Public sector

CISOs ‘will take a keen interest in’ GCHQ-certified MSc cyber security courses

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Candidates may be better differentiated in order to close cyber security skills gap, according to recruitment firm
01 Aug 2014

BlackBerry, Apple, Windows 8 and government IT disasters: Top 10 IT news stories of the week

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Computing's new weekly summary of the most significant and most-read IT news from the past seven days
01 Aug 2014

GCHQ certifies six cyber security Master’s degree courses

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Royal Holloway and Oxford universities' courses get full certification, while De Montfort misses out
01 Aug 2014

UK needs more women in tech to compete on global scale, says Education Minister

The UK will only realise its full potential as a global technology hub if more women are encouraged to find careers within the sector, Education Minister Nick Gibb has said
31 Jul 2014

Meet the White House’s go-to security expert (who’s never seen a Snowden document)

Sooraj Shah speaks to Rodney Joffe about the state of cyber security and government surveillance, and delves into the history of Neustar, the company he works for
30 Jul 2014

National roaming for mobile: where to turn?

Is the government being serious about a national roaming plan that has left mobile networks flabbergasted? Sooraj Shah finds out
28 Jul 2014

Government ‘loses £700m legal battle with Fujitsu’ over failed NHS IT project

2008 sacking from NPfIT could leave NHS with biggest payout in its 60-year history
28 Jul 2014

Hampshire County Council selects Capita for school data-sharing system

System aimed at enabling authorised staff to get a better picture of a pupil's circumstances
25 Jul 2014

OpenText cures NHS Trust’s case file woes

Royal Free London’s director of information management and technology, Will Smart, tells Danny Palmer how switching to digital case notes is improving patient care
25 Jul 2014

MoJ employees go on strike over sensitive data sell-off as job losses loom

PCS union claims that IT services firm Steria is being 'rewarded for failure'
24 Jul 2014

Francis Maude: 'If it can be done online, it should only be done online'

Cabinet Office Minister says online public services should be the only option in order to improve efficiency and save money
24 Jul 2014

Predictive big data analytics in healthcare

John Leonard talks to big data firms Amara and FlyingBinary about applying analytics to healthcare in the US and in the UK's NHS
23 Jul 2014

HMRC Aspire contract will top £10bn, says NAO

HMRC criticised for conceding commercial safeguards in major renegotiations - enabling Aspire contractors to earn big profits
22 Jul 2014

West Midlands Police selects Accenture for £25m digital transformation project

HP to design IT infrastructure to support new systems
22 Jul 2014

Home Office criticised for 'poor IT' after writing off £347m IT project

Little confidence that £209m replacement will be money well spent, says PAC
22 Jul 2014

NHS England to hire director of intelligence to take charge of care.data programme

Successful candidate must have strong strategic leadership experience gained at a senior level, says NHS
21 Jul 2014

DropBox 'hostile to privacy,' argues Snowden, urges switch to SpiderOak

NSA whistleblower argues Dropbox is a 'PRISM wannabe," urges use of SpiderOak private storage service
18 Jul 2014

Cabinet Office looks for data centre partners to handle 'top secret' information

Government wants to partner with a data centre provider in a deal that could be worth £700m
18 Jul 2014

Leicestershire County Council selects Tableau Software to improve data insight

“Tableau has opened up greater possibilities for us by allowing staff to interrogate data and see results on-the-fly in an easily understandable format," says Robert Radburn, research and insight team leader
17 Jul 2014

Botnet boom requires new laws to deal with it, argues US Justice Department

US assistant attorney general demands more far-reaching laws from Congress
17 Jul 2014

What will the government's new data retention bill mean for UK businesses?

James Walsh, head of telecoms, and Liz Fitzsimons, data protection specialist at Eversheds LLP discuss the new bill's implications
17 Jul 2014

Government surveillance bill passed 438-51 in the House of Commons

Controversial Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill passed by MPs
16 Jul 2014

KPMG and Imperial College London team up in bid to help businesses exploit big data analytics

Partnership claims that new centre will help put UK at the forefront of data science
15 Jul 2014

GCHQ seeks to control the internet with social media manipulation, poll hacking and even more snooping

Spy agency has catalogue of software tools it uses to infiltrate the internet to shape what people see
15 Jul 2014