Quarkside

18/01/2011

No jobs for the boys

Filed under: Assets,Outcomes,People,Risk — lenand @ 5:56 pm
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There are some senior people in the local government and voluntary sector seriously considering the need for directly employed information technologists.  With shared services, GCloud and public sector networks being regarded as infrastructure commodities, are they right?

Expect a different landscape in 5 years time as chief executives prioritise their need for better public-facing service managers, not technology managers.  They are only interested in service outcomes, not the technology that might help to achieve them.  Patterns of redundancy are unsavoury, but predictable.

Information governance will still be needed.  The Chief Executives do not wish to go to jail because of poor processes and leaky infrastructure. Information assets will be the crown jewels, not the equipment.  They will need people who understand the requirements, can purchase from a wide range of suppliers and can co-operate with more local partners.

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