Articles & blogs by Nicola Brittain

BETT: Gove to scrap ICT curriculum

Education secretary Michael Gove
Experts hail 'vital and historic step towards creating a new approach to teaching IT in schools'
11 Jan 2012

Atos buys 50 per cent stake in sports technology company MSL

A tennis player at Wimbledon
The combined company will see 500 specialised business technologists dedicated to supporting major events
10 Jan 2012

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust announces five-year deal with Atos

NHS England to forge ahead with 'unchanged' plans
Atos and Fortrus to provide electronic records system
06 Jan 2012

Bank ringfencing will cause technological upheaval

Intellect analyst Ben Wilson likens the process to "open-heart surgery"
22 Dec 2011

Environment Agency to spend £48m on mapping, modelling and data services

As part of a £1bn contract that will last for four years
20 Dec 2011

Sainsbury's takes on BT's ADSL services

The deal will see broadband speed increased by 400 per cent and Sainsbury's trial wi-fi in its biggest store
16 Dec 2011

Shared services lead to reduced council tax in Hammersmith and Fulham

IT efficiencies within the tri-borough arrangement mean Hammersmith and Fulham residents pay less council tax
15 Dec 2011

Open data push is essential for growth, says Deloitte report

However, the government must be aware of accountability and privacy issues associated with this
13 Dec 2011

Aviva rolls out PlayBooks to on-site surveyors

A bespoke application records on-site risk information which feeds directly into a database
12 Dec 2011

DWP to trial 1,000 open-source desktops

The move comes in the wake of the government's recent drive to increase open source adoption across Whitehall
07 Dec 2011

Government to open schools dedicated to STEM subjects

Osborne says new free schools will help to produce the engineering and science graduates the UK increasingly needs
29 Nov 2011

Opinion: Anything you can do, an outsourcer can do better...

and more cost-effectively, according to the IT director at a leading finance firm
29 Nov 2011

Open source: The government's commitment so far

Is the release of the Strategic Implementation Plan and the Open Source Procurement Toolkit enough to ensure a level playing field for the technology?
28 Nov 2011

NPIA to save £1m with Cable & Wireless renegotiation

Cable & Wireless will continue to deliver the secure national communications network for a reduced cost
24 Nov 2011

Government CIO Joe Harley to retire

Harley's departure follows that of deputy CIO Bill McCluggage announced earlier this month
22 Nov 2011

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