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Torbay Council replaces Gartner Magic Quadrant BI vendor with rival Logi Analytics

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Council claims the move gave it a 123 per cent ROI in the first two months
02 Oct 2013

Lambeth Council selects Capita for customer services in £3.4m deal

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Nine-year contract includes work to optimise contact centre processes
20 Aug 2013

Warwickshire County Council reduces overheads and downtime with Hornbill Supportworks

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Hornbill IT service management system selected ahead of Marval; still preferred ahead of SaaS alternatives
31 Jul 2013

Culture secretary urges councils to reveal broadband plans

Maria Miller wants residents and businesses to know what broadband speeds to expect in the near future
29 Jul 2013

East Sussex County Council on the hunt for management information system solutions provider

Schools in contracting authorities want MIS solution in tender worth up to £50m
17 Jun 2013

Wolverhampton City Council to save £3.4m with Agresso ERP solution

Five-year modernisation plan supported by UNIT 4 platform
30 May 2013

Information Commissioner calls for prison sentences as council employee is fined for taking medical data

Fines are not a big enough deterrent, believes Information Commissioner Christopher Graham
24 May 2013

Essex County Council seeks bidders for IT hardware contract

Council procuring on behalf of other public sector bodies for provision of mobiles, tablets, laptops and servers
22 Apr 2013

Councils issue tender worth up to £30m for pension software

Kent County Council leads procurement process for solutions that administer local government, police and rescue pension schemes
18 Apr 2013

Lincolnshire County Council seeks bidders for £100m outsourcing contract

Five-year deal to run IT systems and implementation of new ERP system may be broken up to help smaller bidders
04 Apr 2013

Merton Council deploys Citrix to cut costs and enable flexible working

About 2,000 employees to eventually gain benefits of new solution
28 Mar 2013

PSN to connect up to 52 service providers in Yorkshire and Humberside

Virgin Media Business signed up to deliver major public services network
30 Jan 2013

Cambridge council: 'We can’t offer iPhones to staff without being pilloried in the local press'

'We won't pay for the phone, we won't pay the tariff. We won't even train you,' says leader of council's BYOD scheme
25 Jan 2013

London councils aim to save £30m a year through shared services deal with BT

'Radical redesign' will see HR and finance tech upgraded under a deal that could be extended to 20 councils
22 Jan 2013

Huntingdonshire ditches CRM shared service with Cambridgeshire

Huntingdonshire District Council's switch from Onyx CRM to Optevia expected to save £200,000 over five years
04 Jan 2013

Public sector IT: A look ahead to 2013

Computing examines what lies ahead for public sector IT in 2013
19 Dec 2012

Public sector IT: 2012 in review

Computing looks back at the government's IT initiatives this year and what impact they have had
07 Dec 2012

Barnet Council to award £320m outsourcing contract to Capita on Thursday

Controversial deal to run Barnet services to go to Capita
05 Dec 2012

Barnet outlines controversial £320m Capita outsourcing deal

Capita to take control of Barnet Council's back-office services in sweeping outsourcing deal
23 Nov 2012

Good Technology, MobileIron come with 'really serious constraints' says Westminster Council CIO

Vendors yet to come up with an MDM solution that allows true data merging and collaboration, says Goward
13 Nov 2012

Lambeth Council to publish all data it holds online

Only confidential information to be exempt, says Lambeth’s leader Steve Reed
12 Jul 2012

'Tougher deals' to save £70m as government plays hard ball with Microsoft and SAP

Central government, local council and NHS join for forces to negotiate software licences
25 Jun 2012

Personality clash to blame for Yorkshire councils’ shared services split

Arrangement that has 'saved £2.6m' fell apart because council leaders ‘didn’t get on’
21 Jun 2012

Yorkshire councils to repatriate shared services

Move follows removal of joint chief executive
19 Jun 2012