Public Sector

Local government urged to embrace the digital age

News 22 Jan, 2015 Joe Curtis

Low public spending will define councils for a generation to come, warns Solace

PSN ‘must not prioritise Whitehall’

News 16 Jan, 2015 Joe Curtis

New CTO also advocates encrypted internet connections for PSN customers

MoD signs security vetting deal with CGI

News 16 Jan, 2015 Joe Curtis

Four-year contract will see CGI provide software to process security clearance applications for civil servants

Sheffield NHS Trust picks HP to build patient portal

News 15 Jan, 2015 Joe Curtis

Hospital workers will be able to access medical records wherever they are, claims Hewlett-Packard

Europe

ICO blasts sluggish speed of EU data law reforms

News 14 Jan, 2015 Joe Curtis

Information Commissioner calls for sensible laws when it comes to personal data

Government

Election 2015: Too many tech failures for the incumbent to win?

Analysis & Insight 14 Jan, 2015 Derek du Preez

Progress report: The UK government's digital ambitions

Gov urged to establish 'Office of Data Responsibility'

News 13 Jan, 2015 Joe Curtis

Individuals should also have virtual vaults, says head of think tank

NHS boss claims patient data collection is 'morally right'

News 13 Jan, 2015 Joe Curtis

Tim Kelsey warns of huge gaps in NHS knowledge if patient data is not collected

Cabinet Office seeks CDO to lead “mini-GDS”

News 12 Jan, 2015 Joe Curtis

Whitehall wants digital chief to drive internal IT change and external digital services

Stephen Hawking signs open letter against AI "pitfalls"

News 12 Jan, 2015 Joe Curtis

Elon Musk also signs letter warning AI researchers to make society-friendly robots

Houses of Parliament

No proof SMBs benefit from goverment's "disappointing" efforts to pay faster

News 9 Jan, 2015 Joe Curtis

National Audit Office warns Whitehall it must improve on pledge to help small suppliers

German website hacked by Ukranian Russian sympathisers

News 9 Jan, 2015 Clare Hopping

Angela Merkel and the Bundestag's (German Parliament) sites both went down in the attacks

London

Westminster scraps CIO role to boost shared IT services push

News 7 Jan, 2015 Joe Curtis

Council will share one IT division with two other London councils to save £6m

IT support

Scottish Water extends Fujitsu IT support deal

News 6 Jan, 2015 Joe Curtis

Contract extension till 2018 sees Fujitsu responsible for 4,500 employees’ devices

Public sector IT projects ‘doomed to break budgets’

News 6 Jan, 2015 Joe Curtis

Study praises Whitehall’s Gov.uk website platform

Money

Government to collect £22bn debts with data analytics

News 22 Dec, 2014 Joe Curtis

Whitehall’s partnership with TDX Group will help it determine people’s abilities to pay back cash

GDS moves all government websites to Gov.uk

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

roaming

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

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