Articles & blogs by Nicola Brittain

Intellect initiatives will help government talk to SMEs

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The Intellect report follows consultation with key figures, including government CIO Joe Harley
21 Nov 2011

Government to speed up ICT procurement by 40 per cent

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The average cost of procurement in the UK is currently £46,000, compared with about £19,000 in France
21 Nov 2011

Friends Life signs £1.37bn deal with TCS subsidiary

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15-year deal with Diligenta will see the migration and consolidation of legacy mainframe platforms
09 Nov 2011

Government toolkit aims to boost open source procurement

The package gives advice around total cost of ownership and security
04 Nov 2011

DWP awards another big IT contract to another big supplier

The contract with Accenture will be worth up to £490m over seven years
03 Nov 2011

Trinity Mirror saves £750k with Google Apps for Business

All 6,500 staff will be provided with the range of collaborative features, and the intranet has been built using Google Sites
02 Nov 2011

IT departments should offload device support, says Cisco CTO

Commenting on the latest Cisco Connected report, Foddering argues that consumerisation delivers opportunities to the IT department
02 Nov 2011

Government's G-Cloud strategy begins to take shape

The government expects public cloud services to deliver at least 50 per cent of its ICT capacity by 2015
01 Nov 2011

Government details its vision for cloud, green and end user IT

Four new government reports detail Whitehall's ICT goals
28 Oct 2011

Whitehall lacks key ICT skills, warns NAO

National Audit Office report looks at IT skills deficit in government
27 Oct 2011

PlayBook OS delay will have little impact on business, say analysts

They're 'little more than flashy toys' and 'not being chosen for their technical features' they say
27 Oct 2011

City of London Corporation hunting for new CIO

Closing date for applications is 9 November
26 Oct 2011

Whitbread CIO joins Morrisons

Ben Wishart joins Morrisons as Evolve programme director
24 Oct 2011

Government's ICT plan details how it will save £1.4bn by 2015

The Strategic Implementation Plan puts meat on the bones of the government's March ICT strategy
21 Oct 2011

Oracle buys Endeca, but what does this mean for the unstructured data market?

The move follows a public spat between Oracle and former target Autonomy
19 Oct 2011