Public sector

Job Centre set for digital upgrade with free Wi-Fi and biometrics

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London Bridge branch testing new technological departure from queues and notice boards
24 Oct 2014

Half of Britons have been victims of cyber crime - but many don't know where to report it

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Figures released by Cabinet Office suggest citizens don't know what to do when they've been victims of cyber crime
21 Oct 2014

ICO issues privacy warning over CCTV, wearable devices and drones

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'Surveillance cameras should not be deployed as a quick fix, but a proportionate response to a real and pressing problem,' says ICO's Jonathan Bamford
16 Oct 2014

Windows 10 announcement 'a surprise' to Notts County Council, just weeks after signing 8.1 deal with Microsoft

We’re happy with our choice, but would value an ongoing discussion with Microsoft, says ICT service director
16 Oct 2014

‘Trust has gone from cloud providers,’ argues security expert following Snapchat, iCloud and Dropbox breaches

Data breaches and NSA snooping mean trust in cloud providers won't return for some time, Dr Kevin Curran tells Computing
15 Oct 2014

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

Liam Maxwell: 'We need to reset our relationship with technology'

Government CTO signals the end of big outsourcing contracts to the likes of CSC and Capgemini, and bemoans the situation he was left in by his predecessor
09 Oct 2014

NHS England to forge ahead with 'unchanged' care.data plans

Care.data to be re-started after hiatus as NHS England claims benefits outweigh the data risks
08 Oct 2014

Civil Service appoints its first CEO

Does a track record in gas make him the perfect candidate?
03 Oct 2014

Internet of Things will require new forms of consent, warns EU working party

One-time consent for personal data processing 'outdated' for Internet of Things, suggest EU Article 29 Working Party
30 Sep 2014

‘Crime-as-a-service’ exploited by criminal gangs, warns Europol iOCTA report

Hackers offering services to more 'traditional' gangs looking to get into cyber crime
29 Sep 2014

Worcestershire Council awards HP huge IT managed services contract

HP was cheapest option, says council, and will manage council's migration from legacy telecoms platforms onto new UC platform
29 Sep 2014

Samsung provides UEL students 4,000 tablets, while exiting Europe laptop market for good

Devices pre-loaded with course textbooks, virtual learning environment resources
25 Sep 2014

Transport for London selects Computacenter and CSC as part of £80m IT framework

Four UK suppliers chosen to provide hardware, software and services across organisation
23 Sep 2014

Scottish Police and Fire services select Civica Tranman for fleet management

Emergency services looking to make fleets more efficient while cutting costs
22 Sep 2014

Top 10 IT news stories of the week: Scottish independence, Chinese hackers, iPhone 6 issues and Larry Ellison steps aside

No escape: election fever even influences IT issues
19 Sep 2014

Chinese hackers breached US miltary contractors

Senate report suggests 20 acts of Chinese cyber-espionage took place in one year, with poor communication in US government also partly to blame
18 Sep 2014

Warning over government IT systems should Scotland vote for independence

£1bn-plus IT bill for Scottish government – including a tax system that will be delivered two years after independence, according to the SNP's own timetable
15 Sep 2014

US government threatened Yahoo with $250,000-per-day fine if it did not hand over user data to NSA

Yahoo took matter to secret court, but failed to reverse government demands
12 Sep 2014

Government struggling to measure benefits of cyber security strategy, says National Audit Office

But Whitehall has made good progress in implementing the programme, particularly among larger businesses
11 Sep 2014

Backbytes: A year too late, MPs realise that the UK's smart meters are a waste of money

MPs finally work out that the UK's Smart Metering Implementation Programme is an expensive waste of time that will be obsolete before its rolled out
10 Sep 2014

Apple warns developers over HealthKit data-sharing ahead of iOS 8 launch

HealthKit guidelines aim to restrict developers' ability to share data with third parties
09 Sep 2014

NHS Spine ‘successfully’ rebuilt, says HSCIC

New infrastructure built in-house by HSCIC in collaboration with BJSS
09 Sep 2014

Morecambe Bay NHS Trust claims it will save £35m with help from Lorenzo EPR system

Trust claims it will spend £9m on 24/7 support services, but will still save £35m over five years
09 Sep 2014