End Game was delighted to receive an email from some agency or another on the state of the technology market on the continent.

“Swedish enterprises are cautiously optimistic about their ICT spending”, thundered the headline.

End Game was humbled by how utterly reasonable the sentiment was, and wonders whether there might be lessons here for the NHS. We certainly can’t remember a time when anyone in our health service was “cautiously optimistic” about anything, and certainly not ICT.