Public sector

Warning over government IT systems should Scotland vote for independence

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£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

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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

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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

'Staff would just open up Dropbox accounts all over the place' admits US government services CIO

A salutary lesson on shadow IT and why enterprise-grade cloud sharing platforms are a good idea
05 Sep 2014

Universal Credit business case to be signed off 'very shortly', says Iain Duncan Smith

But Labour MPs lay into pensions secretary for repeating answer from two months ago
02 Sep 2014

Bristol City Council to migrate IT infrastructure to the cloud in £1.5m deal

Bristol City Council's IT services procured via the government's G-Cloud framework
01 Sep 2014

East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust loses data cartridge with 42,000 patient forms

ICO, Nottinghamshire Police and NHS organisations have all been notified, says trust's chief executive
01 Sep 2014

Government hires Magnus Falk as its first deputy CTO as Whitehall IT shake-up gathers pace

Former Credit Suisse CIO to take up deputy CTO mantle in Cabinet Office, reporting to Liam Maxwell
28 Aug 2014

FBI probes Russian government links to JPMorgan cyber attacks

State-sponsored response to political situation being 'investigated' by FBI
28 Aug 2014

Milton Keynes College improves BYOD network and data centre efficiency with IT revamp

College boosts effiency by replacing data centre with Dell servers based on Intel processors
27 Aug 2014

'Clear room for improvement' for data protection in local authorities, finds ICO

No councils get high assurance rating for data protection in Information Commissioner's Office audit report
27 Aug 2014

Backbytes: Two per cent of electorate register to vote online, government congratulates itself

Digital reform still sees government sending out letters confirming online registration
27 Aug 2014

NHS shifts from ill-fated Spine to Spine 2

HSCIC says core services and messaging moved to new infrastructure in phases
27 Aug 2014

Backbytes: Whatever you’re doing, it’s probably against the law

Met Police make laws up as they go along
26 Aug 2014

NSA built 'Google-like' search tool to mine data from 850 billion communications records

Latest Snowden leak reveals how ICREACH is used to give US intelligence agencies access to communications data
26 Aug 2014

UK government must pay Raytheon £220m in compensation after e-Borders cancellation

Termination of £650m programme 'flawed', finds tribunal
19 Aug 2014

The internet runs out of memory, and the unhackable is hacked: Top 10 IT news stories of the week

On the flipside, the NHS is grabbing some excellent IT budget-saving opportunities as NPfIT is laid to rest
15 Aug 2014

Case study: How Homerton Hospital saved 90 per cent on storage hardware by shifting from NPfIT for clinical imaging

Hospitals across the UK are ditching NPfIT for image archiving - with Homerton cutting storage hardware costs from £50,000 to £5,000 in the process
13 Aug 2014

Home Office selects Thales for biometric identity project

Two-year £3.8m deal will see Thales deliver Biometric Residency Permits for non-EU nationals
13 Aug 2014

NHS set to save millions as botched NPfIT storage deals come to an end

NPfIT contracts forced hospitals to pay over the odds for out-of-date storage technology
13 Aug 2014