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The Economist: Government on the go – mobile delivery of public services

Is it possible for governments to employ mobile apps and become mobile ecosystems? Dr Mark Thompson, University Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at Cambridge Judge Business School, has been looking into digital governance and thinks that shifting to the cloud…

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Bennett Institute for Public Policy: Disrupting Government: Reassessing social value for the Internet age

Dr Mark Thompson, University Senior Lecturer in Information Systems, calls for a new digital public infrastructure with ‘Lego brick’ components. "At the heart of our proposals is a new digital public infrastructure fit for the twenty-first century. We envisage a…

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The World Weekly: The future of government?

A new manifesto co-authored by Dr Mark Thompson, Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at Cambridge Judge, says that politicians “need to move beyond 20th century terms like nationalisation vs privatisation.” Mark says this is more than just technology: “This is…

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Computer Weekly: Government should take a ‘Lego brick’ approach to public services

The government needs to “radically rethink” how it delivers public services, with reforms having the potential to save £46 billion a year, according to a digital manifesto co-authored by Dr Mark Thompson, Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at Cambridge Judge…

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Digital government ‘manifesto’

A new blueprint for modernisation of public services outlined by Dr Mark Thompson of Cambridge Judge Business School aims to save £46 billion a year in order to hire one million frontline workers. "A revolutionary moment in the world's history…

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Computer Weekly: Better public services – a Beveridge for the 21st century

A new “manifesto” from digital government experts lays out a path to delivering the internet-enabled state that's been promised for years but is yet to become a reality, writes Dr Mark Thompson, Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at Cambridge Judge…

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Computer Weekly: Open data, democracy and public services

Dr Mark Thompson, University Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at Cambridge Judge Business School, writes about public services and open data. “A public discussion is needed around objectives, definitions, good practice and governance, one that addresses what people gain, as…

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Brexit: time to seize the digital day

For Brexit to succeed, it needs to be citizen-centred. Yet there's a real danger, writes Dr Mark Thompson, University Senior Lecturer in Information Systems, that the opportunity to deliver this will be lost. Imagine if we had electricity but no…

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Computer Weekly: Government as a platform or a platform for government? Which are we getting?

Mark Thompson, University Senior Lecturer in Information Systems, looks at the “government as a platform” (GaaP) – what does it mean and what opportunities it will bring. “The government's choice is between a blueprint for GaaP that supports participation versus…

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Cambridge Business Magazine: We should demand a truly digital government

In the new book Digitizing Government Mark Thompson, University Senior Lecturer in Information systems at Cambridge Judge, urges governments to use new technologies to improve public services. The book is co-authored by M. Thompson, Alan W Brown and Jerry Fishenden.…

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