Googlification of Britain: Forget 'IT worker', we're all just 'digital' now
The one part of this article that deserves more discussion is the seven million Brits who aren't on the Internet. Its wonderful that government is trying to use technology to deliver their services and operate more efficiently but there needs to be a balance between the government and its citizens adaption to this technology. Typically our senior demographic and lower income citizens make up a large portion of people not online. If a person is unable to afford access to technology or education on the use of this technology, isn't it discriminatory to gradually eliminate traditional access to government services with online solutions?
My many years of teaching seniors on how to use technology has taught me that technology truly can help them maintain their independence and enrich their quality of life. Government needs to understand that if they want to use technology as a tool to deliver its services, they should spend some of the budget towards getting the 7 million Brits online.
The central government CIO job vacated by Andy Nelson will not be filled, according to the Cabinet Office. Nelson was cut loose from the decision-making centre and plonked into the same role at the Department for Work and Pensions. The Cabinet Office ...
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