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01 Aug 2014

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

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

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

Minister of the Cabinet Office Francis Maude
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

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

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

Newcastle builds £250m tech hub to deliver 400 jobs and a £20m economic boost

The Core will be first building to open in new Science Central complex
14 Jul 2014

Telcos should prepare customers for 'price hike' of a mass-surveilance future, warns academic

'Worrying' data retention bill effects will feed down to the people, warns Coventry Uni’s Shaikh
10 Jul 2014

Cameron rushes through emergency phone and internet data retention bill

“The consequences of not acting are grave,” says PM
10 Jul 2014

Home Office welcomes SMEs as it bids to reset the way it works with IT suppliers

ReSET4 programme will see Home Office move away from 'large end-to-end contracts'
02 Jul 2014

'Buy a big enough botnet and you can crack almost any level of encryption' says BT

'Encryption no longer be all and end all' says head of information assurance Jelleyman
01 Jul 2014

Theresa May still wants to push through 'snooper's charter', denies UK is a surveillance state

Home secretary claims legislation is needed to fight modern criminals using the web, but plans still concern privacy campaigners
25 Jun 2014

UK tech scene 'knocking on the door' of Silicon Valley says Lord Livingston as he welcomes Salesforce to London

Tory peer boasts of thriving tech scene 'not just in London' as UK stands 'very much open for business'
23 Jun 2014

GCHQ can now legally track Google, Facebook and web-based email without warrants

Welcome to your connected future, citizen
18 Jun 2014

Councils are not ‘wasting millions’ by ignoring G-Cloud, claims Socitm

Socitm hits back at Bull Information Systems' suggestion that G-Cloud is always the most cost-effective option
06 Jun 2014

Government launches Cyber Essentials Scheme

CESG and CREST to work together to vet public-sector suppliers
05 Jun 2014

SMEs receive just 30 per cent of government's £2.3m Digital Services framework spend

Framework was developed to give government easy access to suppliers of "all sizes"
29 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

Infosec 2014: What did we learn?

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

UK organisations second most targeted by APTs in Europe, according to FireEye study

Number of unique infections more than tripled from January to December 2013, FireEye study finds
30 Apr 2014

Government makes children's data available to private companies

Details such as gender, ethnicity and eligibility for free school meals to be accessible to researchers and third-party organisations
28 Apr 2014