Launched in November, the Government’s Digital Strategy aims to make transactions with central government easier, cheaper and more accessible. It has received praise from some prominent IT figures worldwide, and could provide a blueprint for local government to follow suit.
Jessie Owen, head of Digital Continuity at The National Archives, explains what lies ahead for government digital records. The digital universe has exploded – it’s now ten times bigger than it was in 2006. Most public sector information is created digitally, and this mountain of data must be managed. So what’s the future for government’s digital record?
Stephen Dodson, former national director of the Digital Challenge Network and senior advisor for The Continuousimprovement Practice, shares some thoughts on the role of technology in meeting the challenge for local government
New technologies that foster smarter, more agile and productive ways of working are in high demand. Particularly across the government and public sector, with cost efficiency, office consolidations and budget cuts abound.