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UK Government ICT Strategy

The Government's CIO comments
on the ICT Strategy

The need to transform public services and to fully exploit ICT to achieve this is accelerating.  To meet increasing demand within this complex technology arena, the UK public sector has built an ICT infrastructure that in many instances duplicates solutions across different areas of Government.  The ICT strategy will ensure that the infrastructure will go through a process of standardisation and simplification based on the premise of a common infrastructure designed to enable local delivery suited to local needs.  Delivery will increasingly be through partnerships between the public, private and third sectors and the strategy enables greater interoperability to underpin this model.  The strategy applies to all of the UK Public Sector, whether Central Government, Local Government, Wider Public Sector or Devolved Administrations.  It provides a common approach to ICT that maintains local accountability and control over implementation to meet unique delivery and business requirements.

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