Redesign public services around the citizen

21st century government requires 21st century software to be more effective, more efficient and more democratic.

Business software was one of the major productivity tools of the late 20th century. For example, it helped doctors, consultants and pharmacists manage their patient data in healthcare through business software operating on local computers.

However, with today's (21st century) ubiquitous computing network, is that really still the best approach?

The answer is no. Business software needs to be replaced by community software. Again, using the basic healthcare episode as an example, this can, and should, be managed by a single healthcare community application used by all parties, and, designed around the patient, not hundreds of disparate business applications in GP surgeries, hospitals and pharmacies.

21st century government requires 21st century software to be more effective, more efficient and more democratic.

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Why the contribution is important

Today's approach to Digital Government is about extracting more value from business software, be it through data messaging, Web front-ends, commoditisation (open source) or componentisation (Open Standards).

Business software is suffering from diminishing returns, as well as ever increasing legacy costs.

The Internet enabled today's ubiquitous computing network.

To realise the full potential of that network, business software needs to be replaced by community software.

To remain focussed on business software is to waste one of the most powerful machines ever created by man.

by JA on December 15, 2016 at 09:38AM

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