Public sector

Wales is botching its £425m superfast broadband rollout, says former BT head

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Welsh government should have marketed it better, says John Davies
09 Apr 2014

Wirral Borough Council searching for web-based asset management solution

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Council wants to replace existing software and standalone data sources in £180,000 tender
07 Apr 2014

NHS reveals it has only spent £1.3m on care.data to date

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Costs for controversial project have so far been restricted to raising awareness
07 Apr 2014

Government should use big data like Google and Amazon to tailor services, says Cabinet Office's Paul Maltby

Analyse social media to find out opinions without turning to thinktanks, he tells Computing
04 Apr 2014

Director of Parliamentary ICT Joan Miller set to retire

Miller has been working at PICT for nearly nine years
04 Apr 2014

Government's digital by default strategy in jeopardy because it "doesn't get it"

Mark Thompson tells EMC and Policy Exchange roundtable "we're being badly governed by our digital masters"
04 Apr 2014

Mobile working 'boom' in NHS despite project failures

NDL report finds three-quarters of healthcare organisations now have an active mobile working strategy
03 Apr 2014

Big data 2014: what a difference a year makes

In the first of two features revealing the results of Computing research into big data adoption, John Leonard reports on the lessons IT leaders are learning as projects move from the theoretical to the practical
02 Apr 2014

ICO says anonymous data “not covered” by Data Protection Act - until it's de-anonymised

ICO admission leaves care.data hole open to the abuse of patient records
02 Apr 2014

London borough to roll out Google Chromebooks to escape Microsoft's licensing costs

Barking and Dagenham claims it would have to pay over £200,000 more to replace outgoing Windows XP desktops with Windows 7 PCs
02 Apr 2014

Big data: the view from the sharp end

Stuart Sumner analyses the responses to Computing’s Big Data Summit 2014 polls
01 Apr 2014

Paperless NHS by 2018? Probably not...

Gaps between paper and electronic records risk seeing medical information fall through the cracks, warn Hill Dickinson lawyer
01 Apr 2014

MPs slam government for allowing BT rural broadband 'monopoly'

"The government has failed to deliver meaningful competition in the procurement of its £1.2bn rural broadband programme," says Margaret Hodge MP
01 Apr 2014

“Litigious nature” of software vendors preventing unbiased reviews of healthcare software

NHS trusts unable to read unbiased reviews of healthcare software due to litigious vendors
01 Apr 2014

Foreign & Commonwealth Office awards Capgemini £6.3m ERP contract

Yet another government contract for Capgemini sees it oversee upgrades of finance, procurement, projects, HR and payroll function
01 Apr 2014

Putting digital first: An interview with Camden Council CIO John Jackson

Jackson tells Computing how the council’s digital strategy is changing the way its staff work
31 Mar 2014

Government launches Computer Emergency Response Team to fight cyber crime threat

Delayed CERT-UK will coordinate with industry to protect against computer crime and state-sponsored cyber espionage
31 Mar 2014

Basildon Borough Council deploys Microsoft Dynamics CRM in bid to cut costs and improve efficiency

Smarter decisions based on customer insight will enable the council to become more efficient, says project manager
28 Mar 2014

Tackling the challenge of attracting cyber security talent to the public sector

Danny Palmer examines what the public sector can do to attract top cyber security talent when competing against the higher salaries offered by private firms
28 Mar 2014

OFT calls for improvements in public-sector ICT procurement

OFT believes more can be done to increase competition for contracts
26 Mar 2014

Ninety-six per cent of UK charities struggling to manage customer data effectively

While 75 per cent lack time and money to sort it out
26 Mar 2014

Revolution in Parliament: BYOD and cloud reaches the corridors of power

Joan Miller, director of Parliamentary ICT, reveals how MPs and Lords are going mobile, while migrating to cloud services
26 Mar 2014

Obama to ask Congress to end NSA bulk data collection

Administration will also seek the NSA to hold onto call data for only 18 months, as opposed to the current five years
26 Mar 2014

'Cloud doesn’t exist where broadband doesn’t exist,' says Essex CIO

David Wilde tells Think Cloud for Government event that more infrastructure needed to support cloud in rural areas
25 Mar 2014