Public Sector IT:

June, 2011


June 29, 2011  8:30 AM

How Gov aimed to exploit personal data trade

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Data sharing, database state, dwp, Government IT, ID cards, IDv2.0, privacy

The £3bn trade in tip-offs about people caught in car accidents has exposed the seedy side of the personal data market. Seedier still are draft government plans to cash in on this bonanza when it ought to be sticking to the Tory manifesto promise to give people a right to call the shots over...

June 28, 2011  3:06 PM

UK shakes dust off open source policy

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Agile, Government IT, Open Standards & Open Source, politics, Sir Humphrey, SMEs, Software Freedom, standardization of Government IT, standards

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June 21, 2011  4:51 PM

Open source vanguard routed in Bristol after political reshuffle

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Government IT, local government, Open Standards & Open Source, politics, standardization of Government IT

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June 17, 2011  4:49 PM

Free software guru sanctifies Brussels bruiser

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Government IT, Open Standards & Open Source, politics, Software Freedom, standardization of Government IT, standards

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June 9, 2011  4:53 PM

Bristol Linux house sings for its dinner

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Government IT, Open Standards & Open Source, SMEs

A Linux shop has spoken out in defence of boo-hissstems integrators otherwise blamed for dominating the industry, stifling competition, ripping off tax payers and presiding over public IT failures so infamous they discredited the last government and stained the reputation of an entire...


June 9, 2011  7:00 AM

Computacenter row threatens blockhead end for open source in Bristol

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Agile, Government IT, IT legal developments, local government, Open Standards & Open Source, politics, Project management, SMEs, Software Freedom

IT giant Computacenter has raised the prospect of legal action against a small open source supplier for complaining to Parliament about its "Microsoft bias".

The veiled threat followed a letter sent to MPs on the Public Administration Select Committee (PASC), in which Mark Taylor, chief...


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