The Strategy will ensure future investment in ICT is aligned across Public Bodies and continues to deliver the required services and efficiencies for the Public Service, for citizens and for businesses. Accordingly, this ICT Strategy is aligned with the objectives of the Public Service Reform Plan1 of increasing efficiencies and the overarching objective of providing better outcomes for citizens, businesses and public servants though embracing the latest technological advances.
Delivery of this strategy is a major transformational programme which will require diligent planning, excellence in implementation, cultural change and an increase in capability across all Public Bodies. Successful implementation requires a detailed implementation plan with associated change and programme management. This will also require leadership and support at Ministerial and senior official levels across the Public Service, as well as the engagement of other key stakeholders, including the Private Sector, in creating a new and modern ICT-enabled Public Service.