This report explores the Scottish public sector market for ICT, its current
state, its drivers and its evolution. This overview of the market is intended
for those considering this market for the first time and those who have
experience of this sector.
Introduction and Landscape
Kable’s “Independent thinking – the public sector ICT market in Scotland” report provides an overview on the increasingly devolved market for public sector ICT in Scotland. Providing business development and marketers with essential information to understand this complex market. Thus allowing them to use the information to accurately identify the areas where they want to compete in the future and how this market differs from that of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Key Features and Benefits
This report brings together Kable’s expertise in research and analysis in order to develop uniquely detailed market information, allowing suppliers to identify market dynamics and subsequent growth areas.
Key Market Issues
Gain insight into the market for ICT across the Scottish public sector.
Providing readers with information on key sectors including health, education and criminal justice.
This report explores the ICT market in the public sector across Scotland, its
current state, its drivers and its evolution. A companion chapter to follow will
provide a current sizing of the ICT market and a forecast of expenditure for the
next five years.
Scotland has interesting times to come, with the prospect of a decision about Scottish independence on the midterm horizon. At the time of writing, the Scottish government has announced its intention to hold a referendum on independence in autumn 2014. Between now and then there is much to be done to prepare for a referendum that will, in the words of the first minister, “be built in Scotland and decided by the Scottish people”. Not least, there is the task of determining the exact question or questions to be put to the people, and decisions to be made on who will, or will not, be allowed to vote.
Table of Contents
1 Executive summary
1.1 Structure of this report
2 Structure of the public sector in Scotland
2.1 ICT market variance by sector
2.2 ICT in central government
3 The strategic context, drivers and challenges
3.1 Financial pressures
3.2 The Christie Review and further reform of public services
3.2.1 Key priorities for public service reform
3.3 The McClelland review and a new strategy for ICT
3.3.1 Key findings
3.3.2 Principles for a new ICT strategy
3.3.3 McClelland recommendations
3.4 Government response
3.5.2 Culture and structures
3.5.3 Politics – difficult decisions for execution and political commitment
4 Strategic opportunities and threats
4.1.1 Networks: the Scottish PSN
4.1.2 Shared services – infrastructure as a service and data centre rationalisation
4.1.3 Shared services – software as a service and applications stores
4.1.4 Mobile and flexible working
4.1.5 Online services
4.2 Strategic threats
5 NHS Scotland
5.2 Key opportunity areas for NHS Scotland
5.3 ICT landscape in NHS Scotland
5.4 NHS Scotland issues and drivers
5.5 Technology trends
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