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    GDS’ updated Service Standard comes into force — what does it mean?
    The GDS' updated Service Standard – initially introduced in 2014 to help government create and run user-led digital services – has now come into force. From 1 July, any new discovery work undertaken by government bodies needs to adhere to the new standards. At some point, services already in progress will transition to the updated standards but GDS says this is unlikely to happen before early 2020.
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    Digital Transformation: What problems are public sector organisations looking to solve?
    Public sector organisations are wrestling to address a whole host of issues when they embark on their digital transformation journey.
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    What government is doing to meet its SME targets
    The government set an ambitious target that 33% of Central Government procurement spend will go to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by 2022.
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    Optimising Agile for user-centred design
    A few weeks ago, I overheard a conversation on a train between two, let’s call them ‘seasoned’ consultants, who were raving to each other about this wonderful new methodology they’d discovered called ‘Agile' and how they were super excited to learn more and put it into practice. Using all the Agile buzzwords, they obviously thought Agile was the answer to all their problems. 
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    Digital by Default: Working to GDS’ Government Service Standard principles
    The GDS Government Service Standard — formerly Digital Service Standard — helps government create and run, user-led digital services.  As part of the government’s wider ‘Digital by Default’ drive, the service standard was introduced in 2014 and updated a year later to reduce the number of assessments from 26 to 18. You can find the list here.
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    Secure Collaboration in Government
    You can now expect most of the services delivered by your local or central government to be found online either through a desktop or a mobile platform. Not only will this offer a better service for everyone, it should see massive savings in cost and an all round better experience.
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