The UK government has recently announced updates on tackling its aging IT infrastructure in order to become the world’s leading digital government.
Indeed, the government revealed that there have been major changes at the center of digital government and that it now has the leadership and operational clarity needed to make the UK more digitally enhanced. To do so, the report included the new structures and senior leadership for the Digital, Data, and Technology (DDaT) function, as well as the appointments of Joanna Davinson and Paul Willmott as executive director and chair of the Central Digital and Data Office (CDDO).
Moreover, it was reported that tackling legacy would be key to achieving digital transformation goals across central government. This should help move into the cloud and manage the government’s data better. It is then committed to investing £2.6bn in cyber and legacy IT and £600m in legacy IT.
The goal would be to create a common legacy IT framework, that will address significant financial and security risks to HMG from legacy. Besides, many discussions with departments to track progress have been introduced.