Did you know that the internet uses almost 10% of the world’s electricity? Read our guest post from Bryony Wilde, The Panoply's Social Impact Manager.
We're delighted to be able to introduce our newest member of staff, Lucy Hart. As a Delivery Manager, Lucy draws on her experience in product management and content strategy to ensure outcomes are successfully delivered for our customers.
Notbinary is supporting the ‘Exchange’ track at this years ‘Disruption Summit Europe’. The Summit is an event that attracts delegates from retail, finance, manufacturing, media, transportation and insurance. It has not traditionally been somewhere the public service perspective was prevalent. This year though we hope to change that.
On 24 July 2019, Dominic Cummings was appointed as a senior advisor to Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Now much as it pains me to say so there are a lot of good ideas to be mined in his blogposts. It isn’t easy – his writing drips with arrogance and to be honest he isn’t a great writer. But there is a lot there that anybody who has been pushing a reform agenda in public service in the last decade would recognise as sensible.
I’ve been listening to conversations about Kubernetes (k8s) and trying to identify the recurring themes that polarise debate on whether it’s a “good” or “bad” idea. It’s not binary and it’s worth considering what happens if both things are true.
I get wheeled in on occasion to offer advice or help with activities that seem to touch on some element of the broad topic of product management. I recently did a bit of a brain dump for a potential client on some of the techniques I have used to get things started – to make sure the foundations are solid enough to launch something ambitious.
Alan Brown is Professor in Digital Economy at the University of Exeter’s Business School. Alan’s research is focused on agile approaches to business transformation, and the relationship between technology innovation and business innovation in today’s rapidly-evolving digital economy. He is a long standing adviser to the Notbinary board and clients.
The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report into Digital Government is an interesting read. I agree with a lot of it. More does need to be done to really get a handle on legacy technologies across the Government estate.
When it comes to measuring yourself against the theory and practice of designing, building and operating modern cloud architectures, Professional Cloud Architect certification is the highest and most relevant standard I’ve found.
When we aren't arguing about whether or not 'digital transformation' is a useful term or not (or whether 'everybody is a designer') we are making the case that 'digital' (whatever that might mean) is not about technology - it is about the people.
We’re delighted to say that Notbinary has once again been appointed as a supplier of cloud hosting, software and support services on the Digital Marketplace. This time round Notbinary is offering 60 services in total, spread across all three lots (cloud hosting, cloud software and cloud support).
The UK Government has an open Service Standard setting out the perspective and principles on which services (often citizen-facing services) are expected to be designed and built. I’m a fan of principles. They encode layers of experience and wisdom, making them accessible for our future selves to learn from and experiment with.