Sunday, September 01, 2002

The PAC on e-government was widely reported this week, notably by the BBC. Edward Leigh, the chairman of this particular PAC lauded the Inland Revenue for their progress but was clear that there needs to be faster movement towards an online society. I can't argue with that. He also mentions the recent security issues ... which I have covered before. But now that I am back online [with broadband] I found a story that I'd overlooked previously from Bill Thompson (he of andfinallly.com) which puts it in better context than any other article I've read). If you're in the mood for big pdf files, then the UN report on e-government is worth a read too. It marks the UK 7th in the world in implementation, behind a couple of countries that I would argue are probably not as advanced as they say, but, nonetheless not a bad showing. Our ukonline portal comes in for particular praise.

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