Sunday, January 31, 2010

UK Government ICT Strategy 2010-2020

The need to transform public services and to fully exploit ICT to achieve this is accelerating. To meet increasing demand within this complex technology arena, the UK public sector has built an ICT infrastructure that in many instances duplicates solutions across different areas of Government. The ICT strategy will ensure that the infrastructure will go through a process of standardisation and simplification based on the premise of a common infrastructure designed to enable local delivery suited to local needs. Delivery will increasingly be through partnerships between the public, private and third sectors and the strategy enables greater interoperability to underpin this model. The strategy applies to all of the UK Public Sector, whether Central Government, Local Government, Wider Public Sector or Devolved Administrations. It provides a common approach to ICT that maintains local accountability and control over implementation to meet unique delivery and business requirements."
There are fourteen strands to the strategy:
  1. The Public Sector Network
  2. The Government Cloud (G-Cloud)
  3. Data Centres
  4. Government Applications Store (G-AS)
  5. Shared Services
  6. Desktop Services
  7. Architecture and Standards
  8. Open Source, Open Standards, Reuse
  9. Greening Government ICT
  10. Information Security & Assurance
  11. Professionalising IT enabled change
  12. Reliable Project Delivery
  13. Supply Management
  14. International Alignment

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