Public sector

HMRC to scrap Aspire outsourcing contract in 2017 – 25 per cent savings expected

Mark Dearnley will be the new CIO of the HRMC after leaving Vodafone
HMRC CIO Mark Dearnley to replace Aspire with multiple smaller contracts
29 Oct 2014

Capgemini revenues to drop by almost one-tenth when HMRC contract expires in 2017

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HMRC plan to scrap Aspire outsourcing contract in 2017 will force Capgemini's global revenues down by almost one-tenth - unless it wins the new deal
29 Oct 2014

GCHQ conducts mass surveillance without a warrant with help from NSA, government admits

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GCHQ doesn't bother with warrants, Investigatory Powers Tribunal or data protection laws, admits government in privacy court case
29 Oct 2014

Met Office forecasts £2bn benefits from new £97m Cray supercomputer

Machine will be capable of more than 16,000 trillion calculations per second
28 Oct 2014

Universal Credit is 'completely unworkable, badly designed and already out of date', says jobcentre employee

Whistleblower suggests that the IT behind flagship welfare system is already obsolete
28 Oct 2014

Government issues £300m IT services tender for education sector

Providers are expected to be able to supply a range of delivery models, IT solutions and services
28 Oct 2014

Government extends Commodity IT Hardware & Software framework until January

Soon-to-expire CITHS framework extended until January after legal challenges delay incoming Technology Products framework
24 Oct 2014

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

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

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

'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