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Open Source, Open Standards - Tariq Rashid, IT Reform, Cabinet Office

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Tariq Rashid, responsible for IT Reform at the Cabinet Office, offer his views from the perspective of central government into how Government CTOs select the most valuable technology and services …

Tariq Rashid, responsible for IT Reform at the Cabinet Office, offer his views from the perspective of central government into how Government CTOs select the most valuable technology and services taking advantage of competitive tension, choice and flexibility.

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  • 1. Open SourceOpen StandardsOpenGov 2013Tariq Rashid, Cabinet Office
  • 2. Opening Remarkssince we last met...lots has happenedGDS successes, open standards, serious evaluations of open IT,spend controls enforcing Strategy, ...
  • 3. Open SourceOpen StandardsGovnet 2013Tariq Rashid, Cabinet OfficeWHY?
  • 4. Map for IT & Digital StrategyOpen SourceOpen StandardsDigital ServicesIT Strategy
  • 5. IT & Digital Strategies1. User Needs2. Sustained Value
  • 6. Digital ServicesUser NeedsUser Experience is a Top PriorityIterative Agile Development
  • 7. Digital Services"users are WHY we do IT""services so good that users want to use them""the real world keeps changing,people misunderstand, things fail - deal with it""were better at doingsmaller shorter things"copernicus
  • 8. Digital Services"users are WHY we do IT""services so good that users want to use them""the real world keeps changing,people misunderstand, things fail - deal with it""were better at doingsmaller shorter things"copernicususer needs
  • 9. ITSustained ValueSustained Competitive TensionEasy ChangeDisaggregation, Transparency, Diverse Supply, Commodity
  • 10. ITSustained ValueSustained Competitive TensionEasy ChangeDisaggregation, Transparency, Diverse Supply, Commodityopen standards
  • 11. Commodity??
  • 12. Economists Commodity"It is used to describe a class of goods ... supplied withoutqualitative differentiation across a market ... the markettreats its instances as equivalent or nearly so with noregard to who produced them" wikipedia"commoditisation occurs ... by the diffusion of theintellectual capital necessary to acquire or produce itefficiently.... goods that formerly carried premium margins... have become commodities, such as genericpharmaceuticals and DRAM chips." wikipedia
  • 13. Commodity
  • 14. Special, Standard, CommoditySpecial£ £ £Standard£ £Commodity£technology over time
  • 15. Whats on this Map?Special Standard Commoditybandwidthhigh endsecurity ?ERPHRintranetdocumentmanagementemailofficeproductivitymqmonitoringvirtualisationITILJavadevelopment
  • 16. Commercial StrategySpecial Standard Commodityavoid!minimiseaggregatedemandto drivediscountspricepressurethroughcompetitionand choice
  • 17. Where is Open Source?Special Standard CommodityOpen Source
  • 18. Good Government ITSpecial Standard Commodity
  • 19. Bad Government ITSpecial Standard Commodity
  • 20. "But Im Special"Your unique servicescan be composed ofcommodity IT elements
  • 21. Example - End User Device StrategyUser Need:modern cost effective IT toolsANDability to change quickly easily
  • 22. Example - End User Device Strategy1. decouple devices from applications throughopen standards2. proportionate commercial grade security3. vendor neutral - linux, mac, windows, ...more4. complexity at app - keep devices simple
  • 23. Final ThoughtsOpen source is nothing to be afraid of - really!Its not less secure.Serious organisations are using it seriously.Its good for competition and commoditising ITLets us work openly, collaboratively, share and build on experience.Were spending taxpayers money.Weve come a long way.