Browsing All posts tagged under »UK Government«

Virginia’s Secretary of Administration provides a clear lens through which to view the breadth and diversity of her critical role in the Governor’s Cabinet

December 16, 2010

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It is not often that you get the opportunity to talk with a true buck stops here person but, in the case of Virginia’s relatively new Secretary of Administration, not only were we able to talk with Lisa Hicks-Thomas, we were also able to gain interesting insights regarding her thoughts on a range of topics […]

UK Government Puts An End To The Gravy Days of Big Budget IT Initiatives: Another Nail for Large ERP Vendors?!

December 3, 2010

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Cabinet Office minister, Francis Maude, speaking at a meeting attended by 31 major government suppliers including BT, Hewlett Packard, IBM and CapGemini, claimed that large-scale bespoke IT systems – many of which have gone significantly over budget in the past – would henceforth be replaced by less expensive and “off the shelf” offerings. from UK […]

Chairman Emeritus at The International Institute for Outsource Management Weighs In on UK Roundtable

October 26, 2010

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As reported in a post last week, I participated in what turned out to be a very interesting and informative Roundtable discussion on Sir Philip Green’s review of the UK Government’s purchasing policies and practices.  (NOTE: for those who may have missed the live broadcast, here is the link to the on-demand audio portion of […]