ICT Strategy Promises To Save Millions

Linda Davidson | eHealth Insider | March 30, 2011

A new strategy, which the government says will save millions that are currently wasted on public sector ICT, was published by the Cabinet Office today.

The strategy promises to end “big bang” solutions, break the “oligopoly of big business” supplying government IT and create opportunities for small and medium sized enterprises.

It also heralds a move to scale back the size of government IT programmes by creating a presumption against projects having a lifetime value of more than £100m.

The strategy identifies seven challenges currently afflicting public sector IT: