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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

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

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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

Joan Miller Director of Paliamentary ICT
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

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

OFT calls for improvements in public-sector ICT procurement

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

DCMS issues tender to find ‘superfast’ broadband solution for remaining five per cent of UK

"Government needs to focus on the hardest to reach communities," claims culture secretary Maria Miller
26 Mar 2014

Less than a third of Cyber Security Challenge finalists have found a job in cyber security

Cabinet Office says that 'almost a third of face 2 face and masterclass contestants find a career in IT security'
18 Mar 2014

Sale of postcode database was ‘a mistake’, say MPs

Public Accounts Committee says Postcode Address File was included in sale of Royal Mail to "boost the share price at flotation"
18 Mar 2014

James Brokenshire on the cyber role of the National Crime Agency

"The NCA is leading in the fight against the most serious and organised cyber criminals," says former government security minister in an exclusive interview with Computing
14 Mar 2014

Cyber security - what does the future hold?

Callum Sinclair, partner at law firm DLA Piper, reflects on the EU Directive for Network and Information Security - and highlights the risks in imposing more red tape on businesses
14 Mar 2014

Camden Council CIO hits out at G-Cloud complexity

Complicated pricing, short-length contracts and unaccommodating terms and conditions need to change, says John Jackson
11 Mar 2014

Cameron pledges £45m to develop internet of things

Prime Minister tells CeBIT trade show that UK and Germany could drive a new industrial revolution
10 Mar 2014

National Audit Office set to replace Oracle ERP system in £1m tender

NAO to replace Oracle e-Business Suite system to get 'additional functionality'
07 Mar 2014

Government allocates £250m rural broadband cash

England to get the vast majority of the funds - £184m
26 Feb 2014

Is a restricted Internet our 21st century Prohibition? It’s starting in Britain

Rafael Laguna, CEO of Open-Xchange, argues that we can't afford to stand by and allow internet freedom to be restricted by government
21 Feb 2014

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity looking for CRM software solution

Project could accommodate more than one vendor and implementation partner
21 Feb 2014

Gloucestershire County Council selects Steria for IT services contract

Five-year deal sees Council drop Capita
21 Feb 2014

Year of Code is a 'vapid PR exercise with no thought whatsoever', says resigned board member Mulqueeny

Organisers 'sidelined everyone' and 'borrowed brand kudos' while leaving experts out of the light, says Young Rewired State founder
12 Feb 2014

Is the government finally going to walk the walk with open source?

After years of talking about vendor lock-in and cutting costs, Sooraj Shah asks whether Whitehall is finally fully embracing open standards
11 Feb 2014

Government in talks with web firms to block 'extremist' web content

Move aims to block access to violent videos and would also encompass some types of pornography
10 Feb 2014

Google backs Code Club scheme to teach teachers coding

George Osborne welcomes move to teach teachers coding before it is introduced into the curriculum later this year
07 Feb 2014

Are educators ready for Michael Gove's new computing curriculum?

How smooth will the curriculum's introduction be come September?
07 Feb 2014