Source vs Propriety Software

12th August 2015

Open source software differs from traditional propriety software because the software source code can be modified or enhanced by anyone. The way a program or […]


HMRC confirms plans to bring IT services under its own control

11th August 2015

With their current contract with Aspire due to expire in 2017, HM Revenue and Customs have announced that they plan to bring some of their […]


Towards a cloud-enabled public sector infrastructure

23rd July 2015

“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end.” But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” Apologies […]


Departments Argue: Tower Approaches In Line With GDS Policy

23rd February 2015

The Cabinet Office has criticised public sector tower model usage but organisations stand by disaggregated ICT contract approach despite this criticism.  The Government Digital Service […]


Key NHS data and metrics to be put in one place

22nd September 2014

A site backed by the Department of Health (DH), Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) and NHS England will help to create a healthcare […]


Why does each cabinet office PC cost the taxpayer £7k per year?

16th September 2014

As recently as 2009-10, the government has spent £30 billion on IT, the equivalent of 30+ new hospitals. You could do worse as to delve […]


Has the government SME vision been lost?

11th September 2014

Three years ago the coalition promised to channel 25% of Central Government procurement through to SMEs. Earlier this year, GPS tracking company Buddi pulled out […]


Oh that’s nice…

2nd September 2014

Ever opened a present, had that “Oh that’s nice” moment only to discover it becomes indispensible? That’s how I feel about One Note which comes […]


GDS: 100 experts join to lead transformation

28th August 2014

Recruitment has taken place in a number of technical and leadership roles within the government departments involved in the Government Digital Transformation (GDS). Around 100 […]


Home in under a minute

26th August 2014

Saved myself today. No standing on a train to Marylebone for me. At the time I normally get on the tube to Westminster I am […]