BCS highlights successful public sector IT projects
Three NHS projects, school dinners and the railways are just some of the public sector areas where award winning IT programmes are being showcased as examples of successful public sector IT projects in a new online booklet called ‘Success – public sector IT projects’ from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.Public sector IT projects rarely feature in positive headlines but the Institute is railing against this trend and hopes to highlight how successful IT projects often underpin key areas of our society. Each of the organisations involved were finalists in the 2010 UK IT Industry Awards run by BCS and Comuting and recognised as the benchmark for excellence in the profession.
Phillip Webb, chair of BCS Government Relations Group, explained, ‘IT project failures are usually the only ones that make the news, leaving examples of successful IT project implementation in the government sector without the public or media recognition that they deserve. As the Chartered Institute for IT, we want to overturn this negative image of government IT by profiling projects that have demonstrated true success at all levels.
‘IT is at the heart of our society today and it’s important to show how we benefit from it and highlight the successful way it is implemented. We need to do this to encourage public trust not only in public services which so many of us are now accessing online, but also in the IT profession.’