Obama makes open data a must for US government agencies to boost digital government and private sector developers.
As G-Cloud programme director within the UK Cabinet Office, McDonagh is pushing through a paradigm shift in public sector ICT procurement and deployment. But can she get the Luddites into digital champions?
With the third generation of its core framework now live, just how successful has the G-Cloud programme really been? Depends how you define success basically.
If you're in UK central government you're now going to need a damn good reason not to be using public cloud. But does the Cloud First mandate go far enough?
Now here's a thing - the so-called 'Facebook-generation' of digital natives get just as wound up about the confidentiality of their medical data as anyone else. What a digital dilemma!
There's been a lot of satisfaction in Whitehall over the success of the GOV.UK website winning the Digital category at the annual Designs of Year Awards, but the real success will lie in boosting the profile of design in the public sector.
We've been talking about the great 'digital divide' for many a long year, but with governments of all political persuasions now locked into Digital by Default roadmaps to a greater or lesser degree it's never been more important.
There are multiple key components to the UK government's phenomenally ambitious Digital by Default strategy - but are the cracks already beginning to show?
Hot on the heels of winning an important deal with other government departments and pivoting its own business model, UNIT4 announced its first central government shared services deal, this time as the solution provider to the Department of Transport. It is yet another way point in the company's transition to a services first business.