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Silicon.com: Devil's Advocate: Open Source for Government

Feb 22, 2006, 04:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin Brampton)

"The government regularly claims it will reduce the cost of administration through the use of IT. Such a claim is inherently implausible, given the sector's track record in IT projects. Quite apart from that, government appears to be going about things in entirely the wrong way.

"Recent thinking has involved emphasis on shared services. They are central to the Cabinet Office eGovernment Unit's strategy and also to the Treasury's efficiency review..."

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