Government publishes end of first year ICT strategy report
£159.6m saved through more rigorous business cases but further implementation challenges remain, by David Bicknell. Guardian Professional, Thursday 24 May 2012. "The government's publication of an end-of-first-year progress report on its ICT strategy shows it saved £159.6m on ICT contracts during the 2011-12 financial year, with a further £150m expected to be saved in 2012-13 through a common infrastructure..."
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One Year On: Implementing the Government ICT Strategy - in pdf format (580kb)
(This document requires the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader). UK Cabinet Office, May 2012. "... Just over one year in from the publication of the Government's Information and Communications Technology (ICT) strategy, this report sets out progress made to-date in implementation. Over the past year, the Government has:
Established the CIO Delivery Board, the governance body responsible for implementation of the strategy (Apr 2011);
Launched the Public Services Network (PSN) frameworks (Sept 2011) and awarded the PSN Connectivity Framework, while confirming savings of £64.2m for 2011/12 (Mar 2012);
Seen the publication of a positive National Audit Office (NAO) report, broadly endorsing its approach (Dec 2011);
Published more detailed strategies on specific areas, including Capability, Cloud Computing, End User Devices (EUDs), and Green ICT (Oct 2011);
Launched the Government Digital Service (GDS), a new team within Cabinet Office tasked with transforming government digital services (Dec 2011);
Saved £159.6 million on ICT contracts during the financial year 2011-12; and
Issued the first cloud ICT services framework (Oct 2011) and created the CloudStore, a new way for the public sector to buy ICT products and services via the Cloud (Feb 2012)..."