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Has the public sector finally overtaken the private sector?

PublicTechnology - Traditionally the public sector and UK government have been synonymous with the entrenched and dated methods so often associated with post-colonial institutions.

Vendor lock-in, proprietary systems, closed-door auctions and a general lack of contemporary technology awareness all have historically blighted this space.  

However, in the last twelve months, the government has emerged as one of the leaders and biggest advocates of open source and the open API movement.

The public sector could be on its way to outpace its private sector cousin for the first time ever, if enterprises don’t begin digitally transforming their businesses and accelerating their pace of innovation.