Public Sector IT:

May, 2011


May 27, 2011  6:41 PM

EC concludes backroom deal with Microsoft

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Government IT, IT legal developments, Open Standards & Open Source, standards

The European Commission has renewed software licences worth up to €50m with Microsoft for another three years after opting not to open the business to competition.

The Commission is expected to announce the deal next week in written answers to questions raised by members of the...

May 25, 2011  9:48 AM

Suppliers tell parliament NHSIT stories

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Government IT, NPfIT, Outsourcing, project failures

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May 20, 2011  6:33 PM

Spanner jams data centre mergers

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G-Cloud, Government IT, NPfIT, Open Standards & Open Source, politics, standardization of Government IT, standards, transparency and accountability

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May 18, 2011  12:05 PM

NHS IT system condemned

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Agile, Government IT, NPfIT, Open Standards & Open Source, Outsourcing, project failures, standardization of Government IT

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May 17, 2011  4:56 PM

MPs pooh-pooh happy clappy ICT strategy

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Agile, Government IT, Outsourcing, politics, project failures, SMEs

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May 13, 2011  3:36 PM

International alarm rings over UK ICT policy

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Government IT, IT legal developments, local government, Open Standards & Open Source, politics, standardization of Government IT, standards, transparency and accountability

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May 12, 2011  6:00 AM

Universal Credit possible if politicians don’t interfere, says IT chief

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Agile, dwp, Government IT, HMRC, Project management, social inclusion, standardization of Government IT, Technology, Universal Credit

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May 5, 2011  11:00 AM

HMRC orders supply chain to heel

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Agile, Government IT, HMRC, Outsourcing, Project management, SMEs, transparency and accountability

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May 4, 2011  3:43 PM

500 rogue Gov websites nabbed four years after Varney

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Government IT, HMRC, social inclusion, standardization of Government IT

The Cabinet Office has discovered another 500 government websites it needs to shut down as part of the Varney review launched in 2006.

One of the biggest websites for the chop might even be the gargantuan DirectGov itself.

The rogue sites...


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