Government cannot digitise unless it speaks the same language!

Please Mr Vaizey.  You asked for crowdsourced ideas for the future of government digital strategy.  The UK has learned much from the 'GDS1' first…


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Adur & Worthing councils show how digital innovation should be done

Paul Brewer of Adur & Worthing Councils describe how they are rewriting the rules of local service delivery with a new, Low-code development…


Breaking down cultural barriers to deliver digital transformation

Mike Beaven, director of digital at Methods Digital, who was until recently the transformation director for the Government Digital Service, talks to…


The need for a 'Capability Exchange' for digital government

Government needs to respond much more aggressively than it has done so far to the shared plumbing of the web. To do that, it needs to be prepared to…


The power of situational awareness for digital government

In the second of a three part series published on Computer Weekly, I outline a digital vision to make government a more cohesive, integrated…


Time to get mapping - how a blind government can develop sight

During a Policy Exchange fringe event at the recent Conservative Party conference, former Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude observed that there…


Digital transformation

Computer Weekly interviewed our Digital Director Michael Beaven, during GOV ICT 2.0 last week. Here is an excerpt of the post, you can read the…


Where next for UK Government as a Platform and GDS?

Amid all the debate about the direction of digital government, it's important to take a critical look at the GDS plan for government as a platform.…


Government as a platform, or a platform for government?

Government as a platform is the latest buzzword in Whitehall - but is that really what they are going to deliver? In the world of government…


GaaP: it's not just about the platform

In this article published on Government Computing, Methods' Group Chief Executive Peter Rowlins and Strategy Director Mark Thompson discuss…