Public Sector IT:

December, 2009

December 30, 2009  7:00 AM

The jargon officials want banned – this blog’s most-viewed post in 2009

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NPfIT, Outsourcing, project failures, Project management, Sir Humphrey

These were the articles that were viewed the most on this IT Projects blog in 2009:

1) The jargon terms council leaders want banned


December 22, 2009  4:57 PM

Student Loans: the wrong resignations?

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politics, poor communications, project failures, Project management

The ICT director at the Student Loans Company, Wallace Gray, and a senior marketing and customer services official, Martin Herbert, have quit after a critical report into delays of grants and loans.

But the Company's chief executive Ralph Seymour-Jackson, who faced calls to resign...

December 16, 2009  12:35 PM

Cover-up allegations after Cerner installation

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NPfIT, Outsourcing, transparency and accountability

There are allegations of a cover-up and mismanagement in Illinois after officials bought a $16.1m billing system from Cerner for Chicago's Public Health department.

The claims...

December 14, 2009  6:00 AM

How much can you trust what HMRC says?

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It's easy to feel sorry for HM Revenue and Customs. For many years its back-office has been attractive only to curators of the Bletchley Park IT museum. 

December 9, 2009  7:20 AM

Another State IT-related disaster – Student Loans Company

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freedom of information, poor communications, project failures, Project management, transparency and accountability

IT that sparked Student Loans chaos may still be faulty -

December 8, 2009  1:30 PM

Excerpts from NPfIT debate in Commons yesterday

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IT legal developments, NPfIT, Outsourcing, politics, Project management

My pick of the best parts of yesterday's debate in the House of Commons on the NPfIT is below. Several things struck me:

-  £600m in savings is less than the increase in the...

December 7, 2009  5:23 PM

Accenture loses 2 pre-trial judgments in dispute with Centrica

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IT legal developments, legal actions, Outsourcing, Project management

Article on's homepage

December 7, 2009  2:00 PM

Brown: we will publish all performance data online by 2011

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transparency and accountability

Gordon Brown's speech today on smarter government:

"And I can announce today that we will actively publish all public services performance data online during 2010 completing the process by 2011. Crime data, hospital...

December 7, 2009  1:28 PM

Is NPfIT essential to NHS frontline?

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NPfIT, Outsourcing, politics, project failures, spin

"As a Government we will continue to support the delivery of the national programme for IT in the NHS."
Ivan Lewis, Health Minister, House of Commons, June 2007

Alistair Darling

December 7, 2009  8:06 AM

What’s happening with the NPfIT?

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NPfIT, Outsourcing, politics

Article on on Alistair Darling's announcement that the "NHS had a quite expensive IT system that, frankly, isn't essential to the frontline. It's something that I...

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