The future of UK government technology interoperability

When you think about it, it is an obvious requirement

The technology is sort of already out there

Google G Suite

  • with me (excellent)
  • Google Groups (my teams etc)
  • the whole G Suite tenant (every single other Google G Suite user in the department can access with the link and/or find it through org-wide search)
  • the whole Internet (can access with a link and/or find it through search terms)

Microsoft Office 365

Go on then… predict the future

Whoa, a single platform?

Didn’t you talk about best of breed versus all-in-one in your first post?

Slack (chat) + video (videoconferencing)+ documents (well, documents).

  • I have chat working
  • I have caveated calls working using Zoom, Google, Microsoft, or something else
  • I have caveated documents working in that people can post and others can see a rich description (subject to integrated permissions)
  • Users still may not be able to edit documents if they click a document link though.

Scope is still really important

So, what happens next?

Update #1 — July 2020

You are an Innovator. Move, shake, disrupt, repeat.
“I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake” — T Swifty

Update #2 — June 2021

Himal Mandalia talking about a cross-UK government People Finder (directory)




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