Government in the Digital Age

Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Bowerdean Publishing Co Ltd
Date: 8 Oct 1997
ISBN-10: 0906097843
ISBN-13: 978-0906097847

This is an examination of how digital technology is transforming Britain’s public services. After a decade of criticism by the computer industry that the last Conservative Government failed to harness the potential of digital technology, the signs are that the new Government will use information and communication technology to carry out a radical technological transformation of the public sector.

The management of government and the delivery of services will be completely re-shaped by the imaginative use of digital technology. Road systems, hospitals, schools and the Armed Services are all at the beginning of a revolution, based on new technology, which can achieve a major reduction in the cost of government, allied to much greater efficiency. Paul Gosling is the author of “Financial Services in the Digital Age”.