Adrian Overall, CEO of CloudStratex, discusses his campaign for change within UK public sector IT projects and procurement: waste and extravagance are often the words most associated with public sector procurement, he says. CloudStratex delivered a letter to No. 10 outlining their belief that the huge waste of public funds going into failed IT projects must be challenged, and that the government must: initiate a fundamental review on IT projects that are currently under way; do more to prevent vendors from wasting money and overcharging; provide greater support to businesses to understand “how” to adopt technology effectively, as well as leverage next-generation services.
Addressing the factors that cause wasteful problems is critical for the UK’s future success, he says, and “if the government is truly serious that it wants to improve departmental performance and show that the UK is ‘open for business,’ it must ensure that large contractors are accountable and transparent. The only way to achieve this is by levelling the playing field for small and medium-sized enterprises [SMEs] …” Read that full report here on InformationAge.
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