Public Sector

GDS moves all government websites to

News 19 Dec, 2014 Joe Curtis

GDS hails end of "government white noise" with completion of 15-month project

Accenture and BT battle it out to win NHSmail contract

News 19 Dec, 2014 Joe Curtis

The £350 million deal will provide staff with new secure email services

Parliament appoints digital director

News 18 Dec, 2014 Joe Curtis

Former Royal Opera House CTO will devise digital strategy for both Houses of Parliament


Gov ditches national roaming for £5bn 'notspot' funding

News 18 Dec, 2014 Caroline Preece

Government plans to tackle mobile not-spots will not involve national roaming, with networks agreeing to extra investment

Government cloud service sales soar

News 18 Dec, 2014 Clare Hopping

G-cloud's sales have now hit the £393m mark with £48m sold in November alone

Cabinet Office seeks suppliers for £150m Verify contract

News 17 Dec, 2014 Joe Curtis

Whitehall wants 10 identity assurance providers to sign the three-year deal

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Police ‘lack skills to tackle cybercrime’

News 15 Dec, 2014 Joe Curtis

Survey warns more must be done to ensure cyber security

Doctor NHS trial date in doubt

News 12 Dec, 2014 Joe Curtis

NHS patient data collecting scheme comes under fresh scrutiny in new report

Public sector too risk-averse, says Francis Maude

News 10 Dec, 2014 Joe Curtis

Francis Maude urges governments to act like start-ups at launch of D5 summit

legal hammer

Ex-Apple exec jailed for allegedly defrauding the tech giant

News 10 Dec, 2014 Clare Hopping

Paul S Devine received kickbacks from suppliers to whom he also plied with top secret info, it is claimed

Post Office to give staff tablets under '£100m' IT deal

News 9 Dec, 2014 Joe Curtis

Four-year contract with Computacenter ‘will underpin IT transformation’

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UK broadband not up to scratch, Ofcom claims

News 9 Dec, 2014 Clare Hopping

The regulator's report reveals its main concerns are rural areas, city not-spots and the availability of NGA technology


Computer science GCSE to return to the syllabus

News 9 Dec, 2014 Clare Hopping

The government will re-introduce the qualification in 2016 to boost the UK's digital economy

Home Office tied into £330m Oracle ERP deal

News 8 Dec, 2014 Joe Curtis

FoI reveals department is paying Oracle while sharing ERP services under Steria deal

Open data

Companies House eyes potential of open data

News 5 Dec, 2014 Joe Curtis

Business registry aims to improve developer APIs and user interface as queries become free

Data breach

ICO warns of surge in UK healthcare data breaches

News 5 Dec, 2014 Joe Curtis

Healthcare data leaks double since 2013, finds watchdog

Autumn Statement 2014: How the UK technology sector lost out

Analysis & Insight 4 Dec, 2014 Stephen Pritchard

A new tax may go after multinationals, but this election-mode Autumn Statement does little for hi-tech firms

Labour's digital review: The good and the bad

Analysis & Insight 3 Dec, 2014 Joe Curtis

Why Labour's digital review is right about focusing on skills, and wrong about expanding the GDS

BBC launches children’s coding tool with Technobabble

News 2 Dec, 2014 Caroline Preece

BBC Technobabble tool lets children create their own computer games, developing vital skills

Skills gap

Government allocates £20m to IT skills gap apprenticeships

News 28 Nov, 2014 Clare Hopping

The government will work with some of the biggest names in tech including Accenture, BT, CGI, Hewlett Packard and IBM