Why is it that we are not all raving over the fifth generation Next laplet? Apart from the obvious problem of getting an agreed way of ranking technologies that is definitive, the notion of best of class IT has an interesting pedigree.
The Mud Army was the name given to all the residents of Brisbane city who participated in the flood clean-up operations in 2011. This personal experience inspired me towards an incredible journey, culminating in my first exercise as a team leader with the Queensland State Emergency Service in September of this year.
It was good to be reminded by Mike Hainey that some government IT projects can be great successes. Mike is Head of Data Analytics in the HMRC Risk and Intelligence Services group and spoke about the award-winning HMRC Connect project at the BCS PROMS-G AGM in London in early October.