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Coalition plans to enlist private firms to speed ID authentication

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Coalition proposes piggy-backing on private-sector databases to enable easier authentication when accessing e-government services
23 May 2011

Fight to protect Britain's borders stymied by ineffective IT

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Work of the UK Border Agency being hampered by fragmented data practices
16 May 2011

EMC World 2011: Big data meets the cloud

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The annual conference kicks off in Las Vegas today
09 May 2011

London-based NHS trust rolls out patient record hub

The installation is being carried out by BT and Cerner Millennium
27 Apr 2011

Is “Big Data” the right way to look at the problem?


11 Mar 2011

IBM Pulse: Enterprises need to differentiate big and little data

Experts debate real-time flows versus big-picture information
02 Mar 2011

Interview: Teradata CTO Stephen Brobst

Teradata has been recognised by Gartner as the leader in its field thanks to a partnership strategy that aims to ensure its customers benefit from the best tools on the market
22 Feb 2011

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh digitises data on three million plant and herb specimens

Optical character recognition technology is being used to provide a public database of information
11 Feb 2011

Interview: Bet365.com chief technology officer Martin Davies

Gambling web site relies on cutting-edge technology and inhouse development nous to keep millions of punters happy
10 Feb 2011

Barclays banks on master data management

Head of data quality and profiling Saul Judah explains how the bank went about implementing MDM
07 Feb 2011

Barclays cuts costs through improved data management

Master data management project has also led to fewer customer complaints and increased staff productivity
03 Feb 2011

The intelligent management of computing workloads


01 Feb 2011

Gartner says getting to grips with master data won’t be easy

Deep knowledge of business processes required
24 Jan 2011

Efficiency is the key to cloud


30 Nov 2010

NHS Networks extends information sharing

An online portal called the Commissioning Zone is designed to promote sharing of intelligence and resources
25 Nov 2010

Linked Open Data cloud takes shape

New project sees easier use of the cloud for web developers and government agencies
25 Nov 2010

JC Decaux chooses open source BI system over Oracle's

UK-wide rollout to take place over three years
23 Jul 2010

Oracle 2010 revenue surges 15 per cent

First figures released after EU ratification of Oracle's acquisition of Sun also show profits for financial year 2010 up 23 per cent
25 Jun 2010

Open data initiative gathers momentum

The government’s long-touted scheme to improve public services by opening up state data is finally yielding tangible results
12 Nov 2009

Government to proceed with internet snooping plan

Suppliers will be forced to retain details of all electronic communications for use by law enforcement and security services
09 Nov 2009

The sun has not yet set on this debate

It is clear why Oracle is keen to retain MySQL ­- and why the EU seems just as keen on quashing the deal for the sake of competitiveness
05 Nov 2009

Government admits farmers' data went missing

Loss at under-fire Rural Payments Agency was not a cover up, say officials
30 Oct 2009

Give back the power to protect

Emerging technologies must put control of our electronic identity back into the hands of individuals
29 Oct 2009

One in 10 Britons on police DNA database

More than 5.5 million records held on controversial system
28 Oct 2009