A number of interesting articles yesterday on the e-Gov space: Firstly in Whitehall technology spend to rise, Kable predicts a Â£.6bn rise in spending in 2007/08. Leeds is using technology to meet its e-Government targets (which should all be about better service, not use of IT, but who am I to fight the flow now we’re six months away from the target date).
There’s an interesting look at whether the digital divide is gender-specific (no), and whether IT is a solution to it (not really). A great summary of the issues is here. As we might expect, DigiTV could actually increase the divide, as it is catastrophically slow and user unfriendly.