Digital improvement recommendations could mean opportunities for contractors
Being at the cutting edge of technology has never been so important, with the public expecting their online lives to be expanding to all areas of their lives.
Those who have been frustrated with the public sector’s failure to keep up with such advances will be pleased to learn that a select group of leading lights of the IT world have been brought in to provide advice and guidance on how to improve digital services.
Technology experts from companies such as Amazon, Facebook, Goldman Sachs and LoveFilm have been drafted in to help build a new infrastructure which will provide better services to those who use them. They will also be tasked with evaluating how the systems can be overhauled in order to improve the offerings of the public sector, supporting, advising and challenging the government to deliver the best services they possibly can.
The group will be known as the Government Digital Services advisory board, and they will meet every quarter under their chair, Stephen Foreshaw-Cain who has previously worked with Accenture and Capgemini. The full line-up of technical experts includes the founders of Acorn computers and Lastminute.com as well as IT managers from established organisations such as ASOS, The Open Data Institute, Improbable, Aviva and Savvify.
This is the latest attempt on the part of the government to forge better links with the private sector, and the thirteen industry board members will be offering their input into initiatives such as the recently announced cyber innovation centre which will be designed to support budding businesses. The planned changes could mean good news for IT contractors as their specialist skills and flexibility could provide the government with the expertise they will need to implement their plans.
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