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“Twenty First Century Government is enabled by technology – policy is inspired by it, business change is delivered by it, customer and corporate services are dependent on it, and democratic engagement is exploring it”Transformational Change Strategy Document AS ONE OF THE LARGEST CUSTOMERS to the technology industry, the government will spend in excess of £14billion on IT next year. This is 20 per cent more than any other government in Europe, and accounts for almost 1.2 per cent of gross domestic product. TECHNOLOGY IS THE CATALYST to transforming public services. It can improve the quality and cost effectiveness of local government transactions, as well as their accessibility. Its use can help engage disaffected groups; solve language barriers and make citizens feel more attached to society and in touch with their government. The future of government service delivery and interaction with citizens depends on this technology investment. Over the next decade, the preferred channels for the delivery of information and transactional services will be the telephone, internet and mobile technologies, as the UK will witness e-transactions becoming the norm, rather than the exception.

encompasses networking & connectivity, web services, CRM systems, call centres, mobile technologies, hardware and systems development, data centres - infrastructure, communications, etc. All of which require sound management in order to realise their full potential. And as new technologies emerge, the potential to harness their benefits in order to better serve the public is huge. Local and Central Government have yet to exploit the full potential of these new technologies such as Voice over Internet Protocol, RFID and Wifi. New ways of working, new training methods and new technology strategies

The Government is getting smarter about its IT spend, and has committed to an ongoing programme of investment

THE LARGEST EMPLOYER OF IT STAFF The UK Government directly employs over 50,000 IT professionals, many of which are engaged in continual professional development programmes in order to keep abreast of ever changing ICT practices. This

MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMES The Government is getting smarter about its IT spend, and has commtted to an ongoing programme of reinvestment in new technology in order to to replace aging legacy systems. This will unlock further funding to help drive forward technology enabled reforms in public services.

Standardised contracts will allow more choice for the end user, as departments will be given authority to procure products and services from new suppliers, including SMEs. This, in turn, provides more opportunities for those organisations that wish to compete for business in the Government ICT arena.

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Government Technology Media Pack 2013  
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