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HMRC and NHS have “dropped the ball” over Windows XP April support shutdown, says Labour

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Hackers' free-for-all with personal data expected, says shadow Cabinet Office minister
05 Feb 2014

Gove and Osborne launch £500k “Year of Code” campaign to raise programming awareness

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“Get coding this year – it’s easier than you think” says government initiative
04 Feb 2014

Privacy under the knife: can 'care.data' be trusted?

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Within weeks, households will receive letters informing them of NHS plans to upload patient data into a centralised “care.data” database – and possibly sold on to third parties. The NHS says that patient privacy won’t be compromised, but campaigners claim otherwise. Graeme Burton investigates
31 Jan 2014

Angry Birds and other unsecured phone apps targeted by NSA and GCHQ

More Snowden leaks suggest spooks have cracked mapping, gaming and even swinging apps
28 Jan 2014

Government education measures “still too predicated on volunteerism” says SET's Bob Harrison

CAS, Master Teachers and Barefoot Computing Initiative would benefit from greater spend, says Harrison
24 Jan 2014

Recent UK ICT education like “teaching children to send a telex or travel in zeppelin” says Gove

Previous ICT resources were “creaking into obsolescence” for years, says Education Minister
23 Jan 2014

Obamacare site not safe, say cyber security experts

70,000 private customer records extracted within minutes by security researcher
17 Jan 2014

Plugging the IT Skills Gap Part Two: Microsoft's Apprentice

In Part Two of a three-part series we meet a college leaver turned Microsoft-trained IT project manager
06 Jan 2014

Post-NSA government still trusted over private firms with personal data handling

Ernst & Young report suggests people still happy to share personal information with government - but wary of web firms
02 Jan 2014

Top 10 public sector IT stories of 2013

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

UK Border Force’s IT systems are 'inadequate' and future plans 'unrealistic'

Public Accounts Committee says Border Force has 'weakened the security of UK borders'
10 Dec 2013

Exclusive: Universal Credit programme is one of many DWP failures on the horizon, warns former employee

Ex-consultant says that projects have been plagued by Department for Work & Pensions lack of planning
14 Nov 2013

Eastbourne council goes flat out for efficiency

Peter Gothard reports on how Eastbourne Borough Council has harnessed new technology to flatten its management structure and streamline service delivery
13 Nov 2013

Data sharing, better infrastructure and data science on the menu for UK, says government

Better use of data is 'essential for the UK's competitive advantage' says paper
31 Oct 2013

Influence: Mobile Working in the NHS

How tablets and secure remote technology is benefiting the healthcare industry
30 Oct 2013

ICO fines Ministry of Justice £140k after prison leaks 1,182 prisoner details to families

'Clear lack of management oversight' in evidence, says David Smith
24 Oct 2013

Foreign & Commonwealth Office awards BAE Systems Detica £40m IT contract

Five-year deal will see BAE Systems Detica manage services across 260 FCO posts around the world
08 Oct 2013

Kroes announces EU IT education proposals to boost youth job prospects

'We have the tools, we have the technology, we definitely have the talent,' says Digital Agenda Commissioner
23 Sep 2013

Abandoned NHS IT project costs taxpayers £10bn - and there may be more to come

'We need proper industry engagement and open standards' says Qinec CEO Robbie Hughes
18 Sep 2013

Three-quarters of public sector networks plagued by inefficiency, claims report

Study by Easynet Global Services finds poor bandwidth hinders mission-critical applications and productivity
05 Sep 2013

Microsoft Surface enjoying a 'surge in demand' from public sector, says Phoenix Software

Enquiries up 40 per cent since Microsoft allowed vendor to start selling to schools, colleges and other public sector bodies
30 Aug 2013

Are you smarter than a 16 year old? The new Computer Science GCSE put to the test

EdExcel sample questions show a range of skills will be put to the test
23 Aug 2013

A-Level results show IT school study uptake still “disappointing”, says Oracle

However economics, maths and chemistry study are up as STEM popularity rises
15 Aug 2013

75 per cent of government IT budgets rising or flat, says Gartner report

But still not enough emphasis on security, says FireEye
14 Aug 2013