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

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

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

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

Building public trust: an interview with Hampshire council CIO Jos Creese

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Jos Creese explains that the public sector’s reputation for playing fast and loose with sensitive public data is unfair and hampering its ability to deliver optimal services. Stuart Sumner hears why attitudes need to change
02 May 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

Essex County Council selects Fujitsu for £16.6m IT transformation project

Fujitsu will implement Oracle's E-Business Suite, Hyperion, OBIEE and Taleo
19 Feb 2014

How three London boroughs developed a shared services strategy

'Shared services' is the future of local government. And Westminster City Council and its neighbouring boroughs are leading the way. CIO Ben Goward talks to Graeme Burton about how it is working out
07 Feb 2014

Cheshire councils looking for ITSM software system

Councils want to replace old software which will no longer be supported after July 2014
30 Jan 2014

Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, and Hammersmith councils agree IT shared services deal

Agilisys and BT win five-year IT services contract with three London councils
16 Dec 2013

CIO interview: How Balfour Beatty will rationalise servers and applications in £50m deal with Fujitsu

Construction giant hopes to slash number of servers in half and cut thousands of applications
25 Jul 2013

London boroughs plan united £1.1bn mega-outsourcing framework

Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea the first to pool IT resources under a London-wide framework
05 Apr 2013

Arvato selected as government’s first outsourced shared service centre operator

Deal part of government's plan to save up to £600m a year on back office costs
01 Mar 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

New plan for shared services ‘will save taxpayers half-a-billion pounds a year’

'Next Generation Shared Services Strategic Plan' intended to slash administration costs
03 Jan 2013

Essex County Council awards £81m PSN contract

Joint venture awarded contract which aims to reduce council's spend
19 Dec 2012

East Sussex and Surrey county councils issue £60m shared services tender

Tender is for the development of existing SAP systems
14 Nov 2012

UPDATED: Somerset County Council preparing for court in escalating conflict with IBM

Council preparing for court due to dispute over Southwest One shared services scheme
22 Oct 2012

CSC finally implements Lorenzo patient records management system

Manchester’s Tameside Hospital becomes first user of much-criticised system
18 Sep 2012

Special report: 2012 and the war for data

The past few months have seen worrying developments for those who value their privacy and expect personal data to be handled with a degree of circumspection. So is the fight for the right to be forgotten a lost cause?
05 Sep 2012

Analysis: Police forces investigate new ICT strategies

Cash-strapped police forces across England and Wales are turning to outsourcing and shared services in an effort to both cut IT costs and increase efficiency
21 Aug 2012

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

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

Shared services agreements have saved a total of £30m, says LGA

Integrating IT systems saves Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire councils nearly £5m
14 Aug 2012

Six London boroughs to install Oracle ERP solution

Boroughs opt for Capgemini to implement software
31 Jul 2012

NHS wastes a fortune on piecemeal IT


11 Jul 2012

Government shared services fail to deliver

Latest PAC report criticises shared services schemes for failing to deliver savings targets, and being over budget
10 Jul 2012