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Where would a hung parliament leave bank plans to offshore IT?

Blog   The more the election campaigns of the political parties drag on, the more I feel the next government will have a small majority or you never know there could be a hung parliament. No matter what mess Labour get themselves in the Tories can't seem to take full advantage.I wonder where a hung parlia...

Last updated: Feb 25, 2010   11:09 AM GMT  |  Blog: Investigating Outsourcing   |      IT, Labour, Offshoring
Foreign workers taking UK jobs. A good headline but is it anything new?

Blog   Are stories about foreign workers in the UK headline getters or cause for concern?I was interested to see a story on the Times website about the Intra Company Transfer (ICT) system which enables overseas firms to bring staff to the UK.It is good to see the nationals highlighting a loophole in the s...

Last updated: Jan 6, 2010   3:39 PM GMT  |  Blog: Investigating Outsourcing   |      "foreign workers", "Indian suppliers", ICT
IT is anarchistic and governments just get in the way.

Blog   Why shouldn't every citizen in the world have the right to take a job that's on offer? If national boundaries and government regulations were abolished the IT industry would be better off. More people will use IT and innovation will increase.Suppliers could provide welfare for their workers and tak...

Last updated: Jun 5, 2009   3:47 PM GMT  |  Blog: Read all about IT!   |      anarchy, IT
360IT: DWP drives innovation with internal 'Ideas Street'

Blog   During a keynote discussion at 360IT infrastructure event at Earl's Court today, James Gardner, CTO for the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) talked about the department's "ideas street" to encourage innovation. Talking of a "near death experience" for government departments as funding dries ...

Last updated: Sep 22, 2010   2:32 PM GMT  |  Blog: Read all about IT!   |      dwp, ideas street, innovation
IT Salary Survey infographic; MIT Sloan CFO Summit coverage for CIOs

Blog  Are you happy with your IT job? Many are, according to TechTarget's 2014 IT Salary and Careers Survey, but why? Our brand new infographic reveals some of the reasons behind increased compensation and optimism in IT. Find out how your salary and career compare. "The moment we stop asking questions i...

Last updated: Dec 5, 2014   7:13 PM GMT  |  Blog: CIO Symmetry   |      Breach detection, breaches, CIO
How to disrupt old-school IT; a CIO cheat sheet for 2015

Blog  The traditional model of IT is going the way of the dinosaurs, according to former CIO and author Ian Cox, who recently chatted with Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski and laid out a blueprint for how to disrupt old-school IT and what CIOs need to do to adapt. As business models evolve, so too mus...

Last updated: Dec 24, 2014   5:02 PM GMT  |  Blog: CIO Symmetry   |      CIO, cloud, Cloud Computing
Was the budget good for IT?

Blog   Kate Craig-Wood is founder and CEO of hosting company Memset. She said, "There are three things in 2010's budget which I'm really pleased to see as a high-tech entrepreneur: 1) Pushing RBS and Lloyds to lend to small businesses. Despite a healthy, profitable and growing business...

Last updated: Mar 25, 2010   9:45 AM GMT  |  Blog: Read all about IT!   |      "Budget 2010", IT, Technology
Barnet fire-sale neglects real potential for IT-enabled change

Blog   Blame computers for Barnet Council's plan to axe 70 per cent of backoffice jobs in an outsource deal with Capita.Blame the internet. The council plans to automate backoffice services and have them delivered to people's web browsers and mobile phones. It won't need staff to serve citizens who serve ...

Last updated: Dec 6, 2012   5:16 PM GMT  |  Blog: Public Sector IT   |      "Andrew Gee", "backoffice automation", "backoffice jobs"
Communication key to CIO success; security and the Sony hack

Blog  CIOs are expected to speak the language of both IT and business fluently, but does that make them expert communicators? According to CIOs from Johnson & Johnson, Starwood Hotels, Southern Company and Walmart, being a good speaker may be the most important factor in an IT leader's success. What ...

Last updated: Dec 12, 2014   5:54 PM GMT  |  Blog: CIO Symmetry   |      CIO, Hack, Hacking
What's the Best Deal in Post-High School Education?

Blog  The University of Washington (state, not D.C.) Office of Admissions has a question for you, which it immediately answers without your help: "Want to become a millionaire? Graduate from college!" This is probably closer to true for 18-year-olds than it is for me at age 62. And I came of age at a time...

Last updated: May 12, 2015   6:21 PM GMT  |  Blog: Cheap Computing   |      certification, Computer science, Degree
The Continuous Delivery Backlash

Blog  It's been two weeks since I have upgraded my computer. It has eighteen applications asking to upgrade -- plus the operating system. And that's just my phone. What's worse is that I need these updates, or at least some of them. My current version of iTunes gets "stuck" and shows the cover art of Ja...

Last updated: Jun 25, 2014   6:33 PM GMT  |  Blog: Uncharted Waters   |      Continuous delivery, DevOps, IT
Favorite Browser Extensions for Test and Quality

Blog   It wasn't too many years ago the world discovered Selenium IDE, the record/playbook tool the runs for free in the browser. Click, click, click, verify that this result had that value, and testers could suddenly create automation ... of a sort ... in FireFox. It quickly became the favorite browser ...

Last updated: Dec 31, 2017   0:27 AM GMT  |  Blog: Uncharted Waters   |      browser, IT, quality
Government spending on IT, 2009

Blog   The Office of Government Commerce (OGC) has released details of how much the government spent on IT and related products and services in 2009. GovSpend.xls

Last updated: Jul 26, 2010   6:07 PM GMT  |  Blog: Read all about IT!   |      government, Hardware, It spending
Consultants working for the government for free, but for how much longer?

Blog   I was with an IT consultant to the government yesterday and he told me that the government is currently benefiting from free consultancy.He said consultants within government don't want to lose momentum on projects so despite the new government putting spending on hold, consultancies are still doin...

Last updated: Jul 23, 2010   9:04 AM GMT  |  Blog: Investigating Outsourcing   |      "Cable & Wireless", "Francis Maude", "government cuts"
Government IT conference next week

Blog   This week's news on the Government's NPfIT scheme shows just how much money and how important IT projects are to the Government. Next week is the Government IT conference run by GovNet, which will be chaired by Computer Weekly's Tony Collins. There's some good Government ICT speakers there, so shou...

Last updated: Jan 28, 2009   2:40 PM GMT  |  Blog: Computer Weekly Editor's Blog   |      Uncategorized
Government finds it impossible to break systems integrator habit

Blog   Despite calls from inside government and the IT industry for a more equitable distribution of government IT contracts, with SME suppliers given a fair crack of the whip, nothing is changing.The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has stuck with old ways of working and will contra...

Last updated: Jul 17, 2012   10:44 AM GMT  |  Blog: Investigating Outsourcing   |      Uncategorized
Home Office promises media windfall through credit crunch

Blog   Not content with having far more data than it can competently handle, the government is proposing gathering all citizens' communication data. The government's plans have been greeted with delight by Computer Weekly journalists who predict a windfall of "Government loses x amount of citizens' dat...

Last updated: Oct 27, 2008   12:29 AM GMT  |  Blog: Downtime   |      government, National news, politics
Small suppliers called on again to vent their frustration with its procurement

Blog   An investigation into Government IT procurement is being conducted by the Office of Fair Trading. This is an attempt to identify some of the reasons why government IT supplies is still dominated by a few big suppliers, otherwise known as the oligopoly.The OFT is asking IT suppliers and procurement ...

Last updated: Jul 4, 2013   11:46 AM GMT  |  Blog: Investigating Outsourcing   |      Uncategorized
BT now signs MOU with government

Blog   BT has become the latest supplier to sign a MOU with the government. In July government minister Francis Maude met the CEOs of the government's major IT suppliers to ask them to reduce the cost of services. The government said it was willing to listen to suppliers for ideas about how to cut costs. ...

Last updated: Oct 15, 2010   3:19 PM GMT  |  Blog: Investigating Outsourcing   |      "BT Global Services", "Francis Maude", MOU
Would a government CIO with sharp teeth drive IT standardisation?

Blog   With the new government determined to cut the cost of IT standardisation seems inevitable.This will mean the government setting standards and the suppliers working around them.It seems pretty obvious that having standard IT platforms rather than bespoke systems in each department will save money.Bu...

Last updated: Aug 4, 2010   1:42 PM GMT  |  Blog: Investigating Outsourcing   |      "Goverrnment CIO", "Ian Watmore", "John Suffolk"
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