Public Sector IT Leaders Gamble on Digital Projects

According to a survey more than a third of public sector IT leaders have no clear digital strategy.

The independent survey questioned public sector IT decision makers from UK, Germany, Sweden and Spain and was commissioned by supplier Fujitsu.

Over 50% of respondents said the success of a project is a gamble and they often suffer from no clear strategy and competing priorities.

36% of those surveyed said their digital strategy is “unclear and confused” with 20% saying there is no common view on priorities.

This has been seen in the UK in several high profile government IT projects, such as the rural payments digital service, which has been heavily criticised by the National Audit Office (NAO) for a lack of clarity.

Vice president and head of public sector for Fujitsu UK and Ireland, Steven Cox, said: “Digital transformation requires communication and compromise. It also requires structured planning which incorporates the digital needs of every single stakeholder. What this study tells us is that this strategic approach is not always being taken in the public sector.”

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