Public sector

Atos to acquire Bull in all-French €620m deal

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Atos to buy Bull to beef-up its presence in France and computer security
27 May 2014

Computing Refresh: Salesforce invades UK, eBay hacked, and Microsoft reveals Surface Pro 3

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Salesforce sets up shop in London, eBay reveals three-month old customer data hack, and Microsoft launches a 'laptop beater'.
23 May 2014

NHS e-Referral service will ‘operate at 20 per cent of Choose and Book costs’

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Delivery costs of new service will be significantly lower than the dumped £356m system that preceded it, says NHS England
23 May 2014

Dubai Police to trial Google Glass

Wearable devices to be tested by traffic cops
21 May 2014

"I want to hear teachers saying get your mobiles out, not put them away"

South Staffordshire College director of strategy and infrastructure Jamie Smith tells Computing how the college is improving learning through BYOD
21 May 2014

Half of UK citizens say they do not trust NHS with personal data

Yet another smack in the face for NHS England's care.data programme
20 May 2014

China bans government use of Windows 8

Chinese government does not want to rely on a foreign operating system, and is instead developing its own
20 May 2014

Wakefield Council issues tender for back-office management system

Four-year contract worth up to £1.4m
19 May 2014

German government will no longer deal with companies who give data to NSA

Meanwhile, Harvard and MIT students devise 'NSA-proof' email service
19 May 2014

London first UK region to be fully connected to PSN

All 33 boroughs have migrated to government's Public Services Network
19 May 2014

Privacy group launches legal challenge over GCHQ malware operation

Privacy International claims GCHQ surveillance and malware operation breaches human rights laws
15 May 2014

NHS e-Referral service will 'build on success' of dumped £356m Choose and Book system

Agile and open technologies will be used for new e-referral system, says NHS England
14 May 2014

Francis Maude claims G-Cloud procurement spend now over £175m

Cabinet Office minister tells Public Sector Show that over half of sales are going to SMEs.
14 May 2014

NSA’s new chief: Foreign governments' behaviour has changed since Snowden leaks

Only a small proportion of leaks have anything to do with privacy issues, claims Mike Rodgers
13 May 2014

NHS to dump £356m patient booking system

New e-Referrals system could be made mandatory for GPs, says NHS England
12 May 2014

Open source has failed to catch on with local government - report

Local Government Information Unit claims open source is not cheaper or simpler, it's just "different"
12 May 2014

Harrow Council on the hunt for ICT services in £100m tender

Vendor has to cover infrastructure, applications and service management
09 May 2014

'Private' electoral roll data sold to junk mail company after software error

Series of leaks of 'private' electoral register data believed in one-in-four local authorities
09 May 2014

HM Treasury opts for NTT Data to provide IT services

Deal could be worth up to £250m, according to tender notice
08 May 2014

South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council in £1.5m shared services deal with Civica

Agreement designed to make authorities more efficient by digitising services and cutting costs
07 May 2014

Department of Health: G-Cloud is still too complex

Buying processes and CloudStore navigation are some of the pain points in procurement
07 May 2014

Department of Health selects Kahootz to replace IBM Quickr through G-Cloud

Move signals shift away from legacy systems and software, and embrace of "buying things as a service"
06 May 2014

Building public trust: an interview with Hampshire council CIO Jos Creese

Jos Creese explains that the public sector’s reputation for playing fast and loose with sensitive public data is unfair and hampering its ability to deliver optimal services. Stuart Sumner hears why attitudes need to change
02 May 2014

Infosec 2014: What did we learn?

Join Computing staff for a discussion on our main takehomes from this year's conference
02 May 2014