Category Archives: IT

A (brief) history of UK Government moves towards a platform-based architecture

The vision — 1998 onwards There’s been a long-standing vision to use technology in a way that doesn’t fossilise the old paper-based way of running the public sector — but which enables services to be redesigned and improved. Part of this vision has … Continue reading

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digital leaders TV discussion

BBC Click’s Kate Russell hosted myself, Mark Thompson and Alan Brown on a recent episode of Digital Leaders TV. Our topic? How to understand and implement new digital business models in the public sector, with questions and interventions both from Kate and … Continue reading

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(continued) more thoughts on government in the digital age

On the back of the launch of our new book, Digitizing Government, I posted a few background thoughts in my previous blog — very imaginatively entitled, er, more thoughts on government in the digital age. I continue exploring a few more … Continue reading

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more thoughts on government in the digital age

The book I’ve written with Alan Brown and Mark Thompson — Digitizing Government — is out. It’s here on Amazon UK and here as a Kindle edition: although it’s also here if you’d rather order online AND support your local independent … Continue reading

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Understanding and implementing new digital business models

Our new book about understanding and implementing new digital business models, Digitizing Government, is published 1st December in the UK and 26th December in the USA. I’ve written it with Alan Brown and Mark Thompson, bringing together a range of … Continue reading

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Happy 20th anniversary online government

It’s 20 years ago this month that the UK government first launched a website intended to provide a simplified, single point of access to information from across the public sector. I thought I’d add a little more detail — or at … Continue reading

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more on the 1999 change of address demonstrator ….

I mentioned in a previous post the work done in the late 1990s to put online a change of address service. This service enabled citizens to inform separate government departments, via the internet and in a single transaction, of a … Continue reading

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