Computer World UK is running an interesting post on IT analysts’ public sector technology predictions for 2019. “The government will need to ensure that its IT systems can cope with any outcome of Brexit,” it says. “Brexit will lead to the increase in the number of UK central government employees as the government bolsters the workforce to cope with the additional demands of leaving the EU,” says Skybox Security director who expects Brexit to drive a more mobile working environment in the public sector and force the government to develop IT systems that can handle changing staffing requirements.
In terms of IT procurement, Forrester analyst Duncan Jones is still seeing rules and regulations preventing the selection of the best vendor for the task. He is concerned that this will be an even bigger barrier in 2019 as agile software development becomes more common. “As we’re moving to much more agile development and being much more iterative, the public sector procurement process just doesn’t work,” he says. Read the full article on ComputerWorldUK.