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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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Computer Weekly: Introducing ‘focus and leverage’ – the value algorithm of the internet era

Dr Mark Thompson, University Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at Cambridge Judge Business School, says it’s important to understand the economics of mature internet technology when pitching a business idea or designing a new service. “The inescapable implication is that…

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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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Government Computing: New open source library helps councils share digital assets

Some local councils will be sharing and using resources on digital repository 'Jadu Library' to help councils collaborate more. Dr Mark Thompson, University Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at Cambridge Judge Business School, commented: "This is the first time I've…

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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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The Sunday Times: Saving the NHS, one app at a time

Dr Mark Thompson, University Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at Cambridge Judge Business School, says there could be potential savings in the NHS if digital technologies are applied. According to Mark, around £7 billion could be saved a year –…

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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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