In the midst of media interest on the topic, the Institute for Governmenthas released a new report on the use of IT in government. The report concludes that the ‘centre' of government needs more clout to ensure departments standardise their use and procurement of IT. However, the centre's interventions must be selective, allowing departments freedom to innovate and use technology to achieve benefits in their areas, while insisting on standardisation where the evidence is compelling. The report recommends realistic ways of ensuring the centre and departments work together to use IT more efficiently and effectively.
Installing new drivers: How to improve government's use of IT
2nd December 2009