Cloud computing is really important to DVSA - a government agency providing services to millions of users, with staff spread right across Great Britain, and determined to get value for money in everything we do.
How we're designing, building and buying technology that meets user needs, allows us to share across government, and is easy for us to maintain and scale in the future.
Neil Barlow, MOT Service Manager, explains how we've been making MOT data more open - from making it easier to check a vehicle's history online, to creating an API for businesses.
Ken Roberts, a Digital Delivery Lead in DVSA’s software delivery team, shares his first impressions of the team after joining in September 2017, and explains the challenge of building software delivery capability.
Our digital MOT testing service was launched in 2015, providing a critical service to over 23,000 MOT garages across the country. It's remained as a beta service since then, and we've been working hard on improvements to make it ready to be a live service.
The approach we're taking at DVSA to modernising our services and technology so that we can achieve our vision of safer driver, safer vehicles, and safer journeys for all.
We recently reached a big milestone with our official DVSA apps, with one million downloads. Here’s how we did it, and why our users needed native apps.
The MOT testing service was highly commended in the 'best use of cloud services' category at the UKIT Awards held in London on 17 November 2016.
Our purpose at DVSA is to help everyone stay safe on Great Britain's roads. Our new DVSA digital blog is the place to find out how digital services, technology, data, content and engagement are playing a major role in that.