Speculating on PRISM

PRISM is out.  And there’s been a lot written about it.  From denials at the very top of some of the world’s (nee America’s) biggest internet and technology companies to lawmakers defending the approach.  It’s also emerged that the UK’s GCHQ has access to at least some of the data being collected. There are a number […]


Government £6,000 per year per desktop spend a frightening insight into public sector IT: Aside from the huge waste in productivity outlined by Kelly, the government seems to be throwing huge amounts down the drain maintaining this outdated kit. The COO said he thought the cost of a single desktop PC was around £6,000 per […]

Delivering Government services

I’ve been really enjoying the Government Digital Service blog.  It represents a transparency that I’m not used to from governmental organisations.  It’s not only that, they’re doing some genuinely interesting things. As a huge proponent of agile software development, it’s interesting to see its principles applied to the lumbering juggernaut that is the UK government. […]