Public sector

Care.data: Caldicott calls for NHS to answer areas of concern

Happy doctors working for the NHS
If answers satisfy Caldicott and the independent panel, Care.data will go ahead as an 'opt-out' scheme
18 Dec 2014

Cabinet Office issues tender for second Digital Services Framework

The Cabinet Office in London
Updated system will enable public-sector organisations to buy expertise. Cabinet Office also reveals it is looking to appoint a chief data officer
16 Dec 2014

FBI alerts US firms to Iranian hacker threat

Operation Cleaver hackers from Iran have been found hitting 50 oragnisations in 16 countries
SQL Injection, spear phishing, and water-holing attacks thought to be originating from Iran, warns report
15 Dec 2014

Cornwall Council sent information about salaries and redundancies to wrong staff in data breach

Council blames 'data transfer error' for breach that affected at least 50 employees
15 Dec 2014

Independent inquiry launched into National Air Traffic Service IT failure

CAA to launch investigation following Friday flight chaos caused by computer coding glitch
15 Dec 2014

MPs say Care.data programme should be put on hold

All Party Parliamentary Group report says there is a lack of clarity about the project and says it 'would be correct to halt the programme'
12 Dec 2014

Heathrow and Gatwick affected by IT failure closing London airspace - UPDATED

Another IT failure causes flight disruption as London airspace is closed due to an IT glitch
12 Dec 2014

Birmingham City University investing £10m in attempt to plug STEM skills gap

Industry faces a shortfall of 80,000 skilled workers within the next two years, according to Semta
12 Dec 2014

Government: 'We want more people to develop cyber security skills'

Government knows more needs to be done to ensure UK citizens and businesses are protected against cyber crime
12 Dec 2014

Ministry of Defence takes G-Cloud route for new data centre

G-Cloud data centre contract with Ark will save money and carbon emissions, claims MoD
09 Dec 2014

Microsoft returns to court to protect customers from US government data grabs

The US government wouldn't like it if 'the boot were on the other foot', says Microsoft legal counsel Brad Smith
09 Dec 2014

Three per cent of UK still on sub-2Mbps broadband, says Ofcom report - UPDATED

Broadband 'an integral part to our everyday lives' says Juniper Networks
09 Dec 2014

The top 10 enterprise mobility stories of 2014

Apple vs Microsoft, the Fappening and the Snappening. Here's the year in mobile.
08 Dec 2014

GCHQ’s Tempora programme deemed legal by Investigatory Powers Tribunal

Tribunal has asked for more submissions but said the system of mass surveillance disclosed by Snowden could in principle, be lawful
05 Dec 2014

George Osborne announces Alan Turing Institute for Data Science to be based at British Library

£42m big data research institute will form part of London's new 'Knowledge Quarter', chancellor reveals
04 Dec 2014

US intelligence agency IARPA launches supercomputing research initiative

Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity awards contracts to IBM, Raytheon BBN Technologies and Northrop Grumman Corp
04 Dec 2014

Islington Council saves £3m with Advanced Business Solutions collaborative planning tool

'The budgeting and forecasting solution has eliminated various labour-intensive processes,' says Alan Layton, director of financial management
03 Dec 2014

Intel announces new Stephen Hawking speech system will be open source

'It has the potential to greatly improve the lives of disabled people all over the world,' says renowned physicist
03 Dec 2014

FBI warns on hackers and 'destructive malware' following Sony cyber attack

'Flash' warning urges businesses to be vigilant against cyber attacks
02 Dec 2014

North Korea is not denying movie-leaking cyber attack on Sony Pictures

'Wait and see' is government’s cryptic response
02 Dec 2014

Unify helps South Staffordshire College to transform how students learn with technology

Unified communications system allows students to learn using Wi-Fi and BYOD
01 Dec 2014

MPs call for social media firms to simplify terms and conditions on data use as Twitter reveals plans to track users' apps

'Most people click yes to terms and conditions contracts without reading them, because they are often laughably long and written in the kind of legalese you need a law degree from the USA to understand,' says Andrew Miller MP
28 Nov 2014

European Parliament votes in favour of breaking up Google

But landmark vote unlikely to make any impact
27 Nov 2014

Liam Maxwell: Open standards and focus on inter-operability has opened the way to 'government as a platform'

Maxwell expects continuity of IT even if there is a change of government after the general election in 2015
26 Nov 2014