Open SourceOpen StandardsOpenGov 2013Tariq Rashid, Cabinet Office
Opening Remarkssince we last met...lots has happenedGDS successes, open standards, serious evaluations of open IT,spend co...
Open SourceOpen StandardsGovnet 2013Tariq Rashid, Cabinet OfficeWHY?
Map for IT & Digital StrategyOpen SourceOpen StandardsDigital ServicesIT Strategy
IT & Digital Strategies1. User Needs2. Sustained Value
Digital ServicesUser NeedsUser Experience is a Top PriorityIterative Agile Development
Digital Services"users are WHY we do IT""services so good that users want to use them""the real world keeps changing,peopl...
Digital Services"users are WHY we do IT""services so good that users want to use them""the real world keeps changing,peopl...
ITSustained ValueSustained Competitive TensionEasy ChangeDisaggregation, Transparency, Diverse Supply, Commodity
ITSustained ValueSustained Competitive TensionEasy ChangeDisaggregation, Transparency, Diverse Supply, Commodityopen stand...
Commodity??
Economists Commodity"It is used to describe a class of goods ... supplied withoutqualitative differentiation across a mark...
Commodity
Special, Standard, CommoditySpecial£ £ £Standard£ £Commodity£technology over time
Whats on this Map?Special Standard Commoditybandwidthhigh endsecurity ?ERPHRintranetdocumentmanagementemailofficeproductiv...
Commercial StrategySpecial Standard Commodityavoid!minimiseaggregatedemandto drivediscountspricepressurethroughcompetition...
Where is Open Source?Special Standard CommodityOpen Source
Good Government ITSpecial Standard Commodity
Bad Government ITSpecial Standard Commodity
"But Im Special"Your unique servicescan be composed ofcommodity IT elements
Example - End User Device StrategyUser Need:modern cost effective IT toolsANDability to change quickly easily
Example - End User Device Strategy1. decouple devices from applications throughopen standards2. proportionate commercial g...
Final ThoughtsOpen source is nothing to be afraid of - really!Its not less secure.Serious organisations are using it serio...
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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 taking advantage of competitive tension, choice and flexibility.

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

  1. 1. Open SourceOpen StandardsOpenGov 2013Tariq Rashid, Cabinet Office
  2. 2. Opening Remarkssince we last met...lots has happenedGDS successes, open standards, serious evaluations of open IT,spend controls enforcing Strategy, ...
  3. 3. Open SourceOpen StandardsGovnet 2013Tariq Rashid, Cabinet OfficeWHY?
  4. 4. Map for IT & Digital StrategyOpen SourceOpen StandardsDigital ServicesIT Strategy
  5. 5. IT & Digital Strategies1. User Needs2. Sustained Value
  6. 6. Digital ServicesUser NeedsUser Experience is a Top PriorityIterative Agile Development
  7. 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. 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. 9. ITSustained ValueSustained Competitive TensionEasy ChangeDisaggregation, Transparency, Diverse Supply, Commodity
  10. 10. ITSustained ValueSustained Competitive TensionEasy ChangeDisaggregation, Transparency, Diverse Supply, Commodityopen standards
  11. 11. Commodity??
  12. 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. 13. Commodity
  14. 14. Special, Standard, CommoditySpecial£ £ £Standard£ £Commodity£technology over time
  15. 15. Whats on this Map?Special Standard Commoditybandwidthhigh endsecurity ?ERPHRintranetdocumentmanagementemailofficeproductivitymqmonitoringvirtualisationITILJavadevelopment
  16. 16. Commercial StrategySpecial Standard Commodityavoid!minimiseaggregatedemandto drivediscountspricepressurethroughcompetitionand choice
  17. 17. Where is Open Source?Special Standard CommodityOpen Source
  18. 18. Good Government ITSpecial Standard Commodity
  19. 19. Bad Government ITSpecial Standard Commodity
  20. 20. "But Im Special"Your unique servicescan be composed ofcommodity IT elements
  21. 21. Example - End User Device StrategyUser Need:modern cost effective IT toolsANDability to change quickly easily
  22. 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. 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.

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