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G-Cloud programme director slams ‘inaccurate’ use of sales data

Cloud computing suppliers announced by government
Denise McDonagh defends G-Cloud progress; hits back at critics trying to 'trip up' the programme
17 Aug 2012

Surrey County Council issues tender worth up to £200m for IT framework

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Framework designed to respond to changes in public sector
15 Aug 2012

Six London boroughs to install Oracle ERP solution

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Boroughs opt for Capgemini to implement software
31 Jul 2012

Whitehall IT chiefs should hang their heads in shame over this ‘good news’ story


31 Jul 2012

Red tape is undermining security


31 Jul 2012

Bean-counters are ruining Whitehall IT


31 Jul 2012

Public-sector supplier blacklist planned by Francis Maude

Two companies already on blacklist, according to reports.
25 Jul 2012

NHS wastes a fortune on piecemeal IT


11 Jul 2012

£4bn Government Procurement Service IT framework contract finally awarded

Seventeen suppliers selected for four-year deal
03 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

When big business thinks small: a guide to working with technology SMEs

Large organisations are increasingly seeking to tap into the SME market for innovation and agility. But are their procurement processes flexible enough?
19 Jun 2012

Huddle secures vast majority of £453,778 spent on G-Cloud

London-based SME has six out of 11 CloudStore contracts awarded so far
15 Jun 2012

At the helm of government ICT: interview with Andy Nelson

In today’s information-sharing age, can being CIO of such a huge IT user as the British government really be a part-time job? Sooraj Shah spoke to the man himself, Andy Nelson, to find out
06 Jun 2012

CloudStore poses big data challenge


31 May 2012

G-Cloud framework for SMEs launched by Cabinet Office

G-Cloud bureaucracy removed to attract smaller companies
25 May 2012

Report: Government has saved £159.6m on ICT contracts in the past year

Positive start for new ICT strategy but challenges still to be met
25 May 2012

Have a heart for Mr Hart


09 May 2012

Microsoft exempts UK public sector from 25 per cent price hike

Adjustments to UK pricing will mean big increases for everyone else
04 May 2012

Next-gen broadband, BT-style


02 May 2012

Open standards consultation extended after bias allegations

Independent facilitator found to be advising Microsoft. Deadline extended, session to be re-run
30 Apr 2012

Oracle barred from lucrative US Federal Government contracts

Computer giant thrown off federal government software and services procurement programme following over-charging dispute
23 Apr 2012

Salesforce.com and Amazon to join G-Cloud

Amazon and Salesforce.com are set to join the government's G-Cloud 2.0, according to the organisation's new director, Denise McDonagh
20 Apr 2012

Opinion: SMEs need help to compete in the government arena

The government must match its rhetoric about helping smaller vendors with action
19 Apr 2012

Pledge to help SMEs rings hollow


17 Apr 2012