Public sector

HMRC to scrap Aspire outsourcing contract in 2017 – 25 per cent savings expected

Mark Dearnley will be the new CIO of the HRMC after leaving Vodafone
HMRC CIO Mark Dearnley to replace Aspire with multiple smaller contracts
29 Oct 2014

Capgemini revenues to drop by almost one-tenth when HMRC contract expires in 2017

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HMRC plan to scrap Aspire outsourcing contract in 2017 will force Capgemini's global revenues down by almost one-tenth - unless it wins the new deal
29 Oct 2014

GCHQ conducts mass surveillance without a warrant with help from NSA, government admits

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GCHQ doesn't bother with warrants, Investigatory Powers Tribunal or data protection laws, admits government in privacy court case
29 Oct 2014

Met Office forecasts £2bn benefits from new £97m Cray supercomputer

Machine will be capable of more than 16,000 trillion calculations per second
28 Oct 2014

Universal Credit is 'completely unworkable, badly designed and already out of date', says jobcentre employee

Whistleblower suggests that the IT behind flagship welfare system is already obsolete
28 Oct 2014

Hybrid cloud – the future is open source

Open-source projects like OpenStack and Docker give enterprises a more affordable and flexible alternative to proprietary hybrid cloud services
28 Oct 2014

Government issues £300m IT services tender for education sector

Providers are expected to be able to supply a range of delivery models, IT solutions and services
28 Oct 2014

Oxford University's big data and Internet of Things project to 'create the NASA of biomedicine'

Oxford University and the Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine creates project to harness big data to improve cancer treatment
27 Oct 2014

Government extends Commodity IT Hardware & Software framework until January

Soon-to-expire CITHS framework extended until January after legal challenges delay incoming Technology Products framework
24 Oct 2014

Job Centre set for digital upgrade with free Wi-Fi and biometrics

London Bridge branch testing new technological departure from queues and notice boards
24 Oct 2014

Opinion: The Nadella controversy has highlighted an opportunity gap, not just a pay gap

The founder and CEO of EasySharePoint - and Microsoft Virtual Technical Solutions Professional - Suzy Dean examines the real issues in the wake of the Redmond boss's recent gaffes
23 Oct 2014

Public cloud in 2014: same old pros, same old cons?

Computing polled hundreds of IT leaders about their attitude to, and experience of, public cloud services. John Leonard analyses the responses
22 Oct 2014

Half of Britons have been victims of cyber crime - but many don't know where to report it

Figures released by Cabinet Office suggest citizens don't know what to do when they've been victims of cyber crime
21 Oct 2014

How Polycom video conferencing enables home treatment for NHS Lancashire dialysis patients

Scott Rayner, renal IT manager at Royal Preston Hospital, tells Computing how Polycom is helping to provide better care to patients
17 Oct 2014

H4cked off: Neelie Kroes' €2.5bn for an EU big data push - Potemkin Village policy making

European Commissioner Neelie Kroes wants to splash €2.5bn developing big data in Europe - in a scheme reminiscent of the old 'national champions' policies of the 1970s
17 Oct 2014

ICO issues privacy warning over CCTV, wearable devices and drones

'Surveillance cameras should not be deployed as a quick fix, but a proportionate response to a real and pressing problem,' says ICO's Jonathan Bamford
16 Oct 2014

Windows 10 announcement 'a surprise' to Notts County Council, just weeks after signing 8.1 deal with Microsoft

We’re happy with our choice, but would value an ongoing discussion with Microsoft, says ICT service director
16 Oct 2014

Neelie Kroes' €2.5bn EU big data push – but what will it really do?

Neelie Kroes, the EU's digital agenda commissioner, wants to splash €2.5bn on a scheme to develop big data in Europe
16 Oct 2014

‘Trust has gone from cloud providers,’ argues security expert following Snapchat, iCloud and Dropbox breaches

Data breaches and NSA snooping mean trust in cloud providers won't return for some time, Dr Kevin Curran tells Computing
15 Oct 2014

Full-time IT positions down by nearly 10 per cent at London boroughs since 2012

Local authorities offer fewer permanent ICT jobs as cuts bite
14 Oct 2014

Liam Maxwell: 'We need to reset our relationship with technology'

Government CTO signals the end of big outsourcing contracts to the likes of CSC and Capgemini, and bemoans the situation he was left in by his predecessor
09 Oct 2014

H4cked Off: Naivete, thy name is Tim Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-Lee's solutions to the problem of personal data privacy, shared at IP Expo today, don't address the biggest challenge: most people just don't care
08 Oct 2014

NHS England to forge ahead with 'unchanged' care.data plans

Care.data to be re-started after hiatus as NHS England claims benefits outweigh the data risks
08 Oct 2014

Civil Service appoints its first CEO

Does a track record in gas make him the perfect candidate?
03 Oct 2014