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Government CTO Liam Maxwell recruits army of senior IT leaders to manage new contracts

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Public sector hiring IT specialists to bring lost IT skills back in-house, says Maxwell
20 Nov 2014

Top 10 IT news stories of the week: Microsoft and HMRC look at past errors while smaller database providers look to big future

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This week's stop stories, as judged by Computing readers
07 Nov 2014

Was GCHQ's Robert Hannigan right or wrong to call on tech firms to help with terrorism threat?

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Two Computing journalists butt heads over whether GCHQ should be assisted, or condemned
06 Nov 2014

Government 'has pimped out its front-end, but it has not changed its legacy engines', claims former HMRC CIO

Reliance on legacy systems will see government departments falter, says Phil Pavitt
05 Nov 2014

'We've saved more than £14bn over the last year,' claims government CTO Liam Maxwell

Government CTO claims multi-billion pound savings as a result of reforms in IT procurement and spending
31 Oct 2014

HMRC to scrap Aspire outsourcing contract in 2017 – 25 per cent savings expected

HMRC CIO Mark Dearnley to replace Aspire with multiple smaller contracts
29 Oct 2014

Capgemini revenues to drop by almost one-tenth when HMRC contract expires in 2017

HMRC plan to scrap Aspire outsourcing contract in 2017 will force Capgemini's global revenues down by almost one-tenth - unless it wins the new deal
29 Oct 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

HP and Capgemini top government suppliers' earnings list - raking in more than £1bn a year each

Whitehall Monitor finds that government continues to splash cash with big IT suppliers despite promise to move to SMEs
27 Jun 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

HMRC to sell taxpayers' financial data to private companies

Government to abolish laws protecting taxpayer privacy to sell “anonymised” information about taxpayers
19 Apr 2014

HMRC delays RTI penalties and readies Universal Credit integration

6 April deadline will be extended as employers continue to struggle with RTI reporting
12 Feb 2014

Where should you store your Bitcoins?

Sooraj Shah investigates whether it is really worth storing Bitcoins in 'cold storage' or an 'insured storage vault'
22 Jan 2014

HMRC warned over real-time information system disaster recovery

MPs urge HMRC to address disaster recovery in new real-time information PAYE system
19 Dec 2013

Top 10 public sector IT stories of 2013

Computing examines the biggest stories in public sector IT in 2013
11 Dec 2013

'You have a one in three chance of being recruited for big data role' SAS tells students

100 roles up for grabs at the likes of PwC, the BBC and HMRC, for 300 who attended today's careers fair
28 Nov 2013

HMRC IT system not the reason for charging discrepancies, says RTI report

Problems came from transition to RTI reporting for employers and payroll service providers
02 Oct 2013

NAO: £480bn of government revenues and £210bn of expenditure reliant on legacy ICT systems

Public sector performance in managing legacy ICT systems is 'patchy', says Amyas Morse
11 Sep 2013

HMRC's five-year plan as renewal approaches on Capgemini's Aspire contract

The tax authority is moving from a monolithic IT systems architecture to a ‘multi-sourced model’ with an integrator and multiple suppliers. Graeme Burton talks to HMRC’s outgoing CIO, Mark Hall, and Capgemini’s Craig Mills
07 Aug 2013

HMRC reveals over £3.7bn spend with Capgemini

HMRC has revealed the details of its spend with Capgemini via the Aspire contract following a FoI request from Computing
05 Aug 2013

Outgoing HMRC CIO Mark Hall scopes out the challenges for Mark Dearnley

Dearnley to lead the way to full digitisation as HMRC adopts 'systems and service integrator' model ahead of 2017 Aspire outsourcing contract renewal
05 Aug 2013

Vodafone CIO to become HMRC's chief digital and information officer

Mark Dearnley to take control of £200m, three-year digitisation programme
01 Aug 2013

HMRC trials 'choose your own device' policy - but it won't be iPads for all

HMRC staff to be allowed to select end-user devices for personal productivity, says CIO Mark Hall
08 Jul 2013

HMRC moves file and printer servers to the cloud to reduce lost office hours

Cetralised storage solution also enables HMRC to cut costs and reduce risk of data loss
27 Jun 2013