Spending Review: momentous investment lacking digital direction

By: James Norman, UK Public Sector CIO, EMC
Published: Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 09:00 GMT

While the Autumn Statement promised digital transformation, a lack of focus going forward could prove problematic.

In the Spending Review, George Osborne set out plans for over £4,000 billion of public spending over the next five years to ensure that the UK continues to grow as a nation, and lead as a stronger country.

A range of areas including tax credits, police budgets, the NHS, transport, housing, and childcare will all receive more money. Data and statistical measures show…

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