Public Sector
Let’s talk about considering the implications
‘Implications’ are the expected (and unexpected) effects that are applied to your current situation, either after you change something or intend to change something about that situation. As software professionals we all need to be better at considering implications when we propose an approach, design or technology, and as a software developer specifically hoping to…
NICS ICT 2015 Hackathon
Kainos sponsored the Hackathon at the Northern Ireland Civil Service ICT Conference 2015 where five teams had 24 hours solve a real-world problem faced by the public sector. Stephen Anderson, a Senior Software Engineer at Kainos, was one of the developers who took part in this inaugural event, and this is his story. The NICS…
Opening up Government IT to SMEs
The government committed 25 per cent of government procurement going to smaller companies by 2015 – a target that many thought was more rhetoric than realistic. But now there is evidence that the nay-sayers were wrong. Whitehall issued their progress report Two Years On in 2013, which shows that as a whole the UK public sector has…
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