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Open standards consultation extended after bias allegations

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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

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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

Cloud computing suppliers announced by government
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

G-Cloud director Chris Chant to retire at the end of the month

Quits before completing Cloudstore, and after penning a damning blog about the current state of government IT
17 Apr 2012

Cabinet Office: government IT contracts capped at £100m

But certain projects are exempt
02 Apr 2012

Department for Education signs £575m ICT-for-schools deal

Information management and learning services form part of agreement
29 Mar 2012

Cabinet Office hails Oracle deal as start of new era in Whitehall procurement

'The days of the government paying different prices for the same goods or services are over,' says Francis Maude
28 Mar 2012

Monstrous waste of money


21 Mar 2012

NATO selects BT for £39m global network services contract

The five-year deal includes the migration of NATO's existing infrastructure to BT Ethernet Connect
15 Mar 2012

Government takes steps to help SMEs win IT business

New contracts to allow more flexibility
09 Mar 2012

CloudStore update to be released in April, says G-Cloud boss

Second version designed to be better at keeping pace with changes in technology
07 Mar 2012

North-west fire services embark on major IT control integration

Fire services in Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire and Cumbria aim to pick up the pieces after FireControl fiasco
02 Mar 2012

Opinion: It’s time to open-source the Big Society

The collaborative nature of open source means it’s a perfect match for the government
02 Mar 2012

Analysis: Industry reaction to the CloudStore

How will the new supplier list help in the procurement of IT services?
22 Feb 2012

IT firm needed to build "nuts and bolts" of government Green Deal

Gemserv to launch tender for Green Deal Central Change database developer to store up to six million energy efficiency plans
20 Feb 2012

Network Rail in the market for a new B2B property customer portal

Portal to provide platform for all property business customer interactions
08 Feb 2012

Keep proprietary tech out of schools


06 Feb 2012

Government looks to set up £4bn hardware framework

The agreement will cover government departments, the BBC, the Royal Mail Group, the Met Office and NHS bodies
06 Feb 2012

Post Office seeks partner for £150m IT overhaul

Potential suppliers require a minimum turnover of £20m per annum
03 Feb 2012

Government outlines £1.5bn framework for software services

The framework will cover ERP, business intelligence and big data
01 Feb 2012

Liverpool NHS Trusts seek IT service provider in deal worth £31.5m

The two trusts are looking for a single provider for all ICT services
31 Jan 2012

Maude defends government ICT after PASC criticism

Government ICT on course to losing its "unenviable reputation", says Cabinet Office minister
30 Jan 2012