Don’t forget to join the dots The Cabinet Office has published a survey inviting us all to offer our views across many pages of standards. And we’ve got until 20 May to do it. Notice that it is a survey… Continue Reading
Few surprises, not much astonishment Yesterday Cabinet Office published its much heralded ICT strategy. To their credit the document is availlable to download in ODF format it’s just a pity that they think it is application specific despite the UK… Continue Reading
Today, the Institute for Government published System+Error, a study setting out “the case for a new approach to IT in the public sector”. How does it stack up? Not least in the light of wider policy such as the plans… Continue Reading
Select Committee looking at effective use of IT by Government In December 2010 the Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) launched an inquiry into the way in which Government develops and implements technology policy.
On-line tax filing can be an obstacle for SMEs wanting to use Linux on the Desktop. Over the years it’s always been a bit painful to interact with government. For example, originally registering to file on-line locked out Linux Quietly,… Continue Reading
OSC at Public Sector Enterprise ICT 2010 On 4 November, Aidan McGuire, OSC Treasurer, is speaking at a business strategy conference focusing on the practical aspects of strategic delivery of the new Government ICT strategy
Red Hat and Alfresco complain that the Government’s Action Plan for Open Source Software is not delivering. I’m inclined to ask if they actually read it and what they were expecting it to deliver?. As action plans go, it doesn’t even… Continue Reading
There’s a very interesting interview with Con Zymaris the chief executive of Cybersource, an Australian open source solution provider.
UK Govt Action Plan The Open Source Consortium has written to the Minister for Digital Engagement about the Government Action Plan for Open Source, Open Standards and Re–Use to request a meeting to explore the wider issues surrounding the use… Continue Reading
OSC response to UK COI The OSC has responded to the Public consultation on browser standards for public sector websites issued by the UK COI (Central Office of Information). “We consider the suggested approach based on supporting specific browsers and… Continue Reading