Public sector

Sheffield City Council extends backoffice outsourcing contract with Capita in £170m deal

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Capita extends “transformation partnership” with Sheffield City Council by a further six years in deal worth £140m-£170m
21 Jan 2015

NHS’s Sir Bruce Keogh claims wearable tech could revolutionise healthcare

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NHS medical director believes smart devices could help to slash hospital admissions
21 Jan 2015

Not one government department can say all of its staff have basic digital skills

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In annual reports, each government department says it is still attempting to get all of its staff to level 7 on the digital inclusion scale
21 Jan 2015

'Weak link' employees with poor cyber security training leaving banks and government vulnerable

'A major bank or government service can be brought to its knees by an online onslaught,' warns Professor Richard Benham
20 Jan 2015

Peterborough City Council wants to drop 'expensive' Microsoft for open source and collaborative tools

'We've looked at applications like Word and Excel and actually find that most people in the council use them very rarely nowadays,' Richard Godfrey, ICT, strategy, infrastructure and programme manager tells Computing
19 Jan 2015

New Public Services Network CTO aims to make PSN less complicated

James Duncan admits PSN is difficult to understand and that the current compliance regime is 'fraught with problems'
19 Jan 2015

Data needs 'standard shipping crates' says SAP CTO

The only true big data disruption will come from organisations working together, says Khan
16 Jan 2015

Cameron and Obama reveal plans for UK and US to stage 'cyber war games' to boost cyber defences

Simulated attacks will see Wall Street and City of London attacked in effort to bolster cyber defences
16 Jan 2015

Government selects CGI to develop National Security Vetting Solution

Four-year deal will see IT services firm develop tool to manager more than 200,000 security clearance applications a year
15 Jan 2015

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust selects HP to build online portal

'The more information we have, the better the quality of care and treatment we can offer,' says medical director Dr David Throssell
14 Jan 2015

Care.data and big data will fill 'dangerous gaps' in NHS and futureproof it with genomics, argues Tim Kelsey

National director for patients and information Tim Kelsey believes 2015 will be the year big data goes big in the NHS
13 Jan 2015

NHS N3 network suffers internet outage

Many users could not access external-facing websites on N3 network
13 Jan 2015

ICO alone isn't enough to deal with big data issues, warns Policy Exchange

Eddie Copeland tells Big Data Breakfast audience that an Office of Data Responsibility is needed to tackle 'data schizophrenia'
13 Jan 2015

Cameron calls for more government internet surveillance powers following Charlie Hebdo attack

Prime Minister will revive controversial Snoopers' Charter, should the Conservatives win the general election
12 Jan 2015

A quarter of councils have no strategic plan to bring services online - report

Three-quarters of councils believe lack of IT investment is undermining service delivery
09 Jan 2015

2015 'leap second' to cause IT chaos, warn experts

Earth's one-second time shift needs attention to avert tech problems
09 Jan 2015

NSA chief calls for improved cyber crime response, but Snowden argues US should focus on defence

Admiral Mike Rogers and whistleblower Edward Snowden obviously have different views on NSA activities
09 Jan 2015

FBI's accusation that North Korea hacked Sony has 'puzzle pieces that don’t make sense' says Lieberman Software

'It is pretty easy to forge email IP addresses' security firm points out
09 Jan 2015

DWP seeks CTO to fill £135,000-a-year role

DWP looking for a CTO with a track record of enterprise transition from ageing mainframes to next-gen technology
08 Jan 2015

NHS was informed that care.data leaflets were ‘not fit for purpose’ before £1m rollout

NHS replied by claiming leaflets had already been sent to the printers and would not be recalled
07 Jan 2015

Westminster City Council CIO role ‘to be deleted’ as part of revised Tri-Borough shared services strategy

New proposals suggest Tri-borough can make savings of £6.55m a year
06 Jan 2015

HSCIC readies secure data facility for care.data programme

Long-term secure access solution for care.data is still being considered, but new facility should be ready by March 2015
06 Jan 2015

Staffordshire Police to be handed tablets in £500,000 project

Tablets would free up about 5,000 hours a week or the equivalent of 100 extra officers, claims police and crime commissioner
05 Jan 2015

Computing refresh: All the news you missed over Christmas and New Year

Hacks, more hacks, a secret new web browser, stolen fingerprints and draconian national firewalls. That was the holidays that was
02 Jan 2015