Public Sector IT:

November, 2009

November 30, 2009  10:20 AM

Top 5 causes of IT project failures – an insurer’s view

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
IT legal developments, legal actions, Outsourcing, politics, poor communications, project failures

On 24 November 2009, insurer Hiscox and Computer Weekly held a round-table in London on the impact of project failure on UK IT consultants.

The delegates discussed the top five causes of IT project failure, as put together by Hiscox, which has extensive experience of the...

November 30, 2009  7:20 AM

Minister attacks IT used to risk-assess criminals

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Outsourcing, Project management

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A Justice minister has taken the rare step of criticising a front-line system in her own department.

The "

November 30, 2009  6:00 AM

Claim of censorship over Cerner system

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NPfIT, Outsourcing, politics, Project management

The Sydney Morning Herald and ZDNet in Australia report that the...

November 27, 2009  10:40 AM

Government plans for US-style IT openness – by 2020

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government and PR, transparency and accountability

A government IT strategy to be launched next month promises more transparency on major projects, according to a draft copy seen by

"By 2020, we will follow the lead of the Office of...

November 26, 2009  8:51 AM

DH “truth” over NPfIT costs

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NPfIT, politics, project failures, Project management, spin

Smarthealthcare reports that an "argument has broken out over the TaxPayers' Alliance claim that the NHS National Programme for IT has greatly exceeded its budget".


November 25, 2009  1:00 PM

NPfIT Lorenzo pioneers at NHS Bury – grappling with issues

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NPfIT, Outsourcing, Project management

NHS Bury and its NPfIT local service provider CSC deserve some credit for going live with the Lorenzo release 1.9 electronic patient records system after months of preparation.

November 20, 2009  1:58 PM

Four IT project certainties – whatever the government

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freedom of information, politics, project failures, Project management, transparency and accountability

The Taxpayers' Alliance claims that IT projects have contributed about £11bn to a total overspend of £19bn on government projects.

November 17, 2009  8:00 AM

Comments of patient “victims” of smartcard security breach

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Data sharing, database state, freedom of information

Patients who received a letter from NHS Hull saying that their medical records had been viewed without authorisation by a former employees have left comments on their

November 16, 2009  4:53 PM

NPfIT politics and the NHS smartcard security breach

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database state, IT and security, NPfIT, Outsourcing, Project management

November 16, 2009  2:36 PM

Ex-NHS CIO is new head of BCS’s Health Informatics Forum

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Matthew Swindells, who led a Whitehall review of NHS informatics, is the new head of the British Computer Society's Health Informatics Forum. He is managing director for health at consultancy Tribal...

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