Silver lining: how the cloud is transforming government IT Wednesday 12 October 2011, London We will be presenting at the inaugural Huddle government cloud conference
While watching the UK Government prevaricate over what is an open standard and what to do about it all, we missed something far more interesting from the USA.
For those of you new to all this, we need to go back to the era of the Office of the e-envoy (source of the apparently forgotten first iteration of the government opensource action plan way back in 2002) In… Continue Reading
Government and Open Standards are back in the news where we were quoted: The Cabinet Office is supposed to be the strategic arm of government, but it needs an overarching strategy on open standards if open source is to work.… Continue Reading
Government and IT- “A Recipe For Rip-Offs” Today, the Public Administration Select Committee published its findings from its Inquiry into Government IT. The Inquiry was started in December 2010 so has the seven month wait been worthwhile? Titled “A Recipe… Continue Reading
Today a lot more people than usual will be wanting to watch the proceedings of the Home Affairs and the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committees. The hearings will be taking place this afternoon in Portcullis House probably in a… Continue Reading
I’ve just received an invitation to attend the sixth ODF plugfest As you might recall the fifth plugfest was kindly supported by among others the local authority Windsor and Maidenhead. So what’s different about this one, apart from it being… Continue Reading
OSC Presentation at SmartGov Live On 15 June, Gerry Gavigan gave a speech at SmartGov Live, in the Session “Open Standards and Open Source Software: Crucial for Government IT in a Big Society” The text of the speech is reproduced… Continue Reading
Standards bodies get precious, Cabinet Office blinks Let’s be clear from the off, the open standards procurement policy note (PPN) designed to level the playing fields for open source software (actually: expose Govt ICT costs to the beneficial winds of… Continue Reading
We will be presenting at SmartGov Live taking place at ExCel London. Over two days the event will provide speakers, content and networking opportunities.