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Peterborough City Council sees bright future in the cloud with Amazon Web Services

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Richard Godfrey, ICT, strategy, infrastructure and programme manager for Peterborough Council, explains how AWS will help the authority to cut costs and boost efficiency
19 Jan 2015

A quarter of councils have no strategic plan to bring services online - report

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Three-quarters of councils believe lack of IT investment is undermining service delivery
09 Jan 2015

Westminster City Council CIO role ‘to be deleted’ as part of revised Tri-Borough shared services strategy

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New proposals suggest Tri-borough can make savings of £6.55m a year
06 Jan 2015

Top 10 public sector IT stories of 2014

For once, the year wasn't filled with government IT lows, as there were highs too
24 Dec 2014

John Gladman takes over as interim CIO at Hounslow Council

Hounslow Council to continue CRM strategy based on Salesforce.com
19 Dec 2014

Cornwall Council sent information about salaries and redundancies to wrong staff in data breach

Council blames 'data transfer error' for breach that affected at least 50 employees
15 Dec 2014

‘CIOs should become more like interior designers,' says local government CIO

Rocco Labellarte says boards should trust CIOs' judgement in the same way home owners trust interior designers
10 Dec 2014

Islington Council saves £3m with Advanced Business Solutions collaborative planning tool

'The budgeting and forecasting solution has eliminated various labour-intensive processes,' says Alan Layton, director of financial management
03 Dec 2014

Full-time IT positions down by nearly 10 per cent at London boroughs since 2012

Local authorities offer fewer permanent ICT jobs as cuts bite
14 Oct 2014

Worcestershire Council awards HP huge IT managed services contract

HP was cheapest option, says council, and will manage council's migration from legacy telecoms platforms onto new UC platform
29 Sep 2014

Case study: How Middlesbrough Council went to G-Cloud to replace SAP with Unit 4

Middlesbrough Council has shaken out its software estate, swept out SAP and procured a new ERP solution for finance, payroll and HR via G-Cloud
15 Sep 2014

Bristol City Council to migrate IT infrastructure to the cloud in £1.5m deal

Bristol City Council's IT services procured via the government's G-Cloud framework
01 Sep 2014

Medway Council upgrades and virtualises its outdated IT estate

Medway Council shifts to virtual desktops to support its move to more flexible working
29 Aug 2014

Braintree District Council seeks software package in £10m tender

Framework agreement will be available to all UK public-sector bodies, says council
04 Aug 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

Harrow Council on the hunt for ICT services in £100m tender

Vendor has to cover infrastructure, applications and service management
09 May 2014

South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council in £1.5m shared services deal with Civica

Agreement designed to make authorities more efficient by digitising services and cutting costs
07 May 2014

Liverpool City Council seeks financial management system

Council wants system to help it to cope with significant reductions in budget and resources
22 Apr 2014

Wirral Borough Council searching for web-based asset management solution

Council wants to replace existing software and standalone data sources in £180,000 tender
07 Apr 2014

London borough to roll out Google Chromebooks to escape Microsoft's licensing costs

Barking and Dagenham claims it would have to pay over £200,000 more to replace outgoing Windows XP desktops with Windows 7 PCs
02 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

Basildon Borough Council deploys Microsoft Dynamics CRM in bid to cut costs and improve efficiency

Smarter decisions based on customer insight will enable the council to become more efficient, says project manager
28 Mar 2014

Councils' shared services venture LGSS on the lookout for ERP solution

LGSS on the hunt for product based on existing Oracle and Agresso software or an alternative new solution
19 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