Articles & blogs by Nicola Brittain

DWP signs big contracts with IBM and Capgemini

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IBM and Capgemini government supplier contracts will both run for seven years
29 Sep 2011

MP exposes another massive government IT overspend

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Passport Service systems have cost over four times their original estimate
26 Sep 2011

East Coast Mainline to give passengers real-time train information via Wi-Fi

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The company combines feeds from the National Rail database and its own to provide customers with train information
26 Sep 2011

Opinion: NPfIT - a chronicle of a death foretold

After three damning reports the NHS IT programme is finally put out of its misery. So now what?
23 Sep 2011

IT education remains mired in uncertainty

Schools are struggling with a shortage of good computing teachers, a lack of assessment tools and ongoing confusion as to what the ICT curriculum should actually cover
20 Sep 2011

FiReControl slammed as one of the biggest IT failures in years

Commons spending watchdog says project was 'fatally undermined from the start' and that heads should have rolled
20 Sep 2011

Chief treasury secretary widens target for broadband coverage

Danny Alexander tells delegates at Lib Dems' annual conference that government target of broadband coverage for 90 per cent of the country will be upped to 100 per cent
19 Sep 2011

Government initiative signals major overhaul of ICT curriculum

Minister David Willetts announces e-Skills-led pilot of new Computing GCSEs and A-levels
16 Sep 2011

Intel Developer Forum roundup

Google, McAfee and Microsoft shared the stage with other industry giants at this year's Intel Developer Forum
16 Sep 2011

Spending watchdog sniffs trouble with DWP's flagship IT project

Public Accounts Committee report highlights concerns about the Universal Credit System project
15 Sep 2011

Ex-Becta chief says UK must invest more in learning technologies

Says China, Brazil and India are poised to overtake the UK
15 Sep 2011

QR tags used by cyber criminals

The marketing tags can be used to steer victims to malicious sites
14 Sep 2011

Government is to ask Google to help fight cyber crime

Hunt says search engines should be involved in the fight against cyber crime
13 Sep 2011

Groupon is extending its reach in the UK

This will see it directly compete with online players Amazon and auction service eBay
13 Sep 2011

SAP BusinessByDesign creates tensions with ecosystem partners

Partner has issues with the pace of updates and the potential for duplicated software
09 Sep 2011